Industry Update
Press Release31 August 2015

LOTTE Hotels & Resorts Introduces LOTTE New York Palace

Leading Luxury Hotel Group Announces Ownership of one of Manhattan's Most Iconic Properties

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LOTTE Hotels & Resorts, a Korea-based owner and operator of luxury hotels, announced today the relaunch of The New York Palace, an iconic luxury hotel in midtown Manhattan, as LOTTE New York Palace. LOTTE Hotels & Resorts assumes its ownership of the property as of August 28, 2015, making Lotte New York Palace the group's first hotel acquisition in North America.


"We are pleased to be continuing our global expansion by entering the North American market with such a prestigious landmark property," said Yongdok Song, CEO, LOTTE Hotels & Resorts. "We look forward to sharing our dedication to unparalleled service and luxury with The Palace's loyal clientele, as well as with many new guests from across the globe in the future."

LOTTE Hotels & Resorts will also introduce the property's new branding in conjunction with its relaunch as LOTTE New York Palace in September. The hotel's new name and logo celebrates its LOTTE affiliation while preserving its distinctive identity and longstanding history as one of New York's most celebrated luxury hotels.

"Our hotel is delighted to be operating under LOTTE Hotels & Resorts, which currently owns some of the finest hotels in the world," stated John C. Tolbert, Managing Director, LOTTE New York Palace. "We look forward to the future of LOTTE New York Palace under the direction of LOTTE Hotels & Resorts."

LOTTE Hotels & Resorts is currently in operation of 18 properties across five countries globally, and has 16 additional properties in the pipeline. It is ranked number 1 in the Korean lodging market. The LOTTE Group is one of the biggest Korean conglomerates with 80 affiliates and annual revenue of 83 billion in 2014.

About LOTTE New York Palace

LOTTE New York Palace, a luxury midtown hotel on the corner of 50th & Madison, was acquired by LOTTE Hotels & Resorts on August 28, 2015. Previously, the property completed a $140 million redesign in the fall of 2013. The renovation transformed the property's premier rooms and suites in The Towers, a hotel-within-a-hotel. Additional upgrades included new lobbies, specialty suites and restaurants and bars including Trouble's Trust, The Lobby Lounge, Tavern on 51, Rarities and Pomme Palais. In addition to 30,000 square feet of updated event space, The Palace is home to private spaces located in the historic Villard Mansion that feature 19th century interiors and are ideal for lavish weddings, events and dinners. With 909 rooms and suites, The Palace is known for unparalleled splendor, spectacular views, spacious rooms and exquisite service. Located across the street from St. Patrick's Cathedral and only steps from Rockefeller Center – the hotel's world-renowned courtyard incorporates motifs from several 15th-century Italian cathedrals and has served as the entranceway to the historic Villard Mansion since 1882. LOTTE New York Palace gracefully blends the landmark Villard Mansion with a contemporary 55-story tower. Guests can reserve accommodations online at or contact reservations at 1-800-NY-PALACE (1-800-697-2522).

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LOTTE Hotels & Resorts, the largest hotel group in Korea, is expanding beyond Asia to become a global brand. We aim to be a lovemark that deeply moves the hearts of our guests with consistent quality of services and facilities in all LOTTE chain hotels across the world.
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About LOTTE Hotels & Resorts

LOTTE Hotels & Resorts are currently in operation of 18 properties across five countries globally and have 16 more properties in the pipeline. LOTTE Hotels & Resorts have secured their brand equity by way of their award-winning Five Star properties. Their first luxury and overseas hotel from Korea's hotel brand in Russia has been in the spotlight after being recently awarded with the Prix Villegiature Awards 'Best Hotel in Europe'. LOTTE Hotels & Resorts has gained worldwide recognition for its excellent service and facilities suitable for major international events. It has also been rated as the best hotel in Korea by numerous prestigious magazines, including Conde Nast Traveler, Global Traveler, Business Traveller (Asia Pacific), and Trade Travel Gazette.

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