Have you stayed at The Surrey in NYC? It’s on the Upper East Side located near Central Park and, therefore, great for lots of pleasant places to stroll. The last time I stayed here was about 10 years ago and though the rooms were very comfortable and luxurious there was clear wear and tear that needed more than just a simple paint job. But the slight weariness added a comfortable charm to the place, making you feel like it was your wealthy Grandmother’s house and not a regular hotel. Clearly her taste had remained steadfastly rooted in the classic but maybe her attention to detail had faded a bit. Well! I checked back and found a newly renovated hotel no longer resembling the once slightly worn place I had remembered (with fondness I should add). In 2009 The Surrey opened it’s doors to reveal a revamped and remodeled hotel and though it looks quite sleek there’s a part of me missing the original.
This is a shot of the original lobby, as seen on visit-New-York-City.com”:
And here’s an image of one of their old suites, as seen on allcityhotels.com:
This is a shot of the new lobby, as seen on nyhotelblog.com:
And here’s an image of one of their new suites, as seen on nyhotelblog.com:
What are your opinions of these changes? Tell me what you think of the new Surrey Hotel!