Bill Clinton attends Chatwal Hotel opening in New York City, New York, USA

The opening of the Chatwal Hotel in midtown New York received a very presidential blessing as Former US President, Bill Clinton stopped by to deliver a speech for fellow Democrat Congressman Kendrick Meek. The hotel's owner and close friend of Clinton, Mr. Sant Chatwal hosted the event at the Lambs Club bar alongside with guests including the restaurant's partners Chef Geoffrey Zakarian, Margaret Zakarian, Jeffrey Jah, Will Regan, David Rabin, Vikram Chatwal, Priya Chatwal and others." New York City, September 10, 2010 /Washington Bangla Radio / India PRwire/ - Opening soon, The Chatwal New York re-creates the iconic glamour and style of 1930's Gotham, recognized and idolized the world over. Occupying top billing on its theater district block - also known as the "Great White Way" - the landmark Stanford White-designed building was originally host to the famous Lambs Club, America's first professional theater club. Meticulously restored and modernized by Master Architect and Designer Thierry Despont, the circa-1905 building will be the first member of the prestigious Leading Hotels of the World in Manhattan's theater district. A Grand Legacy in the Making The Chatwal Hotel New York is the vision of Mr. Sant Chatwal, entrepreneur and Chairman and CEO of Hampshire Hotels & Resorts. With a goal to create intimate gathering places and rooms with the highest attention to detail - The Chatwal truly joins past with future, while maintaining a uniquely New York character. The opening of The Chatwal New York also marks the launch of Sant Chatwal's new luxury hotel brand, The Chatwal - with plans in the works for additional luxury properties outside London and in India. The Design The restoration of the historic former Lambs Club building into The Chatwal New York has been undertaken by world-renowned master architect and interior designer, Thierry Despont. Showcasing the mid-century Empire Art Deco style prominent during the Lambs Club golden era, the revival mixes classic Deco period work with modernized twists. A prime example of a "Baby Grand" hotel - small in scale complete with all the design and amenities of larger properties. The Chatwal offers the glamour of yesterday and today, with interiors from Despont inspired by the famous Malletier (travel trunk makers) of the period, celebrating travel pieces as finely crafted objet d'art. Recurring flourishes of angular nickel trim accenting glimmering jewel-toned glass are evident throughout, as the The Chatwal New York toasts glamorous travel in all its forms. Guest Experience Guestrooms at The Chatwal New York capture the clubby, elegant and comfortably chic atmosphere of this New York landmark. Of the 88 guestrooms, 38 are larger suites, and behind each door, no attention to detail has been spared. In-room finishes include fine suede covered walls and leather-wrapped double closets, the Chatwal's retro playing cards and a specially crafted Backgammon set. The attention to modern small touches makes a difference - complimentary internet access, a laptop-sized safe, a 42-inch HD flat screen IP television with Blueray DVD and multi-language options, a movie library, and in-room stereo system with an iPod dock all provide a comfortably wired experience. A rarity in New York City, private terraces are available on request for those who treasure their outdoor space. The service philosophy mirrors the accommodations, with guests benefiting from personalized, attentive service of the highest standard - from a discerning staff directed by General Manager Joel Freyberg. The sign of a great hotel is a great night's sleep. The Chatwal commissioned Shifman Mattress to design a made-by-hand mattress, complemented with an expansive bed linen selection by Frette and pillow menu. Wrapping oneself in one of The Chatwal's plush Kashwére custom robes after a dip in the Rain Drop shower or Jacuzzi bath (complete with Asprey Amenities, exclusive to The Chatwal New York) is a perfect end to a hectic city day. Bathrooms also feature marble floors, mirrored walls and a 19-inch integrated mirror television. The hotel's turndown service includes a complimentary shoe shine service, bottled water, and the guest's preferred newspaper delivered each morning to their door. As this is the city that never sleeps, the fitness center at The Chatwal New York is complimentary to guests 24 hours a day. Dining and Cocktailing at The Chatwal Paying homage to the building's original purpose - showcasing talent and creativity, whether on stage, or in the kitchen and behind the bar - Chef Geoffrey Zakarian is behind the 90-seat restaurant, The Lambs Club at The Chatwal New York. Offering diners an updated take on the classic bar and grill with an inviting, warm ambiance, the menu will focus on traditional American cuisine and seasonal ingredients. This is a first time collaboration for Manhattan's established culinary and cocktail veterans, Geoffrey Zakarian and Margaret Zakarian along with David Rabin, Will Regan and Jeffrey Jah. Signature breakfasts at The Lambs Club will draw a morning crowd of New Yorkers meeting up to start their workday in Midtown and guests fueling up for a full Manhattan day. The regular lunch and dinner scene will focus on fresh market produce, grilled meats and seafood along with fine salads. Gourmet snacks, libations and afternoon tea will be served throughout the day. Similarly, The Bar at the Lambs Club will brim with classic and refined cocktails made with the freshest juices, pressed each day on the premises. Pre/post-theater and after-work cocktails will be offered at the lively bar scene - a perfect meeting spot for friendly conversation, toasting a signed contract or discussing musical high points after a show. For those seeking the privacy of their suite for a meal, room service will be provided by The Lambs Club 24-hours a day, with the same high standard of cuisine prevailing throughout the entire property. The Lambs Club - A History Established in 1874, The Lambs Club was the gathering place of those who would make Broadway and Hollywood history. Legendary member names include George M. Cohan, W.C. Fields, John Barrymore, Milton Berle, Fred Astaire, Irving Berlin and Will Rogers. Follow The Chatwal New York on Facebook ( and Twitter ( for ongoing updates. -