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Midtown basks in literary glow hotel elysée bastion of privacy

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MIDTOWN BASKS IN LITERARY GLOW HOTEL Elysée Bastion of Privacy… Home of Legends In the annals of New York’s literary life, few places can hold a candle to theHotel Elysée.What other landmark can claim to have been home and hearth to literary luminaries as diverse as playwright extraordinaireTennessee Williamsand blockbuster novelistHarold Robins? Or, for that matter, to have sheltered such undisputed talents asJames Michener, Leon Uris, Robert C. Ruark, James Clavelland Jimmy Breslin? th  Standingmidblock on East 54Street, between Madison and Park Avenues, theHotel Elysée’s lowkey graciousness could be the explanation for its popularity among writers. In addition to its amenities, oneofakindguest rooms(some with terraces, solariums or kitchens) and beautiful appointments, theHotel Elyséeoffers guests perhaps the most outstanding and desirablelocationin th New York City. Situated on 54Street, theElyséeis within walking distance of some of the world’s best shopping, countless midtown corporate headquarters, cultural attractions (such as the Museum of Modern Art) and many of the most popular restaurants in Manhattan.  Thehotel’s multilingual staff offers personalized assistance for every need including airline reservations, babysitting, sightseeing, current attraction tickets, business services and much more.  Ratesat theHotel Elyséeare extremely equitable.Room ratesstart at $325/$475 per night, depending on the season, and include Continental breakfast each morning; coffee, tea, cookies and fruit all day long; and wine and hors d’oeuvres each weekday evening (Monday through Friday) from 5 to 8 PM. TheElyséealso offers complimentary highspeed wireless internet as well as complimentary membership at theNew York Sports Clubfor all guests during their stay.  TheSwissbornMax Haeringoriginally conceived theElyséein 1926 as a Europeanstyle hotel for the carriage trade. The concept of the hotel was to offer that same “discreet and uncompromising” personalized service.  Overthe years, the Elysée has been home to baseball immortalJoe DiMaggio, prima ballerina Dame Margot Fonteyn, coloraturaMaria Callas, pianistsVladimir HorowitzandJose Iturbi, playwrights Tennessee Williams,Ben Hecht,Charles McArthur, and producerLeland Haywardmaking. Also their New York home at theElyséewere actorsMarlon Brando,Louis Calhern,JohnandEthel Barrymore,Helen Hayes,Kay Francis,Johnny (Tarzan) Weissmuller,Ava Gardner,Herbert Marshall,
Paul Douglas,LillianandDorothy Gish,Hume CronynandJessica Tandy,Tallulah Bankhead,Sidney
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