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1. Pendry Manhattan West – Midtown West/Hudson Yards

  • Open September 2021.
  • Located in Midtown West’s Hudson Yards district next to Chelsea, with easy access to the High Line, Madison Square Garden, and Penn Station.
  • Relaxed luxury hotel with 164 guest rooms (including 30 suites) in a 23-story tower. All are bright and airy, with floor-to-ceiling widows and hand-picked art and book collections. The Pendry Suite features a fireplace, full kitchen, dining room for eight, and a baby grand piano.
  • Decor is sophisticated and serene, with a casual West Coast vibe. The palette pairs grounding neutrals with warm jewel tones; furnishings are a blend of contemporary and vintage mid-mod. Curated art collection spotlighting works from New York and LA-based artists throughout.
  • Signature restaurant is the vibrant, modern, and Middle Eastern-influenced Zou Zou’s, with an open kitchen anchored by a wood-fired hearth.
  • Intimate lobby cocktail lounge, Bar Pendry, features gorgeous gilded walls and artwork.
  • Light-filled, all-day Garden Room restaurant is filled with lush tropical plants.
  • Breakfast served daily in the casual 4th-floor Vista Lounge.
  • Rooftop reservations-only whiskey bar opening in 2022.
  • Over 6,000 square feet of meeting and event space, including a 150-person ballroom.
  • 24/7, 1,700-square-foot state-of-the-art fitness center well-equipped with Peloton and Technogym machines. Guests can also have Peloton bikes delivered to their own room, by request.
  • No pool, spa, or on-site parking.
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  • (212) 933-7000 • Hotel Website
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2. Park Lane New York – Midtown/Central Park South

Hotel lobby with plush, mustard-colored sofa and chair, live topiaries, and arched doorways.

  • Renovated and reopening December 2021.
  • Prime Midtown location directly across from The Pond at Central Park.
  • Luxury lifestyle hotel with 610 fully-updated guest rooms and suites over 47 floors, nearly half of which have views over Central Park. The 45th-floor Belvedere Suite is a two-bedroom penthouse with a separate dining area and media room.
  • Décor is comfortably elegant, with plush textiles and luxe low-profile furnishings that don’t compete with the view. Across the hotel, hand-painted park-scape murals feature in both the guest rooms and public spaces.
  • Rose Lane is the hotel’s Parisian art nouveau-inspired signature restaurant on the second floor, which also offers impressive private event spaces.
  • Harry’s New York Bar, an 80-seat lobby bar with an outdoor terrace offers classic cocktails as well as decadent burgers and seafood-inspired fare – including caviar.
  • The only rooftop venue on Central Park South, the hotel’s rooftop “secret garden” cocktail bar on the 47th floor above the treetops of Central Park, with sweeping Manhattan and river views.
  • 11,000 square feet of meeting and event space.
  • On-site fitness center with Precor equipment, Peloton bikes, and The Mirror by Lululemon.
  • No pool or spa.
  • Valet parking is available.
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  • +1 (212) 371-4000 • Hotel Website
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3. The Wall Street Hotel – Lower Manhattan/Financial District

Hotel suite decorated in cool blue, taupe, and ivory tones, with a tall ceiling, plush bed and sofa, and lit fireplace.

