• Lotte New York Palace Opens New Historic Villard Mansion Venue, The Gold Room

     
    POSTED May 3, 2019
     
  • Lotte New York Palace Opens New Historic Villard Mansion Venue, The Gold Room

     
    POSTED May 3, 2019
     
  • Lotte New York Palace Opens New Historic Villard Mansion Venue, The Gold Room

     
    POSTED May 3, 2019
     
  • Lotte New York Palace Opens New Historic Villard Mansion Venue, The Gold Room

     
    POSTED May 3, 2019
     
  • Lotte New York Palace Opens New Historic Villard Mansion Venue, The Gold Room

     
    POSTED May 3, 2019
     

On April 29, Lotte New York Palace welcomed its newest event space in the historic Villard Mansion. The Gold Room boasts 1,020 square feet of meeting and event space ideal for anything from large scale corporate meetings and bridal affairs to smaller, intimate gatherings. With a capacity of 150 people, The Gold Room has already become a staple meeting location for business people in the Midtown area.

The Gold Room features a revolutionary design concept by French interior designer Patrick Jouin. With opulent walls and barrel-vaulted ceilings, the venue is meant to exude a sense of intimacy and warmth while also presenting itself as a sleek, ultramodern structure. Located in the most famous Renaissance-style room in the Villard Mansion, The Gold Room offers menu items from VILLARD Restaurant as well as The Gold Room Bar.

The room is almost entirely gold with gilt ceilings, walls and wainscoting. Wall panels are adorned with images of musical instruments and garlands of foliage to reflect the space's original plan to be a music room.

“The Gold Room is undoubtedly the most iconic architectural dining setting in New York City,” says Rebecca Hubbard, general manager of Lotte New York Palace. “We are thrilled to invite our hotel guests, local residents and business executives to experience the new innovative cocktail and dining concept of this Renaissance-style bar against the striking backdrop of the historic Villard Mansion.” 

The U.S. Travel Association has called the current moment the “Great Travel Depression,” in light of the economic effects resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.

 

Due to COVID-19, non-essential travel was, or has been, banned for months. Long anticipated trips and in-person gatherings were canceled and people have adjusted to the new normal: staying at home and meeting over Zoom. However, states have been slowly lifting restrictions, and non-essential travel will soon be happening across the country again. However, some may not be as comfortable with the thought of traveling as they were before the pandemic.  

 

Portland will be home to the first Ritz-Carlton in the Pacific Northwest. Developer BPM Real Estate Group is bringing the brand to the city, with an anticipated opening in early 2023. Plans call for a 35-story tower with 251 hotel rooms and 138 residential units, including eight penthouses.