“On the sophisticated Upper East Side of New York City, The Carlyle has cosseted the rich, famous, accomplished and powerful for almost nine decades. The hotel’s timeless elegance, attention to details, masterful service and — perhaps most essential — careful discretion by savvy skilled staff has made world leaders, A-list actors, sports stars, business titans, literary lions and super models feel at home. Now this iconic and glamorously heady hotspot, a Rosewood Hotels property, is at the heart of a cool new feature-length documentary film, Always at The Carlyle, written and directed by Matthew Miele. A multitude of engaging celebrities are showcased — including George Clooney, Harrison Ford, Anthony Bourdain, Tommy Lee Jones, Roger Federer, Condoleezza Rice, Anjelica Huston, Wes Anderson, Alan Cumming, Sofia Coppola, Lenny Kravitz, Naomi Campbell, Herb Alpert, Jeff Goldblum, Paul Shaffer, Vera Wang, Piers Morgan, Kelli O’Hara, Alexa Ray Joel, Graydon Carter, Bill Murray, Nina Garcia, Isaac Mizrahi, Buster Poindexter and Elaine Stritch — who all opine about the allure and excitement within The Carlyle’s walls. “If you’re staying here you feel like you’ve made it,” says Jon Hamm.
View the film’s trailer (above) by Good Deed Entertainment. For fascinating behind-the-scenes highlights, lowdowns and photos, see Manhattan Secrets: Where The Rich and Famous Stay — Always at The Carlyle.
I recently asked Rita Wilson — actress, producer, singer and songwriter — who is featured in Always at The Carlyle about her passion for performing at the posh hotel’s Café Carlyle, a swanky supper club. …”