  • Open March 2022.
  • Located in lower Manhattan’s Financial District, steps from Battery Park, the World Trade Center, and the Brooklyn Bridge.
  • Luxury boutique hotel with 180 distinctly decorated rooms and suites within a historic Beaux-Arts building. Accommodations range from 300 sq. ft. cozy kings to spacious 800 sq. ft. suites. All feature curated libaries, original artwork, and hi-tech extras like Bang & Olufsen Bluetooth speakers; suites add fireplaces and soaking tubs. Rooms sleep up to 4, and connecting rooms are available.
  • The hotel has an enveloping home-like vibe inspired by traditional New York City residences, with a subtle but saturated palette, plush textiles, and fine finishes throughout.
  • The casually sophisticated all-day lobby lounge and bar serves coffee and tea, baked goods and snacks, salads, and sandwiches.
  • JF Restaurant offers a gourmet menu.
  • Top Floor Lounge, Bar, & Terrace coming soon.
  • “Curated Concierge” service can arrange in-room tailoring, shave, spa, or massage treatments, nanny service, and personal training, yoga, and pilates.
  • Complimentary shoeshine and use of electric bicycles during your stay.
  • “Mobile office” delivery: printer, copier, scanner, a full suite of cables, international adapters, courier, and mailing services are made available to guests’ rooms free of charge.
  • At-your-service hotel “pantry,” with snacks, refreshments, toiletries and basic items available on request.
  • Over 6,500 sq. ft. of flexible event and meeting space, including a 2,100 sq. ft. ballroom.
  • Well-outfitted 24-hour fitness center, with personal training, yoga sessions, Peloton bikes, and more available on request.
  • No pool.
  • No on-site parking; private, secure parking is available nearby for $55/day.
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  • +1 (212) 688-9255 • Hotel Website
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4. Hard Rock Hotel – Midtown/Times Square

Swanky, modern hotel lobby with shiny sculptural desks and a large mural of Jimi Hendrix

  • Open April 2022.
  • Central Midtown location between the Theater District and Radio City Music Hall, along a strip once known as Music Row; steps from Times Square and Broadway Theaters.
  • Modern, music-themed 36-story tower hotel with 446 guestrooms and suites. All feature marble bathrooms, floor-to-ceiling windows, and Lavazza espresso machines; Deluxe Balcony rooms add private outdoor terraces. The 2-story Rock Star suite on the 34th floor is glass-enclosed with amazing views, bar and butler’s pantry, music memorabilia, and a 1,600 sq. ft. furnished terrace – one of the largest in the city.
  • Décor and design in public spaces is tasteful rock and roll glam, featuring walls adorned with New York music memorabilia. Guest room decor is more refined, with a subtle palette and unique sound wave headboards.
  • Complimentary room service provides Crosley turntables and a curated collection of vinyl, as well as Fender guitars, over-ear headphones, amp, and access to music lesson content.
  • Pet-friendly; “sWAG” bags and velvet memory foam beds are provided for four-legged guests.
  • Sessions Restaurant & Bar on the main level is a three-story atrium and open-air terrace offering farm-fresh all-day dining and live, unplugged musical performances.
  • Wood-panelled NYY Steak restaurant, in partnership with the New York Yankees, features sustainably-sourced heritage steaks and local market fish.
  • Rooftop bar and lounge, RT60, serves up cocktails, small plates, city views, and performances by popular DJs and local talent.
  • Flexible entertainment space The Venue on Music Row has capacity for up to 400 guests and will host A-list performances, fashion shows, after-parties, and gala dinners.
  • Hard Rock gift shop with in-house Lavazza Café.
  • Body Rock Fitness Center and in-room Rock Om yoga program that pairs yoga with DJ-curated tracks.
  • No pool, spa, on-site parking – thou valet parking will be available.
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  • +1 (855) 695-6672 • Hotel Website
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5. ModernHaus SoHo – Lower Manhattan/SoHo

Penthouse living room with plush sectional sofa against a bank of large windows with a view of Manhattan at dusk

