About Morgans New York
The sleek Morgans New York, which was billed the “original boutique hotel” when opened by hotelier Ian Schrager in 1984, has maintained its chic sheen and its taxi-inspired black-and-white checkered pattern. A key reason that Morgans New York has kept up with the times is because the original designer, Andree Putnam, returned in 2008 to do a savvy revamp of the hotel. The result is that Morgans New York’s fashionable pedigree is still very much evident, plus it has a trendy new glow.
As for location: Morgans New York is in the thick of things, on Madison Avenue, equidistant to Murray Hill and Midtown. Head south and the Empire State Building looms over your path; go north for the short stroll to Grand Central Terminal, Bryant Park and the New York Public Library.
The stylish rooms are inviting and relatively spacious, with comfortable beds and down duvets, plus plenty of amenities, from flat-screen TVs to bathrooms with black-and-white tiling and designer toiletries. Also a bonus: Free, strong Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, and complimentary breakfast – including buttery Balthazar croissants – which is served in the hotel’s duplex penthouse, the Living Room, with lovely terrace views of Manhattan.
It’s easy to stay fit: Morgans New York offers complimentary passes to the nearby New York Sports Club, which has top-notch equipment and services.
Morgans New York is currently undergoing a renovation of its public spaces. The upgrade, which will include a new restaurant and lounge/bar space, is scheduled to be complete by mid-January.
Did you know?
Hotelier Ian Schrager first made his name in the late '70s as the co-founder, with Steve Rubell, of the famous, glitzy nightclub Studio 54, which defined New York City nightlife.
Morgans New York’s keen sense of style – and sleek rooms and penthouse hangout – draws the fashionable set, particularly international visitors. Its central location near Midtown and top-notch amenities also appeal to business travelers.
Morgans New York Location Information:
237 Madison Ave. (between 37th & 38th Aves.)
New York, NY 10016
4, 5, 6 to Grand Central/42nd St.; B, D, F, M, N, Q, R to 34th St./Herald Sq.
Relax in the Living Room, located in the hotel’s airy, light-filled penthouse, where you can enjoy complimentary tea and coffee, take sun on the terrace and order light snacks in the evening.
The hotel’s popular Asia de Cuba restaurant closed in 2011. The hotel is currently working on a new restaurant that’s set to open in early 2013.
Room service is available during limited hours.