The Surrey is New York City’s only Relais & Chateaux boutique hotel. An intimate Upper East Side hotel, it is reminiscent of a Manhattan residence, where discreet service allows guests to retreat from the public—and keep a low profile in an otherwise high profile lifestyle.
A marriage of classic and modern mirrored by a high-contrast aesthetic, The Surrey is a residential haven and luxury Upper East Side hotel getaway where guests access and revel in what makes New York City special—without compromising calm personal space.
It’s a transcendent experience, where the high-energy Manhattan milieu meets cathartic uptown service and discretion. Privately New York.
THE SURREY–PRIVATELY NEW YORK
Built in 1926 as a residence hotel, the original Surrey was home to many of New York’s most eccentric celebrities. JFK, Bette Davis, Claudette Colbert, and other famous faces who recognized the allure of exceptional, discreet service. In re-creating The Surrey, we collaborated with acclaimed interior designer Lauren Rottet of Rottet Studio—to maintain the integrity of The Surrey’s history while modernizing New York’s most intimate address. Rottet’s inspiration was a New York City townhouse passed down through the generations.
An Iconic Manhattan Neighborhood, The Upper East Side
The list of things to do in Upper East Side boasts world-class museums, celebrated boutiques and galleries, pristine residential streets, the oasis of Central Park and cuisine born of its New York City culture. All of these incredible Upper East Side attractions are within walking distance to The Surrey, Manhattan’s premier Central Park hotel.
Private Roof Garden
Crowning the 17th floor of The Surrey, the seasonal Private Roof Garden overlooks the Upper East Side and Central Park. It’s a true oasis exclusively for guests, ideal for business entertaining or couples on retreat. The panoramic Manhattan views are best contemplated along with light food and signature cocktails from the classic New York City rooftop bar—most notably, seasonal muddled lemonades. The Private Roof Garden is open seasonally to guests of The Surrey and members of the Patrons Club, with food and beverage service offered daily.
The Private Roof Garden is not only an oasis for our guests, but also the inspiration for our signature scent. This enchanting fragrance captures the beauty of the outdoors and brings it inside with verdant notes of morning dew settling on English Ivy, fresh hints of botanicals and Quince, and a warm, inviting Teak and Cedar Wood finish. It’s the perfect way to enhance our panoramic views of Central Park with an air of elegance that gently delights the senses.