New York is among the world’s leading cultural centers, and the glamorous stage productions offered on Broadway are one the city’s most popular draws. Since opening in 1973, the Minskoff Theatre has hosted a range of top Broadway productions, including West Side Story, Fiddler on the Roof and the Lion King. Nestled in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, the Minskoff Theatre is within walking distance of several hotels that offer a comfortable base for traveling theatre goers.
The Iroquois New York
A member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, the Iroquois New York offers boutique accommodations in the heart of Midtown. The hotel is within a few blocks of the Minskoff Theatre, the ornate Grand Central Terminal transportation hub, Fifth Avenue, Bryant Park and the historic New York Public Library Schwarzman Building, which was featured in the film “Sex and the City.” Hotel accommodations range from contemporary guest rooms with iHome docks and Belgian chocolates at turndown to spacious suites with Bose stereos and Jacuzzi tubs. Amenities consist of complimentary Wi-Fi access and welcome beverages, a state-of-the-art fitness center with personal trainers and Triomphe Restaurant, a gourmet eatery that serves escargot, Moroccan lamb patties and swordfish.
The Hotel at Times Square
The Hotel at Times Square offers modern boutique accommodations at budget-friendly prices. The hotel is nestled in Midtown West, steps away from the Minskoff Theatre, the legendary Radio City Music Hall, the Museum of Modern Art, Times Square and Rockefeller Center, home to NBC Studios, the Today Show and Saturday Night Live. Guest rooms feature contemporary furnishings, complimentary Wi-Fi access and high-end electronics, while hotel amenities consist of complimentary continental breakfast and a 24-hour fitness center.
W New York Times Square
It’s difficult to stand out in glittering lights and bustle of Times Square; however, the W New York-Times Square accomplishes this rare feat. The hotel’s modern glass exterior towers over the district and features an iconic “W” sign that provides a landmark for travelers. The hotel is near a number of attractions, including Birdland Jazz Club, restaurants and bars in Hell’s Kitchen, the Late Show with David Letterman and the New York Times Headquarters. Accommodations consist of contemporary guest rooms with modern furnishings, mirrored head boards, pedestal sinks and glass showers. Facilities include a cocktail lounge with DJ and Blue Fin Restaurant, offering seafood and the peaceful sounds of cool Jazz. Pets allowed for a fee.
Though one mile from the Minskoff Theatre, the Hotel Elysee offers upscale accommodations away from the crush of tourists in Times Square. The property is steps away from the eastern edge of Central Park, the 53rd Street MTA subway station, Park Avenue and high-end shopping along the legendary Fifth Avenue. Accommodations consist of traditionally decorated guest rooms with complimentary Wi-Fi access and marble bathrooms, while suites feature non-working fireplaces, kitchenettes and solariums. Amenities include complimentary breakfast, cookies, fresh fruits and evening receptions with wine, cheese and hors d'oeuvres. Day passes are also available to the New York Sports Club that is adjacent to the hotel.
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