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WYNDHAM New Yorker Hotel Uncovers Early Recordings From Its Terrace Room Revealing History Still Lives At Iconic Property

July 5, 2014 Hotel News No Comments Email Email

As the Fourth of July draws nears and we reflect, the Wyndham  New Yorker Hotel reminisces as well. Recently the historic hotel uncovered live recordings from the 1930s by Big Bands in the Terrace Room. 

unnamed (4)As the iconic midtown property begins a new chapter in its history to become one of New York City’s largest hotels once again, it is steadfast on remaining true to its roots.

Originally the New Yorker Hotel, now the rebranded Wyndham New Yorker Hotel, opened its doors in 1930 with 2,500 hotel rooms, placing it as one of New York’s largest hotels.  Throughout the years, Big Bands performed and broadcasted live from its Terrace Room with acts such as Bennie Goodman, Glen Miller, Tommy Dorsey,  and Sammy Kaye.  The Terrace Room played a major part in the hotel’s history; it’s popularity went well outside city limits, broadcasting live into millions of American homes four nights each week.  Shows were even broadcast live on ships at sea and soldiers in the field by the American Forces Network.  This was the beginning of more than 80 years of broadcasting from the hotel.  History lives on with the hotel’s recent recording discoveries, which are available at the Wyndham New Yorker Hotel’s archival room along with relics that include Nikola Tesla’s stay and Mohammed Ali.

unnamed (5)Recently, the Wyndham New Yorker Hotel announced a five-year, multi-million dollar renovation to modernize the property which is currently underway and will eventually take the hotel close to 1,350 hotel rooms.  The first-phase of the renovation welcomed a revived lobby, revamp of the exterior, 114 guestrooms (with additional rooms slated for 2015 and 2016), and renovations to the Grand Ballroom and meeting rooms.  The second phase scheduled to begin in early 2015, will unveil a new dining venue – a wine bar that will be located on the lower level of the hotel and will offer guests a speakeasy feel.  The objective of the new look and renovation is to reposition the Wyndham New

Yorker Hotel as one of the city’s largest hotels and leaders within the corporate and social function spaces.
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