Maybe it’s the Art Deco gilt-on-black details in the
lobby, harkening back to another era. Maybe it’s
the location right on Central Park South, fronting a
swath of green lawn and, come fall, russet leaves.
Or possibly it’s the storied history of famous guests
(Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, Jack Benny, Joe
Louis) stretching back to its debut in 1931. Probably
it’s a combination that has always given the Essex
House, which in 2012 became the JW MARRIOTT
ESSEX HOUSE NEW YORK, its unique appeal.
But there’s a lot of news as well for guests
in the well-appointed 511 rooms and suites.
The Southgate restaurant, with its striking,
multifaceted mirrored wall and roaring fire, has
introduced a very on-trend menu, with dishes
like a kale salad with a fresh farm egg on top.
The fitness center has been totally revamped
with new equipment. Spa services from PRIMP
are now available in-room—as well as in the spa
treatment rooms. And the new JW Executive
Lounge o;ers an even more exclusive experience
with amenities like a daily deluxe breakfast; co;ee,
tea and snacks; and even a cocktail hour.
JW MARRIOTT ESSEX HOUSE