Triumph Hotels

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Triumph Hotels
Hotel collection, business
FounderShimmie Horn Edit this on Wikidata
HeadquartersNew York City
Number of locations
Area served
New York City
Key people
Gerald Barad and Shimmie Horn (co-owners)
The Hotel Edison in New York City, as seen from 515 Madison Ave - 5 December 1933

Triumph Hotels is a collection of historic boutique hotels located in New York City[1] which includes the Hotel Belleclaire (a designated landmark in Manhattan)[2], The Iroquois Hotel and the Hotel Edison, among others.[3] The hotels have hosted a range of famous guests throughout history, including James Dean[4], Abraham Lincoln[5] and Mark Twain[6]. The hotel brand is co-owned by Gerald Barad and Shimmie Horn.[7]

History and famous guests[edit]

James Dean lived in the Iroquois (which now features The James Dean Suite)[8], which also served as the headquarters of The National Council of the Arts, Sciences and Professionals in 1949.[9] The seminal British punk band the Clash wrote the song Rock the Casbah while staying at the Iroquois.[10]

Hotel Edison's namesake Thomas Edison turned on the lights at the hotel's grand opening and both the building and its restaurants have since been featured in several films, including The Godfather, Bullets Over Broadway and Birdman.[11]

In November, 2017 the Hotel Chandler [12] was shut down and converted into the area's first homeless shelter for New York City families.[13]


  • The Iroquois New York (opened in 1900)[14]
  • The Frederick Hotel (originally known as The Cosmopolitan Hotel - Tribeca; built in the 19th Century)[15]
  • The Evelyn (built in 1903)[16]
  • The Hotel Belleclaire (built in 1903)
  • The Washington Jefferson (originated before World War II as two hotels)
  • The Hotel Edison (built in 1931) [17]


  1. ^ Oates, Greg. "Interview: New York City's Newest Boutique Hotel Brand Is Banking on Neighborhood Appeal". Skift. Retrieved 11 July 2018.
  2. ^ Milton, Michael. "Hotel Belleclaire: A Dowager on the Rise". The New York Times. Retrieved 11 July 2018.
  3. ^ "NYC: Meet Manhattan's Six 'New' Hotels". Bisnow. Retrieved 11 July 2018.
  4. ^ Riedel, Michael. "James Dean's New York: How the city shaped the rebel". New York Daily News. Retrieved 11 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Fodor's New York City 2014". Fodor's. Retrieved 11 July 2018.
  6. ^ "Hotel Belleclaire". New York Magazine. Retrieved 11 July 2018.
  7. ^ Hotels, Gerald Barad, Triumph. "LEADERS Interview with Gerald Barad, Co-Owner, Triumph Hotels". Retrieved 2018-07-23.
  8. ^ "James Dean's New York: How the city shaped the rebel - NY Daily News". Retrieved 2018-07-23.
  9. ^ Turkel, Stanley (2011-10-18). Built to Last: 100+ Year-Old Hotels in New York. AuthorHouse. ISBN 9781463443405.
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  11. ^ Heney, Paul. "Hotel Edison Still Electrifies Times Square". Travel Pulse. Retrieved 11 July 2018.
  12. ^ "Hotel Chandler, New York, New York, United States - Hotel Review". Condé Nast Traveler. Retrieved 2018-07-23.
  13. ^ Krisel, Brendan. "Upscale Midtown Hotel To Become Homeless Shelter, City Says". Patch. Retrieved 30 August 2018.
  14. ^ "History | Midtown Manhattan Boutique Hotel | The Iroquois". Retrieved 2018-07-23.
  15. ^ "9 NYC Hotels Getting Major Transformations This Year". Curbed NY. Retrieved 2018-07-23.
  16. ^ "History | Boutique Hotels New York | The Evelyn Hotel". Retrieved 2018-07-23.
  17. ^ Panchyk, Richard (2010). New York City Skyscrapers. Arcadia Publishing. ISBN 9780738572963.