Hotel Giraffe

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26th St and Park Avenue South
Hotel Giraffe
Hotel Giraffe is located in Manhattan
Hotel Giraffe
Location within Manhattan
General information
Location Corner of 26th Street and Park Avenue South, New York City
Coordinates 40°44′32″N 73°59′05″W / 40.74222°N 73.98472°W / 40.74222; -73.98472Coordinates: 40°44′32″N 73°59′05″W / 40.74222°N 73.98472°W / 40.74222; -73.98472
Opening 1999
Design and construction
Architect Stephen Jacobs

Hotel Giraffe is a luxury hotel located in New York City. The hotel has won many awards such as "Best Boutique Hotel-2007" according to CitySearch.com. Hotel Giraffe is located at the Northeast corner of Park Avenue South and 26th street.

Hotel Giraffe is part of The Library Hotel Collection, a boutique hotel group that is owned by Henry Kallan. There are four hotels within the LHC; The Hotel Giraffe, The Casablanca Hotel Times Square, The Library Hotel, and The Hotel Elysee. These four consistently rank in the top ten hotels in NYC by the members of TripAdvisor.com

Hotel Giraffe opened in December 1999[citation needed] and was upgraded several times in the first decade.

Main Lobby of the Hotel Giraffe
Deluxe Queen Guestroom offered at the Hotel Giraffe

Architecture/Design[edit]

Architect Stephen Jacobs and his wife, interior designer Andi Pepper were in charge of the design of the building when Henry Kallan opened Hotel Giraffe in 2000.[citation needed]

Guestrooms at Hotel Giraffe are inspired by the rich lavish colors and textures of the Art Moderne Period. Hotel Giraffe offers 73 guestrooms, including 21 suites.

News and Media[edit]

Hotel Giraffe was shown in Sex and the City: The Movie. The Piano Suite was transformed into Mr. Big's apartment. The penthouse at Hotel Giraffe stood in for "Big's" apartment in the film; other scenes were shot in the hotel as well. The Hotel offered a "Divas weekend."

References and sources[edit]

  • Hotel Giraffe [1] Official Hotel Giraffe Website. [2008-06-16]
  • Hotel Giraffe in Sex and the City Movie [2]MSNBC.com[2008-05-27]
  • Owner Henry Kallan names new Hotel after Favorite Animal [3]New York Times [1999-11-07]
  • Review of Hotel Giraffe [4]New York Magazine [2008]
  • Sex and the City Movie [5] Mail on Sunday.com [2008-05-30]