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RFR Davis planning more extended stay hotels.

Why Settle? Settle-In with Style and Comfort at the Envoy Club. Making its mark in the ever-growing extended-stay sector is the Envoy Club, 57 beautifully appointed Executive Studios and One and Two Bedroom Apartment Suites on the first seven floors of the Eastbridge Landing building, a recently built residential building developed by New York-based RFR Davis and located in the historic neighborhood of Murray Hill on 33rd Street at 1st Avenue.

Catering to business travelers, corporate relocators and individuals who wish to stay in Manhattan for a minimum of thirty days, the Envoy Club provides a viable alternative to pricey hotels with limited living space and few of the comforts of home. The finest in amenities provided by hotels apply, including 24-hour Concierge Services, Daily Maid Service, Valet Laundry d Dry Cleaning Services and on-site parking.

What sets the Envoy Club apart from its competitors is the high level of service offered as well as the wide variety of state-of-the-art high-tech perks available to the Corporate Guest.

According to Daniel Silva, General Manager of the Envoy Club, the biggest advantage to an extended-stay facility is that it offers fine hotel services and amenities at an excellent value for those individuals in need of residence for 30 days or more. "We make a special effort to give our guests a competitive edge while away from home and office, so we offer business amenities, such as personalized business cards, in-room fax machines, two-line phones with data port, voice-mail an caller ID.Plus, all suites are wired with high-speed, digital Internet access," said Mr. Silva.

"But we also want them to feel entirely at home in New York City, and since a minimum Envoy Club stay is thirty days, all our apartments are designed for long-term sojourns. They are especially spacious, contain entertainment centers including VCRs, stereos, 25" televisions and full kitchens equipped with dishwashers, microwaves, Royal Doulton china, flatware by Christofle, bathroom amenities by Molton Brown and an array of kitchen utensils that would even impress Julia Child! We will even shop in advance for guests so that favorite foods and beverages await them upon arrival."

Other distinctions at the Envoy Club include a Business Center, a private Cinema Room, an on-site laundry room provided as an alternative to outsourced valet services, traditional White Glove Concierge Service with Maitre d'Etage on staff, state-of-the-art Fitness Center, and a "Pet Friendly" management for animal lovers.

The architect for Eastbridge Landing is Costas A. Kondylis, whose work in Manhattan includes 610 Park Avenue (former Mayfair Inn), 279 Central Park West, Paramount Tower and TriBeCa park. William T. Georgis, a former Associate in charge of decorative projects for architect Robert A.M. Stern, designed the interiors at the Envoy Club.

Among his projects is an installation of Ming dynasty furniture for Hickory Business Furniture and china and silver for Swid Powell. His work has been exhibited at the National Academy of Design and Columbia University and is included in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Art Institute of Chicago and the Denver Art Museum.

"The Envoy Club at Eastbridge Landing is the first of such extended-stay hotels planned for New York," said Silva.RFR Davis is currently in construction at 425 Fifth Ave. across from Lord & Taylor for a 67-story residential/office/retail mixed-use project, designed by renowned architect Michael Graves, which will become home to the second Envoy club.Expected opening is early 2003.

"We established the Envoy Club as the pre-eminent brand in the City," said Daniel Silva. "It's a name that equates with quality, comfort, reliability and a consistent level of service coupled with cutting edge high-tech equipment for the fast-paced business professional."

For more information call the Envoy Club at 212-402-1003. Visit them at Flagship location in Midtown/Murray Hill. Other locations on the Upper East Side and in Westchester County.425 Fifth Avenue opening in 2003.
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Date:Mar 27, 2002
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