Stay at a Historic New York Hotel
Embrace the City’s Rich Past
Renaissance New York Hotel 57 is a combination of New York’s past and present, in a literal sense. The six-story red brick building at the corner of 57th Street and Lexington Avenue blends seamlessly into the rest of Renaissance 57 as the home of the hotel’s in-house restaurant, stunning suites and modern fitness facility, but it dates back more than 150 years to a bygone era in the city’s history.
The historic New York hotel’s building was originally erected in 1875 as the corner carriage house in a group of row houses that stood at the southwest corner of the intersection. Even in the 19th century, humble developments like these houses went against the grain, as bigger buildings sprang up throughout what is now known as Midtown East. The carriage house survived through the early years of the 20th century as an apartment building, before being purchased and converted to a women’s hotel in 1923, along with the larger neighboring building that now houses most of Renaissance 57’s rooms.
Known as the Allerton House, the buildings provided homelike and comfortable living quarters for several hundred professional women and collected a colorful history as the years passed. Inhabitants included well-known journalists, architects, nurses, dance instructors and more. The buildings changed hands in the late 1900s and slowly transitioned to become a full-service hotel.
Multiple renovations later, Renaissance New York Hotel 57 occupies both of the buildings, boasting 183 guest rooms, 19 suites, a fitness center, modern lobby, lounge and restaurant, meeting space, and a picturesque Rooftop Terrace. The interiors have been tastefully retouched by renowned designer Jordan Mozer, but the exteriors retain the deep red brick and ornate detail that stand as reminders of the city’s rich past.
More recently, the hotel has become a favorite spot for on-location film and television shoots. Numerous New York City-set shows and movies have utilized the central location and authentic looks of the property as a backdrop for memorable scenes. Even Sex And The City, the quintessential New York show, filmed its iconic title shot of the Chrysler building from the hotel’s Rooftop Terrace. Come experience this exhilarating option among historic New York City hotels.