The splashiest addition to Times Square in 2013 isn’t another giant billboard or neon sign. It’s the 54-story Hyatt Times Square, Manhattan’s largest new Hyatt in more than 30 years. The silver tower, the tallest newly built Hyatt in the U.S., features 487 apartment-style rooms and suites with floor-to-ceiling windows. Some, including the Premier Suite, have a private terrace with sweeping views of the glittering Manhattan cityscape.
The hotel opened in early December, and by the end of the year will roll out the funky T45 Diner, a classic diner with retro red stools and a back wall of moving lights. In early 2014, the 4,200-square-foot spa will debut, including a blowout bar, manicure and pedicure stations and couples’ treatment rooms.
The hotel will also have the tallest rooftop bar in New York City. Bar 54 — on the 54th floor, of course — is due to open in January. You will be able to cozy up under the stars at the outdoor fireplaces, sip handcrafted cocktails and take in river-to-river views while surrounded by NYC’s forest of skyscrapers.