The Surrey, New York
Nestled in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, The Surrey hotel is both a familiar destination and an unexpected delight. We offer our guests authentic service, cultural inspiration and singular experiences at every visit.
Exceptional moments at The Surrey extend well beyond your accommodations. Whether you prefer entertaining in the private roof garden, indulging in a relaxing massage at Cornelia Spa or dining at your favorite table at Cafe Boulud, personality and personal preferences inform our service from the moment you make your reservation.
Built in 1926, as a residence hotel, the original Surrey was home to many of New York’s most eccentric celebrities over the years. JFK, Bette Davis, Claudette Colbert. Famous faces who recognized the allure of exceptional, discreet service. In re-creating The Surrey, we collaborated with acclaimed interior designer Lauren Rottet and paid special attention to maintaining the integrity of this history while modernizing what has become New York’s most intimate address. Rottet’s inspiration was a New York City townhouse passed down through the generations, the keeper of a lifetime of memories.
Classic character. Classic charm. The Surrey salons range from 330 to 570 square feet and include hand-painted wardrobes, oversized desks with built-in vanities and tranquil sitting areas. Select salons feature fireplaces, private terraces and soaking tubs.
Luxuriously appointed and soothingly welcoming. The 605 – 660 square foot one bedroom Suite is designed to exceed your standards of comfort and ease. With separate living rooms, many suites also include small kitchens, dining tables, soaking tubs and private terraces.
The 1,200 square foot Penthouse offers extended luxury with private access to our rooftop garden. Located on the 17th Floor, the modern, loft-like suite is ideal for entertaining, featuring stunning views of Central Park and the Upper East Side. The Suite includes a living room and dining room, fireplace, full kitchen, 1,100 square foot private outdoor terrace, oversize bedroom with private sitting area, spacious master bath with soaking tub and half bath for guests.
For our most exclusive experiences, the 2,800 square foot Presidential suite reflects true Upper East Side living, featuring residential-inspired details, such as a fireplace, baby grand piano, formal dining room, built in bookcases, 160 square foot private patio, full kitchen facilities and wet bar, and can be reserved with one or two bedrooms. The master bedroom offers a built in executive desk, walk in closets and Central Park Views, with a master bath designed for two – including private vanities and toilet rooms, a claw foot bathtub, sauna and shower
Inspired by Chef Daniel Boulud’s unique twist on time-honored French cuisine prepared with fine seasonal American ingredients, Café Boulud celebrates New York’s café society with award-winning results. The restaurant’s accolades include a star in the Michelin Guide and a 3-star review in The New York Times.
The restaurant’s menu reflects Boulud’s four culinary muses: la tradition, classic French cuisine; la saison, seasonal delicacies; le potager, the vegetable garden; and le voyage, the flavors of world cuisines.
Both an exquisite fine dining destination and a neighborhood treasure, Café Boulud is not to be missed.
Join us in celebrating the return of Cornelia to New York in partnership with the Surrey. Embark on a journey of discovery infused with the scents, sensations and flavors that only true sophistication can provide. The enchanting aromas of citrus and sandalwood greet you, evoking calmness, relaxation and tranquility that are the hallmarks of every Cornelia.
Sample our artisan honey and sip hand-blended teas before partaking in one of our signature treatments. Let us take care of you. Uncompromising excellence is not just a philosophy, but a highly cultivated practice.