The Surrey is New York City’s only Relais & Chateaux boutique hotel. An intimate Upper East Side hotel, it is reminiscent of a Manhattan residence, where discreet service allows guests to retreat from the public—and keep a low profile in an otherwise high profile lifestyle.
A marriage of classic and modern mirrored by a high-contrast aesthetic, The Surrey is a residential haven and luxury Upper East Side hotel getaway where guests access and revel in what makes New York City special—without compromising calm personal space.
It’s a transcendent experience, where the high-energy Manhattan milieu meets cathartic uptown service and discretion. Privately New York.
THE SURREY–PRIVATELY NEW YORK
Built in 1926 as a residence hotel, the original Surrey was home to many of New York’s most eccentric celebrities. JFK, Bette Davis, Claudette Colbert, and other famous faces who recognized the allure of exceptional, discreet service. In re-creating The Surrey, the hotel collaborated with acclaimed interior designer Lauren Rottet of Rottet Studio—to maintain the integrity of The Surrey’s history while modernizing New York’s most intimate address. Rottet’s inspiration was a New York City townhouse passed down through the generations.
Hand-painted wardrobe armoires, oversized desks with built-in vanities, and tranquil sitting areas characterize the luxe salon rooms. Furnished in a harmonious, neutral palette, salons range from 330 to 570 square feet / 31 to 53 square meters. Each of the spacious rooms are a personal retreat intended for the ultimate decompression and bliss: a Duxiana bed and custom Sferra bedding, and nightly turndown service, with a pillow selection of Buckwheat, Body, Hypo-allergenic, Duxiana® Spring, Duxiana® Hypoallergenic Down and Tempurpedic®.
Salon bathrooms feature oversized glass-enclosed showers, Waterworks fixtures, plush Italian robes by Pratesi and bath amenities by diptyque.
As with all the accommodations, guests are granted access to the Private Roof Garden as well as in-room service. Café Boulud and Bar Pleiades provide incredible in-room dining and mixology menus for exclusive service to your Salon.
MANHATTAN HOTEL DINING –THE SURREY
“If you hunger for constancy and dignity, it’s time for Café Boulud. The big cheese himself, Daniel Boulud, may be downtown at Daniel, on the road peddling his pots, or cooking for charity. But he’s given a talented protégé…leave to invent within his café’s stated quartet of themes—tradition, season, market, and a detour to foreign kitchens.” –Gael Greene, The New York Times
An exquisite fine dining destination and Upper East Side treasure, Café Boulud is not to be missed. Inspired by Chef Daniel Boulud’s unique twist on time-honoured French cuisine prepared with seasonal, market-fresh ingredients, Café Boulud celebrates New York’s café society with award-winning results. The restaurant’s accolades include one Michelin star and a 3-star review in The New York Times.
Café Boulud’s menu reflects Chef Boulud’s four culinary muses: la tradition, classic French cuisine; la saison, seasonal delicacies; le potager, the vegetable garden; and le voyage, the flavours of world cuisines.