Luck of Irish for Fitzpatrick Hotel Group
Jotham Sederstrom Oct. 20, 2011, 11:18 a.m.
Irish eyes smiled on the Fitzpatrick Grand Central yesterday with the completion of a lengthy $3.5 million renovation project that took aim at the hotel’s outdated lobby and 155 of its aging rooms and hospitality suites.
The 14-year-old hotel, which promises Irish hospitality and a prime location at 141 East 44th Street across from Grand Central Station, underwent a two-year renovation with minimal interruption to guests.
The lobby now boasts new furnishings and colors that highlight the Fitzpatrick Grand Central Hotel’s “famous Irish welcome. Later this week workers will bring in new art and furniture.
The Fitzpatrick Hotel Group spent three years and $12 million sprucing up both of its New York hotel properties, including The Fitzpatrick Manhattan Hotel on 687 Lexington Avenue.
The restorations were being done to celebrate the hospitality group’s 20th anniversary in New York City. Fitzpatrick opened its first Manhattan location in 1991, at 687 Lexington Avenue.
The group moved into its Grand Central location in 1997.
The Fitzpatrick Hotel Group is a family-run, privately owned collection of boutique hotels in Dublin and New York.