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Parade Magazine Online recently included our hotel in their article titled "Amp Up the Romance with These (Dreamy!) Couples Retreats.” The article highlights the hotel’s Fours Hands, Two Hearts Couple’s Massage currently being offered at The Spa at Lotte New York Palace.

Just Luxe Magazine- Featured the exquisite Jewel Suite by Martin Katz, in his current article “Amazing $10K+ Valentine's Day Packages to Spoil Your Loved One,” It highlighted the Palace’s “Couple’s Retreat” package, priced at $25,000 per night.

Hideaways, the German luxury travel magazine, featured  Lotte New York Palace, highlighting the Towers Champagne Suite in a list of the top 10 most exclusive suites as part of a “Best of New York” feature.


Caviar Affair Magazine featured the hotel in a two page feature titled “Stepping Into Rare Air.” The article highlights Rarities noting not only it’s rich history and European design but labeling it as “the epitome of exclusivity.” Rarities is located in the Villard Mansion and is the hotel's hidden gem.

The legendary magician Steve Cohen is making Lotte New York Palace his new home. Read about Steve Cohen's transition and background on Forbes Magazine and Parade Magazine

Paste Magazine" Names Lotte New York Palace" as one of their favorite hotels of 2016.


Bloomberg Pursuits conducted a Fall Fashion photo shoot in Lobby by Guest Elevators, Foyer on the 4th floor, Gallery, Tavern on 51 and Rarities. 

Lotte New York Palace hosted ABC's Barbra Walter's Presents for a documentary segment on the life of Leona and Harry Helmsey, the real estate moguls previous owners of the New York Palace Hotel. Watch the documentary here

Look at our holiday mentions from Time Out New York, as Best Christmas Hotels in NYC, and a shot from the New York Post of our Iconic Courtyard!

Timeout New York voted us #1 for The Best Christmas Hotels in New York City emphasizing our 3,000 lights, red and gold ribbons on our Holiday Tree in the Courtyard! 

 Novo Luxo Magazine, travel writer Nicole Pozza, writes about her remarkable experience at VILLARD, located inside the Villard Mansion. 

Time Out New York " Best Hotels in Midtown". The article highlights Lotte New York Palace as one of the “city’s most exclusive” and attributes this reputation to “over-the-top touches” like the history behind the Villard Mansion as well as the Jewel Suite by Martin Katz.


US Weekly spotted a couple of local celebrities at our Annual Tree Lighting. School of Rock stopped by and caroled the night away to get everyone in the Holiday Spirit!

Oyster.Com gave mention to our amazing Cyber Monday deal. There's a lot to be thankful for when you can snag a suite at half off our best available rate. 

The New York Times acknowledged out tech driven future as our 167 rooms all have touch-screen controls of door locks, lights, temperature, window shades and entertainment. It also has preset lighting schemes calibrated to relaxation and work. 

Hotel Business embraced the opening of our VILLARD restaurant. Chef Oscar Granados provides a farm to table, high dining American Breakfast.

Gotham Magazine was served our Truffle Grits from VILLARD. Dining like royalty. 

(Photo by Chelsea Galinos)

VILLARD serves a stunning Bloody Mary Cocktail, and Thirsty can vouch for it. Try the legendary cocktail yourself. 

Every Monday join us in our Lobby Lounge from 8:00-11:00pm to watch Acute Inflections, a sultry, funky jazz duo with a spirit and energy as recommended by Bergen, City Guide New York, Newsday,, and Yelp.


The New York Times visited our historic landmark, VILLARD for Breakfast. Have you? Drinks served until 3:00 PM, come by and dine in history.

Forbes Travel Guide were big fans of our new breakfast restaurant, VILLARD. They specifically gave mention to the Billionaire's Bacon and Farmhouse Popovers- we're big fans of those items too, Forbes!

Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams, and Venus Williams all interviewed at our hotel. Rafael discussed why "Home Is His Favorite Vacation Destination", and the sisters gave detail "On Their Dream Hotel Minibar

OK! Magazine mentioned their celebrity sighting of Rafael Nadal and the Williams Sisters at our hotel!

This week, we opened a new breakfast restaurant named VILLARD. HOTELS dubbed it the NYC Power Breakfast. Come and experience the gorgeous interior and delicious food!


