Denihan’s landmark Beaux Arts hotel exudes elegance from head to toe. This graceful Emery Roth building features sophisticated spaces that feel more like upscale apartments. In-room kitchenettes, exceptional service, and Geoffrey Zakarian’s acclaimed restaurant and bar add to the pied-à-terre experience.
Nestled between residential Sutton Place and Times Square, The Benjamin puts you in the epicentre of one of the city’s liveliest business districts. Pulsing with people by day, this pocket of town isn’t brimming with nightlife options, but you’ll be within a quick walk of iconic food and drink spots like P.J. Clarke’s and the Rainbow Room, not to mention the Museum of Modern Art, Rockefeller Center, Bloomingdale’s, and Fifth Avenue shops.
The closest subway service is the 6 train, three blocks away at 53rd and Lexington. Find the E and M trains about eight minutes away, and additional train lines at Grand Central Station, about a 10-minute walk.
Style & character
Designed by renowned architect Emery Roth, this Beaux Arts masterpiece boasts exterior details as dazzling as the interior. A regal canopy sets the stage before you enter the hotel where you’ll discover a lobby space wrapped in warm wood and limestone, a stately reception desk and ambient lighting. Tufted sofas, occasional chairs, and an executive desk are tucked behind a pair of majestic columns. This understated elegance continues throughout the 29-floor property.
Service & facilities
You can anticipate stellar service from the moment you arrive until you check-out. The staff are warm and obliging, hoping to make every stay comfortable and unforgettable.
The hotel welcomes business travellers as well as families, and offers a restaurant and bar, space for private parties, 24-hour business and fitness centres, conference areas, room service, and valet parking. There’s no reason to venture out for a manicure or pedicure. Book one on-site with Federico Hair Salon & Spa, and while you’re at it, opt for a deep tissue massage, ideal after a tiresome day in the city.
- Fitness centre
- Room service
The 209-room pet-friendly hotel aims to grant the pied-à-terre experience to its guests, so all rooms come with kitchenettes that include a microwave, sink, coffee-maker, and fridge. The Benjamin stocks Geoffrey Zakarian’s gourmet snacks in the minibars, many of which hail from local producers in New York City.
Rooms range from deluxe studios to sprawling apartments. Of its 96 suites, 17 boast private outdoor spaces, and all come with convertible sofas. Rooms are outfitted with the signature ‘Benjamin Bed’ and display custom pillow menus and sleep amenities curated by Rebecca Robbins to ensure the best night’s rest while away from home. An on-demand meditation programme allows you to relax and unwind in the privacy of a pin-drop-quiet guest room, 24 hours a day.
Food & drink
Iron Chef and restaurateur Geoffrey Zakarian is behind The National, a Euro-style café serving Modern American cuisine. Executive Chef Rezart Gorencavic helms the kitchen, putting out pretty plates adorned with seasonal ingredients. Begin with the tender red-wine-braised octopus or the trumpet pasta with porcini puree. A buttery petit filet with hen of the woods mushrooms makes an excellent entree, as does the pan-roasted Scottish salmon. The crispy Brussels sprouts shouldn’t be missed. Carnivores will adore the burger and a beer special (available at lunch and dinner), a deal at $27 (£21).
Breakfast is on point. Vegetarian selections like avocado toast and the roasted mushroom omelette with caramelised shallots are sure to satisfy. Indulge in the Croque Madame, or the NTL. Benedict – a combo of crispy Berkshire pork belly, pickled Fresno pepper, and hollandaise.
Access for guests with disabilities?
Yes. Accessible rooms are available.
Very. Suites provides plenty of space.
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