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The Carlton Hotel Is Now a One-Stop-Destination for All Things Wedding

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 02/26/14 -- The historic Carlton hotel, nestled in the heart of Manhattan's NoMad neighborhood, is now a one-stop-destination for all things wedding. The property's four distinctive themed specialty suites are now offering exciting packages to suit any type of wedding festivity, from bachelor or Jack & Jill parties, to bridal showers and more. These new packages, coupled with the hotel's in-house Caravan Stylist Studio and French Brasserie Millesime, make the Carlton hotel a natural choice for all wedding-related events.

The Carlton's Speakeasy Suite comes complete with a secret door that leads into a hidden back room, acting as the ultimate Prohibition era man cave. The suite's 1920s décor includes a poker table, a bar, dark wood paneling and period photos of flappers and G-men. For intimate Bachelor Parties, the hotel is now offering a lively evening of Poker and Scotch tasting, complete with a spirits expert who serves a flight of liquors with chef-selected food pairings. Every guest even departs with a take-home bottle of spirits and shot glass. One night package pricing: Starting at $1,599 plus tax.

The beautifully adorned Broadway Diva Suite can be transformed into the ideal venue to host the ultimate Bridal Shower. The suite reimagines a palatial dressing room ideal for a leading lady in a hit musical, indulgent and accented by mirrors, playbills, and over-the-top bedding. The Bridal Shower package can be tailored for up to ten women and includes a formal tea replete with mini sandwiches, scones, pastries, sparkling wine and, of course, a gift from Tiffany's for the bride and nail party. One night package pricing: Starting at $1,599 plus tax.

The Broadway Diva suite can also be used as a Bridal Suite, in which the bride can get ready for her big day. The Bridal Suite package includes light refreshments for up to six people and hair and makeup for the Bride and up to two bridesmaids, by Caravan Stylist Studio. One night package pricing: Starting at $1,299 plus tax.

The modern-day alternative to a Bridal Shower is the coed Jack and Jill Wedding Shower. For this event, the Carlton offers two top floor penthouse suites, which can adjoin to have more than 2,000 total combined square feet. Carlton's Corner Pocket is outfitted with refined furniture and boasts a restored 1950s Brunswick Centennial billiards table, accented with a crystal-tiered chandelier. Some guests may enjoy cocktails at the custom-made solid mahogany bar, while others can relax at the eight-seat wrap-around luxury sofa or black leather club chair. Carlton's New Yorker Suite features a menagerie of vintage furniture, including the custom 12-foot Chesterfield sofa in the suite's living room a white lacquer crocodile-embossed dining table under a dazzling crystal chandelier. The Jack and Jill Wedding Shower package includes two hours of nails and makeup in the New Yorker Suite by Caravan Stylist Studio for the ladies; one hour with an in-room mixologist for the gentlemen in the Corner Pocket Suite; and a cocktail reception (open bar and hors d'oeuvres) for up to 30 people when the two suites adjoin. One night package pricing (based on 30 ppl for the cocktail reception): Starting at $5,999 plus tax.

For more information about these weddings event packages, check out the Carlton's website at: www.carltonhotelny.com

ABOUT THE CARLTON HOTEL
The Carlton, an Autograph Collection hotel, blends old world luxury and Beaux-Arts flourishes, with stylish modernism. The Carlton hotel is managed by Gemstone Hotels & Resorts, LLC, and features one of the city's most beautiful hotel lobbies. The vaulted ceilings, marbled floors, floor-to-ceiling suede paneled walls; soothing waterfall and rich mahogany frame the lobby. Originally designed by Harry Allen Jacobs, and completed in 1904 as The Seville Hotel, the Carlton serves as a historic reminder of New York's elegant past. An inspired fusion of old-world elegance with distinct contemporary energy and glamour, the century-old Carlton's blend of historic and modern design perfectly captures the city's spirit. The Carlton is the second New York City hotel to join the Autograph Collection, a growing ensemble of hotels selected for their distinctive style and ability to provide exclusive experiences to guests. Millesime, deriving from the French word for vintage, is the new restaurant in the Carlton Hotel. An organic collaboration not just by namesake, Millesime is built within the historically landmarked details known in the space, including the exquisite 1904 Tiffany-style glass dome skylight and the extraordinary mosaic floor. Millesime, accessible from the Carlton hotel's lobby, exists on two floors and offers a menu which draws its inspiration from the classic seafood dishes found throughout France complimented by a variety of specialty cocktails. www.carltonhotelny.com.

ABOUT GEMSTONE HOTELS & RESORTS
Headquartered in Park City, Utah, with offices in Stamford, Conn., Gemstone Hotels & Resorts, LLC, is a full-service management and asset management company that specializes in luxury and upscale urban hotels and complex resorts. The company is engaged in resort and unique hotel marketing and management and asset management for a variety of major hotel real estate investors and owners. Gemstone currently manages or asset manages more than 20 projects. Additional information about the company may be found at www.gemstoneresorts.com.

ABOUT AUTOGRAPH COLLECTION
Autograph Collection is an evolving ensemble of strikingly independent luxury hotels. Each destination has been selected for its bold originality, rich character and uncommon details. From near to far, iconic to historic, the result is a unique array of properties that is nothing less than completely eclectic, nothing short of collectively exceptional. For more information please visit www.autographcollectionhotels.com

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