NEW YORK — The Surrey, a boutique hotel on the Upper East Side, was chosen the No. 1 Hotel in New York City and No. 3 City Hotel in the Continental U.S. by the readers of Travel + Leisure magazine in the 21st edition of the “World’s Best Awards.” Each year, Travel + Leisure encourages travelers to vote on their favorite destinations, hotels, resorts, spas and airlines.
“New York City is a highly competitive market with more than 656 properties vying to woo discerning travelers,” said Pedro Dias, general manager of The Surrey. “We are truly honored to receive not only this accolade but also the extraordinary recognition of No. 3 hotel in the U.S. This achievement is a testament to our staff’s dedication to providing customized service to each guest throughout every moment of the travel experience from the first click on the website to check-out.”
Offering 189 salons and suites, The Surrey is New York City’s only Relais & Châteaux hotel, owned and operated by Denihan Hospitality Group. The luxury boutique property is located in the Upper East Side neighborhood near The Met Breuer between Madison Avenue and Central Park. Built in 1929, it was once an intimate hideaway to JFK, Bette Davis, and Claudette Colbert. Following a $60 million renovation in late-2009, it exudes the ambiance of a glamorous re-imagined townhome with all the premium features of a hotel.
Known as one of the “World’s Best Art Hotels,” The Surrey offers an extensive collection led by Art Expert & Historian Natasha Schlesinger, which includes a six-foot tapestry of model Kate Moss by Chuck Close and rotating art exhibitions, including this summer’s post-pop installation by Peter Gerakaris on the 17th floor’s Private Rooftop Garden.
Guests of The Surrey are afforded choice amenities such as a Duxiana bed with custom Sferra bedding, plush Italian robes by Pratesi, and bath products by diptyque. The hotel also offers guests Michelin-starred dining by Cafe Boulud, the atmospheric Bar Pleiades, and the award-winning Cornelia Spa.
In addition to claiming the Travel + Leisure No. 1 Hotel in New York City accolade, The Surrey was also voted No. 1 Hotel in New York City and No. 6 Hotel in the U.S. by Condé Nast Traveler for the “Reader’s Choice Awards” in October 2015.