Renaissance New York Midtown Hotel
About the Hotel
Why We Love This Hotel
- Rooftop patio offers unobstructed views of the Empire State Building
- NYC’s first digitally enhanced hotel, where the corridor walls respond to human movement, creating a different atmosphere every time a guests enters and exits the hotel
- Renaissance Navigator program offers insider information for visitors who want to experience New York like a local
Located in the Garment District, the hotel is just around the corner from Madison Square Garden, Penn Station and Macy’s Herald Square.
Within the Big Apple’s first digitally enhanced property, guests will experience an interactive interior, which senses movement and changes based on interaction, sound and seasonality. A Discovery Portal, which engages with guests when they wave, suggests restaurants, bars and attractions in New York. The Portal will also tell guests about top-rated must-sees and which bar has the best bartender.
The hotel pays tribute to its Garment District location with decorative details such as sewing machines, oversized buttons and personal artwork, while exposed concrete walls contrast with patterned wallpaper. Floor-to-ceiling windows in each room look out at Manhattan’s skyline. The clean, modern design of the room does not compete with the exterior views, and high-speed Wi-Fi is complimentary. Rooms are quite spacious for a New York City hotel in Midtown -- good for families, though families should ask for a room that has a bathroom with a wall, as most bathrooms are separated by frosted glass. Guests can access the on-site fitness center or head to the nearby Chelsea Piers Recreation Center for rock climbing, swimming, a driving range and more.
The sixth-floor lobby includes a library, bar, hidden DJ booth and small balcony overlooking the fifth floor’s sweeping terrace below. The terrace features a retractable roof, private cabanas and Versa, an artsy restaurant open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Offering indoor and outdoor dining, the high-end Prohibition-style bar has multiple TVs that broadcast games.