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Park Hyatt New York proudly presents guests and locals with another rotating art exhibition by local contemporary abstract artist and hotel bellman for nine years, Jeffrey Okyere-Agyei.
Okyere-Agyei's fourth exhibit is titled “Sankofa” and is currently on display at the iconic Park Hyatt New York for all to see. Sankofa is a Ghanaian Akan/Twi word and symbol originating from Okyere-Agyei's native country that represents the idea of gathering wisdom and learning from the past to create a better present and future. Sankofa is part of a collection of symbols known as Adinkra created by Ghanaian craftsmen used extensively in textiles and pottery.
The “Sankofa" art collection is a cohesive and visually mesmerizing compilation of modern abstract art and Ghanaian cloth prints that pays homage to the past while expressing the creativity of the artist. With rich Ghanaian prints and themes, Okyere-Agyei highlights his connection to his Ghanaian heritage while simultaneously representing an important cultural bridge between traditional African art and modern abstract expressionism. Each piece is a visual depiction of the artist’s life and experience showing the intricate connection between art and culture.
“My goal with this collection is to express my unique vision of creativity, thus further strengthening my connection between my love of abstract art and my African heritage,” says Okyere-Agyei. “To be able to continue to tell my story to the guests of Park Hyatt New York, a place crucial to my personal journey is incredibly humbling.”
Last fall, the hotel presented Okyere-Agyei's “TeRa-NiSeR ToTeMs,” which was also inspired by the artist’s upbringing in Ghana.
“As part of what has become a tradition within the Park Hyatt New York family, we’re excited to feature yet another impressive and personal collection from Jeffrey, while also providing a unique and immersive experience to our guests,” said Park Hyatt New York General Manager, Laurent Ebzant. “It’s an honor to witness Jeffrey’s process as he creates such thought-provoking art that celebrates his native Ghanaian culture, and it’s our pleasure to continue to share his talent with all who walk through our doors. We look forward to seeing what else he has in store for Park Hyatt New York and our guests.”
“Sankofa” will be on display at Park Hyatt New York’s ground-level Avenue Gallery and in The Living Room through the end of December 2023.
Park Hyatt New York, the luxury five-star urban oasis located in the heart of Midtown and within steps of New York City’s most iconic landmarks and destinations, announces the refresh of its Bryte Restorative Sleep Suites featuring Bryte Balance™, the next-generation version of The Restorative Bed™ by Bryte, as its centerpiece.
Perfectly timed for Sleep Awareness Week and the start of Daylight Savings Time, the National Sleep Foundation’s annual campaign to raise awareness of sleep as a crucial measure of overall health, Park Hyatt New York’s refresh of the Bryte Restorative Sleep Suite is in keeping with the hotel’s focus on catering to the growing desire of guests for personalized in-suite wellness amenities and curated luxury experiences.
Like each of the award-winning hotel’s 92 suites, the residential-style, one-bedroom Bryte Restorative Sleep Suites are a sanctuary of comfort and function, as well as a serene haven thoughtfully designed to buffer guests from New York City’s notable ongoing and energetic ambiance.
Introduced in late 2022, the Bryte Balance takes the concept of a better night’s sleep to a level all its own. Powered with Restorative Intelligence, the king-size bed offers Somnify™, a multi-sensory relaxation experience that synchronizes calming sleep-inducing sounds with soothing motions to ease the mind into a peaceful state and help guests fall asleep faster, as well as a Rebalancing™ system that continually orchestrates personalized support and comfort via a matrix of intelligent cushions to minimize waking episodes.
Bryte Balance also has Dual Comfort Tailoring™, enabling sleepers to personalize support settings on each side of the bed for tailored comfort according to their personal needs and preferences. Come morning, cocktail hour, meeting time, or whenever a guest needs to rise, the Silent Wake Assist feature begins gradual movement beneath the sleeper 15 minutes before the guest’s preferred wake time, ensuring they rise pleasantly rather than via the startling jolt of an alarm clock.
“We’re thrilled to be engaged with Bryte anew and able to invite guests to enjoy a truly personalized and transformational restorative sleep experience through the leader in restorative sleep technology,” said Laurent Ebzant, General Manager of the Park Hyatt New York. “Whether they’re fighting off jet lag, returning from a night on the town, or catching some ‘z’s’ between meetings and events, the Bryte Restorative Sleep Suites provide guests with a technologically-advanced, luxury wellness experience that can benefit their health in terms of both mind and body.”
Along with partial Central Park views, the Restorative Sleep Suites are outfitted with a king-size bed, one-and-a-half bath, 900 sq. ft. of space, and a separate living room, sleep-enhancing amenities such as a Vitruvi Essential Diffuser and signature “Sleep” Essential Oil blend, Nollapelli Linens, sleeping masks, and a collection of sleep-related books.
Guests planning to return to Park Hyatt New York, or that have their own Bryte Balance at home, can easily save their sleep preferences and utilize the Bryte app on their personal smartphone to tap into their saved settings anywhere there is a Bryte mattress.
