Hard Rock International has announced the opening of the much-anticipated Hard Rock Hotel New York. Uniquely positioned in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, the hotel is just moments from some of the city’s most iconic landmarks, including Radio City Music Hall, Rockefeller Center and the Theater District.
Hard Rock Hotel New York pays tribute to the city’s historic Music Row, and the mecca of recording studios and music shops that once lined 48th Street.
“New York City is one of the greatest cities in the world and we are honoured to open our doors to locals and travellers looking for a best in class hotel, dining, entertainment experience,” says Jim Allen, Chairman of Hard Rock International. “Hard Rock has had a presence for decades in the City, but this location will deliver an entirely new experience from the brand that’s been synonymous with music and entertainment for over 50 years.”
Hard Rock Hotel New York features 446 strikingly-designed guest rooms and speciality suites offering floor-to-ceiling windows that showcase the city’s vibrant energy. The rooms are designed with striking blue tones and gold accents, which are inspired by the city lit up at dusk, when the night falls and marquee lights shine.
Iconic imagery of notable artists has been printed on glass doors along with sound wave carpet patterns and sculptural artwork above the headboards. With a variety of room types ranging from well-appointed King Rooms to Platinum Suites with terraces, each features Kimono robes, Lavazza® espresso, Rock Spa® bath products, and high speed Wi-Fi to complete the act.
Sitting atop the 36th floor is the jewel of the Rock Star Suite, a glass-enclosed penthouse with expansive city views, original contemporary artwork, bespoke music memorabilia, and one of the largest terraces for entertaining in New York City at 1,600 square feet.
The sleek interior design includes double height ceilings and rich tones and textures creating an inviting and timeless space. On its first level, the suite features an open-plan living and dining area with a bar and butler pantry, an outdoor bar, VIP direct access to the RT60 rooftop bar & lounge, and more. Guests can retreat upstairs to a luxurious bedroom area with a walk in closet and contemporary bathroom featuring a red free standing bathtub.
A multitude of day to night culinary and cocktail concepts grace the hotel, including fine dining at the upscale NYY Steak in partnership with the New York Yankees, the brand’s all-day signature Sessions Restaurant & Bar, and RT60 Rooftop.
At NYY Steak, Mozambique wood panelled walls are complemented by autographs from famed players while heritage-sourced steaks, local market seafood and creative main dishes are served on fine China inscribed with player numbers within the iconic franchise insignia. NYY Steak is open daily, providing an elevated backdrop for business lunches and celebration dinners.
From day to night, Sessions Restaurant & Bar represents the soundtrack of New York, serving farm-fresh fare for breakfast, lunch, and evening bites daily. Located on the main level and accessible by a grand staircase from the street, this light-filled atrium with an open-air terrace offers live, unplugged musical performances that embody the vitality and ingenuity of the city.
Guest and locals can discover the city from new heights at RT60 bar and lounge located on the 34th floor. Delivering masterfully crafted cocktails, shareable bites and an effortlessly stylish scene, RT60 will elevate music & entertainment in Midtown Manhattan.
From the moment of arrival, guests are greeted by an artistic expression of music, transporting them to a new, exciting, and engaging atmosphere that brilliantly exudes the entertainment energy of New York with the culture and history of Hard Rock.
Spearheaded by award-winning design firm, Jeffrey Beers International, the artistic expression of music is layered in meticulous detail throughout every area of the hotel. In each space, the guest discovers a design or sculptural homage to either musical instruments, such as guitars and brass wind instruments, or to music notes and sound waves.
Bold materials include lush dark woods, striking marbles, luxurious brass finishes, and tactile leather and velvet fabrics. The rich colour palette features the property’s signature blue, rich browns, warm golds and brass, and pops of metallic silver, lush greens, and vibrant reds.