The Tuscany, a St Giles Luxury Hotel in the Murray Hill neighborhood in midtown Manhattan reopened in December last year following a multi-million dollar renovation. Inside the 123-room landmark hotel, the guest rooms were expanded and updated with all-new technology, and there’s also a new wraparound deck for cocktail events with great city views. The renovation has added sleek, modern amenities while keeping the vibe of old New York and Italy.
Built in 1928 by Henry Mandel, a Russian immigrant who helped build the city of New York, the building started as a 14-floor apartment building and changed into a hotel in the 1950s. It was the first hotel in the city to have telephones in every bathroom and the first in the world to introduce color televisions.
“We’ve taken that old world charm into junction with a more modern style,” say Assistant GM, Kenneth Hung. “The new look starts with the old Tuscan theme and then finishes with modern amenities.” Hung says the guest rooms range 400-700 sf, which are draped with vibrant reds and rich browns including the Italian Leather panels over the beds.
“The new design is visited with a modern eye for a sophisticated presence,” says Jeffrey Lincoln, of Jeffrey Lincoln Interiors. “The large guest rooms respect space, the most valuable New York commodity of all.”
The Tuscany has 4,000 sf of meeting space on the Penthouse floor, including a U-shaped Tuscany Deck with picturesque views of the Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building. The space accommodates approximately 50 pax for cocktail events around the fireplace, with a full kitchen for catering services. Groups can chill on comfy couches and enjoy a private dinner in the penthouse dining room. Look out for a new restaurant in the swanky Italian-style lobby in the coming months.