Hotel Chandler

A timeless Manhattan treasure with modern touches
This historic Hotel Chandler sits in Manhattan’s Flatiron District, just a short walk from top-notch attractions such as the Empire State Building and Madison Square Park. Housed in a classic Beaux-Arts building dating back to 1905, the boutique hotel is both charming and luxurious — from the original spiral staircase in the lobby to the Frette linens in the rooms.

While the New York City hotel’s story may reach back more than a century, the interiors certainly reflect modern times. The 148 rooms and suites offer contemporary amenities such as LCD TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi, alongside evening turndown service complete with Le Belge Chocolatier treats.

Perhaps the biggest draw of this Forbes Travel Guide Recommended hotel is its restaurant, Juni. Chef Shaun Hergatt whips up flavorful seasonal fare, highlighting fresh ingredients from local farmers. Tucked away is Juni Bar, where you can sip handcrafted cocktails in a swanky but casual environment.
Our Inspector's Highlights
• Manhattan is all about its unique, bustling neighborhoods, and the boutique hotel’s spot at the intersection of the Flatiron District and Murray Hill is one of the most action-packed.

• With nearby sights such as the Empire State Building, the New York Public Library, Bryant Park, Mario Batali’s famed food market Eataly and even Times Square, Hotel Chandler’s location makes it easy for you to explore all the city has to offer.

• The design style of Hotel Chandler is subtle, but certainly one of a kind. With graciously high ceilings, attractive gray stone flooring, light wood columns and texture beige walls, the lobby of the hotel sets the sleek tone for the rest of the New York City hotel.

• The minimalistic Hotel Chandler Bar, located just off the lobby of the hotel, is comfortable and stylish. The experienced bartenders will mix up your favorite cocktail or help you create a new drink.
Things to Know
• One of the best things about choosing a boutique hotel such as Hotel Chandler is the level of service afforded to each guest. The staff is readily available to you to help every aspect of your trip, tours, restaurants and Broadway shows.

• With complimentary Internet access while staying at the luxury hotel — simply type in the login information given to you at check-in — you’ll be able to stay connected as much as needed.

• On the second floor of the Forbes Travel Guide Recommended hotel sits its 24-hour fitness center, complete with both cardiovascular and strength-training machines made by professional-grade companies such as Octane, Cybex and Hoist.
The Rooms
• Guest rooms at Hotel Chandler may not be huge (space is at a premium in bustling Manhattan, after all), but they are well appointed, very clean and attractive.

• Ranging from the smallest units, the superior rooms, to the mid-level deluxe rooms and larger suites, all accommodations at the New York City hotel feature your choice of double, queen or king beds.

• Each bed is backed by elegantly tufted gold headboards and surrounded by a classic brown dust ruffle.

• The hotel's other touches of elegance include marble-topped desks, dark wood bureau closets and gold blackout curtains draped over sheer shades complete the décor scheme.
The Restaurants
• The onsite eatery at Hotel Chandler, Juni, is known for its seasonally driven, modern American cuisine served in an elegant dining room.

• Here, acclaimed New York chef Shaun Hergatt creates artistic plates for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

• Start the day off with successful versions of classic morning staples such as eggs Benedict or a made-to-order omelet stuffed with mushrooms, cheddar and chives.

• Later in the day, chef Hergatt really shines with a menu filled with dishes such as Hudson Valley foie gras with apple composition and almond dust, fennel with Atlantic salmon, lemon yogurt cotta and a spicy crunch and pickled onion with Griggstown poussin, garlic puree and crème fraîche emulsion.

• For dessert, playful takes on upscale bites — including caramel corn with tarragon, lime and cheddar cheese — offer a sweet and satisfying finale.
Getting There
12 East 31st Street, New York, New York 10016
TEL212-889 6363
JFK (24-35 min)