We hosted a client event August 24 at The Palace with special guests including Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams, and Venus Williams. The tennis stars played each other with our General Manager Becky Hubbard, and a few reporters. The following outlets featured our event on Thursday August 24: NY1, UPI, Daily Mail, NY Magazine, News Day, Zimbio, Baseline, Yahoo, Hello! Magazine, Standard Digital, The Knockturnal, The Tennis Daily, USA Today News, and US Weekly at our event. Click each news outlet to see more pictures from our grand event! 

We hosted Ines Watson of The Daily Express - UK in collaboration with Delta Airlines, who toured New York like a real New Yorker, and came back to luxury accommodations and views here at The Palace. We too agree that with a birds eye view of the beautiful St Patrick's Cathedral, our position on Madison Avenue cannot be rivaled.

Travel Writer Ria Grover of Vogue India featured us in an issue of Vogue's Luxurious New York  Hotels You Need to Check Into. Within the article she discussed The Champagne Suite, Jewel Suite by Martin Katz, and our intimate bar Rarities. 

CNN included us in their rundown "20 of America's Most Beautiful Hotels."  They gave credit to our dramatic lobby, crystal chandeliers, high ceilings and Tiffany stained- glass windows. It's a no-brainer as to why our hotel setting was used on countless television shows. 


Our General Manager, Becky Hubbard formerly held the role of Hotel Manager for five years and also oversaw the 140 million dollar re-design and rebirth of the hotel in 2013 was interviewed by Leader's Magazine. Ms. Hubbard and our owners Lotte Hotels and Resorts share the same vision, which is "touching the hearts of our guests." And she certainly exceeds at that. 

The Daily Meal boasted about our pre-made picnic baskets which are crafted by our professional chefs.  Pick one up from Pomme Palais and enjoy a delicious lunch nearby in Central Park. 

This Friday, July 29th, we are hosting Emily Naim in our iconic Courtyard for Zumba. References can be found from CBS Local,, City Guide, Gotham MagazineEventful, Yelp and the Manhattan Local Papers. If you would like to join, please reserve a spot with The Spa at Lotte New York Palace at (212-303-7777).

Town & Country featured us in their article "10 Completely Over-the-Top Hotel Butler Services" for our Instabutler service, free of charge, snap pictures in hidden locations throughout the hotel, and get a one of a kind experience. 

Inspirato Magazine featured us in their article, "Choosing The Right Hotel in Manhattan", and voiced that Lotte New York Palace has the best location in New York City, and is perfect for families because of the spacious rooms. If that's not considered savvy travelling, we don't know what is. 

Posh Kids Magazine did a beautiful photo shoot in our Jewel Suite to promote the Palace Princess Package. Posh Kids Magazine feature the best and trending kids fashion, entertainment, and products. 

Yumi Katsura did a beautiful bridal gown photo shoot in our Villard Mansion. For further details about the beautiful and elegant weddings we host at the Lotte New York Palace Hotel, please look at the weddings category on our home page. 

Jetsetter Blog included us in their roundup of unique hotel services for our offer of InstaButler, a service which provides all guests private access to spaces throughout the property that one would not normally be able to experience. 

Our Pomme Picnic Basket was featured in AM New York! Have the perfect summer lunch in central park provided to you by Pomme Palais, starting at just $48!

The printed version of The New York Times Weekend Edition debuted this past weekend, with a great shot of Rami Malek in our Tower One Bedroom Suite. The online version can be found here as well.

Heather Moore, of The Scottish Sun wrote about her stay with us, and quoted "There's a Lotte to love about hotel". We are so glad you enjoyed your stay, we agree- if there wasn't so much to see in the Big Apple, we would never leave the hotel room either! Come back soon!

New York Times hosted an interview with Rami Malek, best known for his role in the USA Network series, Mr.Robot in the One Bedroom Tower Suite. The print copy will be available in the Arts and Leisure section of the New York Times Weekend Edition. 

Prestige Hong Kong hosted a photo shoot in our Triplex Suite for their July/ August issue. Thanks to celebrity photographer Mike Ruiz for taking these beautiful Art Deco photos! featured Lotte New York Palace and gave a beautiful and descriptive overview of the hotel's history, accommodations, and perks . Thank you for appreciating the bold and historic beauty that makes our hotel so great! 

