Corinthia Hotels has announced its entry into the North American market, unveiling plans to add luxury upper East Side hotel, The Surrey, to its collection.
Acquired by the Reuben Brothers in 2020 and currently undergoing an extensive transformation, the hotel is slated to reopen in early 2023 as The Surrey, a Corinthia Hotel.
Corinthia Hotels comprises a stable of individually designed and distinctive five-star hotels located across Europe and the Middle East, and now the United States.
The Surrey, a Corinthia Hotel will be the second collaboration with Reuben Brothers, the global private investment firm founded by David and Simon Reuben. The consortium will partner with Casa Tua on the hotel’s food and beverage offering, bringing the Miami Beach hotspot and treasured celebrity favourite to New York for the first time.
“Having a presence in the United States has been a goal for Corinthia for many years, especially in New York, a city that we consider one of the most vibrant and exciting places in the world,” said Simon Naudi, CEO of Corinthia. “We look forward to working closely with the Reuben Brothers to restore The Surrey to its former glory in time for its 100th anniversary.”
Situated at the corner of East 76th Street and Madison Avenue, the revamped Surrey will comprise 97 rooms, suites, and 12 luxury residences, which will be overseen by Martin Brudnizki studio.
“It is a privilege to work with a landmark hotel such as The Surrey. We look forward to adding to the legacy of this iconic building and translating the combined vision of the Reuben Brothers and Corinthia Hotels to create a new and exciting destination for the Upper East Side,” said Brudnizki.
The hotel will introduce a number of unique new dining destinations to the area, including Casa Tua’s renowned private members’ club, as curated by Miky Grendene.
The Surrey has been a part of New York City’s skyline and recognised for its exceptional, discreet service since it was built in 1926. The property was most recently owned and operated by Denihan Hospitality.
Founded in Malta – where the group has two properties – Corinthia Hotels has assets in locations including London, Budapest, Lisbon and St. Petersburg. Developments underway in various stages of design and construction include trophy hotels in Rome, Brussels, Bucharest, Moscow, Dubai and Doha.
Lead image: The Surrey, New York’s private rooftop garden | Source: The Surrey