Four Big Manhattan Hotels to Open Through Summer

Central Park// Midtown, Manhattan

With roughly 75,000 hotel rooms in Midtown Manhattan, visitors have a vast list of centrally located accommodations to choose from. This summer, several new properties are expected to join the portfolio. 

New Hotel Openings Coming Soon

Times Square EDITION Hotel

Located on the corner of West 47th in the heart of Times Square, the Times Square EDITION Hotel will have 452 rooms throughout the newly-constructed, 42-story building. Marriot International will manage the hotel under a long-term agreement. When opened, it will have 100,000 square feet of retail, dining, entertainment and event space, and a massive, 18,000 square-foot high-definition LED sign wrapping around the bottom corner of the building. 

The Times Square EDITION Hotel will be Manhattan’s second EDITION, joining the first at the landmarked Clock Tower at 5 Madison Ave.


LUMA Hotel

Adjacent to both Bryant Park and Times Square, the LUMA Hotel offers modern hotel rooms with platform beds, L-shaped sofa beds, smart TVs, large windows with electronic control sheer and blackout shades, and twice-daily housekeeping with turndown service. The hotel will also house the Ortzi restaurant and lobby bar with carefully selected menus by Chef Jose Garces. 

For the fitness junkies, guests have complimentary access to Blink Fitness at Bryant Park, equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, cardio machines and a multi-use training area. Additionally, Bryant Park offers free public boot camps, yoga, and Tai Chi classes, though schedules vary depending on the time of year. LUMA is accepting reservations starting April 2017.


Embassy Suites New York

The midtown hotel soars 39 stories above the skyline in the center of New York City’s Garment District. Embassy Suites New York provides convenient access to Herald Square, Bryant Park, and the bustling 42nd street subway station. Inside, the hotel boasts a variety of rooms, including Sky Suites with optimal views of the surrounding city.

For corporate events or meetings, Embassy Suites offers the 900 square-foot Empire Room. The hotel also has a unique outdoor space dubbed the Sky Lawn Café, a 24-hour fitness center and an ever so convenient Eterie snack shop. Embassy Suites New York is currently accepting reservations for October 2, 2017 and beyond.


Moxy Times Square

Moxy Times Square, a hotel by Marriot, will house 612 vibrant rooms and flexible meeting areas. Each room is outfitted with walk-in rain showers and built-in design features that create an adaptable and functional guest experience, like a motion activated LED guide light below each bed. Moxy also has a seafood restaurant, Grab N Go market, indoor/outdoor rooftop lounge, all-day breakfast café, and a lobby bar and lounge. 

Set to open in late summer 2017, MOXY Times Square will join a vast collection of hotels spread out across the United States and Europe. Over the next three years, MOXY is expected to open nearly 60+ hotels including two more in Manhattan: one in Midtown South and one in the Financial District.


Now Open: New Hotels in New York

The Whitby

Firmdale Hotels opened The Whitby in February; the company’s second New York hotel. Situated in the Upper Eastside of Manhattan, The Whitby has 86 rooms and suites spread out over 16 floors. Each room has floor-to-ceiling windows, free standing baths, double basins and walk-in showers. Some rooms also have a private terrace. 

The top floor of the Whitby is dedicated to the Whitby Suite, comprised of two master bedrooms, a spacious drawing room and two furnished terraces. Additionally, The Whitby has a private screening room and film club with 130 seats and state-of-the-art sound and digital technology. For families, The Whitby offers children’s menus, blu-ray DVDS and popcorn, board games, conjoining rooms, children’s slippers, bathrooms and toiletries.


DoubleTree by Hilton Times Square West

Also open as of February, the DoubleTree by Hilton Times Square West boasts 612 guest rooms, well-equipped fitness center, and even welcomes pets. Perhaps one of the most attractive amenities, the Times Square hotel has a Lovage Rooftop Lounge, a lounge and entertainment venue with 360-degree views of the city.

Further amenities include a 1,000 square foot conference room, accessible rooms, laundry and valet service, and a recreation desk. The hotel is also only one mile or less away from Broadway, Rockefeller Center, the Empire State Building, and Carnegie Hall.