60 East 54th Street New York, NY 10022
100 rooms, 15 floors
Hotel Elysee, Library Hotel Collection is located on East 54th Street between Park and Madison Avenues. Among all hotels close to Central Park, Elysee is an oasis of luxury, elegance, and calm in bustling Manhattan. It is one of the most popular boutique hotels near many of Midtown Manhattan's tourist attractions such as St. Bart's Church and Restaurant, the Central Park Zoo, Bryant Park, Rockefeller Center, and NBC Studios. Hotel Elysee, Library Hotel Collection is also accessible from LaGuardia, JFK, and Newark airports.
Built in the 1920s, the Hotel Elysee, Library Hotel Collection is named for one of the finest French restaurants of that era. Perfect for both the first-time visitor and the travel expert, the Hotel Elysee, Library Hotel Collection offers superior personal service that many larger five-star hotels cannot match. These include an evening reception including Prosecco, fine wines, imported and domestic cheeses, and hors d'oeuvres offered each weekday; a lavish continental breakfast including pastries, bagels, muffins, fresh fruit, cold and hot cereals, boiled eggs, yogurt, juices, freshly brewed coffee, tea, espresso, and cappuccino; wireless high-speed internet access throughout the hotel, with a computer for guest use; the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Herald Tribune, USA Today, and the New York Post available each morning; and daily passes to the nearby New York Sports Club, to name just a few.
You will find the warmth and charm of a countryside inn right here in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. Like some of the most distinctive bed-and-breakfasts in the world, the Hotel Elysee, Library Hotel Collection offers its guests so much more than is ever expected from a luxury hotel. Some notables include self-controlled air conditioning, flat-screen TVs with premium channels, bathrobes, a complimentary library of movies and music and books, a DVD player, luxurious Gilchrist and Soames bathroom amenities, and so much more.
(Additional fees may apply to some amenities)
- Courtesy Breakfast
- Restaurant On Site
- High-Speed Internet
- Room Service
- Business Center
- Meeting Rooms
- Interior Corridors
- Wheelchair Accessible
The Club Room
We would be delighted to welcome you to the Hotel ElysÃ©e's Club Room where guests enjoy complimentary breakfast; Monday - Friday 7 am - 10:30 am; Saturday & Sunday 7 am - 11 am assorted croissants, mini-muffins, scones, danishes and pastries, bagels with cream cheese, peanut butter, preserves and butter, fresh whole fruit and fruit salad, fresh orange, apple and cranberry juice, assorted cereals, oatmeal and yogurts, hard-boiled eggs, coffee and assorted teas.
We also offer breakfast delivery if you wish to enjoy your morning in the comfort of your own room with a $5.00 service fee.
Guests may enjoy complimentary wine & hors d'oeuvres receptions on weekday evenings from 5pm - 8pm. Complimentary afternoon tea, coffee, cookies and whole fruits are available to our guests in the Club Room throughout day.
The Monkey Bar
We know many of you choose to visit New York City to experience fine dining at its best. Among all the hotels in NYC, Hotel Elysee boasts one of the hottest and most world renowned restaurants, the Monkey Bar, which has been featured on 'Sex in the City" as well as "Mad Men." Graydon Carter, the editor of Vanity Fair and an owner of the Waverly Inn along with partners, Hotelier Jeff Klein and Jeremy King of The Wolseley in London are the new owners of the Monkey Bar. For reservations please email email@example.com or call 212.426.2408 www.monkeybarnewyork.com
History of the Monkey Bar and Hotel ElysÃ©e:
Hotel ElysÃ©e has been home to the Monkey Bar since it opened in the depths of the Great Depression. The Monkey Bar became known as âthe place to goâ especially for those who enjoyed off-color jokes and double-entendre songs spun by such performers as Johnny Payne (1934-1944) and Mel Martin (1945-1983). Starting out as just another dimly lit hotel piano bar with mirrored paneling, patrons started to mimic one another (âmonkey see, monkey doâ). The tiny room was formally named The Monkey Bar in the early 1950's when the mirrors came down and were replaced by wrap-around hand-painted murals of monkeys by caricaturist Charlie Wala. In successive years, other artists have added to the tableau, keeping the Monkey Bar as polished as it always was in days gone by.