Wednesday, 19 February 2014

007 Hotel: The Stanhope, New York, USA


Location: New York, USA
Address: 995 Fifth Avenue
Bond book appearance: James Bond, the Authorized Biography of 007

The luxurious Stanhope Hotel, set in New York's most desirable neighborhood on the Upper East Side, is only minutes from New York's bustling Midtown. Situated directly across from the glorious Metropolitan Museum of Art, and steps away from Central Park. The Stanhope is the jewel of Fifth Avenue hotels, offering immediate access to the finest shops and art galleries. 

The Stanhope has 50 grand suites and 135 elegant deluxe rooms, including the world-famous Park and Museum Suites. Each room is spacious, and is decorated with handcrafted Louis XVI period furniture from France, collectible Chinoiserie, richly detailed fabrics, and original artwork. Each of the guestrooms and suites come equipped with a mini-bar, hair dryer, in-room safe, CD player, 2-line phone (with analog line) with modem for computer or personal fax machine, and fax machine. Guests can indulge in The Stanhope's plush terry-robes and slippers after taking a relaxing bath with complimentary Floris of London toiletries. For guests who prefer to retire to the privacy of their rooms, books may be borrowed from the antique book library, and VCR's, videos and compact discs may be obtained through the Concierge.

The Stanhope offers the ultimate in luxurious amenities. The Concierge can arrange for airline reservations, tickets for theatre and sporting events, private limousines, helicopter rides, business services and babysitting. They can also arrange for in-room appointments, including massage therapy, aromatherapy, and meetings with personal shoppers.

"It was the Puritans perversity to love and loathe the world's richest city - this attitude Bond had always had towards America. While staying in New York, he spent several days in Stanhope, a five-star hotel opposite the Metropolitan museum. Sir William Stephenson had recommended it. Its precious things in spite of its grandeur and tranquility pleased Bond."

(John Pearson, "James Bond, the Authorized Biography of 007")

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