The Michelangelo Offers Thanksgiving Parade View Package

Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching which might send you into panic mode, “Where am I going to celebrate? Who’s going to cook?” No need to worry because we have a suggestion that is not only stress-free, but is rich with holiday tradition: spend this Thanksgiving in New York with The Michelangelo.

Located on the famed Macy’s parade route of 7th Avenue, the hotel’s Thanksgiving Parade view package puts guests in perfect position to watch every moment of the beloved tradition…from the comfort and warmth of their room. While giant balloons and floats of famous cartoons and marching bands from around the country pass by, families at The Michelangelo won’t have to worry about jockeying for position to catch a glimpse; instead, they’ll revel in the excitement and enjoy quality time over a wholesome breakfast with finely brewed coffees and teas served Italian-style.

The fun doesn’t end though once the crowds have cleared. Guests eager to explore Manhattan can seek the advice of James Jolis, the hotel’s award-winning Concierge, to create the ultimate tour of nearby holiday attractions from the tree in Rockefeller Center to the windows of Saks 5th Avenue. And then, when appetites begin to surface, all one needs to do is return to the hotel for a special Thanksgiving spread that mixes tradition with a bit of Italian flair.

Better then being home for the holiday?  It certainly comes close.

[rate valid through November 24, 2011]

The Carlton Hotel – Midtown Hotels

Located in Manhattan’s Murray Hill, their lies a 4-star luxury hotel, The Carlton Hotel.  Boasting over 300 generously sized guest rooms designed by renowned architect, David Rockwell, these suites feature traditional materials with a modern twist – distressed mirrored furnishings, polished nickel, tall leather headboards, and dark walnut trimmings all combine beautifully to create a unique aesthetic that stands apart from other luxury hotels in New York City.

Each luxury guest room looks out onto the streets of Midtown Manhattan, allowing light to flood in and create a naturally lit and soothing environment. The popular Empire Suites have magnificent views of the Empire State Building. For a 180-degree view of Midtown Manhattan, the Penthouse Suites (the largest of all of the suites) will be right up your alley.

Guests of The Carlton can experience the hotel’s unparalleled service and luxurious amenities, secluded in a unique urban setting and perfect for a romantic getaway to Manhattan. Room amenities include iPod docking station and radio, in-room mini bar, Molton Brown luxury bath amenities, in room laptop-sized safe, 42″ flat screen LCD TV, executive work desk with leather desk chair and built in Internet data ports.

Hotel amenities include in-room dining, complimentary high speed and wireless Internet access, 24 hour fitness center, 24 hour business center, same day laundry and dry cleaning service, valet parking, express checkout and notary public.  This hotel is 100% non-smoking, as well as Pet Friendly ($50 non-refundable cleaning fee).

Dining

The Carlton Hotel’s signature, full service restaurant, Millesime, is a seafood brasserie, presenting guests with a straightforward menu highlighted by both bold and delicate French cuisine. 2 Michelin Star Executive Chef Laurent Manrique draws inspiration from the classic seafood dishes found throughout France, utilizing only the freshest, seasonal ingredients sourced from local waters and nearby farms. For guests craving a small bite, Executive Chef Manrique has crafted a menu of small plates ideal for sharing. For those looking for something a bit more substantial, this Murray Hill restaurant also offers a Burger Millesime, Croque Monsieur and the Salon Club.  The elegant upstairs dining room features a 100-year-old mosaic floor; a Tiffany Dome skylight, red banquettes, a marble raw bar and an open kitchen allow you to peek in on the culinary team at work.

Guests are invited to gather and sip artisan cocktails from barman Peter Chase, like the music inspired Train Wreck or perhaps a Tin Pan Alley favorite, the Night & Day, while enjoying French and Mediterranean inspired small plates by Chef Laurent Manrique.

At the center of it all is a performance stage complete with baby grand piano and DJ kit, featuring a state-of-the-art Bose sound system for unparalleled musical pleasure. Nightly performers include artists from far corners of the globe to nearby neighbors, young students to iconic legends. When not performing live, there is a select roster of DJ’s the likes of Carol C, Erika and Sir Shorty.  Please click here to view Salon Millesime’s nightly live entertainment schedule.

Intimately annexed from the restaurant, Bar Millie is the balconied lounge that overlooks Salon Millesime. With the marble corner bar acting as the focal point and a collection of antique furniture accenting the space, it is the perfect spot for a social, after-hours drink or a private party. Reminiscent of an old French parlor replete with turn-of-the-century burlesque images, Bar Millie is an ideal perch for relaxing, chatting and drinking with good friends.

