The Lowell Ranks Top New York City Hotel for Service and Top Ten in Continental U.S. & Canada by Travel + Leisure

From A Choice of Scents for the Wood Burning Fireplaces to Terraces With Sketch Pads and Watercolors, the Lowell is a Very Personal Experience

NEW YORK, May 24 /PRNewswire/ — Of the hundreds and hundreds New York City hotels, The Lowell with just seventy guest rooms, edges out stiff competition to land the top ranking in Manhattan for “Best Service” in Travel + Leisure magazine’s annual reader survey.

The magazine’s globe trotting readers recognize the distinctive and personal service to which The Lowell staff dedicates themselves each and every day. With a genuine passion to provide the best service possible, the hotel’s team of employees is eager to indulge guests’ wishes, even anticipate them.

Hotel guests can tailor their stay with everything from choosing the scent of the fire in the fireplace, ordering a sketch pad and watercolors to capture the view from their private terrace, listening to an iPod or requesting a best-selling book. Add these features to the complimentary wireless internet access, complimentary newspaper, fully equipped kitchens and gourmet mini bars, and it is obvious why The Lowell was the only hotel among the hundreds in New York City to be ranked in the survey’s top ten for “best service.”

“We are truly honored to receive this award,” said General Manager, Heiko Kuenstle. “The readers of Travel + Leisure are among the world’s most savvy travelers with sophisticated tastes, so it is a privilege for The Lowell team to be recognized by this discriminating audience.”

The Travel + Leisure 2005 World’s Best Service awards are based on more than 400,000 evaluations, where readers rate the quality of service at hotels around the world.

The Lowell offers special seasonal summer room rates from $310.00 per night, based on availability.

The Lowell New York hotel, centrally located on 63rd Street between Madison and Park Avenues, steps away from the city’s famed designer boutiques, offers 47 suites and 23 deluxe rooms, all of which are uniquely decorated with exquisite antique furnishings. Many of the suites, including the recently renovated Manhattan Suite and Lowell Suites, feature private terraces as well as wood burning fireplaces. For reservations and more information, please call 212-838-1400.

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