The more things change, the more they stay the same.
An old landmark hotel in the conservative and co-op-coated Carnegie Hill section of the Upper East Side is set to become (gasp!) condos.
But never fear, the building is attracting the same old well-heeled characters it always did.
Dating back to 1899 and located at 1295 Madison Ave. at 92nd Street, The Wales never had the elan of, say, the Carlyle or the Mark hotels. But, for more than a century, it quietly attracted and housed artists, the pre-Met Gala crowd, well-to-do Europeans and South Americans and, most of all, locals who sparkled over dinners at the hotel’s restaurant, Sarabeth’s.
The Carnegie Hill neighborhood near Central Park has long been considered one of Manhattan’s most iconic and desirable locations. One of the only new-construction listings in the neighborhood to come to market in recent years, The Wales is a pre-war building that has been completely stored with modern, luxe interiors and all the latest technology.
Today Adellco formally announces the launch of sales for the condominium residences at The Wales, a 10-story historic building located at 1295 Madison Avenue. The Wales offers a modern take on landmark-living, moments away from Central Park in the heart of Carnegie Hill, a beloved neighborhood on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.
Developer Adellco has launched sales at The Wales, a conversion of the former Hotel Wales that comprises 21 graciously sized luxury two- to five-bedroom residences in Manhattan’s vaunted Carnegie Hill enclave. With interiors by French firm Cabinet Alberto Pinto, the condominiums at The Wales feature herringbone oak flooring, Art Deco-inspired kitchen cabinetry, and an assortment of marbles, including Bianco Carrara and Grigio Nicole, that appear in the primary bathroom.
Sales launched at The Wales, an uber luxury condominium inside the former Hotel Wales, a historic New York hotel in Carnegie Hill. Pinto, France’s premier design firm founded by the late Alberto Pinto, designed the interiors of the residences and common spaces at the 10-story historic structure located at 1295 Madison Avenue (corner of 92nd & Madison). The neo-Renaissance facade circa 1899 was restored in the conversion from the former hotel.
A venerable Carnegie Hill hotel is getting its second life as…you guessed it, upscale condos. The landmarked Hotel Wales, to be simply known as The Wales, has officially begun sales on 21 graciously-scaled two- to four-bedroom residences. The Upper East Side’s ultra-luxury market has been going gangbusters as of late, as condos with grand layouts and faint traditional flourishes have been sought-after by the very-well-heeled.
A piece of New York City history is also one of its newest residential addresses.
The Wales, formerly the Hotel Wales, is a 10-story conversion project in the Carnegie Hill Historic District on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Paris-based Cabinet Alberto Pinto is behind the design of the condo building, with New York-based Adellco as the developer.
New York City is rife with glossy new builds—think supertalls like 111 W. 57th Street and 432 Park Ave.—so a more historic residential tower is a welcome change of pace. Those looking for something more old-school are in luck, as Robb Report has the exclusive first look of the interiors of the Wales, a new condominium building on the Upper East Side that dates back to the early 1900s.