Hotel Belleclaire Tour: The Early Designs Emery Roth
Front Entrance and Interior Images Courtesy of Triumph Hotels, Historical Images via NYPL, Rooftop Photo by of Robyn Roth-Moise
Visit the first buildings designed by noted NYC architect Emery Roth with his great-granddaughter (and fellow Insider) Robyn Roth-Moise and tour the Hotel Belleclaire with General Manager, Robert Falco!
- View the exterior of Roth’s very first apartment building, The Saxony, built in 1899
- Step inside Hotel Belleclaire, built in 1903 and once home to famous stars like Babe Ruth, MarkTwain, and Maxim Gorky
- Head to the rooftop for stunning views of the Upper West Side
- Examine historical artifacts related to Emery Roth from Hotel Belleclaire’s archives
- Explore Hotel Belleclaire’s newly renovated suites
- Enjoy a complimentary drink at Hotel Belleclaire’s newly opened bar restaurant bar, Allure
- Can’t make it in-person? Join the free, virtual livestream!
About the event:
This tour will start at Emery Roth’s very first apartment design, The Saxony. Here, you’ll meet Roth’s great-granddaughter Robyn Roth-Moise and Untapped New York’s Chief Experience Officer Justin Rivers. After a short stroll over to Hotel Belleclaire, you’ll meet up with the hotel’s General Manager, Robert Falco. In the lobby, Falco will share history of the hotel and an overview of the historical renovations that have been done. Guests will be led through the common areas including the conference room (where you will see old photos of the building and Emery Roth himself), as well as the newly renovated Suites. You will then head to the 10th floor for rooftop views of the Upper West Side, and hear about exciting future plans for the hotel. To cap off the tour, guests will enjoy a complimentary drink at the newly opened bar restaurant, Allure.
About Robert Falco
Robert Falco has been General Manager of Hotel Belleclaire, a Triumph Hotel, since 2021. Robert oversees day-to-day operations, including management of the hotel’s executive team and its hotel employees, as well as the rollout of a multimillion-dollar renovation which led to the reopening of Hotel Belleclaire in late 2021. As a hotelier with 15 years working in New York City hotels, Robert leaned on his experience to lead his team during the transitional period of reopening the hotel’s 258 guest rooms. He orchestrated and developed new standards and adjusted to the changing NYC market during this time. Hotel Belleclaire has been an Upper West Side staple which combines timeless elegance with modern comfort for a unique stay. Robert has made it a priority to improve the operations while preserving the charm and history of the hotel. It’s Robert’s mission to understand the needs of his guests and to exceed their expectations during their stay. You will often find him in the hotel lobby welcoming back returning guests or meeting and greeting new ones.
Robert has a love for travel, domestically and internationally, which has helped cultivate his passion for the hospitality industry. In his spare time, he also enjoys to study horology and collects timepieces. Robert holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality Management which he received at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh.
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