Hyatt Herald Square New York hotel opens its doors

By Chris Chamberlin, October 10 2014

New York’s lively Manhattan borough is now home to the 122-room Hyatt Herald Square New York hotel, situated just two blocks from Madison Square Garden and Penn Station, which houses trains to Newark Liberty International Airport.

Taking its design cues from the area’s rich publishing history and neighbouring Fashion District, elements of industrial newspapers, bright colours, glass, custom fabrics and millwork, reclaimed wood, letterpress blocks, pounded metal and other nuanced details bring the building to life.

The funky lobby features a number of themed communal areas including an espresso bar (pictured), an on-site market for on-the-go snacks and a library-themed lounge, bar and private space for up to 18 diners, while the guestrooms focus on a more natural and neutral palette.

Offering a casual bistro menu, The Den – found in the lobby – focusses on simple and market-fresh ingredients, serving up dishes in three sizes: Large Bites, Light Bites and Even Lighter Bites to suit all hunger levels.

There’s also a rooftop lounge, aptly named ‘Up on 20’, with views of the Midtown skyline including the Empire State Building and Freedom Tower, with a variety of seasonal cocktails, a selection of local and international beers, wines and spirits as well as the hotel’s small plates menu.

Similar views can be had from the guest rooms, which come with C.O. Bigelow amenities and the choice of king or double beds – all with retail-inspired open armoires, desks that double as vanities, patterned couches with multi-textured throw pillows and artwork panels on the ceilings and walls.

In their spare time, guests can meander towards nearby Broadway theatres, Times Square and the flagship Macy’s’ department store.

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Chris Chamberlin

Chris Chamberlin is the Associate Editor of Executive Traveller and lives by the motto that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, a great latte, a theatre ticket and a glass of wine!


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