During the day, guests are invited to grab a coffee, tea or any other beverage or lite bite from the lobby bar and take advantage of our complimentary WIFI or watch a game on the flat screen TV.  The Carlton Hotel Lobby Bar features a mahogany bar that dates back over 100 years to the original hotel.  The Carlton Hotel lobby, with forty-foot ceilings, two story waterfall and crystal chandeliers, is a soaring and enchanting space that provides the backdrop.

 

Location

The Carlton Hotel’s guest rooms put guests in close proximity to everything that NYC has to offer, while providing an intimate retreat for romance, relaxation and business. With ample space and thoughtful touches, our luxury guest rooms make you feel like you are in your own Madison Avenue hideout.

The Carlton Hotel is a Murray Hill hotel nestled within the North of Madison Square Park (NoMad) district of Midtown Manhattan. Neighborhoods surrounding The Carlton Hotel are rich in history and feature iconic landmarks, shopping and entertainment to explore during your stay at our luxury hotel in New York City.

 

 

The Kitano New York – Midtown East Hotels

“When I’m in New York, my ideal choice for a quiet and serene retreat within the heart of the city is The Kitano New York.  The service is impeccable and the hotel offers the luxury and comfort that makes a stay not just enjoyable, but memorable,” Maria Sharapova.

It’s no wonder why tennis pro Maria Sharapova is drawn to The Kitano New York in Midtown Manhattan – with 149 luxurious guestrooms, including 5 Executive Suites, 3 Townhouse Suites and 10 Junior Suites, the room options seem endless. All Executive Suites are individually appointed, with each one boasting a different personality.

Each of the guestrooms at The Kitano New York has been individually tailored with custom-designed mahogany and cherry furnishings, down comforters and pillows and luxurious pillow-top mattresses, boasting spectacular views of historic Murray Hill, Grand Central and the Empire State Building.

Featured throughout the rooms, guests will find all the accouterments of a world-class hotel including exquisite artwork, double-paned windows, minibars, flat-screen plasma televisions, personal safes, and computers/fax capabilities.  The spacious and elegant bathrooms in each guestroom feature marble floors, heated towel racks and special amenities, including Gilchrist & Soames products.

Premier Room

Located on floors 3 through 16, these spacious corner rooms offer 413 square feet of space with abundant natural light. Each room offers one king bed or two separate full-sized beds, a sitting area with loveseat, armchair and coffee table, and full marble bathrooms with combination tub/shower. King Premier rooms offer views of Park Avenue, while Double Premier rooms offer views of the Empire State Building and East 38th Street.

Tatami Suite

Located on the 17th floor, The Kitano New York features Manhattan’s only authentic Japanese Tatami Suite, offering 805 square feet of space to relax and entertain. This one-bedroom suite provides the authentic experience of Japanese class and hospitality with two twin beds or futon, all-natural wood floors, shoji paper screens, and Tatami mats. Views of Park Avenue framed through soundproof windows further enhance the tranquil atmosphere.

Hakubai Japanese  Restaurant

You don’t have to fly to Japan to enjoy the finest in Japanese cuisine. The unique Kaiseki cuisine of the Hakubai Japanese Restaurant has been described by the New York Times as “rarefied” and “excellent.”  Kaiseki is a distinctive and delicate cuisine with roots in Zen Buddhism and the traditional Japanese tea ceremony. The multi-course dinner is served on an exquisite array of porcelain, pottery and lacquer dishware at carefully timed intervals.

Bar Lounge

Located on the Mezzanine level overlooking the lobby, the Bar Lounge seats 70 people and serves light fare and a full selection of cocktails, including rare malt Whiskeys, Champagne and Sake. Menu selections are available from The Garden Café and Hakubai Restaurant. From Wednesday to Saturday, the Bar Lounge offers some of the finest live jazz in one of the city’s most intimate venues.

 

The Boutique at the Kitano New York

Located just off the lobby entrance is an intimate space filled with creative and unique gift items for every occasion. The boutique features a wide range of merchandise that includes fine writing pens, fashion accessories, kitchen utensils, and accents for the home.

