About Sanctuary Hotel NYC
Stepping out of the busy bright sunlit streets of Times Square and into the aptly named Sanctuary Hotel NYC, one can't help but immediately begin to relax and unwind. Visitors can refresh with some frosty cold lemon water and retire to one of several cozy seating areas – many with fireplaces – in the dimly lit Zen-like lobby while awaiting their room. Gorgeous stone statues of Hindu deities line the hallway as though they're watching over guests. A light spicy fragrance wafts through the air and a tastefully backlit bar beckons in the distance.
Elevators have a scarlet glow, washing everyone in a naughty light. Seductively low-lit hallways lead to leather-wrapped doors, which open into gorgeously appointed guest rooms, many with glass-enclosed showers shielded from the room with peek-a-boo curtains. Custom leather headboards hover over sumptuous king or queen beds dressed in Frette linens. Overhead, sparkly chandeliers illuminate the room.
Everything from the leather-look shower tiles to the sleek mini-bar is luxuriously customized with the guest's enjoyment in mind. The "Sweet Suites" notch up the comfort level with heated Toto toilets and towel racks and a separate living area has a pull-out sofabed.
Accessed via a door that reads "Stairway to Haven," the hotel's mix of romantic Zen and cheeky decadence is carried over at Haven, Sanctuary's rooftop bar. Along with snacks and cocktails, Haven offers incredible views, fresh air and cabana-like seating areas.
The hotel prides itself on its attention to detail and urges guests to take advantage of their S.T.A.R. program (Service Tailored to Any Request), with managers who act as personal assistants, whether it's as simple as making dinner reservations, or as complicated as planning a private catered picnic, complete with mariachi band, mimes and a gaggle of acrobatically inclined Pomeranians in Central Park (well, we can't vouch for the Pomeranians, but there's no harm in asking!).
Did you know?
The International Center of Photography is the closest museum to the hotel, and is one of New York City's lesser-known gems.
In 1945, Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia signed a bill renaming Sixth Avenue, "Avenue of the Americas." Even though that's its official moniker, most people just call it plain old Sixth Avenue.
Times Square was originally called Longacre Square. These days, upwards of a million people crowd the square and surrounding streets to watch the ball drop on New Year's Eve.
The seductive air of romance makes Sanctuary Hotel NYC the perfect place to pop the question or spend a romantic weekend. Tourists looking for a cool and restful place to retire after seeing the sights will enjoy the comfortable beds and lobby hangout areas. While there is no business center, guest rooms are equipped with desks and free Wi-Fi.
Sanctuary Hotel NYC Location Information:
132 W. 47th St.
New York, NY 10036
B, D, M to 47th-50th St./Rockefeller Center; N, Q, R to 49th St.
Whether you're craving a Cosmo or a shrimp cocktail, Sanctuary's rooftop boîte is a stunner. Part club, part restaurant, Haven offers tapas-style food and a variety of carefully crafted cocktails in a beautiful open-air setting. Open from 4pm till "late."
The complimentary continental breakfast is served in a chandeliered room off the lobby bar, which serves cocktails and coffee in a beautiful lounge-like setting.
Room service is set to start in Fall 2012, but until that happens, Sanctuary welcomes guests to order food in from nearby restaurants.
- FREE Continental Breakfast
- FREE Internet in Room
- Handicapped Rooms/Facilities
- High Speed Internet
- No Smoking Rooms/Facilities
- Pets Allowed
- Safe Deposit Box
- Wireless Internet