The Surrey Named #1 Hotel in NYC, #3 U.S. Hotel in Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards 2016


The Surrey Wins #1 New York Hotel & #3 City Hotel in United States: Voted By Readers Of Travel + Leisure For World’s Best Awards 2016

Upper East Side Luxury Hotel Claims Top Hotel Positions and Celebrates with Launch of Film Plus Special Travel Deal

NEW YORK, July 6, 2016 – Each year, Travel + Leisure, the largest travel magazine brand in the United States, encourages travelers to vote on their favorite destinations, hotels, resorts, spas, airlines, cruise lines, tour operators, rental-car agencies, and more. Today, the results of the poll were revealed, and The Surrey was announced No. 1 Hotel in New York City and No. 3 City Hotel in the Continental U.S. by the readers of Travel + Leisure in the 21st edition of the “World’s Best Awards.”

“New York City is a highly competitive market with more than 656 properties vying to woo discerning travelers,” said Pedro Dias, general manager of The Surrey. “We are truly honored to receive not only this accolade but also the extraordinary recognition of No. 3 hotel in the U.S. This achievement is a testament to our staff’s dedication to providing customized service to each guest throughout every moment of the travel experience from the first click on the website to checkout.”

To celebrate the two major wins, The Surrey has launched a short black & white film, “Love Affair,” to commemorate the hotel team’s gratitude for the support of its loyal guests. The film follows two fictional guests who encounter and intrigue one another throughout their stay. The pair finally meet as the film closes, hinting to a romantic interlude. To view the film and also reserve the celebratory “Bubbly” package with champagne upon arrival and 10% off rates, visit

Offering 189 salons and suites, The Surrey is New York City’s only Relais & Châteaux hotel, owned and operated by Denihan Hospitality Group. The luxury boutique property is located in the posh Upper East Side neighborhood near The Met Breuer between Madison Avenue and Central Park. Built in 1929, it was once an intimate hideaway to JFK, Bette Davis, and Claudette Colbert. Following a $60 million renovation in late-2009, it exudes the ambiance of a glamorous reimagined townhome with all the premium features of a hotel.

Known as one of the “World’s Best Art Hotels,” The Surrey offers an extensive collection led by Art Expert & Historian Natasha Schlesinger, which includes a six-foot tapestry of model Kate Moss by Chuck Close and rotating art exhibitions, including this summer’s post-pop installation by Peter Gerakaris on the 17th floor’s Private Rooftop Garden.

Guests of The Surrey are afforded choice amenities such as a Duxiana bed with custom Sferra bedding, plush Italian robes by Pratesi, and bath products by diptyque. The hotel also offers guests Michelin-starred dining by Cafe Boulud, the atmospheric Bar Pleiades, and the award-winning Cornelia Spa.

In addition to claiming the Travel + Leisure No. 1 Hotel in New York City accolade, The Surrey was also voted No. 1 Hotel in New York City and No. 6 Hotel in the U.S. by Condé Nast Traveler for the “Reader’s Choice Awards” in October 2015.

All results of Travel + Leisure’s 21st edition of the “World’s Best Awards” will be published in the August 2016 issue and online at

About Denihan:

Denihan is a privately-held, full service management and development company operating under Denihan Hospitality and Denihan Investments. Together, they own and/or operate 10 boutique hotels in major urban markets throughout the U.S. For over 50 years, Denihan has built a worldclass lodging investment platform within the boutique hotel space, creating value by acquiring, repositioning and managing independent hotels.

The Denihan portfolio includes properties operating under The James and Affinia Hotel Collection brands, as well as several Manhattan independent boutique hotels including The Surrey, voted the #1 hotel in New York City in the Conde Nast Traveler 2015 “Reader’s Choice Awards” and #1 hotel in New York City and #3 City Hotel in the U.S. in the 2016 Travel + Leisure “World’s Best Awards”. The Denihan portfolio also includes an impressive list of chef-driven restaurants and bars.

The company’s uniquely guest-centric approach, refined through three generations of Denihan leadership, has made it an industry leader in hospitality, property and restaurant development, as well as hotel operations, management and marketing.