On Wednesday evening, the California couple were joined by old friends Misha Noonoo and Mikey Heiss, eating dinner and drinking martinis for three hours before retiring to their room, according to reports.
One waiter in a white jacket and bow tie told The Telegraph: “This is not something we get every day. Celebrities come here all the time, but this is different. There is a real buzz about the place.”
Rooms at the Carlyle, which brands itself as “an emblem of New York glamour and luxury”, start at around $1,250 but can cost as much as $9,000 for the Presidential Suite.
The deluxe three-bedroom apartment has 360-degree views of the city and used to be called the Royal suite, but it is not known if the Duke and Duchess, no longer “senior royals” are staying in the 1,800 square foot room on the 22nd floor.
In 2014, the Duke and the Duchess of Cambridge stayed at the hotel during their trip to the Big Apple and did make use of the Royal Suite.
The one-of-a-kind room has a private lift, Venetian plaster walls, a grand piano, floor-to-ceiling windows, a full kitchen and an office space.
During their three-day stay, which was an official royal tour, unlike the visit being undertaken by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, the couple dined with Hillary Clinton, went to a Brooklyn Nets basketball game and visited the 9/11 memorial and museum.
But the Royal family’s association with the Carlyle goes back much further.
Prince Charles has stayed there and the late Princess…