The Kimberly Hotel – Midtown East Hotels

The Kimberly Hotel is perfectly situated in Midtown East, bringing the neighborhood some of the largest, refined suites and elegant guest rooms in Manhattan. Their warm, inviting atmosphere, combined with a sincere commitment to personalized service, sets the standard among luxury boutique hotels. Many of the hotel suites offer cityscape views from private terraces, a rarity among other hotels found in the city.

Guests of the Kimberly have a selection of room types to accommodate the desires and purpose of any visit to New York City. A variety of accommodations, each uniquely designed to meet the needs of each guest, provides travelers the ability to select their room type based upon the size of their party, while also considering the purpose, length, and budget of their stay.

Each guest room provide comfort to the fullest – feather beds draped in Frette linens, complimentary New York Times delivered Monday through Saturday, wireless high-speed Internet access (available for a customary fee), flat screen with satellite TV, movies on demand & video games, electronic in-room concierge (ICE) system, kitchenette with microwave, refrigerator & coffee maker, Neutrogena bath amenities, electric shoe-shining device and a security safe to accommodate items as large as a laptop.  On top of that, all guests named Kimberly will receive a complimentary Frette Linen Robe to take home.

Amenities

 

The Kimberly Hotel’s freshly renovated fitness center includes state of the art cardio equipment to keep you on your workout regime while traveling. In addition to the on-site fitness facility, guests of the Kimberly Hotel receive complimentary membership to any New York Health & Racquet Club (NYHRC) location within Manhattan. The New York Health & Racquet Club provides Kimberly guests with one of the most extensive network of sports facilities in New York City; including world class fitness equipment, indoor swimming pools, saunas and steam rooms, squash and racquetball, as well as strength and cardiovascular training. Additionally, NYHRC offers an incredible variety of over 600 free weekly classes; including Power Cycling, Step, Karate and Kickboxing, Yoga, and Stretch.

From the month of May and through September, guests of the Kimberly Hotel are encouraged to enjoy a sunset or Sunday brunch cruise along the scenic East River, around lower Manhattan. Boarding passes provide hotel guests a spectacular sightseeing excursion in the warmth, luxury and comfort of the 75-foot Kimberly Yacht, owned by the NYHRC. Spectacular views of the bridges crossing the East River, the skyline of lower Manhattan, and the Statue of Liberty make this trip a memorable event.

30 stories above street level with breathtaking views across Midtown Manhattan is “Upstairs”, the Kimberly Hotel’s stunning penthouse level bar and lounge. This 3,000 square foot establishment features Manhattan’s only rooftop bar with retractable all glass ceiling and walls for year round enjoyment.  The three separate indoor/outdoor atmospheres are strung with lights, accentuating the striking interior decor, heated floors and truly spectacular views of the skyline.

“Upstairs” is skillfully designed to be as elegant and inviting in the winter months as it is chic and sophisticated during the summer season. An evening spent Upstairs will be an experience unlike any other, focusing on refined service in a relaxed, luxurious setting. Artistically inspired cocktails and small plates are served nightly; offering guests a one-of-a-kind rooftop experience.

The hotel’s central Midtown location provides guests immediate access to Rockefeller Center, Central Park, Radio City Music Hall, Grand Central Station, the theatre district, as well as the world’s most outstanding museums, popular restaurants and attractions.

 

Flatotel-Midtown Hotels

Nestled in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, and just a stone’s throw away from several of the Big Apple’s must-see tourist attractions, is the modern and chic Flatotel Hotel.  Flatotel’s 288 rooms and suites embody the clean, minimalist and earthy design concepts inspired by the great American Architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s “Organic” style.  Located at 135 West 52nd Street between 6th and 7th Avenues, Flatotel’s simple and modest entrance opens up to a sophisticated interior with a Feng Shui aesthetic that any individual will adore.

In this intimate and cozy boutique hotel, each apartment-sized room features custom, elementally inspired furnishings, creating a feeling of Zen as you enter every room.  At Flatotel, the customized bed donned with Egyptian linens is unique and becomes the focal point of each room, making for a perfect place to rest, relax and enjoy the feeling of calm that each space evokes.  The rooms include all the comforts of home with a desk, the iconic Herman Miller Aeron chairs, a mini-fridge, a flat screen TV and hi-speed Internet access with VCR, DVD players, or i-Pod docks available upon request. For guests who would like to take a relaxing soak in the tub before retiring, Flatotel’s bathrooms are made of marble with tile insets and feature Gilchrist & Soames “Sprout Out” collection of bath amenities.  Rates begin around $265 and up per night.

