Hard Rock Hotels is joining the slew of new hotels opening in Manhattan in 2022. A newly constructed hotel nearing completion, the 34-floor Hard Rock Hotel New York will debut Midtown by Spring 2022, located at 159 West 48th Street — between the Theatre District and Radio City Music Hall — which is steps from Times Square, Broadway, Rockefeller Center, Bryant Park and Fifth Avenue.
Introductory rates start at $395; the hotel is now accepting reservations.
Hard Rock Hotel New York will feature 446 guest rooms and specialty suites offering floor-to-ceiling windows. Crowning the 34th floor will be the Rock Star Suite, a bi-level glass-enclosed penthouse with city views, original contemporary artwork, bespoke music memorabilia, and one of the largest hotel terraces in the city.
Hard Rock Hotels worked with award-winning design firm Jeffrey Beers International to bring a music-infused vision to life, accented by legendary memorabilia honoring musicians from and inspired by New York City. Notable displays will include a classic leather motorcycle jacket owned and worn by Joey Ramone; a pair of silver patent leather boots worn by Lady Gaga; a record player with built-in microphone and cutting lathe for making direct-to-disc recordings from Les Paul; and handwritten lyrics for John Lennon’s 1972 ode to his adopted home, “New York City,” among other notable pieces.
Culinary concepts include the upscale NYY Steak in partnership with the New York Yankees. Mozambique wood paneled walls will be complemented by autographs from famed players while heritage-sourced steaks, local market seafood and approachable main dishes will be served on fine China inscribed with player numbers within the iconic franchise insignia.
RT60 Rooftop bar will deliver craft cocktails with a scene anchored by live DJs.
The brand’s signature Sessions Restaurant & Bar, located on the main level and accessible by a grand staircase from the street, will be a light-filled three-story atrium and open-air terrace with live, unplugged musical performances. The Venue on Music Row will be the hotel’s main entertainment space with capacity for up to 400 guests.
The hotel will feature the brand’s signature Rock Om® program fusing the practice of yoga with the rhythm of a custom DJ-curated soundtrack for on-demand in-room sessions. Building on the existing offering, Hard Rock Hotel New York will introduce a series of transformative experiences including rooftop moonlight yoga sessions.
Amenities include the Sound of Your Stay® which allows guests to listen to Tracks® curated playlists by artists and musicians, Crosley record players available upon request with Wax®, or play a Fender guitar with Picks® in the privacy of their room. Roxity® programming will bring to life family attractions and entertainment while the Unleashed® pet program will welcome four legged friends. Guests are invited to exchange the traditional city map for Soundtracks® interactive area guides which are curated by Hard Rock and musical artists to showcase the best of each destination.
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