Upper West Side history meets posh, modern New York in the recently updated Empire Hotel. First opened in 1923, Empire was a hot spot for roaring 20s clientele. Now, after a complete renovation, its design nods to its history while embracing chic modernity. Its "Old Hollywood" style is reflected in its lavish lobby, accented edgy animal prints and a glowing ambiance. In each of its 422 decadent rooms, the Empire features Frette ™ Italian linens, luxury bath amenities and a full mini bar. To complement those lush aspects, the Empire includes contemporary technology with flat screen TVs, iPod docking stations and wireless high speed Internet.
Visiting New York City in the summer? You've come at the right time. Empire has a glamorous rooftop pool deck with private cabana rentals featuring mini fridges, ceiling fans, and day beds, plus TVs and speakers for entertainment. Dining poolside is also an option from The Rooftop menu. Downstairs, the lobby bar is a hip setting for pre-dinner fine wines or champagne. For your evening meal, experience the gourmet seafood of Chef Ed Brown at the casual but chic Ed's Chowder House. Brown serves up traditional East Coast seafood at its finest.
If you're heading out, day or night, The Empire Hotel is in the perfect spot to experience the fun of New York City. Situated at the crossing of Broadway and Columbus Avenue, the hotel features a prominent neon sign, one of the oldest in America, which shines an exciting red glow on the neighborhood below. Being next door to Lincoln Center, you have an easy stroll to theatre, music, dance and the arts. A block away is famous Central Park, a must visit during a spontaneous daytime promenade.