Traditional European style, modern facilities and convenient midtown location. A hotel since the 1920s, the Shelburne was redone in 1999. A gracious lobby with Oriental carpets, teardrop chandeliers and a fireplace sets the scene for a hotel with old-world ambience and a friendly staff. The hotel attracts guests from the worlds or fashion, banking and finance visitors to the U.N. and leisure travelers. Valet parking and the services of a concierge are among the amenities. The Penthouse roof garden of the Shelburne is a dramatic setting for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres in summer, with the bright lights of the Chrysler Building and other city skyscrapers twinkling all around. It can be reserved as a very special site for receptions or banquets.