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Hotel The Lowell Hotel 5 star
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28 East 63rd Street, New York 10021-8088 New York, United States of America -
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This is a hotel of distinction in an area of distinction. A relatively small property by New York standards, it exudes European class from the front door to the fitness room and everywhere else in between. The Lowell, while boasting a rich history (and the furniture, antiques and objets d'art to go with it), has all the modern amenities you'd expect from a top class hotel. Every detail has been painstakingly considered and if you manage to find one single flaw we take our hats off to you. Couples or small families will find in The Lowell an extremely comfortable, well-located hotel with the best of services and a staff to match. A hearty thumbs up from easyvoyage.co.uk.

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    Location 5.62 /10

    The Lowell is situated on the leafy Upper East Side on East 63rd Street, between Park and Madison Avenues, amongst exclusive boutiques and top quality restaurants. Central Park is just one block away (the hotel is very close to its zoo), while the best of shopping on Fifth and Madison Avenues is just a little further south, as are MoMA and the Rockefeller Center. There are four metro stations surrounding the hotel meaning you can get pretty much anywhere you need to be in Manhattan quickly and with ease. Both JFK and Newark are 19 miles away while La Guardia is 10 miles.

    Accommodation 9.70 /10

    The rooms at The Lowell are of the highest quality. The standard room, the Deluxe King/Twin is well above the New York average and is appointed soberly but timelessly. The pristine bed is covered in perfect white linen and by a personalised plaid at its foot. Carpet underfoot and heavy curtains help to give the room and homely sensation. The cabinets, tables and chairs are all of the highest craftsmanship and include some antique pieces. Amenities include a flatscreen television, DVD/VCR player (CD player on request) and a full service kitchen. The white marble bathrooms feature bathtub, Bulgari toiletries, bathrobes and hairdryer. The complimentary Fiji water and newspaper are a nice touch. The Lowell King, which is the same size, offers a bathroom with bathtub and shower and one of the rooms has a wood burning fireplace. The Junior Suite offers extra living space with sofa and two club chairs as well as renovated bathrooms. Two of these rooms have a terrace, one of which also has the wood burning fireplace. The Deluxe One-bedroom Suite offers separate living space with wood burning fireplace, limited edition prints, coffee table and books as well as various objets d'art and other antique furniture. The bathroom has a double vanity and deep soaking tub, while the uber-modern kitchen as a well stocked fridge and snacks. The Lowell version of this room offers similar amenities but most are higher up the building offering better views. There are four speciality suites, one of which, the Lowell, offers an incredible amount of space which boasts two seating areas, a dining area for up to eight people and a charmingly appointed salon with a host of prints, books, antique furniture and objets d'art. The Penthouse on the 17th floor represents the pinnacle of The Lowell's offering and boasts three rooms, four terraces and a dining area housed in a conservatory style setting. At around 2,000ft², this is right up there with the nest accommodation in the city, but has a price tag to go with it!

    Overview 9.45 /10

    The exterior of The Lowell is an Art Deco mixture of principally brown brick with, at the foot of the building, lighter tiling and glazed terracotta designs. Upon entering the intimate lobby, the very first thing that hits you is the wonderful aroma of the magnificent flower arrangements of which there are several, and of the scented candles. To the right is a small seating area featuring French Empire furniture and a 19th century painting by Alexander V. Soldenhoff. The reception desk takes up the far corner of the lobby and is attended to by the most courteous of staff, while just next door is the concierge desk manned by a gentleman dressed to kill. The hall is full of antique pieces and beautiful French furniture which set the tone for what lies beyond. The hotel has a fitness centre overlooking East 63rd Street open from 6.30am until 10pm which has the very best machines as well as water, fruit, energy bars and towels at guests' disposal. While there is no spa, wellness services (as well as a personal trainer) can be arranged by contacting the concierge. A business centre is made available for guests to use the internet and there is complimentary wifi throughout the property. All parts of the hotel are kept in a flawless state and whichever part of the Lowell you find yourself it will be spotless and ordered. The staff reflects this being at once affable, efficient and well-presented.

    Food and drink 8.70 /10

    The Pembroke Room is the hotel's elegant dining room serving breakfast, brunch, tea and cocktails. It is a tranquil, intimate setting in which to enjoy your meals with fine crockery and china and perfectly laid tables. The room is decorated with naval prints, vases and a buffet displaying the restaurant's crockery. The morning menu features three set breakfasts as well as eggs, waffles and pancakes and a full continental fare. On the brunch menu are dishes such as cold poached asparagus, Spanish tortilla, roasted Cornish hen alla mattone and a tarte aux poivres. In the afternoon the whole family can enjoy tea with both a traditional and children's version available. The Pembroke Room doesn't serve dinner so for this you'll have to relocate to The Post House, located next to the hotel. There is a wide choice of appetizers such as clams, oysters and, crab cakes and filet mignon carpaccio which can be followed by a salad or one of the daily specials (calf liver, Cajun wild salmon or beef Wellington). Alternatively you can choose from one of the many fish and meat main courses which include seared tuna, lobster salad, Chateaubriand or lemon pepper chicken. The Post House also has a lunch sitting with exactly the same menu as for dinner.

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    The Lowell was built in the mid-1920s as an apartment hotel for Leo Wise and was designed by the architect and city planner Henry Stern Churchill. It has gone several renovations, including a major one back in 1984 when the property was restored to perfection. More recently however, in 2006, Michael Smith, the Californian interior designer chosen by the Obamas to help them add their own touch to the White House, was responsible for the latest overhaul, the result of which is stunning. The hotel is independently run which goes some way to explaining its high standards.

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