  • Open May 2021.
  • Located in lower Manhattan’s SoHo District, in the former James Hotel building.
  • 114 rooms and suites featuring reclaimed wood floors, large windows with stunning city views, and vibrant artwork. The Gallery penthouse suite has a separate open-plan dining and living space (with 12-person dining table) and uninterrupted views of the Freedom Tower, Manhattan Bridge, and East River.
  • Décor is modern and sleek, with minimalist clean lines, an emphasis on geometric harmony, and a soft neautral palette punctuated by metallics and colorful artwork. Throughout the hotel, there is an extensive modern and contemporary art collection with pieces from iconic artists such as Hans Hartung, George Condo, and Kaws.
  • Signature Veranda restaurant from Michelin-starred chef George Mendes boasts two bars, a globally-inspired American menu, and a fully retractable glass roof for al fresco dining in warm weather.
  • Jumpin Jacks offers breakfast, coffee, pastries, and to-go items by day, slinging cocktails in the evening with views out to the city.
  • On the 18th floor, swanky year-round rooftop bar, Jimmy, features both an expansive outdoor pool terrace and indoor freeform lounge area.
  • 3,100 sq. ft. event venue featuring a private dining room, terrazzo bar, velvet furnishings, and an olive tree.
  • 24-hour fitness center with Peloton bike, TechnoGym equipment, and great views.
  • Dog-friendly: on arrival, guests with pets receive a dog bed and bowl, treats, and 25% off local SoHo doggie daycare.
  • Complimentary rental of ModernHaus bikes.
  • Secure on-site parking is available (fees apply).
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  • +1 (212) 465-2000 • Hotel Website
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6. Margaritaville Resort – Midtown/Times Square

  • Open July 2021.
  • Located in the heart of Times Square, within walking distance of Broadway, the Empire State Building, and Central Park.
  • Colorful, beach-themed resort with 234 island-inspired guest rooms (sleeping 2-4 guests) and five restaurants/bars over 32 floors. All guest rooms have tasteful tropical décor and soundproofed floor-to-ceiling windows.
  • Signature 2-story Margaritaville Restaurant features New York’s largest Tiki Bar and a 32-foot replica of the landmark Statue of Liberty hoisting a margarita in place of her torch.
  • Seventh-floor License to Chill Bar offers indoor and outdoor seating with cozy fire pits.
  • The 5 o’Clock Somewhere Bar (spread over the hotel’s 31st & 32nd floors) boasts 360º views over Times Square, the Hudson River and the city skyline.
  • 4th-floor heated outdoor pool (the only one in Times Square), is open year-round and served by LandShark Bar and Grill.
  • Joe’s Merchant Coffee & Provisions is located on the 5th-floor lobby.
  • Street-level Margaritaville retail store.
  • Flexible event spaces for groups from 20 to 1,000 guests.
  • On-site fitness center.
  • No spa, no on-site parking.
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  • (212) 221-3007 • Hotel Website
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7. The Fifth – Midtown/NoMad

Beautiful lounge with antique furnishings, seen through teal-painted demi-lune windows

  • Open Spring 2022.
  • Located in the NoMad District of Midtown, near Madison Square Park, the Empire State Building, and Chelsea.
  • 153 guest rooms split between a landmarked six-story, Gilded Age building and adjacent new 24-story glass tower. Rooms are eclectic, dressed in a sophisticated palette with vintage-inspired textiles and furniture.
  • Throughout the hotel, rich colors, textures, furnishings dominate, peppered with historic details and grounded by high-end finishes.
  • Four dining and drinking options: the hotel’s Signature Restaurant, The Portrait Bar, The Study and The Terrace.
  • 5,000 sq. ft. ballroom with a conservatory terrace, reminiscent of an Italian Renaissance palazzo, with sweeping views of Fifth Avenue and room for 200 guests.
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  • +1 (212) 231-9400 • Hotel Website

