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The Empire Hotel
New York, New York
Why Stay At The Empire Hotel
A storied New York hotel dating back to the late 19th century, The Empire Hotel offers an unbeatable location next to the Lincoln Center and just one block from Central Park.
The traditional brownstone, which proudly carries the old-fashioned red neon sign atop its roof, belies its opulent interior. Guests step into a high-ceilinged lobby set out in Art Deco-style elements livened up by zebra and leopard print pillows, modern chandeliers and framed by heavy caramel-hued curtains. A grand staircase completes the image of funky grandeur. The rooms—in naturalistic colors and with sunburst mirrors—feature exceptionally plush bedding and must-have amenities like flat-screen TVs and iPod docking stations. The Empire Hotel sets itself apart from other hotels on the posh Upper Westside in various ways. Most notably, it features an outdoor rooftop lap pool—a rarity in the Big Apple—as well as a nicely outfitted gym overlooking 63rd Street. At night, a hip crowd of cocktail-wielding locals and visitors descends on the rooftop bar and lounge. Can't make it to Long Island this trip? On-site restaurant Ed's Chowder House brings Montauk to Manhattan. Chef Ed Brown whips up traditional East Coast seafood dishes like crab cakes and tuna steak frites.
Struck by the late night munchies? The chowder bar stays open until midnight and serves small plates such as lobster rolls, steamers and signature chowder.
Have al fresco continental breakfast topside by the pool where coffee, tea and a selection of pastries are available.
Arrive at LaGuardia Airport (LGA) which is approximately 11 miles from the hotel. Anticipate between 25 and 40 minutes of travel time. You may also elect to arrive at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) or Newark Airport (EWE).44 W 63rd St, New York, New York, United States
Hotel FeaturesBack to Top Property Amenities
- Outdoor Pool
- Lounging Deck
- Fitness Center
- Concierge Service
- Secretarial Services
- Same Day Laundry
- Wi-Fi Internet Access
- Flat-screen TVs
- iPod Docking Stations
- En-Suite Bathrooms
- Luxury Bath Amenities
- Mini Bars
- In-room Safes
- Lobby Bar
- Rooftop Bar + Lounge
- In-room Dining
- Max occupancy in the Superior King is 2 people
- Max occupancy in the Superior Double Double is 4 people
- Hotel taxes included in the nightly rate
Why We Love New York
Pulsating with life, this most populous of American cities offers the best of everything from avant-garde dining to world-class entertainment sprinkled with many eye-soothing green patches.
Dinner for two $120.
72 West 69th Street.
Where to Drink: Barcibo Enoteka, a cozy and inherently Italian wine bar, is only five blocks from The Empire. Choose among over 100 Italian wines, international craft beers and cocktails. Staff pick: a glass of Sicilian Bracchetto pairs with the cheese platter best. Drinks for two $30.
2020 Broadway between 69th St & 70th St.
Where to Shop: Find bargains on one-of-a-kind antiques, vintage clothing or records at well-known GreenFlea Market in Manhattan. After a day of haggling regain your strength at one of the local eateries.
Columbus Avenue between West 76th 77th Streets.
Outdoor Excursion: Catch the ferry at to head over to Liberty Island where the namesake statue has just been reopened to the public after Hurricane Sandy. Brave the throngs of visitors and climb up to the crown for a view across the harbor. Ferries depart from Battery Park and Liberty State Park. Adults $17.
Why Go Now
July 22 - August 16, 2013
New York City Restaurant Week
With a stellar line-up of dining spots offering affordable prix fixe menus, there's a big rush, so be sure to make reservations early.
July 26, 2013
Grand Central Floral Parade
Dazzling parade with a line up of fresh floral floats, street performers, carnival characters and stilt walkers plus Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers. Free or $16 per seat.
On 41st from Lexington to 3rd Ave.
September 12 - 22, 2013
Feast of San Gennaro
11-day festival honoring the patron saint of Naples and aiming at keeping the spirit of early Italian immigrants alive. Enjoy religious processions and festive parades, live musical entertainment and even a cannoli-eating competition.