The highly-anticipated Hard Rock Hotel New York is nearing completion in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, and is now accepting reservations for its official debut in April 2022 and beyond.
Gracing the iconic skyline at 159 West 48th Street – steps from Times Square, Broadway, Rockefeller Center, Bryant Park and Fifth Avenue shopping – the newly-constructed hotel features interiors by award-winning design firm, Jeffrey Beers International.
“This is a monumental moment for Hard Rock International and a true milestone in our journey to elevate our lifestyle hotels portfolio,” comments Dale Hipsh, Senior Vice President of Hotels, Hard Rock International. “New York City is the culture capital of the world and as a brand, we have been eagerly anticipating the right opportunity to bring our entertainment-infused hospitality experience to this market.
"Hard Rock Hotel New York creates the perfect home base for exploring the city’s most exciting attractions, but what’s more, are the curated experiences for guests and locals that only we can offer through one-of-a-kind partnerships and collaborations with legendary artists, performers and musicians.”
446 exquisitely-designed guest rooms and specialty suites offer floor-to-ceiling windows that showcase the city’s vibrant energy. Sitting atop the 34th floor is the jewel of the Rock Star Suite, a bi-level 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.
Guests and locals will discover innovative culinary concepts including 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 masterfully crafted cocktails, shareable bites, an effortlessly stylish scene, and a chance to soak in the city from above. Elsewhere, the brand’s signature Sessions Restaurant & Bar will represent the soundtrack of New York. Located on the main level and accessible by a grand staircase from the street, this light-filled three-story atrium and open-air terrace will offer live, unplugged musical performances that embody the vitality and ingenuity of the city.
The hotel’s show-stopping feature will be The Venue on Music Row, extraordinary flexible entertainment space with capacity for up to 400 guests. The Venue will play host to A-list performances as well as fashion shows, after-parties, and gala dinners for some of the city’s most sought-after moments.
The property's interior is accented by legendary memorabilia honouring 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.