Getting around New York City can feel like an intimidating undertaking for any newcomer—people rushing down the sidewalks, subway trains rumbling underground, and traffic whizzing by on the streets. Finding a hotel that makes your urban excursions more approachable can make all the difference. Set on a quiet street in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, The Blakely New York brings guests within walking distance of such landmarks as Central Park, Carnegie Hall, Rockefeller Center, and the Theatre District, letting guests easily soak in as much of The Big Apple as they can during their stay.
Upon entering the hotel, you'll feel as if you've been welcomed into a cozy library rather than a lobby, with its classic wood-paneling, leather couches, book shelves and cherry wood furniture. In this boutique property, each of the 118 guest rooms range in size from the 275-square-foot Superior Rooms to the spacious 1,050-square-foot Penthouse Suite.
Standard amenities include iPod docking stations, complimentary Wi-Fi and daily New York Times delivery, marble bathrooms, Frette bath robes and Penhaligon products. Making sure guests feel even more at home, all rooms feature kitchenettes with sinks, microwaves, mini-fridges and coffee makers so the option to prepare your own meals is always open.
While it's true there are literally thousands of dining options in Manhattan bookable via CONZERGE offering 10 percent off discounts, the hotel's elegant Abbocatto Italian Kitchen is hard to pass up. The restaurant serves authentic, homemade cuisine including fresh pastas, Burrata made daily, assorted antipasti, soups, paninis, and classic meat and seafood dishes. Abbocatto is a great option for a quick bite for lunch, dinner and even offers a complimentary breakfast on the weekends for guests.
Should your visit focus a bit more on business than pleasure, The Blakely New York's event spaces are available to host any group, from formal client meetings to intimate social soirées. The Penthouse Boardroom, Penthouse Suite and private outdoor Garden Terrace each have their own distinct aesthetics, featuring stunning city views from the 17th floor, glimmering chandeliers, and stylish furnishings. Rooms may be equipped with such amenities as a 56-inch plasma TV for use with presentations, phones with conferencing capabilities, a projection screen, complimentary Wi-Fi and catering services can be arranged through the hotel's event coordinator.
Guests can easily spend the day exploring the exciting, fast-paced city of New York and return for a quiet, relaxing, restful evening at this charming boutique hotel. With the Blakely as your home base, the city's best attractions, dining, shopping and nightlife are just steps from the front door.
The Blakely New York
136 West 55th Street
New York, New York 10019