The Daily Meal, a very popular website covering food and drinks dubbed us "The Lotte New York Palace: A Hotel in a Category of Its Own" !  Thank you so much for the nice words! We're so glad you enjoyed our three bars: Rarities, Tavern on 51, and Trouble's Trust and our French cafe, Pomme Palais. Please do come back soon! 


 We were pleased to welcome back actress Blake Lively for  a photo shoot in the Jewel Suite by Martin Katz for Marie Claire  July Issue! As always, Blake Lively looks like a gem! The photos were taken in the living room, bedroom, restroom, and last level of the Jewel Suite. 


The Spa at Lotte New York Palace is hosting yoga in our iconic courtyard, on Thursday June 30 from 6-8:30pm. Courtney Bauer, founder of the ANYA Method will lead the sessions. We look forward to welcoming you. See clips featuring the upcoming event: CBS Local, Eventful , Guest of a Guest , Line Up Now, NY1, NYC and Yelp 

Paste Magazine included Lotte New York Palace in a roundup highlighting dog-friendly hotels in New York City! 

Sophia Grace- Child star, actress, and singer stayed with us recently at the Lotte Palace Hotel, the hotel was featured on her Youtube page. The video "Sophia Grace in New York" currently has over a million views. We are looking forward to another future visit!

ABC News- People's list  joined us for an interview in the Champagne suite with Tavis Smiley PBS, the talk show host and author of "Before You Judge Me: The Triumph and Tragedy of Michael Jackson's Last Days." The book will also be produced into a television series for Warner Bros.


Travel and “The World’s Most Expensive Cocktails,” includes the “Jet Set Manhattan” cocktail from Tavern on 51 along with a mention of Rarities and a quote from Justin Lorenz.

Gotham Magazine “5 New York City Hotels with Unreal Concierge Services,” highlights The Towers with mentions of its high-end amenities including access to Rarities and the Martin Katz microband ring gifted to guests of The Jewel Suite.

New York Post “Wedding Belles: Three New York Post Newlyweds Bliss Out Over Their Gorgeous Gowns.”

Haute Living Magazine article featured The Palace in their “Top 5” section of their March issue as one of five “Hotels with Unique Experiences.”

Altitudes Magazine Russia, April issue featured the dramatically renovated Jewel Suite by Martin Katz and The Towers at Lotte New York enhanced amenities.

Architectural Digest included Lotte New York Palace in an online hotel round up titled, “12 of the Most Expensive Hotel Suites in New York City,” highlighting the Champagne Suite

Palace Princess Package: Newly launched in March to capture the hearts of a little princess traveling to New York with the Moms for a special girls weekend.

Below are articles on this wonderful package:

Town & Country

Global Traveler

Luxury Travel Magazine 

Family Vacations Critic

Travel with Val

The Style Report/ Writer Kim Turney wrote a great article on " Iconic Hotels" for the Iconic of Style travel feature and Lotte New York Palace was so honored to be included.

Robb Report Spain: Featured Lotte New York Palace and The Towers at Lotte New York Palace in a two page article highlighting the hotel, its amenities.

The Devine Addiction: Editor-in Chief Pandora Vanderpump visited "Trouble Trust" one of her favorite places for her " New York Cocktails" article, the article featured " Match Point" and Ruby Kiss" images and recipes were included.

March- May 2016 highlighted Lotte New York Palace Valentine’s Day hotel package in an article titled “Travel News: 20 Reasons to travel this February – Top Valentine’s Day Packages.”

Boca Raton Observer featured Lotte New York Palace in a two-page spread in their February issue. It highlighted the $140 million dollar renovations, specifically of The Towers, and an overall overview of the hotel and its amenities.

Conde Nast Traveler included Lotte New York Palace in the story, “The Most Over-the-Top Valentine's Day Hotel Packages.” The article features the Reignite the Spark(le) package offered in the Jewel Suite.

The Life of Luxury article, “Valentine’s Day Romance Travel Packages for Lovers.” features Lotte New York Palace

As a result of a Familarization stay, travel writers from the publications below offered a through review of the hotel and its amenities.

