Radisson Martinique on Broadway
For over 100 years, The Hotel Martinique has elegantly reflected the rich history of its vibrant and dynamic location. The hotel was designed by Henry Hardenbergh, who also designed the Waldorf Astoria, the Plaza Hotel, and the Dakota Apartments on Central Park. When designing the Hotel Martinique, Hardenbergh used his signature elements: heavily detailed by light-colored masonry, a chamfered corner and tiled mansard roof. The Hotel Martinique’s vast lobby also featured an awe-inspiring mosaic-tile floor and an 18-story spiral staircase, both of which are still very much intact today. According to a period newspaper article in 1910, the French Renaissance style of the exterior that carried into the major rooms reflected the Apollo Gallery in the Louvre.
In 1916, department store magnate, Rodman Wanamaker, sponsored a luncheon at the Hotel Martinique, bringing together 35 prominent golf professionals and leaders of the game, which laid the groundwork to form the PGA. The formal birth of The Professional Golfers Association of America came nearly three months later on April 10, 1916 at the Hotel Martinique. Board members of the PGA continue to hold meetings at the Martinique to this day.
As the Hotel Martinique and its surroundings continued to flourish, it attracted many permanent guests including Job E. Hedges, former Deputy Attorney General for the State of New York.
Just as it was in 1896, the Hotel is set in a stunning Beaux Arts building, in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. Still amidst the excitement, it is just steps away from the Empire State Building, Madison Square Garden, Pennsylvania Station, Macy's – Herald Square Flagship Store, and the Art Galleries and Restaurants in nearby Chelsea.
With 533 well-appointed guestrooms and suites, the Hotel underwent an extensive restoration in 2009, and eagerly awaits the addition of Le Petite Poulet, the new French Bistro. This will add a third restaurant to the Hotel, which serves both guests and the surrounding business community.
Interesting Fact: "Human Fly" Harry F. Young had been hired to climb the Hotel Martinique to promote a silent movie, "Safety Last." On March 5, 1923, a huge crowd, including Mrs. Young, assembled to watch this breathtaking spectacle. Young, wearing a placard saying “Safety Last” promoting the film, lost his grip and sadly fell nine stories to his death.
49 West 32 St
New York, NY 10001
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Turn of the Century, 1896 ~ 1913
For over 100 years, The Hotel Martinique has elegantly reflected the rich history of its vibrant and dynamic location. The hotel was designed by Henry Hardenbergh, who also designed the Waldorf Astoria, the Plaza Hotel, and the Dakota Apartments on Central Park.
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