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New Neighbor: The New York EDITION

The colossal clock at the Metropolitan Life Clock Tower began ticking again this year as the interior of the landmarked 1909 building went through an extensive renovation to convert the former Metropolitan Life Insurance Company office into a hotel. This hotel is the fourth by The EDITION, and aptly named The New York EDITION. It was born from the partnership between hotelier Ian Schrager and Marriott International based on the concept of "hotel as private home," a play on the age old "home away from home." 

The 41-story hotel offers 273 guest rooms and suites. Guests are welcomed into a dark oak wood paneled foyer, "much as they would if they were entering an upscale New York apartment in the 1920s." The rooms are inspired by New York City’s turn of the 20th century private clubs, Fifth Avenue’s Gilded Age Mansions and Stanford White’s architectural masterpieces. The orignal windows perfectly frame the sweeping views of the Flatiron District, Madison Square Park, and beyond. The residential feel of the hotel will serve as your "refuge in the city and from the city."

The hotel also offers approximately 2,100 square feet of versatile meeting and event spaces; an intimate lobby bar; a 1,650 square foot state-of-the-art fitness center and spa located on the 39th floor; and a restaurant by Michelin-starred chef, Jason Atherton called The Clocktower. The restaurant, which opens to the public on May 17th, offers customized banquet menus for private events, luncheons, dinners parties and business meetings.

The New York EDITION, 5 Madison Avenue, at East 24th Street, (212) 413-4200.

Image via The EDITION, photographed by Nikolas Koenig.

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