One of the city's first public discotheques, L'Interdit, was located in the hotel's basement in the 1960s.
Two symbolic Chinese Guardian Lions stand at the hotel entrance warding off evil spirits according to Chinese tradition.
The Gotham Lounge is named after The Gotham Hotel, which occupied the building from 1905 until 1979.
The Perfect LOCATION
The Peninsula New York
700 Fifth Avenue at 55th Street, New York, NY 10019, USA
|Telephone||+1 212 956 2888|
|Airport Distance||17 miles (28 km) from John F. Kennedy / 10 miles (15 km) from LaGuardia / 15 miles (25 km) from Newark|
|Nearby||Rockefeller Center, Museum of Modern Art, Central Park, Times Square, Carnegie Hall, Broadway|
Behind the Broadway Curtain: Behind the Broadway Curtain
Experience Broadway from an insider’s perspective! Participants will learn first-hand about what goes into a production – both on stage and off – of some of the most famous theatre productions in the world. This program enables guests of The Peninsula New York to tour the Theatre District, take in a Broadway show and meet a key member of the production when the curtains close.
Brooklyn Bridge Walking Tour: Brooklyn Bridge Walking Tour
Explore the borough of Brooklyn Peninsula-style as a chauffeured MINI zips guests into Brooklyn for a private guided tour of DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) followed by lunch at a famous Brooklyn pizzeria. Guests are then invited to walk back to Manhattan over the Brooklyn Bridge where the MINI waits to take guests back to the hotel – a quintessential New York experience.
The Stylish Bride: The Stylish Bride
Let bridal stylist Julie Sabatino, founder of The Stylish Bride, take brides-to-be on a day and a half of shopping in the bridal fashion capital of the world. Brides will experience VIP treatment including Julie’s hand-selected consultant at each store, pre-selected gowns pulled for them by Julie, access to the city’s top designers including possible private fittings with the designer and store owners, and a celebratory Champagne toast at a private table at Salon de Ning rooftop bar once the gown is chosen.
Private MoMA Tour: Private MoMA tour
Guests enjoy the exclusive experience of touring MoMA without the crowds with a personal tour led by a PhD Art Historian before the museum opens to the public or after it closes. Guests may request an art historian with a specific specialty such as architecture, sculpture or European artists. Guests also receive tickets to MoMA to enjoy the museum for the rest of the day. An optional tasting dinner at the museum’s restaurant, The Modern, can be arranged.
The Art of Afternoon Tea: Etiquette Class for Kids and Adults
Participants of all ages will experience the traditions of Afternoon Tea while they learn how to properly enjoy tea alongside classic arrangements of sweet and savory delights.Learn More
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