New York’s Radisson Lexington Hotel Goes Independent

By Jesse Sokolow on 25 September 2012
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Highgate Hotels has announced that the Radisson Lexington Hotel has been renamed the Lexington New York City, and is now an independently operated property. The 712-room hotel on Manhattan’s East Side will also undergo an extensive and multi-million dollar renovation.

Dash Design, a New York-based interior architecture and design company, will create an original look that blends the history of the building with a contemporary expression of New York. The goal is to evoke an atmosphere of the jazz era, through the use of art deco patterns, modern furnishings, and combining soft and deep color palettes.

The dining services within the former Radisson will be left untouched during the renovation. Among them are three full-service restaurants: S. Dynasty, a gourmet Chinese eatery; Taina Cafe, a Dominican-Colonial style cafe; and Raffles, a coffee shop that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Originally opened in 1929, the Lexington was designed by Schultz and Weaver, the architectural firm that oversaw the development of other such notable properties as The Biltmore in Miami, The Breakers Palm Beach, and the Waldorf Astoria in New York.

(Photo: Jonathan Spira)

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