Ed Scheetz has recently launched Chelsea Hotels, formerly known as King & Grove Hotels. This new brand of hospitality has re-vamped the old King & Grove Hotels and revolutionized hospitality itself. The chain includes Hotel Chelsea of 1884, Martha Washington of 1905, McCarren Hotel & Pool of 2011, Ruschmeyer’s of 1952, and the brand new Astor Hotel which will be opening in the year 2016. Scheetz’s vision of the hotels’ design was to achieve authenticity while keeping the elegance of the modern age. to do this, he hired Pandiscio Co. to design each propety in a very unique way. Chelsea Hotels is what unites them as one brand.
Hotel Chelsea is located at 222 West 23rd Street which is in the middle of the Chelsea neighborhood. This property has adopted many famous people as the basis for its design including Bob Dylan, Virgil Thomson, Patti Smith, Iggy Pop, Viva, Leonard Cohen, Arthur Miller, and Janis Joplin. Hotel Chelsea was originally built as a residential property but since then, has become one of the most popular cultural hotels in the United States which would bring service to a wide but unique selection of people. The mission of Hotel Chelsea is to unite people from all over the world into one place, bringing out the brilliance of all of the people combined in one group. Hotel Chelsea has succeeded in doing so in every sense of the matter in the New York community.
Chelsea Hotels are based on 5 principals. These include history, modern construction, all hotels having different designs, all hotels having different feels, and a new approach to customer service and customer satisfaction. Chelsea Hotels are meant to please travelers in every way because they know that a traveler’s mood changes constantly and they do not want to stay in one place for a long time. Chelsea Hotels do not feel like you are in one place for a long time because of their diverse and unique designs. Their high quality hotels are combined with superior customer service, impeccable dining, a new level of design, and the best business and meeting rooms available.
McCarren Hotel and Pool, Ruschmeyer’s and Martha Washington have already been opened and are ready for business. Hotel Chelsea will be opening in 2015 and Astor Hotel in 2016. The limits for Chelsea Hotels are endless and they really have opened a new brand of hospitality to the world.