U.S., Feb. 29 -- The Carlyle Hotel was built by Moses Ginsberg and designed

in Art Deco style by architects Sylvan Bien (1893-1959) and Harry M. Prince.

Bien and Prince both had previously worked at the famous architectural firm of

Warren & Wetmore. Since opening in 1930, The Carlyle has become a living

legend that embodies the spirit of New York: elegant, sparkling, worldly and


However, by the time the Carlyle was ready to open its

doors, the 1929 stock market crash ended the boom times. The new hotel went

into receivership in 1931 and was sold to the Lyleson Corporation in 1932. The

new owners kept the original management which was able to improve occupancy and

to stabilize the Carlyles' financial situation. In 1948...