About DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Metropolitan - New York City
With its unique stainless steel sign, flamboyant curved facade coated in light green glazed brick and dark green mosaic tile, and recently renovated Mod-chic interior to match, the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Metropolitan – New York is a New York City Landmark building and a Midtown architectural rarity. But eye-catching design isn’t all this full-service hotel has to offer; guests will also find a quiet-but-central location, modern amenities and custom Sweet Dreams by Doubletree beds.
Originally named The Summit when it opened in 1961, and designed by architect Morris Lapidus, the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Metropolitan is located on the quieter eastern section of Midtown Manhattan and within walking distance of almost all of New York City’s world-famous attractions including, Radio City Music Hall, Central Park, Rockefeller Center, Times Square, the Museum of Modern Art, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Fifth Avenue Shopping.
The marble-coated lobby is stocked with mod furnishings and features the sleek Met Lounge with its eggshell-shaped stools as well as on-site breakfast dining at the Met Grill. Guests are greeted with warm cookies upon arrival which they can promptly work off in the fully-equipped 24-hour fitness center. A fully-equipped business center is also open 24 hours.
Fully renovated in 2012, 763 rooms (including 24 suites) offer a modern decor of whites and woods, flat-screen TVs, wired and wireless Internet, slate bathrooms and Doubletree’s signature Sweet Dreams beds complete with pillowtop mattresses, luxurious linens and plush down comforters. The King Suite offers an astounding 550 square foot space complete with a private outdoor wraparound balcony with panoramic views of the city.
Did you know?
While filming The Seven Year Itch, Marilyn Monroe made history outside the site of the DoubleTree by Hilton Metropolitan – New York when she stood on a subway grate and vents blew the skirt of her now-famous white halter dress upward!
Judy Garland and Noel Coward attended the opening of the original hotel, then called The Summit, in 1961.
Seasoned business travelers will appreciate DoubleTree Metropolitan’s extensive on-site meeting and event spaces complete with state-of-the-art communication technology and wireless Internet access as well as the hotel’s proximity to Midtown corporate business headquarters.
Families who want to explore and enjoy Manhattan’s famous sights during the day and relax in a quiet, amenity-rich environment at night will appreciate DoubleTree Metropolitan’s full-service Concierge desk, suites with queen-size pullout sofas and partitioned sitting areas and babysitting services.
Located just off the main lobby, this earth-toned restaurant is open for breakfast only and offers a full American or Continental buffet.
Also located just off the lobby, this sleek and modern bar offers drinks, cocktails and light bites.
In-room dining is offered from 6pm-10pm
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Metropolitan - New York City Location Information:
569 Lexington Ave.
New York, NY 10022
6 to 51st St..; E, M to 5th Ave./53rd St.; B, D, F, M to 47th - 50th Sts./Rockefeller Center; 4, 5, 6, N, R, Q to Lexington Ave./59th St.
- 24 hour front desk
- ATM Machine
- Business Center
- Dry cleaning service
- Fitness Center
- Gift Shop
- Non-Smoking Facility
- Parking - Self
- Parking - Valet