Hyatt, GFI Hospitality LLC and GFI Development LLC have opened Parker’s at Thompson Central Park New York. Open to hotel guests and the public, the bar transforms the hotel’s newly designed lobby atrium with live music, an elevated ambiance and crafted cocktails, complemented by contemporary American fare.
An ode to New York City’s music history, and named for the late, great jazz musician Charlie Parker, Parker’s pays homage to the soundtrack of New York – from jazz, soul and blues to the modern hits of Broadway. Through a partnership with the Jazz Foundation of America, Parker’s will feature regular live music by New York City artists. Nestled into the lobby of Thompson Central Park New York, Parker’s is a destination for those seeking the iconic spirit of New York paired with the Thompson Hotels brand’s signature timeless sophistication.
“We are thrilled to introduce Parker’s to New York City and provide a glamorous space for New Yorkers as well as travelers to connect with the music, art and culture surrounding our landmark hotel,” said Matthew Slippoy, general manager, Thompson Central Park New York. “Since first opening last fall, we’ve been looking forward to unveiling the new lobby lounge and redesigned atrium space, creating even more opportunities for our neighbors and hotel guests to joyfully experience Thompson Central Park New York.”
Design firm Thomas Juul-Hansen has reimagined the public spaces of the landmark building in Midtown Manhattan, while preserving the property’s history. With the opening of Parker’s, Thomas Juul-Hansen introduces new, stunning interior design elements to the hotel’s first-floor interiors, connecting 56th Street to 57th Street through a grandiose atrium. Guests will be welcomed by a flood of natural light from central skylights, a canopy of cascading foliage and artwork adorning the walls by celebrated jazz photographers.
Parker’s beverage menu features a range of traditional cocktails crafted with high-end spirits and seasonal touches. Parker’s signature cocktails are named for New York’s most famous jazz anthems, such as Come Fly with Me, made with Bourbon, Oloroso Sherry and Maple Syrup. Parker’s will serve a menu of shareable, contemporary American dishes to complement libations in the evenings, as well as breakfast and lunch menus throughout the day.
While Thompson Central Park New York first opened its doors in November 2021, the hotel will celebrate its grand opening later this year with the introduction of Upper Stories, a highly anticipated collection of luxury accommodations within the hotel. Upper Stories guest rooms and suites will offer expansive views, contemporary design, high-end amenities and exclusive programming.