Guests of the Flatotel can enjoy complimentary use of the Sky Gym Fitness Center, 24-hour room service, use of the Business Center, turndown service, and concierge services for guests who want to enjoy the local theaters, restaurants, museums, children’s activities and much, much more.

During their stay, guests can also dine in or order room service at the stylish and sophisticated Moda Restaurant, or enjoy cocktails and unwind at the Moda Bar and Lounge.  Moda’s menu draws from Italian and Mediterranean cuisine and is open for breakfast and lunch daily, and for dinner Tuesday through Saturday.  Flatotel also can accommodate meetings and events ranging from small business lunches to receptions of up to 450 people.  The Moda Restaurant is also available for private or semi-private functions.

Last but not least on the long list of reasons to visit Flatotel are the exclusive offers for accommodations ranging from “Romantic Getaway” packages to “Business Express” packages, making The Flatotel Hotel an ideal choice regardless of whether your travels are for business or pleasure!

The Shoreham Hotel – Midtown Hotels

Located at 33 West 55th Street, The Shoreham minimalistic design is a breath of fresh air within the walls of Manhattan [the glass of champagne upon check-in helps, too].   This independent hotel’s staff is available 24/7 to make your stay as relaxing, or as busy, as you prefer-from transportation, tickets to the theatre or dinner reservation.  Each of the 170+ guest rooms offer a variety of shapes, sizes and features, including original artwork and back-massaging chairs!

The Shoreham was newly remodeled in 2005, Shoreham consists of two buildings joined by the lobby, which includes the Shoreham Restaurant and Bar.  This lobby  & other public spaces showcase original video and interactive works from Peter Campus, Jeremy Blake, Jacco Olivier, Daniel Rozin and other influential artists.

The rooms range from the Superior Queen Rooms [mid-$300’s] and go up to the impressive 800 sq ft Atrium Loft Penthouse [$3-4,000], creating the perfect atmosphere for any wallet.

All guestrooms feature marble and slate bathrooms with Aveda Bath products, with select rooms upping the luxury scale with invigorating, multi-head Hans Grohe rainforest showers and Zuma spa tubs.  After a relaxing shower, the pillow top mattresses, fitted with 300-thread count linens, is the ideal place to retire.  If you are lucky enough to grab one of the rooms featuring the ‘iJoy’ Massage Chairs, that will likely do, as well.  Select rooms also feature PS2, Xbox 360, Bose Wave Radio Music Systems, LG Plasma Screen TVs, Sony Dream Home Theatre Systems and DVD players.

The Shoreham’s fitness center for guests feature TechnoGym equipment, including state-of-the-art elliptical trainers, treadmills and bikes, all with personal TV’s and audio technology.  The Shoreham bar is a stylish setting that sooths guests with the illusion of being underwater-translucent glass and lime green accents create the perfect atmosphere to enjoy their Signature Cocktail, “I Shoreham Happy Martini”.

Just 4 short blocks south of Central Park, Shoreham is in the perfect location for anything that you will want to experience in New York City.  Rockefeller Center, Theatre Row, Museum Mile and Carnegie Hall, not to mention some of the city’s best shopping [5th Avenue] & dining, it’s all steps away from your doorstep!

Book your stay now through their website [through September 7, 2011] and your 3rd night is free!

City Club Hotel – Midtown Hotels

Created by first time hotelier and New York royal Jeff Klein, the City Club Hotel is tiny – which is exactly how Klein wanted it. Klein envisioned the space as a small luxury boutique hotel, not a place where the masses could come to gawk at those exact people who don’t want to be gawked at (celebrities, of course). The hotel made waves when it opened directly in front of the Royalton, but as Klein’s famous friends have done their share of campaigning for the hotel, its never encountered any problems. Interior designer Jeffrey Bilhuber decorated the spacious 65 rooms in a club style, featuring a combination of cork floors, taupe furnishings and chocolate marble-and-chrome bathrooms.

Features and Amenities

Once a private political club, the City Club Hotel has been reborn as a small luxury hotel that places great weight on personal service, a central location and a chic yet comfortable at home feeling. With just 65 guest rooms decorated in shades of brown, beige and pale blue, the City Club Hotel was designed by interior genius Jeffrey Billhuber in his “New American Classical” style – a dynamic mix of traditional materials and modern sensibilities with emphasis placed on comfort and luxury. You’ll find hand-drawn plaster walls, Honduran mahogany furniture, Frette bed linens, feather beds, waxed cork flooring, polished bronze; plus waxed limestone in the bathrooms. All bathrooms are drenched in chocolate marble and feature chrome fixtures and C.O. Bigelow bath products. Each features a unique blend of abstract art, framed New York maps and playbills from years past, vintage books and vinyl records – the sort of homey touches you’d be hardpressed to find elsewhere. The hotel also offer three Grand Duplex suites with private terraces.

