Pestana Hotel Group opened its first location in New York and 100th property worldwide Pestana Park Avenue. The new hotel was designed by award-winning Manhattan-based architectural firm Glen & Company and was intended to evoke a sense of staying in a Portuguese home. It is located in the heart of Manhattan on 39th Street between Madison and Park Avenues.
Pestana Park Avenue features various Portuguese details throughout the hotel. Highlights include a decorative ‘azulejo’ tile panel designed by renowned artist Manuel Cargaleiro in the outdoor patio, and ‘azulejo’ murals by famed artists Add Fuel in the lobby and Bela Silva in a guestroom, all produced by Portuguese manufacturer Viúva Lamego that was founded over 100 years ago. Photography by Portuguese artist Catia Castel Branco invites guests on a journey to the world of Pestana as there are images from different locations around the world. Additional highlights include uniforms and throw blankets designed by Portuguese brand Baínha de Copas, and in-room amenities by traditional Portuguese soap manufacturer Castelbel. There are four stunning rooms in the hotel that were designed by the Portuguese brands.
“We are very excited about the opening of Pestana Park Avenue and to enter the New York market,“ said José?Theotónio, CEO of Pestana Hotel Group. “We believe this city is the ideal location for our 100th hotel and are looking forward to seeing our guests immerse themselves in the Portuguese culture and familiarize themselves with the brand even further.”
Consisting of 27 floors and 95 rooms, Pestana Park Avenue offers guests a welcoming atmosphere with an abundance of natural light through large windows, contemporary décor and the latest technology. Travelers can select from several room types including a Cozy Room, Classic Room, Superior Room, Balcony Room and Junior Suite, to fit their needs. Each floor only has three or four rooms for the ultimate privacy and each guestroom features elements that have dual function including a full-length rotating mirror with hangers and digital television frames that also serve as an electronic display for Pestana’s custom photographs and artwork.
When guests first enter Pestana Park Avenue they are greeted by a colorful and cozy lobby that includes a fireplace, a comfortable seating area and various pieces of art. In the dining area guests can enjoy the daily breakfast buffet, and complimentary famous Portuguese pastries ‘pastéis de nata’, apples, water and coffee throughout the day.
Additionally, Pestana Park Avenue has partnered with Convene at 101 Park Avenue which is just around the block from the hotel for any meeting needs. Convene offers abundant spaces for meetings and events as well as onsite AV, daily refreshments and F&B options. Fitness enthusiasts can enjoy the hotel’s partnership with Blink Fitness where guests have access to any of their multiple convenient locations.
Rates start at $179 per night.