The Chatwal


Address: 130 West 44th Street, New York , US
Phone: 212 764 6200

After spending a few days working around the clock during the opening of The Lambs Club, restaurateur Margaret Zakarian treated herself to some well-deserved rest in the Chatwal hotel. She was not disappointed. This luxurious neo-Georgian brick building was once the clubhouse for the Lambs, America’s first fraternity for theater professionals. Originally designed in 1905 by architect Stanford White and then renovated and restored by Thierry Despont, the Art Deco-inspired design haven of a hotel opened its doors in 2010. Zakaraian considers Despont to be the master of “sumptuous furnishings,” as he installed fine details like custom-made mattresses and closets fashioned as steamer trunks. Of course, a room there is a fitting retreat after a decadent meal at the hotel restaurant, the Lambs Club. Zakarian even curated the hotel’s minibars, so even the snacks are perfection.