Hotel at a Glance: The Amsterdam Court Hotel
Just outside the doors of the Amsterdam Court Hotel, hubbub reigns supreme. Across the street, excited crowds amass nightly at the Gershwin Theatre to see Wicked, and a block away, at the intersection of 50th and Broadway, lights flash and billboards blaze above New York’s vibrant Times Square. In the Amsterdam’s lobby, however, a more subdued atmosphere prevails. Graceful art nouveau furniture, geometric paintings, and a neutral color palette create a soothing, sophisticated ambiance amid the frenetic energy of the Big Apple.
- Natsumi Restaurant and Bar: Japanese and Italian fusion cuisine
- Standard and superior rooms feature Belgian linens and plush pillows plus marble bathrooms and glass vanities.
- Sip complimentary coffee and tea, served 24 hours a day in the lobby.
- Enjoy the view from the rooftop deck, open to all guests.
Midtown Manhattan: Iconic Sights and Shops Along Fifth Avenue
Midtown East refers to a 17-block stretch of central Manhattan between Fifth Avenue and the East River. The area is known for some of New York’s most famous landmarks, including Rockefeller Center—home to the iconic outdoor ice-skating rink, the Today show, and Saturday Night Live—and Grand Central Terminal, the world’s sixth-most-visited tourist attraction. Though in recent years Grand Central has filled with upscale restaurants and shops, it still serves as a major transportation hub with subway lines, Metro trains, and ziplines heading all over the city.
A stroll down Fifth Avenue is a world-renowned shopping experience: the street is filled with luxury boutiques and flagship department stores, including the original Saks Fifth Avenue and Bergdorf Goodman. For a little tranquility in the middle of the city, follow Fifth up to the southeast corner of Central Park. Just a few feet off the street is the Pond, which is spanned by a stone bridge. A little farther north, you’ll find the heart of Central Park Zoo.
Another New York landmark towers over Madison Avenue, opposite Rockefeller Center and the 24-foot-tall Atlas statue out front. The late 19th-century neo-Gothic St. Patrick’s Cathedral occupies an entire city block and holds Mass more than 2,400 times every year.