Seventh Hyatt-Branded Hotel in Manhattan to Open on New Year’s Eve
- Dec 09, 2013
By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor
With the holiday season in progress, the Big Apple is as ready as ever for the winter wave of tourists, seasonal shoppers and business travelers. Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced the grand opening on New Year’s Eve 2013 of its seventh flagship hotel in the heart of New York City, just steps away from Times Square, Broadway theaters, Fifth Avenue shops, Rockefeller Center, the Museum of Modern Art and all that buzz that Manhattan has to offer.
“We are rolling out the red carpet, eager to welcome our first guests and future guests to come,” said Richard Morgan, general manager of Hyatt Times Square in a press statement. “We are especially delighted to share our local lore and favorite neighborhood spots so guests can enjoy Hyatt’s authentic hospitality as well as enjoy an authentic New York experience,” he added.
Standing 54 stories high at 135 West 45th Street, Hyatt Times Square New York is the tallest newly built Hyatt-branded hotel in the country. Construction at the new hotel broke ground in mid-2011 with Extell Development Company spearheading the operations. The 4-star hotel was designed by SLCE with interiors by Broadway-based SPaN Architecture. It offers a total of 487 guest rooms designed by George Wong—with only 11 rooms per floor—and 49 suites with modern amenities such as 47-inch flat screen TVs, ergonomic workspaces and multiport connections, in-room refrigerators and coffeemakers. A fully equipped 24-hour fitness center will be open to all guests. The hotel also includes a George Wong-designed restaurant with delicious signature dishes by New York-native Chef Nick Pelliccione.
By early 2014 Hyatt Times Square will feature additional amenities such as a 4,200-square-foot spa, a 2,000-square-foot meeting center with pre-function areas and three adjacent rooms equipped with state-of-the-art audio and video facilities, and a SPaN-designed rooftop lounge on the 54th floor where guests can enjoy indoor/outdoor fireplaces and spectacular views of Manhattan.