Starting rates for the Bryte Sleep Suites at Park Hyatt New York begin at $1,095.00.
Forbes Travel Guide unveiled its annual Star Rating list for 2023, naming Park Hyatt New York as a Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel for the eighth year in a row.
Forbes Travel Guide is the only global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas. Forbes Travel Guide is recognized for creating the original concept of Five-Star service and the only way to get a Five-Star rating is by earning it through their independent inspection process.
Hotels at this level employ experienced, highly qualified staff to provide the custom service luxury hotel guests expect, according to AAA. These establishments deliver unmatched guest comfort with luxurious accommodations, extraordinary facilities and many personalized amenities.
Park Hyatt New York is honored to be recognized the #4 Best Hotels in NYC by U.S. News & World Report.
U.S. News & World Report ranks the best hotels in the USA based on an analysis of industry awards, hotel star ratings and user ratings. Hotels that scored in the top 10 percent of the Best Hotels in the USA earned a Gold badge. Hotels that appear after ranked hotels are sorted by hotel class and then by user rating, as provided by TripAdvisor. U.S. News ranked 6,000-plus top properties for 2023.
Park Hyatt New York is pleased to announce that it has achieved Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STAR™ accreditation, the gold standard for prepared facilities. Under the guidance of GBAC, a Division of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, Park Hyatt New York has implemented the most stringent protocols for cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention in its facility/facilities.
As the cleaning industry’s only outbreak prevention, response and recovery accreditation, GBAC STAR™ helps organizations establish protocols and procedures, offers expert-led training and assesses a facility’s readiness for biorisk situations. The program verifies that Park Hyatt New York implements best practices to prepare for, respond to and recover from outbreaks and pandemics.
“GBAC STAR accreditation empowers facility owners and managers to assure workers, customers and key stakeholders that they have proven systems in place to maintain clean and healthy environments,” said GBAC Executive Director Patricia Olinger. “By taking this important step to pursue GBAC STAR, Park Hyatt New York has received third-party validation that it follows strict protocols for biorisk situations, thereby demonstrating its preparedness and commitment to operating safely.”
To achieve GBAC STAR™ accreditation, Park Hyatt New York was required to demonstrate compliance with the program’s 20 core elements, which range from standard operating procedures and risk assessment strategies to personal protective equipment and emergency preparedness and response measures.
Learn more about GBAC STAR accreditation at www.gbac.org.
Park Hyatt New York proudly presents guests and locals with its latest art collection created by Jeffrey Okyere-Agyei, a contemporary abstract artist and bellman at the hotel.
“TeRa-NiSeR ToTeMs” is inspired by Okyere-Agyei's upbringing in Ghana, where totems are a large part of the physical symbology passed down through generations. Ghana is one of many cultures across the world that have totems embedded in their history through artifacts and storytelling. These totems possess spirits of animals, plants, and various other entities associated with their ancestors.
“I have always been intrigued by ancient mythical artifacts and have found their relevance to the human story fascinating,” said Okyere-Agyei. “TeRa-NiSeR ToTeMs has become my creative interpretation of one aspect of our human history, modern art, and its spiritual symbology as a way to connect the past to the present. With the use of resin and vibrant color pigments, each piece has a unique mystical reverence about it.”
This is Okyere-Agyei's third collection at Park Hyatt New York. Last fall, the hotel presented “EDIFICE,” an abstract interpretation of New York City’s incredible scapes and famous city skyline. In September 2019, Okyere-Agyei displayed his first Park Hyatt New York exhibit, “Future Art for the Present,” which reflected his love of movement in nature, space, and geometry. The artist’s latest installation will be featured starting September 13 and will be commemorated with a launch event in the hotel’s restaurant, The Living Room, on October 6. TeRa-NiSeR ToTeMs will be on display at Park Hyatt New York’s ground-level Avenue Gallery and in The Living Room through the end of March 2023.
“We’re thrilled to be featuring another impressive collection from Jeffrey. As his last exhibit at the hotel focused on New York City, this latest display visualizes his home country of Ghana, demonstrating both Jeffrey’s dexterity as an artist as well as the overarching theme of this city as a home for a diversity of cultures that span across the globe. Just as art is an indelible aspect of the design of Park Hyatt New York, Jeffrey is an invaluable contributor to the hotel’s character and grace,” said Laurent Ebzant, General Manager for Park Hyatt New York.
This collection features original pieces by emerging artist and Park Hyatt New York colleague, Jeffrey Okyere-Agyei and will be on view at Park Hyatt New York’s ground-level Avenue Gallery through March 2023.
Park Hyatt New York is recognized as one of the top 15 hotels in NYC by Travel & Leisure Magazine. The T+L World’s Best Awards are among the most prestigious accolades in the travel industry.
For a full list of winners, click here: The 15 Best Hotels in New York City (travelandleisure.com)
Park Hyatt New York is proud to announce that it is has become Sharecare Health Security VERIFIED™ with Forbes Travel Guide. The comprehensive facility verification helps ensure that guests and travel planners can book with confidence at properties that have appropriate health safety procedures in place.
