Nestled in Manhattans Upper East Side The Surrey hotel is both a familiar destination and an unexpected delight. We offer our guests authentic service cultural inspiration and singular experiences at every visit. Exceptional moments at The Surrey extend well beyond your accommodations. Whether you prefer entertaining in the private rooftop garden indulging in a relaxing massage at the Cornelia Spa at the Surrey or dining at your favorite table at Cafe Boulud personality and personal preferences inform our service from the moment you make your reservation.Built in 1926 as a residence hotel the original Surrey was home to many of New Yorks most eccentric celebrities over the years. JFK. Bette Davis. Claudette Colbert. Famous faces who recognized the allure of exceptional discreet service. In re-creating The Surrey we collaborated with acclaimed interior designer Lauren Rottet and paid special attention to maintaining the integrity of this history while modernizing what has become New Yorks most intimate address. Rottets inspiration was a New York City townhouse passed down through the generations the keeper of a lifetime of memories.