In a move designed to increase the value of Carnegie Hall’s suites, the hotel plans to sell a portion of them to guests at no charge to help pay for the upgrades, a person familiar with the matter said.
The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the plan was not disclosed to guests.
The suite upgrade includes improvements in lighting, flooring and ceiling space.
The plan is designed to add more luxury to the hotel’s historic Carnegie Hall hotel and to make it more appealing to guests, said the person, who asked not to be identified because the plans are private.
The hotel declined to comment.
The plan would not be implemented immediately, the person said.
Carnegie Hall, the city’s flagship public university, will open in 2019, becoming the city and its third-largest hotel.
The hotel’s suites are a popular destination for visiting dignitaries and special guests, who can enjoy a view of the city.
The suites have long been a gathering spot for Carnegie Hall alumni and guests and are used by visiting heads of state and dignitiaries, such as President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, as well as by top executives.
In 2017, Carnegie Hall earned a $2.3 billion contract from the state of New York to renovate the hotel.