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Hyatt announces the opening of Thompson Central Park New York

Hyatt has announced the opening of Thompson Central Park New York, the third Thompson hotel in the Big Apple. The hotel occupies the former space of the Parker New York.


Thompson Central Park New York is located steps from the southern edge of Central Park on West 56th Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues.

The hotel’s grand opening will culminate in Spring 2022, with the arrival of more soon-to-be announced dining destinations, intimate event space and the opening of Upper Stories.

Central Park view


Thompson Central Park New York features stunning public spaces designed by architect Thomas Juul-Hansen and guestrooms designed by Stonehill Taylor. Guestroom artwork and programming will be music-centric as a nod to the hotel’s history as a home to many musicians and actors who played at New York City top music venues.

Matt Slippoy, General Manager, Thompson Central Park New York, said:

We’re honored to introduce the world to Thompson Central Park New York and welcome travelers to a stunning new hotel in the heart of New York City. Together with our partners across design, culinary, retail and more, we’re thrilled to provide New Yorkers and travelers with an unparalleled hospitality experience steps from Central Park and iconic cultural institutions, performing arts theaters, Broadway and more of what makes New York City a world-class destination.

Thomas Juul-Hansen, in designing the hotel’s public areas, sought to create a sophisticated, inviting and modern introduction to Thompson Central Park New York, leveraging the iconic history of this landmark building. Guests are greeted in the lobby by massive wood clad portals leading to an organic shaped wood and leather reception desk, with intimate seating just beyond. The impressive central atrium features 36’ high ceilings with a massive central skylight and curated space for food and drinks below. Debuting in Spring 2022, a vaulted bar space connecting the atrium to both 56th and 57th streets will be lined with wood finishes and capped by a massive, suspended canopy of foliage. Each space throughout the hotel is highlighted by bespoke lighting along with a curated collection of artworks inspired by the rich heritage of the storied neighborhood.


Thomas Juul-Hansen said:

When walking into Thompson Central Park New York, hotel guests are greeted with a sensory experience. From the building’s classic exterior to the luxurious, newly designed modern lobby space and atrium, we have created a bespoke atmosphere for travelers to connect with the iconic style and dazzling glamour of Manhattan.

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Thompson Central Park New York features 587 guest rooms and suites designed in partnership with Stonehill Taylor. They have also designed the guest corridors. The renowned architecture and design firm incorporated design elements to accommodate work and play, boasting elevated finishes and unexpected details. Linear and curving forms live side by side throughout the storage and sleeping areas, as well as the social and workspaces. Crisp white duvets top the navy-blue leather beds, and headboards nestle against ribbed wall detailing. A geometric etagere supports sculptural lighting and texture-providing bric-a-brac while adding structural interest to the space. Double-bay rooms feature a swivel TV, allowing guests to comfortably rotate entertainment to face sleeping and living areas. While walls and floors are finished in neutral earth tones, jewel tones pop throughout the furnishings.

Standard Guest room

Along the corridors, Stonehill Taylor incorporated balance between opposites to drive the design – from geometric designs in the carpet juxtaposed against light and dark elements, to arched mirrors along the elevator lobbies to reflect light and add depth. In Spring 2022, Thompson Central Park New York will debut The Upper Stories, a collection of 174 high-floor guestrooms with unrivaled views of Central Park, impeccable amenities and great guest experiences.

Bethany Gale, Senior Interiors Associate, Stonehill Taylor, said:

With sophisticated travelers in mind, Thompson Central Park New York’s well-appointed accommodations feature classical elements utilized in sculptural, modern ways. From the functionality of the space to the jewel and earth tones, guests will find unexpected yet balanced choices, contributing to a remarkable hotel stay experience.


Burger Joint, a hidden gem and “speakeasy” space, returns to offer up one of New York’s top-rated burgers and fries. The property is also unveiling SRO (Standing Room Only), an intimate lobby bar that will serve hotel guests and visitors carefully-crafted cocktails, rare and organic wines and mocktails in a spirited setting.

As of 1st November 2021, the delectably curated in-room dining menu provides hotel guests with a mix of healthy and indulgent culinary options from 6:00 AM to 10:30 PM. In Spring 2022, the property will introduce an array of signature restaurants, “further elevating the property as a dining destination in Midtown Manhattan”.

Lobby Bar

Thompson Central Park New York is part of Thompson Hotels brand’s New York City footprint, joining the collection’s properties in Lower Manhattan, The Beekman and Gild Hall. This year, Hyatt opened Thompson Hollywood, Thompson Savannah and Thompson San Antonio.

Recently, Hyatt announced the opening of Hyatt Centric 39th and 5th New York.

Meanwhile, Hyatt recently announced plans to rebrand Grand Hyatt New York under the Hyatt brand and reopen it in November 2021.

Featured image by Hyatt

All the other images by Hyatt

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