About The Kitano New York
Japanese-owned and -inspired, The Kitano New York brings a touch of Zen to the middle of Manhattan. The light wood paneling and shiny floors in the bright, open lobby create a serene environment. Decorated in elegant muted tones with rich cherry or mahogany accents, the hotel’s 149 guestrooms have a similar calming effect. Pillow-top mattresses and down comforters are standard. The Kitano has a variety of suites, each with its own unique qualities, but the most notable one is the Tatami, a luxurious one-bedroom suite modeled on traditional Japanese homes, with all natural-wood floors, tatami mats and shoji paper screens.
The Kitano New York prides itself on its fantastic art collection; new works are frequently rotated throughout the hotel. Permanent pieces include the striking bronze sculpture Dog by Fernando Botero at the base of the main stairway. Hakubai, the Kitano's main restaurant, features a large collection by contemporary Japanese artist Tatsuya Ishidori. The hotel has also become one of the top venues for live jazz in the city.
The Kitano is one of the best places in the entire city for meetings and events. During the summer, the stunning outdoor terraces, which provide breathtaking views of Manhattan, are available for gatherings of up to 60 people. Located in the Murray Hill section of Midtown, The Kitano is walking distance from many of New York’s most famous attractions, such as Broadway, luxury shopping and Times Square. For a green respite, Bryant Park is also nearby.
Did you know?
The Kitano was built in the 19th century by the Rockefellers. It was known as the Murray Hill Hotel, before it was bought by the Kitano family in 1973.
Japanophile travelers looking for a unique blend of East and West in the heart of Midtown will love The Kitano.
The Kitano New York Location Information:
66 Park Ave.
New York, NY 10016
4, 5, 6, 7, S to Grand Central/42nd St.
Head chef Yukihiro Sato invites guests to experience the ancient tradition of Kaiseki cuisine. With roots in Zen Buddhism and the traditional Japanese tea ceremony, the restaurant serves a multi-course dinner in expertly timed intervals. Enjoy a creative meal in the traditional dining room, or private tatami rooms.
Jazz at Kitano
This brightly lit and colorful space serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with traditional Japanese touches. Sunday Brunch is a popular favorite, as the jazz stylings of the Tony Middleton Trio entertain diners every Sunday. During the summer, Jazz also offers a sidewalk café for outdoor dining.
- 24 hour front desk
- Babysitting Services
- Business Center
- Cable/Satellite TV
- Currency Exchange
- Internet Access - Public Access for fee
- Jacuzzi or Spa
- Parking - Valet
- Room Service
- Security Guard
- Wheelchair Access