Hotel Chandler


Hotel Chandler stands as a testament to the rich history and bright future of New York City. Constructed more than a century ago, the Buchman & Fox-designed historic NYC hotel hosted guests as famous as Leona Helmsley during its early days. The building survived multiple uses throughout the years, retaining its detailed limestone façade and beautiful Beaux-Arts detail on the outside and iron spiral staircase on the inside. Now, it stands as one of the best Manhattan small hotels.

Historic NYC Hotel Architecture

Hotel Chandler has transported this historic NYC building into the 21st Century with a recent renovation that includes the modernization of all 12 floors of rooms while leaving intact the elegance of its 1905 details. Travel back in time a several decades as you marvel at the ornate carvings, symmetric bay windows and elegant entryway. Inside the lobby, turn your attention to the century-old spiral staircase, adding a touch of elegance to the newly renovated space. The staircase is original to the building, but the hotel has been updated to provide modern comforts in an authentic historical setting. Hotel Chandler was built in 1905 as Hotel Le Marquis by architects Buchman & Fox, who also built the Sherry-Netherland Hotel. Each guest room in the original hotel offered a bedchamber, parlor, closet, and bathroom. The hotel’s most famous resident was hotelier Leona Helmsley. Of course, this opulence is a world away from the newly remodeled Hotel Chandler, which brings the understated elegance of historic New York City hotels from another era to the Flatiron District neighborhood. Hotel Chandler’s exterior has been revived as well. The building’s limestone façade has been restored to its original splendor, boasting many spectacular architectural details of the Beaux Arts period. One example includes the refurbished iron spiral staircase, airily ascending 12 floors in the heart of this historic boutique hotel in New York City. To learn more about our the history of our hotel in Midtown East, please contact us.

Hotel Chandler Design Details

Beautifully remodeled by designer Jane Capellini, Hotel Chandler’s design revives and refreshes guests to prepare for a day in the city. Its public spaces offer custom-designed treats, such as 18th-century clock hands and a mangrove tree root lamp set amongst a soft pallet of calming oak paneled walls and limestone flooring. These design elements, combined with the variety of furniture, lighting fixtures and textures, are designed for discovery. These thoughtful NYC hotel design elements come together to create an oasis of tranquility in the center of bustling Manhattan.
  • The building housing Hotel Chandler was built in 1905 by architects Buchman & Fox, who also built the Sherry-Netherland Hotel. Its most famous resident was Leona Helmsley.
  • The past meets the future: Everything about Hotel Chandler evokes the elegance of classic New York style together with the modern amenities that today’s discerning travelers demand.
  • Original features have been brilliantly incorporated into the new design, creating a strong sense of place and era, from the original 1905 staircase in the lobby to the restored lion’s head fireplaces in the Chandler Suites.
  • Hotel Chandler is the first member of the prestigious Small Luxury Hotels of the World Collection in Manhattan’s Flatiron District.
Discover a transformed, historic NYC hotel in the heart of Manhattan. Hotel Chandler captivates guests with an alluring blend of timeless, classic style and contemporary luxury.