Nearby Fifth Avenue is New York’s grandest shopping street. Wander the sidewalk to window-shop at diamond specialist Harry Winston, snap up high-end fashions in Bergdorf Goodman, or treat yourself to hand-stitched leather accessories from Louis Vuitton. Venture a little further afield and you’ll find cool designs and artisan treasures in the indie boutiques on side streets crossing Midtown.
Just 3 blocks from the hotel, Hudson Yards is the city’s hottest cultural precinct. High-end stores sit among carry-out coffee shops, sushi bars, and gourmet restaurants, and you can check out contemporary art shows in The Shed, designed with a retractable glass shell that reveals an al fresco concert hall. For the ultimate in New York views, take the elevator 100 stories up to the Edge’s outdoor observation deck, or walk along The High Line, a former railway-turned-park elevated above the city.
For serious drama and blockbuster musicals, the Theater District is New York’s star of the show. At Broadway’s heart, only 4 blocks from our hotel, you’ll find Times Square, teeming with life, ablaze with flashing LED displays, and overlooked by the gigantic, 7-story NASDAQ screen. Grab discount tickets for same-day performances from the TKTS booth, catch up with Prince Harry and Meghan at Madame Tussauds, or record your own show on a tour of NBC Studios in Rockefeller Plaza.
We’re only a 5-minute walk from Madison Square Garden, home to legendary sporting events, and sell-out concerts by rock icons from Billy Joel to The Rolling Stones. During the day, take a behind-the-scenes tour of the locker rooms, stadium, and VIP suites to learn about this iconic arena’s fascinating 140-year history. And remember, you’ll need to book ahead to cheer on the Knicks with thousands of passionate basketball fans, or catch the thrills and spills of a Rangers ice-hockey game.
Close to the hotel and tucked behind a monumental facade that covers most of a city block, Macy’s Herald Square is one of NYC’s flagship department stores. Here you can explore 10 glamorous levels dedicated to life’s luxuries, browse designer labels from Marc Jacobs to Burberry, or reinvent yourself with guidance from a personal stylist. You’ll enjoy Manhattan views and gourmet Italian dishes in Stella 34 Trattoria, and if you’re here in November, don’t miss the famous Thanksgiving Day Parade.