Last night, we welcomed media from around New York City to celebrate the new New York Palace! Attendees were able to enjoy cocktails in our Courtyard before being whisked away on individual tours of our renovations. In addition, Palace partner Martin Katz showcased pieces from his jewelry collection on our red carpet that attendees were able to try on and document in photos. The night ended with a beautiful performance by renowned pianist ELEW.
During the event, we welcomed speeches by The New York Palace General Manager David Chase, President and CEO of Northwood Investors John Kukral, and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
“This historic mansion is one of the real jewels in the crown of hotels in New York City,” said Mayor Bloomberg. “As someone who has appeared in the final episode of Gossip Girl, I am also prepared to say Serena, the Gossip Girl character who lived at The Palace, would definitely approve of everything you’ve done here!”
Check out this slideshow of our Grand Celebration below, which includes a clip of Mayor Bloomberg’s speech.