Monaco Economie

La Quotidienne

Riviera Insider

February 2016

POP Style TV  featured LOTTE New York Palace in an article titled, “Pet-Friendly LOTTE New York Palace the Place to be for Pampered Pets.” The article spotlights the Pampered Pooch Package and includes details of the offering as well as the themed Palace Hour.

January 2016

Travel &  “Dog-Friendly Travel Tips for Vacationing with Your Pet” featured the Lotte New York Palace. We also launched our Pampered Palace Pooch package. 10 New York City Hotels All Dressed Up for the holidays, Lotte New York Palace is included in this wonderful holiday feature. Interviewed Wine Director, Justin Lorenz about our hidden gem Rarities in an article titled, “13 Extravagant Bottles of Liquor for the Connoisseur on Your List.”

December 2015

Departures Magazine- Feature on Rarities at LOTTE New York Palace in a round-up story to highlight New York’s 10 Best Whiskey Bars.

Haute Living- Confirmed an online story about the What’s Haute: A Los Angeles Guide to New York City.’ The article features The Palace as a great place to stay due to its elegant design and top-tier amenities & services.

November 2015

Top Beauty- Russia’s Top Beauty magazine featured Lotte New York Palace in the November issue. The full page article provides an overview of the property, highlighting the luxurious amenities and specialty suites.

Hotels Magazine-  Article titled, “Lotte CEO expands on expansion plans, new brands” today. The article was an interview with LOTTE CEO Yong-Dok Song discussing the rebranding of the LOTTE New York Palace as well as the global expansion plans for the company.

Meetings & Conventions- Featured LOTTE New York Palace in an article titled, “The Lotte New York Palace Makes a Splash in Manhattan” today. The article highlighted details of the hotel’s rebranding as well as the unveiling ceremony that took place in September.

Forbes Asia- Forbes Asia magazine to feature the LOTTE New York Palace in a full page story in the October 2015 issue.

October 2015

The Lotte New York Palace unveiling event was held on September 16, as we are now apart of Lotte Hotels & Resorts. LOTTE Hotels & Resorts are currently in operation of 18 properties across five countries globally and have 16 more properties in the pipeline. LOTTE Hotels & Resorts have secured their brand equity by way of their award-winning Five Star properties. Their first luxury and overseas hotel from Korea’s hotel brand in Russia has been in the spotlight after being recently awarded with the Prix Villegiature Awards 'Best Hotel in Europe'.  LOTTE Hotels & Resorts has gained worldwide recognition for its excellent service and facilities suitable for major international events. It has also been rated as the best hotel in Korea by numerous prestigious magazines, including Conde Nast Traveler, Global Traveler, Business Traveller (Asia Pacific), and Trade Travel Gazette.

Lotte Unveiling Media Coverage

Architectural Digest- included LOTTE New York Palace in a round-up piece titled, “10 Hotels with Unbelievably High-End Amenities” on September 11, 2015. The Jewel Suite was highlighted.

September 2015

Below are additional highlights from  the cocktail reception and Ping Pong event in the courtyard against Tennis star Rafael Nadal and journalists. 

New York Magazine

Yahoo News

We have more highlights from Tennis star Rafael Nadal evening of Ping Pong in the Courtyard with Wall Street Journal Columist Ralph Gardener, see video and article

USA Today's Nancy Trejos,was on sight last week at Lotte New York Palace, as we welcomed Tennis star Rafael Nadal to our courtyard for  a grand evening of Ping Pong. See enclosed video!

Conde Nast Traveler- “Rooms with a View: Beautiful NYC Hotel Terraces” see the article featuring The Jewel Suite by Martin Katz.

EXTRA TV-  AJ Colloway, host of Extra TV,sat down with " Real Housewives of New York" star and Entrepreneur Bethenny Frankel in our Towers Corner suite to discuss her new projects, love and much more. Enjoy!

Entertainment Weekly, recently partnered with Andy Cohen,host of "Watch What Happens Live" to be guest editor for their August issue, we had the opportunity to host the team and Andy Cohen for the photo shoot in the Champagne Suite at The Towers at Lotte New York Palace. See full article! Amazing view from The Champagne suite. 