8. Arlo Midtown – Midtown West/Garment District

  • Open May 2021.
  • Located between Times Square and Hudson Yards in Midtown’s Garment District.
  • Casual luxury hotel with 489 rooms and suites in six room types over 26-stories and an emphasis on art, music, and wellness. Rooms are efficient (2-4 guests max) and decorated in a calming blue and gray palette with brushed metal and leather accents, walnut furnishings, and window benches; some feature private outdoor terraces.
  • Décor throughout the hotel leans toward a sophisticated, muted-tone mid-century modern, rounded out with organic features and vibrant artwork.
  • All-day Italian American restaurant offering sustainable comfort foods, handcrafted cocktails, and extensive wine and beer lists.
  • Two bar/lounge spaces: one indoors, and a panoramic and garden-like oasis on the 26th floor rooftop.
  • Glass greenhouse-like terrace.
  • Coffee bar for beverages and a selection of daily sandwiches.
  • Seven flexible meeting and event venues that offer a total of 7,334 square feet of gathering space across three floors.
  • State-of-the-art fitness center with Peloton bikes, an interactive fitness mirror, yoga studio, traditional weights and cardio equipment, and more.
  • Complimentary use of custom 3-speed Priority bicycles from dawn to dusk.
  • No pool, no spa, no parking.
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  • (212) 343-7000 • Hotel Website
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9. Pestana Park Avenue – Midtown/Murray Hill

  • Open March 2020.
  • Located in Midtown’s Murray Hill District between Madison and Park Avenues, with easy walking access to Bryant Park, the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, and Grand Central Station.
  • This modern boutique hotel is steeped in Portuguese tradition, housing 95 rooms over 27 floors (only 3-4 rooms per floor). All rooms sleep a maximum of two guests and feature contemporary furnishing, a neutral palette, and large windows; select rooms offer balconies with views of the Empire State Building.
  • The second US hotel from a prominent Portuguese chain, Pestana Park Avenue’s design and decor is meant to evoke a sense of staying in a Portuguese home, with various traditional details like tile work and murals throughout the hotel.
  • colorful and cozy lobby lounge with fireplace.
  • Home-like dining room with complimentary daily breakfast buffet (including the famous Portuguese pastries ‘pastéis de nata’), as well as complimentary “grab and go” service for healthy snacks, water, and coffee throughout the day.
  • Seasonal outdoor courtyard with tiled mural by Portuguese artists.
  • No restaurant, pool, spa, or fitness center.
  • On-site parking is available for $40/day.
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  • +1 (646) 952-6100 • Hotel Website
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10. Graduate Roosevelt Island – East River/Roosevelt Island

  • Open June 2021.
  • Located on the East River between Manhattan and Queens, just south of the Queensborough Bridge at the entrance of the Cornell Tech campus; the first and only hotel on Roosevelt Island. Accessible by F Train, tram, NYC Ferry, and car.
  • Fun, fresh tower hotel with 224 rooms over 18 stories. Guest rooms pair modern architecture with bespoke design details, collegiate plaid, and great views of the East River and Manhattan skyline.
  • While the building design is modern and high-tech, décor is warm and eclectic – chock-full of academic-themed details and nods to Cornell and the history of the island.
  • The bright and spacious lobby is lined with 5,000 linear feet of bookshelves and floor-to-ceiling windows, and features a custom 12-foot “Flyboy” sculpture by Hebru Brantley.
  • The hotel’s full-service, all-day lobby restaurant Anything At All has a wraparound bar, vegetable-forward comfort food menu, and “farm-first” approach to sourcing ingredients.
  • The Panorama Room is a plush and futuristic indoor-outdoor rooftop bar with jaw-dropping city views.
  • Poindexter Coffee Bike Cart offering coffee and a curated grab-and-go selection of morning and afternoon items.
  • More than 3,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space.
  • On-site fitness center.
  • No pool or spa.
  • Valet parking is available for $65/day.
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  • +1 (929) 447-4700 • Hotel Website
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11. Henn na Hotel – Midtown/Garment District

