Inspired by New York City glamour and the sights and sounds of one of the world’s most iconic parks, The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park announces the completion of its renovations. The reimagined luxury hotel has debuted a new social dining experience with Contour and added wellness and fitness areas.
These offerings complement the hotel’s redesigned Club Lounge, La Prairie Spa, and guest rooms and suites.
Upon entering the hotel, a new all-day gastro lounge draws guests into the heart of the lobby’s transformation. Each space flows in a sophisticated yet playful design of plush banquettes, marble accents, New York-inspired artwork, and a variety of seating arrangements that are either secluded or sociable.
Connecting the two lounge areas is a vibrant bar where accents of marble, bronze and gold are complemented by a bold Matisse sketch that stretches across the ceiling, lending inspiration for Contour’s namesake.
An emphasis is placed on the artisanal beverage experience at this New York City lounge with impressive handcrafted classic cocktails and seasonal infusions. Striking presentations provide a moment of wonder, including the shareable Honey Ginger Infusion, which is aged for up to seven days in honeycomb, grapefruit and ginger.
The menu concept focusing on “For Us” and “For Me” plates encourages guests to share and mingle within the lounge. Along with its all-day menu, Contour offers breakfast daily in a comfortable setting for a quick meal to start the day, or a stylish atmosphere for a morning meeting.
Fitness Center & Movement Studio
The mezzanine level of The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park has been revised to deliver guests a prestigious health and wellness experience. The Fitness Center features brand new Technogym equipment and weights within a bright and inviting space designed to create the ambiance of being in one’s own private gym.
The Fitness Center is complemented by an innovative Movement Studio, featuring virtual fitness classes by FitnessOnDemand, which delivers consistent, high-quality media and programming through a variety of channels for individual or small group workouts. Scheduled virtual group classes are offered throughout the
week, while outside of these times, all classes are available.
In addition to the design transformations, new moments have been created through the renovations that are aimed at immersing guests in the essence of New York City life. Uniting the hotel’s most elegant offerings, The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park invites guests for a night of unparalleled luxury with its $50,000 Nightcap Package.
Guests will conclude an evening in the heart of Manhattan with an expertly crafted nightcap at Contour, served in a set of engraved keepsake crystal glasses in collaboration with Lalique. When it comes time to retire for the
evening, key cards are made for The Royal Suite, one of the hotel’s most chic and expansive new suites, where a set of Slip silk eye masks are waiting to aid in a perfect night’s sleep.
Before shuteye, guests will experience La Prairie Spa without having to leave the comforts of the suite with its exclusive Nighttime Rejuvenation treatment that utilises the brand’s Platinum Rare collection, while two therapists work together to provide a replenishing facial and hand and foot massages.