Rooms boast complimentary high speed wifi, 2-line telephones, premium channels and flat screen TVs, DVD players and CD/DVD libraries, complimentary newspapers and in-room electronic safes. Rooms offer books for guest reading, iHome stereo systems and mini-bars stocked with Dean  & Deluca snacks, alcoholic beverages and soft drinks.

The hotel doesn’t have a fitness center of its own, but offers complimentary membership to the New York Sports Club for hotel guests. There’s also discount parking available across the street.  The hotel’s in-house restaurant, DB Bistro Moderne, is run by world-renowned chef Daniel Boulud. The hotel offers 24-hour room service from the restaurant. Award-winning chef Boulud has created a chic eatery that serves much sought after French American fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner on the lobby floor of the hotel. Comprised of two dining rooms linked by a paneled wine bar, the front area of DB Bistro Moderne is vibrant and casual, while the back area of the restaurant is intimate and subdued.

Location

The City Club Hotel is situated on the north side of 44th Street in the center of Midtown Manhattan, between the shopping mecca that is upper Fifth Avenue and Times Square, where the “bright lights, big city” motto was coined. The hotel is just a hop, skip and a jump away from many a New York landmark – the New York Public Library, Broadway, Grand Central, the Empire State Building and Rockefeller Center. You’re not far from the beautiful Bryant Park, Midtown’s favorite green oasis. Formerly the hub of New York Fashion Week, Bryant Park offers outdoor seating year round, an ice skating rink in the winter and outdoor movies in the summer. No matter where you’re looking to go in New York, the City Club Hotel is a great  jumping off point from where to do it – uptown or downtown, east or west!

The Mansfield – Midtown Hotels

Located in Midtown Manhattan, The Mansfield Hotel is a luxury hotel that will take you back to an opulent ‘Old New York’ that, until now, you have only read about. Built in 1903, this historic landmark 126-room hotel enjoys a prime location in the heart of the city on 44th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, among Broadway theaters, fine restaurants, shopping and celebrated sites, all within walking distance. For couples looking for the perfect getaway, this quaint hotel that has been named “Most Romantic Hotel” by CitySearch .

Features and Amenities

There are a variety of room sizes and suites at the Mansfield and each is more beautiful than the next. All rooms and suites at the hotel share the same decorating scheme and amenities; you’ll find ebony stained hardwood floors and full-sized beds complemented by luxurious 300-count linens, down comforters and pillow-topped mattresses. Rooms are appointed with customized robes, iHome Alarm Clock Radio for your iPod, Dell Flat-Panel LCD TVs, minibars and Aveda bath products. Perfect for the individual traveler, guest rooms are equipped with a writing desk and complimentary high-speed wireless internet access. Hotel amenities include a 24-hour business center, 24-hour fitness center, complimentary cappuccino/espresso bar, and 24-hour room service. Enjoy in-room safes, on demand movies, fax and copying services available, a full service concierge, complimentary shoe shine, hairy dryers, private car service available…the perks go on and on. The hotel is pet-friendly, so feel free to bring your pooch along for the ride.

The hotel’s M Bar is a great find, even for those who aren’t guests at the hotel. The M Bar is the quintessential New York venue for classic cocktails and live music, featuring a domed skylight, mahogany bookshelves, Beaux Arts lighting, and comfortable lounge seating, creating an intimate and elegant atmosphere reminiscent of days gone by.

The rooms at The Mansfield might be beautiful, but it is perhaps the hotel’s Club Room that is the most exquisite. Located off the main lobby, the Club Room was originally designed as the parlor of the hotel. It has been meticulously restored to an original Beaux Arts library, rivaling some of the most beautiful libraries of the world. In this traditional library setting, guests can relax by the roaring fireplace, play classic table games, have private conversations in the London phone booth room, and enjoy 24-hour complimentary deluxe coffee and cappuccino / espresso service. Recreating turn-of-the-century craftsmanship, the Club Room features honey colored hardwoods, and luxurious furnishings that can serve as a home-like setting for entertaining, sharing cocktails over a match of chess or cribbage, or even in better days engaging in a friendly wager over a game of cards.

