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.