|Venue name:||The Chatwal New York|
130 W 44th St
|Cross street:||between Sixth Ave and Broadway|
|Transport:||Subway: N, Q, R, 42nd St S, 1, 2, 3, 7 to 42nd St–Times Sq|
|Price:||$795–$920 double. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V|
In a city awash with faux deco and incongruous nods to the style, the Chatwal New York opened in August 2010 in a Stanford White building whose interior art deco restoration is pitch perfect. Hotelier Sant Chatwal entrusted the design of this 1905 beaux arts building (formerly the clubhouse for the Lambs Club, America’s first professional theater organization) to Thierry Despont, who worked on the centennial restoration of the Statue of Liberty and the interiors of the J. Paul Getty Museum in L.A. The result is one of the most glamorous hotels in the Theater District, if not the city. The gracious lobby is adorned with murals recalling the hotel’s New York roots and theatrical pedigree—past members of the Lambs Club have included Lionel and John Barrymore, Oscar Hammerstein, Charlie Chaplin, John Wayne, Douglas Fairbanks and Fred Astaire. The theatrical past is further evoked by black-and-white photographs in the hotel's restaurant, helmed by Geoffrey Zakarian, which takes its name from the club. The elegant rooms feature vintage Broadway posters as well as hand-tufted Shifman mattresses, 400-thread-count Frette linens and custom Asprey toiletries; select rooms have spacious terraces. Rooms: 76.