The Mansfield has not neglected to recognize our need for exercise. Their Italian-designed TechnoGym boasts state-of-the-art treadmills, elliptical trainers and weights. Hidden light fixtures and an innovative use of colors and lighting creates the illusion of being outdoors, reinforcing the fitness room’s soothing ambiance. Above the equipment area is a stretching loft for warming up, cooling down or private yoga practice.

The hotel also offers special themed packages throughout the year such as Park H at the Mansfield (a vacation for you and your automobile), Picture New York for the shutterbug guests, and Dames Take Manhattan, which can include tickets to shows, comedy clubs, and tourist attractions.

Location

The Mansfield is located on West 44th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues in Midtown Manhattan. It’s just a few blocks east of Times Square and a few blocks north of Bryant Park, placing it in the center of it all. You’re not far from some of the city’s greatest shopping on Upper Fifth Avenue, and you’re a short train ride away from Central Park, Manhattan’s beloved green oasis. Visiting in the winter? Take advantage of the ice skating rink at Bryant Park, or sip a coffee at Bryant Park Cafe and have a look at the skaters without freezing yourself. If you’re looking to take in a show, The Mansfield is the place to be – it’s just a short walk from the famous Great White Way, where many a star has dazzled on stage. The hotel also isn’t far from New York landmarks such as the Empire State Building, Lincoln Center, Rockefeller Center and more. Looking to head downtown? The hotel is a few blocks away from the F and M trains, which cut through the center of the city going crosstown and downtown. Times Square is a transportation hub, so you’ll find all the western subway lines just a few blocks from the hotel. In short, anywhere you need to go, you can get to from the Mansfield – and in a New York minute!

Chambers Hotel – Midtown Hotels

The Chambers Hotel is one of New York’s most alluring and chic hotels located in Midtown Manhattan, just off Fifth Avenue on 56th Street.   Conveniently located near Fifth Avenue shopping, museums and Central Park, Chambers Hotel offers the uptown luxury and downtown cool that so many have come to expect from NYC hotels. With a relaxed yet attentive culture of service, there’s an oasis of calm amid the hustle and bustle of the outside world.

Features and Amenities

The 72  rooms and 5 suites at the Chambers Hotel are large, spacious, loft-like and evoke the atmosphere of the downtown New York art scene; featuring over 500 works of art with each floor features hotel-commissioned artworks from names like John Waters.  Each room, designed by the renowned David Rockwell, features oversized, panoramic windows, open layouts, subtle color palettes, shelves filled with glossy art books and industrial architecture seamlessly merged with deluxe amenities and lavish details.  Two of the one-bedroom suites include oversized terraces, while the Duplex Suite boasts 900 sq ft of indoor space & 400 sq ft of outdoor space, showcasing panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline.

Each room offers complimentary high speed internet access and large work desks with modems. You’ll also find flat screen wall-mounted TVs with satellite and cable channels, as well as in-room bars with Dean & Deluca specialities, gifts, wine and beverages. There are large in-room safes and CD/DVD players and iPod docking stations in all rooms, complimentary access to fully loaded iPods, a CD/DVD library and one-touch dialing to Henri Bendel and Exhale Spa! Beds are dressed in 300 thread count Egyptian cotton, while the bathrooms offer luxurious terry bathrobes and slippers, personal size Red Flower bath products and hairdryers.

The hotel offers quite the in-house restaurant, Má Pêche, which is a branch of David Chang’s Momofuku restaurants.  Led by executive chef/owner Tien Ho, this location is just like the stripped-down Momofuku venues that customers and fans alike have come to expect from the downtown locations. There are no tablecloths (the communal tables are made of recycled plywood) and no flatware (disposable chopsticks are provided in cups). The Vietnamese-French inspired menu is small by midtown standards, but it does not lack on the flavors. The wine list, which is supplemented with bottles from the previous occupant of the Chambers space, Town, is more varied than anything at the Momofuku locations.

Location

Located West of Fifth Avenue, between Central Park and The Museum of Modern Art,  the Chambers Hotel sits amid some of the most luxurious shopping in the city.  The hotel offers customized itineraries for gallery tours, restaurant hopping, museum visits or simple walk about advice make a big city manageable. Renowned performing arts, intimate club dates, Museum Mile, auctions of art world titans, store front galleries, temples of gastronomy and hole-in-the-wall eateries make a bewildering yet heady mix, and the front desk clerks at the hotel are happy to offer their favorite recommendations.  In short, the Chambers Hotel offers a great centralized location from which to enjoy all your New York adventures.