August 2015

We were pleased to partner with Andrew Saffir founder of the Cinema Society on July 15 for the after party for the premier of the new Woody Allen film "Irrational Man" the event was held in the Courtyard at Lotte New York Palace. See the exciting recaps from, W Magazine, New York Post Page Six, New York Social Smith and Interview Magazine.

Conde Nast Traveler Online, recently featured Rarities, our most treasured 25 seat salon located within the Villard Mansion, the combination of access and privacy makes Rarities so unique. Guests may arrange their own private functions or join curated experiences where winemakers and master distillers share their passions. Enjoy the featured article!

Brides Magazine - The ‘Getaway’ section titled  “New York City Three Ways,” includes The Towers at Lotte New York Palace as the perfect place to stay for your honeymoon.

NBC 4 Washington - Travel Journalist Sery Kim featured Lotte New York Palace in an article entitled, “Roadtrip! Living It Up in NYC” based on her recent visit to the hotel.

June/July 2015

Collaborate Magazine- In the “Site Visit” column The Villard Mansion  is featured as an ideal meetings and events space for all premier events.

AM NY- The story in the ‘Eat and Drink’ section titled, “Where to eat food on a stick in NYC,” highlights the cake pops from Pomme Palais.

Total Esape Magazine- Editor Alexandra Melnik wrote an article on the hotel entitled, “New York Palace, ” it has great imagery and descriptions of the accommodations, rooftop patio and lobby areas.

EXTRA TV- We recently hosted Melissa Rivers for a interview in the Champagne suite, as she recently published a memoir on her late mother’s life titled “The Book of Joan: Tales of Mirth, Mischief, and Manipulation

Perfect Weddings -  Editor Michelle Royle and Senior Advertising Manager Sarah Murray Article " The Hottest Cities in the World" features Lotte New York Palace as a top destination for weddings and leisure travel. Top Highlights " The Towers, its Rooms, Suites and our Café and Bars.

MAY 2015

The Daily Express Saturday Magazine- In this family travel themed story titled, “New York, New York,” Lotte New York Palace is featured, highlighting The Towers and Trouble’s Trust based on the December visit of travel reporter Richard Trenchard.

Destination Weddings: Article ‘How to Make Your Great Escape’ section, the story titled, “A Perfect Day In NYC,”  features Lotte New York Palace as the first stop in a 24-hour itinerary to find romance in the city.

APRIL 2015

We recently hosted the crew from the TV series "The Blacklist" for one day of filming in The Drawing Room, Rarities and Lobby. See attached link and enjoy.

Trekaroo Magazine- Travel Writer Sharon Rigney recently stayed at the hotel with her daughter and wrote about her fun filled weekend in The Towers at Lotte New York Palace.

Travel & Leisure Online- Featured Rarities at Lotte New York Palace in an article titled  “The Lavish Booze and Amazing Stories Inside NYC’s Rare Spirits Salon” highlights some of the oldest and most interesting bottles housed in Rarities as shown by Justin Lorenz along with images.

Fox 5 News Reporter Alison Morris, recently interviewed David Arnold, Publisher and Senior Vice President of Robb Report in the Towers Champagne suite. Mr. Arnold, shared with his favorite Elite Suite of luxury in New York and Europe.

We recently hosted a group of journalists to the "Best Suites in the House" experience where they had a chance to view the Premiere of the "The Royals" in our Royal Suite and The Jewel Suite. The NY Observer offered article titled “Posh Premiere Party: Watching ‘The Royals’ in a $20,000-a-Night Suite”.

MARCH 2015  Named Lotte New York Palace one of the "Top Wedding Hotels in New York City"

Greenwich Magazine - featured the Champagne Suite at Lotte New York Palace in an article titled "Oh, How Suite It Is"

JC Penney, and celebrities like Katie Holmes, Nina Garcia, Charlotte Ronson celebrated Disney's Cinderella for NY Fashion Week in the Madison at Lotte New York Palace, enjoy the articles that featured this wonderful event.
US Weekly Magazine 
The Source
Wet Paint
NY Post  Lotte New York Palace is one of the most romantic options to celebrate Valentine's Day with that special someone, and the Observer agrees, see attached article on "Where to Get-It-On This Valentine's Day."