citizenM New York Times Square: smile, New York just got itself a new kind of hotel
citizenM New Yorks living room lobbies are oversized yet gloriously cozy, complete with Vitra furniture, contemporary art from their private collection and commissioned pieces, such as Jen Lie on the hotel façade, and Julian Opie on the elevator bank. They have filled their common space with books upon books (for pleasure reading and for sale!), fun items from all over the globe, Apple computers for your use, and free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. citizenM have created spaces for you to watch TV, mingle with friends, meet with colleagues, and feel truly at home.
Even so, it can still feel like there’s no escape from the concrete jungle In NYC, which is why you’ll enjoy various places within the hotel to catch your breath. Their is an outside terrace where you can enjoy some fresh air and that lush garden feel and a Cloud Bar – the rooftop bar.
Everything about citizenM New York is what makes this city so iconic: swanky, cool, progressive, fashion forward, art-centered. At canteenM, you can eat or drink 24/7, from savory foods that cure a mean hangover to barista-made espresso in the morning. Each of the 230 rooms are personalized with bespoke amenities, extra-large plush beds (you won’t want to leave), and MoodPad tablets to control every aspect of your experience, from the lights and blinds to alarm wake-up themes.
Double room fr. $189
Hurry and book because it gets fully booked quickly!
Head over to Madison Square Park to see the amazing new sculptural installation This Land Is Your Land by Brooklyn-based Chilean artist Iván Navarro.
The site-specific installation presents three water towers inside of which neon reflections repeat infinitely. The sculptures merge a staple of the New York skyline with the street-level landscape of the Park.
The artist takes the exhibition’s title from the beloved 1940 Woody Guthrie folk song, which is both an American anthem and a vocal pull to the freedoms offered in this country for an immigrant population. The towers are elevated to a height above visitors’ heads, allowing them to walk underneath and look up into each sculpture to view the content within.
Until April 13
Madison Square Park
With its distinct design, central Midtown location and views of Central Park from the top floors Viceroy is an excellent choice for your next stay in New York.
All the rooms are reminiscent of cabins on a luxury ocean liner with styled honey-hued built in cabinets, comfortable beds and leather accents.
A warm retro-inspired palette and a dedication to the simple forms of modernism result in spaces that feel both reassuringly classic and inspiringly fresh. Space is plentiful, and is made to seem even more so by some clever layouts and wall-spanning windows.
For dining you can visit Kingside, a restaurant/bar collaboration between chef Marc Murphy and cocktail wizard Scott Gerber. Top it off with the most inspiring, not to mention romantic, view of the city you can imagine! The Roof, Viceroys new roof top bar with views of Central Park. This is the perfect spot to take in New York’s energy from a luxurious perch and it is open all year around.
24-hour fitness centre with an indoor plunge pool next it, concierge, library, laundry, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV, Beats by Dr Dre stereo, minibar stocked with specialty chocolates and snacks, Illy espresso machine, free WiFi and Neil George bath product.
The extremely talented duo Romand and Williams is behind the eclectic design.
Double room from $359 per night/room
120 West 57th
Mac & Cheese is an institution in the American kitchen and New York has got some pretty amazing places where you can truly enjoy the dish.
When it is right done, it is so simple and yet so delicious. A massive serving of pasta, rich cheese like Gruyere, Parm, and Béchamel, prosciutto, and chopped truffles. It’s like the creamiest and best possible version of the homemade stuff.
Here is a list of some of the best places in New York for a Mac & Cheese feast.