The New York Palace hotel has thrown open the doors of its newest bar, Trouble’s Trust, after undergoing a $140 million renovation. The new bar has been named after hotel heiress Leona Helmsley’s pet Trouble who inherited a $12 million dollar trust fund after her demise.
This exclusive cocktail bar and lounge offers a diverse range of beers, wines and cocktails for a pre-theater drink, post-work happy hour, or night cap. Located under the hotel’s Lobby Grand Staircase, this drinking hole features a modern design by Champalimaud. The place is spruced up with red lacquer walls, embossed leather panels, curved leather banquettes along with leather lounge chairs. The 26-foot-long curve liquid metal bar dominates the area along with a floor-to-ceiling wine display that glows.
The cocktail menu also syncs with the dedication, printed with golden paws and listing exclusively concocted cocktails like The Pampered Pooch honoring Trouble and Queen of Mean named after the hotelier and heiress Leona Helmsley.
However, undiluted irony is also served at NYC’s newest premier destination for both Palace guests and natives. Why would a bar, dedicated to one of the world’s richest dog, ban pet dogs from accompanying the patrons? This is justified by the fact that local laws do not permit pets in bars and restaurants.
The New York Palace
455 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10022
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