The Strand – Midtown Hotels

The Strand is a luxury hotel located on 37th Street in Midtown West. Boasting 177 guestrooms, many with fabulous views, the 21-floor Strand is ideally located just around the corner from the Empire State Building, steps from prime NYC shopping, the Theatre District, Madison Square Garden, Bryant Park, Grand Central Station and much more. In short, it’s a perfect Midtown Manhattan location.  Sleek and distinct on the exterior, the interior has an atmosphere all its own. Each room features custom furnishings inspired by mid-century Bogart elegance and designed by Lisa Knight.  True to this style, the Strand is accented by a collection of vintage photography from the archives of Condé Nast.

Features and Amenities

The stylish lobby of The Strand is an architectural masterpiece. It features a stone-and-glass circular staircase and the lush visual and sound effects of a two-story water wall.  The Strand offers a variety of hotel rooms, from executive rooms to premium rooms. You’ll find modern, classic design infused with old world glamour, and all the latest technology – which creates an ambiance of refined relaxation and sophisticated style combined with all the comforts of home. Interior designs at the hotel have been done by Lisa Knight and are accented with mahogany and dark walnut furnishings, unique upholstered pieces and an exquisite collection of vintage fashion photography from the Condé Nast archives. Bathrooms at The Strand are luxurious, featuring European-style tiling, sleek granite countertops atop custom wood cabinetry, fine fixtures and walk-in showers.  

Dining options at the Strand include The Strand American Bistro with a signature Alabaster bar and lounge with a fire place, aquarium and library. The restaurant is led by Executive Chef Greg Gilbert. Dine at American Bistro and enjoy lunch menus featuring seared salmon, truffle crusted filet mignon, basil crusted ahi tuna, crisp duck leg confit, golden beet carpaccio and roasted Japanese eggplant. If drinking is more your style, check out Top of the Strand, a year round rooftop lounge and bar, where cocktails and light food are served. Holding true to its reputation as NYC’s Top “year round” Rooftop Bar (as named in New York Magazine) this urban oasis, designed by Lydia Marks, offers you a chance to relax and unwind among the concrete buildings of the garment district with stunning skyline views of NYC while sipping a delicious cocktail created by Michael Lydakis, the Strand’s resident mixologist extraordinaire.  There’s also an in-house DJ at Top of the Strand.

Complimentary guest services and amenities at the Strand include a deluxe European buffet breakfast, unlimited wireless and wired internet access, and newspaper delivery of the New York Times. The hotel boasts incredible skyline views from the Top of the Strand, and features meeting and event space for up to 120 people. There’s a 24-hour fitness center as well as a 24-hour business center, so whether you’re pulling an all nighter to prepare for tomorrow’s presentation or want to sweat it out, you’re taken care of. The hotel boasts in-room dining, and guest rooms are equipped with HDTV cable with over 100 channels, as well as HBO and seven Showtime channels. The staff at The Strand is multi-lingual, and there are limousine and sedan services to take advantage of should you want a ride around town or to the airport.

Location

The Strand Hotel is ideally located for business or to see the sights; just around the corner from the Morgan Library and the Empire State Building, and just steps from The Javits Center, the Theater District Bryant Park, Grand Central Station, and Herald Square. Perfectly located for a New York getaway weekend of Broadway entertainment or New York shopping, the Strand is close to Lord and Taylor, Macy’s and the main headquarters of Condé Nast. Subway stops on the Broadway Line and 6th Avenue Line are conveniently close. The 37th Street locale, between 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue, means you’re perfectly situated in Midtown, but you’re also far enough from Times Square that the bright lights and hustle and bustle of the city’s craziest area won’t affect your good night’s sleep. The Strand is located a few blocks below Bryant Park, the city’s former fashion hub (New York Fashion Week was held here for years; it just moved to Lincoln Center last fall). Bryant Park offers a skating rink in the winter, outdoor movies in the summer, and is a beautiful green space all year round. It’s backed by the New York Public Library, which is a sight to behold. You may recognize the inside of the NYPL as the backdrop for Carrie Bradshaw’s failed wedding to Mr. Big in the first Sex and the City movie. No matter where you want to go in the city, The Strand is a great jumping off point.