It might not be Eloise’s choice, but the Carlyle does have its perks beyond the mere cachet, including access to the hotel’s health center and spa, room service and laundry.
Perhaps that’s why Cuban-born, Florida-based businessman (and one-time Clinton pal) Paul Cejas, who recently sold his fifth-floor abode at peerless 834 Fifth Avenue to Swiss bank-note-printing tycoon Maurice Amon, is joining the ranks at the luxe 77th Street hotel. He purchased an 11th-floor co-op for $5.6 million, say city records and sources close to the deal. (Hillary Clinton stayed regularly at Mr. Cejas’ 834 Fifth place when she was preparing for her 2000 Senate run.)
Purchased from Rosaline Brinton, the three-bedroom apartment, replete with private elevator landing, marble entrance gallery, wet bar and a sunken living room with 13-foot-high, vaulted ceilings, was listed by Douglas Elliman superbroker Dolly Lenz.