The Surrey Hotel & Spa Named to Relais & Chateaux Group

The Surrey Becomes First New York City Hotel to be Invited to Join the Prestigious Collection in 20 Years

Nov 17, 2011, 13:19 ET from The Surrey Hotel & Spa

NEW YORK, Nov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Surrey Hotel & Spa, located on Manhattan's  exclusive Upper East Side, today joins an elite group of hotels and restaurants as a member of the prestigious Relais & Chateaux, an esteemed collection of 518 luxury hotels and destination restaurants in 60 countries around the world. The Surrey is the only hotel in New York City to be a member of the Relais & Chateaux family, and is the first Manhattan property to be named to this elite organization in nearly 20 years.

"We are deeply honored and proud to be asked to join the ranks of some of the finest hoteliers, restaurateurs that are members of Relais & Chateaux," said Shan Kanagashingham, general manager of The Surrey. "This exclusive designation is a testament to our staff, and comes as a 'crescendo' of the hotel's 2009 re-opening following a $60 million, Lauren Rottet-designed renovation and redesign. This accolade certainly underscores The Surrey's reputation as the gem of Manhattan's Upper East Side."

Evoking the feel of a 1920's residential townhouse, The Surrey Hotel & Spa seamlessly blends tradition with a unique modern personality, providing guests with authentic service and cultural experiences with every visit.  Each of the hotel's 189 salons and suites boast custom bedding and decor where guests can relax in sophisticated style.  Its unique rooftop garden, exclusive to guests, offers a bespoke selection of muddled juices and cocktails, set against a stunning backdrop of Central Park and the rooftops of the Upper East Side skyline.  

The Surrey's longtime partnership with celebrated Michelin-Star Chef Daniel Boulud offers guests and exquisite dining experience at Cafe Boulud, featuring his contemporary approach to classic French cuisine, incorporating Boulud's flair for seasonal delicacies and worldwide flavors.  

The Spa at The Surrey offers personalized treatments featuring Darphin and Li'tya products – all intended to surprise and soothe the senses.  

Located on Madison Avenue in the heart of Manhattan's Upper East Side, The Surrey is the perfect place from which to explore museums and galleries, upscale boutiques and restaurants, and the beauty of Central Park.  

Relais & Chateaux is an association representing the world's finest hotels, chefs and restaurants, and has redefined luxury and excellence in the hospitality industry. Established in France is 1954, the Association's mission is to share its unique 'art de vivre' across the globe by selecting outstanding properties, each with a distinctive character. Relais & Chateaux is an exclusive collection of 518 of the finest charming hotels and gourmet restaurants in 60 countries.

About The Surrey

Reflecting a 1920s Beaux-Arts-designed residential townhouse that has evolved over time, The Surrey is an Upper East Side hotel where tradition blends with a unique modern personality. The property was re-created by designer Lauren Rottet, and features 189 salons and suites, the Spa at The Surrey, Cafe Boulud, Bar Pleiades and a private English roof garden.  Situated in New York's Upper East Side, The Surrey affords direct access to Madison Avenue's upscale boutiques & restaurants, Museum Mile, iconic landmarks and Central Park.  The Surrey is an independent luxury hotel owned and operated by Denihan Hospitality Group, a privately owned company that has almost 50 years of hospitality experience. For information and reservations, please contact The Surrey at 1 (800) 978-7739 or visit the Web site,

About Relais & Chateaux

Relais & Chateaux is an exclusive collection of 518 of the finest charming hotels and gourmet restaurants in 60 countries. Established in France in 1954, the Association's mission is to spread its unique "art de vivre" across the globe by selecting outstanding properties with a truly unique character. Relais & Chateaux is also a family of hoteliers and chefs from all over the world who share a passion for and a personal commitment to ensuring their guests are privy to moments of exceptional harmony and unforgettable celebrations of the senses. From the vineyards in the Napa Valley to the beaches in Bali, from the olive trees in Provence, to the lodges in South Africa, Relais & Chateaux offers the finest routes to discover each special place and country. For more information, please visit

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