[EN] The Hotel Chelsea (aka Chelsea Hotel) is a New York City hotel and landmark, primarily known for its history of long-term notable residents. The Chelsea has housed numerous writers, musicians, artists, and actors, including Bob Dylan, Charles Bukowski, Janis Joplin, Patti Smith, Leonard Cohen, Arthur C. Clarke, Dylan Thomas,Sid Vicious, Robert Mapplethorpe, Larry Rivers, and multiple people associated with Andy Warhol’s Factory. It is located in the Manhattan neighborhood of Chelsea, at 222 West 23rd Street, between Seventh and Eighth Avenues.
The hotel has always been a center of artistic and bohemian activity, and it houses artwork created by many of the artists who have visited. The hotel was the first building to be listed by New York City as a cultural preservation site and historic building of note.
Built in 1883, the twelve-story red-brick building. At the time of its construction, the Chelsea Hotel stood as the tallest building in New York, and its surrounding neighborhood constituted the center of New York’s Theater District. The hotel was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.
Owing to its long list of famous guests and residents, the hotel has an ornate history, treasured both as a birth place of creative modern art and by tragedy catching the public eye. Sir Arthur C. Clarke wrote2001: A Space Odyssey while staying at the Chelsea