70 Park Avenue Hotel – Murray Hill Hotels

70 Park Avenue Hotel, a Kimpton Hotel, brings a distinct approach to design and an intimate style of service, offering a haven of quiet luxury for guests seeking the ambience of their very own Park Avenue pied à terre—a NYC boutique hotel that feels like a second home. Located at 38th and Park Avenue, just steps from Grand Central Station, this Murray Hill hotel sets a new standard for comfort and style in New York boutique hotels, inviting guests to take part in all that New York City has to offer. Just a handful of New York City hotels share the distinction of a Park Avenue address, and the Murray Hill setting of this midtown Manhattan hotel has the added sense of community and lively history. Grand Central Station is just four short blocks to the north while Fifth Avenue shopping, Union Square, Bryant Park, the United Nations, Rockefeller Center, Broadway, museums and nightlife are all within walking distance.

Features and Amenities

Renowned interior designer Jeffrey Bilhuber applied the same distinct approach to his design of the 70 Park Avenue Hotel’s 205 guestrooms as he has done with homes he designed for clients such as David Bowie and Iman, Anna Wintour and Hubert de Givenchy. Bilhuber brings an “American Classicism” to these New York luxury accommodations, resulting in a graceful, stylish environment. Guests feel as if they live in Manhattan, rather than being out-of-towners, while the state-of-the-art technology takes them beyond the conveniences of home. Guests at 70 Park Avenue Hotel enjoy complimentary wireless internet in their rooms, as well as a morning newspaper, complimentary morning coffee and tea in our boutique hotel’s living room, 42” LCD flat-screen TVs with cable access, iHome docking stations with alarm clock, fully-stocked honor bars with gourmet and organic options, Etro spa-inspired bath amenities and a variety of pillow styles. Beds are fitted with goose down feather mattresses, and are bedecked with FRETTE linens. The hotel offers in room spa services, and if you’d like to go out, there are spa facilities nearby, and the concierge can arrange your appointment. Access is also available to the New York Sports Club; the hotel doesn’t have a fitness center of its own. Enjoy round the clock concierge services, in-room safes and all the amenities of home, including plush terrycloth bathrobes, hair dryer, iron and ironing board.

When it comes to drinks and dining, guests enjoy the Silverleaf Tavern. Inspired by the rich culinary diversity of New York and the history of the early American tavern, is a modern place—a top New York bar and restaurant where friends and neighbors gather to savor the joys of good food, drink and life. Conduct business over breakfast, unwind with a cocktail, talk over appetizers or enjoy a light dinner—this is a very cool urban setting and you’ll want to stay awhile. Located amid historic brownstones on the corner of East 38th Street and Park Avenue South, the 84-seat Silverleaf Tavern is in New York’s residential Murray Hill district in the heart of mid-town Manhattan.

Location

Also known as Lower Midtown East, the more low-key part of Midtown that is Murray Hill stretches from Fifth Avenue to the United Nations at the East River. The pedestrian and traffic congestion of Murray Hill is a major quality-of-life issue for the residents, who also battle against the endless traffic at the Queens-Midtown Tunnel. Nevertheless, take a walk around the quieter residential blocks, and you’re quickly transported away from the hubbub of central Midtown.

Both the dazzling Grand Central Station and the Chrysler Building are stunning architectural highlights. Grand Central Station is certainly worth a look, as it’s one of the most impressive railroad stations in America. Walk in to admire its gleaming brass clock, the exquisite staircases, and the unique celestial ceiling, its light bluish-green background filled with well-known constellations dotted with tiny lights. Restored in recent years, the cavernous main hall is bathed in natural light during the day, and pulsates with activity at night, thanks not least to its three busy restaurants: Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse, Metrazur, and the famous Oyster Bar.

The gorgeous Chrysler Building (which turned 75 in 2005) is also nearby. In the bright sunlight, the upper floors gleam, reflect, and even seem to pulsate light, directing the eye upwards towards the spire. Its gorgeous Art Deco lobby, with murals celebrating transportation themes, is definitely one of New York’s finest. Examine the ornamental details, the typical Deco motifs, the lush marble, and the charming light fixtures, all restored in recent years.

There are also plenty of dining options on the Hill. If you’re craving pan-Asian fare try Tibetan Kitchen New York’s original Tibetan restaurant. After many years, the Kitchen continues to turn out the beloved specialties of the high Himalaya, from momo (steamed or fried dumplings), thukpa (noodle soup) and a host of other fine dishes all at very reasonable prices. The decor even features hand-painted traditional Tibetan motifs, done by a former monk. If Mediterranean cuisine is more your style, check out Salute! and try their excellent homemade pasta. Murray Hill is also home to The Palm, a historic restaurant that became famous for its legendary steak and tradition. The walls are adorned with caricatures of the famous and local. Generations have been coming back to taste the incredible hash browns or to order a three-pound jumbo lobster and you should too.  Murray Hill is an ideal neighborhood to spend your time in New York, as it is in close proximity to so many Midtown attractions, thus the Hill offers a plethora of hotel offerings – of which 70 Park Avenue Hotel is one of the best.