As you approach its doors, it is apparent that you are about to enter a truly special place – it is The Benjamin. In a classic 1927 building carefully restored to its original grandeur, The Benjamin provides discerning travelers with a warm, intimate atmosphere and the utmost in personal attention.
The Benjamin brings a unique level of comfort to business and leisure travelers in a sophisticated, boutique-style setting. An Executive Suite Hotel, The Benjamin’s guest rooms and suites are luxuriously appointed and specifically designed to enable guests to both work and relax in the comfort of their own rooms. From premier technology to the finest amenities, The Benjamin creates a world of luxury and service that’s hard to replicate.
And with an eye toward the environment, The Benjamin is one of only four Five-Globe ECOTEL‚ certified properties in the world. Environmental responsibility is a core philosophy, encompassing every aspect of hotel operation and guest service.
We are committed to ensuring that our guests experience an effortless and comfortable stay. We achieve this goal by treating our fellow employees, business partners and guests with the same high level of hospitality.
We provide the technology to compete in the global economy and the atmosphere to pamper each of the senses, while making a sincere effort to protect the environment.
We call this The Benjamin Experience.
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Opened in 1927 as The Hotel Beverly, the building was considered to be one of famed architect Emery Roth’s most successful creations, inspiring even legendary artist Georgia O’Keeffe to paint it from her apartment across the street. Purchased in 1997 by Affinia Hospitality, formerly Manhattan East Suite Hotels, the building began its dramatic restoration, opening in Spring of 1999.
The award-winning team that handled the challenging renovation project included the internationally known interior design firm Di Leonardo International and the prominent architectural firm of Ronald Schmidt & Associates. The renovation has not only restored Emery Roth’s neglected 1927 architectural treasure to its original grandeur, but has transformed the building into a classic for the future.
The Benjamin was named for Benjamin J. Denihan, Sr., founder of Affinia Hospitality, formerly Manhattan East Suite Hotels, who turned a small family dry cleaning business into a successful company and later, a collection of New York hotels. Today, 10 hotels are owned and operated by his three sons, daughter, nephew and son-in-law. It is their mission to uphold the genuine values and superior standards established by Denihan years ago. The Benjamin is a tribute to the success and reputation of this man and the company he built.