Curated Experiences Await Only At The Palace

At Lotte New York Palace, we’re delighted to welcome you with signature moments to complement your visit. Our “Only at The Palace” experiences have been thoughtfully designed to become treasured memories of your stay with us.

Winter Bar

Open Wednesday - Sunday

Visit The Courtyard for warm and delightfully decadent holiday beverages. Savor our signature hot chocolate and sweet treats with our glistening tree as your backdrop.

Letters to Santa

November 28 Through December 23, 2023

Start a holiday tradition your children will treasure at The Palace. Upon
check-in, our youngest guests receive personalized postcards to send to Santa in our larger-than-life North Pole mailbox. A hand-written reply "from the desk of Santa Claus" will magically appear in your room during your stay.

Gingerbread Mansion

November 22 through December 31, 2023

An architectural masterpiece in miniature form, our Gingerbread Mansion will once again be on display in the Grand Lobby. This Palace holiday tradition takes our Executive Chef and pastry team more than 300 hours, along with 110 pounds of gingerbread dough and icing, to craft this sweet seasonal salute to our landmark building.

Holiday Brunch

Christmas & New Years Day

Spend the holidays in Villard with our signature “Build Your Own Benedict” menu.  Indulge with a wide range of seasonal ingredients for you to mix, match and create your own culinary masterpiece.

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Visits from the Rockettes

December 2, 9, 16 
 10 am - 1 pm

Visit the Grand Lobby on Saturdays to meet and take photos with the world-renowned Radio City Rockettes.

Visits from Santa

December 3, 10, 17 
 10 am - 1 pm

Join us in the Grand Lobby on the first three Sundays in December for a magical encounter with Santa Claus himself. Guests are invited to share their holiday wishes, snap a photo, and create cherished memories.

Palace Holiday Suite

November 25, 2023 - January 6, 2024

Experience the magic of the season in our Holiday Suite, complete with festive décor, a beautifully adorned Christmas tree, and a delightful selection of homemade holiday cookies, all prepared for your arrival.


The Art of the Martini

Dry or dirty? Neat or sweet? In The Gold Room, we’ve mastered the Art of the Martini in a new collection of extraordinary and inventive cocktails. Where better to raise a toast to the Golden Age of Cocktails than in our gilded and glamorous Gold Room?

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A Glimpse of The Gilded Age

Every Saturday, 10:00 am

Join our Palace Historian for a one-hour guided tour of our Villard Mansion, one of New York City’s few surviving Gilded Age mansions. Designed by the revered architectural firm of McKim, Mead & White, this iconic landmark remains virtually unchanged since its construction in 1884.
Complimentary to guests. Please visit the concierge to sign up. Tours gather in the Grand Lobby. 

St. Patrick's Cathedral VIP Tour

Exclusively curated for guests of The Palace, this VIP experience takes you behind the scenes of the famed landmark. The tour includes the lower labyrinth of halls and staircases, the main altar, the bishop's crypt, the choir loft, and the heart of the cathedral. This VIP Tour is only available to guests of Lotte New York Palace. 100% of the tour fee is donated to St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

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Steve Cohen’s Chamber Magic

Every Friday & Saturday

Be dazzled by the "Millionaire's Magician" each Friday and Saturday evening in our Madison Room. Only at The Palace.