The newly redesigned Time Hotel NYC is about to become your go-to for a West of LI staycation. Last year the Times Square hotel underwent an extensive, $30 million redesign that transformed the common spaces, restaurant, bar and lounge and guestrooms into a destination for New York City visitors and locals. Modern art and the concept of time inspired the Rockwell Group’s vision of the Time Hotel. The result is an urban lifestyle destination with a bit of edge. Here are six photos of the completed interior that will have you checking those LIRR schedules.
In the heart of midtown the Time Hotel was originally built in 1999 as one of Times Square’s first lifestyle hotels. In completing the redesign the Time Hotel hopes to attract both creative professionals and corporate clients. The Time Hotel includes 193 guest rooms, about half of which are king rooms, 25 suites, 38 queen rooms and 17 doubles.
The new LeGrande Lounge, which seats about 80 guests, is open daily from 5-9pm. Muted with tones of purples and blues and custom-made theater style curtains to portion off sections gives the lounge a sexy and relaxed feel. It’s the place to unwind after a busy day in the city.
Open closets in the rooms makes the rooms feel bigger as does a SMART TV hidden behind the mirror and outlets everywhere for those always looking to plug in. A unique touch is the guestroom flooring done in Siberian White Oak, helping to create a cozy setting away from home.
Black out screens, bath amenities by Maison Martin Margiela and the ability to log into your Netflix account makes for a staycation weekend. In designing the rooms hotel representatives read through hundreds of Trip Advisors’ reviews, picking out must-have things to include, such as the intelligent touch doorbell that gives you the ability to communicate your needs with the touch of a button. No more worrying if you put out that do not disturb sign.
The restaurant Serafina and the lounge are operated by Eric Marx and Lisle Richards of The Metric Gilded Lily and The Wayfarer, the faces behind the restaurant and lounge. Serafina authentic Italian fare, including its famous thin crust pizza and homemade pastas, remain unchanged (thankfully!), but the restaurant now has a gastro pub feel and a new bar.
Style, design and art were the inspiration for the new Time Hotel. You’ll find works by artists that include Marco Brambilla, Humans since 1982 and Zack Seckler throughout. Look for NYC based artist Marco Brambilla video art at the main entrance. At the reception desk at the second floor is the mesmerizing piece “A Million Times,” by Swedish artists Humans since 1982.
Like we said, this hotel will become your new NYC staycation go-to…maybe for that Valentine’s Day weekend full of great dates in the city you’ve been planning.