About the Empire Hotel
Tucked between Lincoln Center and Central Park where Midtown meets the Upper West Side, the Empire Hotel is a classic New York hotel (dating to the mid-1890s) with a contemporary and chic décor. The lively lobby bar and rooftop bar are local hotspots, but the rooftop pool – basking in the glow of the hotel’s original neon sign and offering up stunning views of the Upper West Side – is the real gem here.
Situated at the intersection of Broadway and Columbus Avenue, the Empire Hotel is mere steps from the art, music, theater and dance to be found in Lincoln Center. Also, Central Park is just one block away, perfect for a morning stroll, picnic in the park or bike/carriage ride. Columbus Circle subway station, just a few blocks away, means other top attractions like Times Square and Museum Mile are just a quick ride away.
The lobby is adorned with rich browns and vibrant golds, with elegant, floor to ceiling gold curtains that suggest the stage of the Metropolitan Opera across the street. Modern chandeliers and chic zebra and leopard print accents keep the design fresh and trendy.
The 422 guestrooms at the Empire Hotel continue this chic, contemporary feel. Rooms are decorated in earthy warm tones with animal-print accents, decorative mirrors and dark woods, and feature L'Occitane bath amenities, spa-inspired bath and showerheads, Frette Italian linens and a full mini bar. The technology is up to date, too, with flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations and wireless high speed Internet. Exterior rooms feature stunning views of Lincoln Center and Broadway's Upper West Side. Spacious Corner Suites offer a separate bedroom and great city views. Living Room Suites offer a central living area and kitchenette connected to two Superior rooms with one King or two Double beds – perfect for families, traveling bachelor/bachelorette parties or larger groups.
The Empire Hotel’s rooftop bar and pool features both indoor and outdoor areas, fireplaces, posh service, a live DJ and the historic, red neon Hotel Empire marquee shining over the pool deck, adding an air of Old Hollywood extravagance. Guests can kick back in a tranquil, spa-like lounge area and enjoy city views, drinks and food. Additional features include private cabanas, mini refrigerators, ceiling fans, day beds and TVs. The. The pool is open from May to October (weather permitting), with a secluded entryway inside the lobby for public access.
The rooftop pool and bar is a draw for leisure travelers looking for a little nightlife and recreation with their New York vacation. Art and culture lovers will also enjoy the proximity to Lincoln Center.
The Empire Hotel Location Information:
44 W. 63rd St.
New York, NY 10023
1, A, B, C, D to 59th St./Columbus Circle
Ed's Chowder House
Chef Ed Brown specializes in delicious seafood for lunch and dinner. This restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The décor is casual but chic.
The Lobby Bar
This sophisticated bar shares the same deep golds and animal motifs as the lobby and is a hip setting for pre-dinner fine wines or champagne.
The Rooftop Bar
The Rooftop Bar offers cocktails, small plates and city views with a lively nightlife scene.
Room service is available at the Empire Hotel from 6am-11pm.
- 24 hour front desk
- Dry cleaning service
- Fitness Center
- Parking - Valet