This verification comes with an easily identifiable “seal of approval” – the Sharecare VERIFIED™ with Forbes Travel Guide badge – based on a hotel’s compliance with expert-validated best practices that minimize the risk and impact of COVID-19 and potential future public health events.
Developed by Forbes Travel Guide, the global authority on hospitality excellence, and digital health industry leader Sharecare, the comprehensive verification covers more than 360 standards across health and hygiene protocols, cleaning products and procedures, ventilation, physical distancing, the guest experience, and health safety communication with guests and employees. Hotels are required to verify their health protocols on an ongoing basis to ensure continued compliance with the most up-to-date global health standards.
Park Hyatt New York Unveils New Rossano Ferretti Hairspa
Rossano Ferretti, world-renowned hair artist for the stars and royals and founder of the revolutionary haircutting technique, ‘The Method,’ opens the new luxurious beauty destination within Park Hyatt New York
Park Hyatt New York is pleased to announce the opening of Rossano Ferretti Hairspa with world-renowned master hair artist, Rossano Ferretti. Boasting sweeping city views atop Spa Nalai, the hotel’s acclaimed spa, Rossano Ferretti Hairspa offers visitors and New Yorkers alike an opulent salon experience in the cultural heart of Midtown Manhattan. Just steps away from the iconic Carnegie Hall and within walking distance to Central Park, the new lavish beauty destination features a plethora of deluxe treatments, including the sought-after Deluxe Hair Treatment for dry, damaged hair, as well as the signature 'Method' cut, famously known as the ‘Invisible Haircut,’ exclusively available in Rossano Ferretti Hairspas. Fusing Rossano’s passion for art, fashion, and design, the new hairspa consists of modern Italian furnishings and state-of-the-art equipment, providing guests with the unique Rossano Ferretti experience from start to finish. The Rossano Ferretti team of hair artists has been carefully curated by Rossano himself to ensure all guests receive an unforgettable hairspa experience. Along with offering “The Method,” also known as the internationally acclaimed invisible haircut, standout treatments at Rossano Ferretti Hairspa at Park Hyatt New York include premium hair services, such as blow dry, Great Lengths hair extensions and color services, including balayage, highlights, color correction, and other signature Rossano Ferretti treatments, including Moisturizing Hair Treatment, Revitalizing Hair Treatment, Repairing Hair Treatment, among others. All hair services will be performed using Rossano Ferretti's award-winning Italian collection of haircare products, which have been designed using the finest natural ingredients, formulated in Italy by a team of Italian hair artisans using expert skincare technology. All products, which are also available to purchase, are made without harsh chemicals and with up to 99% natural & cruelty-free vegan ingredients. Situated on the 25th floor of Park Hyatt New York, Spa Nalai possesses magnificent amenities and services for optimal wellness and relaxation. Along with breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline, the Rossano Ferretti Hairspa features a main salon area with four luxury styling chairs, two spacious private rooms, a room with two luxury styling chairs and city views, and another room with an individual luxury styling chair and private terrace displaying extraordinary views of Central Park.
To reserve an unforgettable hairspa experience, please email email@example.com or call +1 (646) 774-1284.
Park Hyatt New York, the luxury five-star hotel located within steps of New York City’s most iconic landmarks and destinations, today announces the launch of its Bryte Restorative Sleep Suite.
Recognizing the growing demand for personalized in-suite wellness amenities and curated experiences, the award-winning hotel is introducing an elevated, restorative sleep sanctuary featuring The Restorative Bed™ by Bryte. The residential-style, one-bedroom suite provides the perfect blend of comfort and function, designed to provide a serene haven from the city's bustling atmosphere and a restful night’s sleep.
“We’re thrilled to partner with Bryte and offer our guests a truly personalized and restorative sleep experience,” said Peter Roth, area vice president and general manager of the Park Hyatt New York. “As the pandemic has impacted the sleep health of so many people, we’re proud to be able to provide a relaxing space that not only helps guests better their sleep but works to improve their overall health and wellbeing.”
Backed by sleep science and powered with AI, Bryte’s Restorative Sleep Technology™ allows guests to fight off jet lag, fall asleep more quickly, and stay asleep longer, as the bed dynamically adjusts to relieve pressure points and control the climate throughout various sleep stages. Guests can store their sleep preferences and tap into their personal bed profile whenever they return.
Along with partial Central Park views, the Restorative Sleep Suite is outfitted with a king-size bed, one and a half bath, 900 sq. ft. of space and a separate living room, sleep-enhancing amenities such as a Vitruvi Essential Diffuser and signature “Sleep” Essential Oil blend, Nollapelli Linens, sleeping masks, and a collection of sleep-related books.
Starting rates for the Restorative Sleep Suite at Park Hyatt New York begin at $1,445. Guests may apply the ‘Night at The Park’ offer and receive a 3rd night complimentary. Subject to availability and terms and conditions apply. The ‘Night at The Park’ promotion ends September 1, 2022.