  • Open October 2021.
  • Located in Midtown’s Garment District, with easy access to Hudson Yards, the High Line, and Bryant Park.
  • Stylish and tech-forward Japanese-brand hotel with 92 rooms and suites, sleeping a maximum of 2-4 guests; connecting rooms are available. All guest bathrooms feature Toto Washlets; Executive rooms and suites add LG-brand steam closets that freshen your clothes, deep-soaking tubs, and private balconies.
  • Modern minimalist décor throughout, public spaces feature playful touches like a 5-foot animatronic T-Rex in the lobby that welcomes guests.
  • All-day Gosuke restaurant on the first floor offers Japanese cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including sushi/sashimi menus and an extensive selection of sake and Japanese beer.
  • Second-floor Mezzanine guest lounge features a digital concierge to help plan sightseeing and shopping destinations, secure restaurant reservations, and more.
  • No pool, no spa.
  • No on-site fitness center, but guests receive passes to Planet Fitness across the street.
  • No on-site parking; discounted parking is available for guests at a secure garage one block away for $40/day.
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  • (212) 729-4366 • Hotel Website
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12. Ace Brooklyn – Boerum Hill, Brooklyn

Warm hotel lobby with wood paneled ceiling and modern furniture.

  • Open August 2021.
  • Located in Brooklyn’s Boerum Hill neighborhood, near Barclays Center, the Brooklyn Bridge, Fort Greene Park, loads of unique local shops and restaurants. Easy subway access into Manhattan.
  • Hip and art-forward boutique hotel with 287 guest rooms over 13 floors. Rooms boast original artwork by local fiber and textile artists, D’Angelico Guitars, Music Hall turntables (on which to play the provided vinyl record selections from Rough Trade), and – on higher floors – full-length windows with views to the Statue of Liberty.
  • Guest rooms feature modern industrial design with minimalist fixtures, softened by cozy custom wood and cotton furnishings. Public spaces are dressed in warm earth tones and plush textiles.
  • The warm and sprawling lobby has a large-scale installation by sculptor and muralist Stan Bitters, cozy bar and lounge, communal workspace, and double-sided fireplace.
  • As You Are restaurant offers another bar option, as well as a wide-ranging global menu at dinner and a morning bakery counter for patries and coffee.
  • Flexible event spaces with room to hosting everything from workshops receptions.
  • Unique gym designed in collaboration with fitness brand ‘Yeah I Work Out.’
  • No pool or spa,
  • No on-site parking, though nearby parking is available for $34/day.
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  • +1 (718) 313-3636 • Hotel Website
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13. CIVILIAN – Midtown West/Hell’s Kitchen

  • Open November 2021.
  • Centrally-located in Midtown West, a 5-minute walk from the Theater District and Times Square.
  • Good value luxury hotel with 203 guestrooms over 27 stories, sleeping 2-4 people.
  • Décor across the hotel, including guest rooms, is inspired by Broadway theater auditoriums and vintage dressing rooms, incorporating plush velvet fabric, marquee-inspired lighting, and a curated art program with works by theater creatives and contemporary Broadway photographers.
  • Daily artisanal breakfast served on the second floor.
  • Gourmet all-day restaurant, rooftop bar, and secret access garden space coming soon.
  • Vintage inspired guest lounge/library.
  • Self check-in kiosks available.
  • Guests have app/website control of amenity options like wifi speed, food and beverage, and housekeeping.
  • No pool, spa, fitness center, or parking.
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  • (646) 692-8012 • Hotel Website
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14. Riu Plaza Manhattan – Midtown/Times Square

  • Open 2022.
  • Located a block from Times Square in the heart of the Theater District, well-situated for Broadway plays and Midtown sightseeing.
  • Stylish 4-star hotel housing more than 650 rooms in a 48-story tower. Guest rooms are comfortable and efficient, dressed in a crisp, neutral palette.
  • Lobby and breakfast room décor has a Broadway theme, with crushed velvet seating and marquee-style lighting.
  • Daily American buffet breakfast.
  • Grab & Go food stand for drinks and snacks to take with you.
  • 24-hour fitness center.
  • No restaurant, bar, pool, spa, parking.
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  • +1 (212) 706-3170 • Hotel Website
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