The Lowell Hotel and Restaurant, Majorelle


A beautiful woman in the fullness of time can benefit from a bit of botox, filler, or even a nip and tuck. The Lowell Hotel was a case in point, and she has now had a very sensitive and time-appropriate facelift. There has been not too much and not too little done, keeping with her elegant style, her discretion and timeless charm. The new lobby is gracious and brilliantly re-interpreted, while keeping the old intimacy and sense of welcome. It is more of a French hotel particular than a Manhattan establishment.

The Lobby

The Lobby

Of course the staff of the Lowell Hotel is the not-so-secret ingredient. Their hall and baggage managers and reception staff function in a kindly and helpful way at all times and there are few tasks they will not undertake to make one’s stay a comfortable and carefree experience. They have two brilliant concierges who give excellent advice, trace lost children, dogs and reservations, give advice on art, music and food, and generally become one’s friends. Everyone knows their job and they do it to the best of their ability with commitment and grace.

How my husband loves his baseball repartee with various old friends — Jeff the night manager, Charles and Everton, who bring our breakfasts. It is a family of professionals with a sense of European service and the highest consideration for their client’s well-being.



The new restaurant, Majorelle, is stunning but manageable. The layout is varied from the light suffused garden room, to the crisp white-clothed main dining area, to the cozy club-like library bar. All has been well thought-out to promote a wonderful sense of enjoyment, ease and charm. Charles Masson is the gracious and attentive heart of the restaurant operation. It is one of the prettiest dining rooms in New York with an already glamorous and delighted following.

The Lowell is a must for anyone of taste coming through the Big Apple, to shelter from the world in this oasis of civilization.

Kaaren Hale

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