These NYC Suites Can Be the Start of a Fantastic City Weekend!
By Max Hartshorne
I spent a fun week down in the Big Apple on business in January 2020.
The start of a new year was the perfect time to discover a new home away from home–right in the heart of Manhattan, the most interesting and exciting place in the world!
My choice of lodging couldn’t have been better. The New York Sheraton Times Square offers huge Club Suites that rival the size of a typical Manhattan apartment.
My suite 1407 had everything I needed to be ready for my business meetings and not stuck somewhere in the outer boroughs for crucial social mixers known as happy hours.
I had two bathrooms, a giant bedroom, and two other rooms with comfortable couches and a killer view from all sides of Times Square below.
The Hotel’s History
Since opening its doors as the Hotel Americana in 1962, Sheraton New York Times Square has enjoyed a rich New York City history, welcoming high-profile figures from The Beatles to a number of U.S. Presidents.
Back in the 1960s, the hotel’s most popular restaurant and jazz club – The Royal Box – was a hotspot for legendary performers like Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, and Peggy Lee.
A Makeover in 2018
When the hotel first opened, it gained fame as New York City’s tallest concrete frame building, with its cutting-edge 53-story structural dip design. In recent years, the hotel unveiled a $180 million top-to-bottom renovation that included a complete redesign of guest rooms.
Situated on the edge of Times Square, Sheraton New York Times Square’s guestrooms and public spaces offer unique amenities and a prime locale appealing to both leisure and business travelers.
What Other Travelers Say
Here is what one traveler said about his 2020 stay at the hotel.
“This is a big convention hotel, in a central location. It is an easy walk to Times Square and Rockefeller center, and the subway right outside the hotel providers quick access to midtown east, downtown, and Columbus Circle. There are plenty of good places to get dinner nearby as well.
The rooms are small but functional and the beds are reasonably comfortable. They have fewer TV channels than in some other hotels (no HBO) but in the age of streaming that is less of an issue than it once was. Some rooms have great views, others look into offices across the street. If you have status the concierge lounge is excellent with good breakfast options as well.
“There are also other food options including room service. The fitness center in the basement is exceptional – one of the best I have ever seen at a hotel. The staff is also very friendly and attentive, and they do seem to recognize the “regulars” which isn’t something you would expect in such a big hotel.”
The hotel features 1,780 renovated rooms, a signature Sheraton Club Lounge with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Seventh Avenue, multiple dining options, and a 4,000 square-foot Fitness Center with industry firsts such as a 10-bike Peloton room and an on-staff team of certified fitness trainers.
Location: The hotel offers a convenient location on Seventh Avenue at 53rd Street in Times Square, just a short walk from Broadway theatres, world-class restaurants, and bucket-list attractions. Just steps from Rockefeller Center, The Museum of Modern Art and Central Park, Sheraton New York Times Square makes the perfect hotel for both someone visiting New York City on a regular basis, as well as one visiting for their first time.
This Sheraton is located exactly where you need and want to be in downtown New York City.
Accommodations: Renovated guest rooms and suites boast a sophisticated look with a modern touch, contemporary design, and elegant feel. To maximize space and comfort, key design features include:
- Sheraton Sweet Sleeper® beds with plush bedding
- Sleek, low credenzas provide easy luggage storage options, neatly tucked away to maximize space
- Wall-mounted flat-panel televisions
- Completely modern bathrooms, some with walk-in showers
- Mini-bar units built into the wall offering Starbucks one-cup coffee makers
- Chaise lounge chairs, which convert into beds
- Energy-efficient, four-pipe HVAC system allowing guests control of thermostats (heat and AC on demand, no matter what time of year)
- NYC-themed art in guest rooms and corridors
Restaurants & Bars:
Library Bar – The innovative Library Bar provides guests with an eclectic menu of craft cocktails and creative cuisine, with a cozy fireplace nook serving as a hideaway to enjoy seasonal drinks while watching passersby on Seventh Avenue.
Hudson Market – Guests enjoy market-inspired American favorites at Hudson Market, the hotel’s signature restaurant open for breakfast and lunch.
Lots of Meeting and Conference Space
The hotel has 61,808 square feet of flexible meeting space, made up of 43 different meeting and pre-function spaces, including a newly unveiled Executive Conference Center on the lower level. The two largest spaces include the Metropolitan Ballroom with 13,768 square feet and the New York Ballroom with 8,715 square feet. Sheraton New York Times Square serves as an ideal location for business meetings and functions from three people to 3,700.
The hotel proudly incorporates Green Meeting Practices into all functions, and a dedicated Meeting Specialist team is committed to creating seamless and memorable corporate functions and special events.
Club Lounge: The hotel’s Sheraton Club Lounge is a sophisticated, inviting space for business and leisure travelers to meet, socialize, work and enjoy an array of dining options with panoramic views of Manhattan.
The 24-hour lounge features many easily accessible power outlets, comfortable tables, and lounge seats, and Starbucks coffee and espresso stations, with additional snacks served throughout the day.
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