New Year's Eve at Four-Star DoubleTree in Times Square
Times Square owes a great deal of its fame to New York’s Theater District on Broadway. Around the turn of the 20th century, legions of tourists and locals started to flock to the intersection of Broadway and West 47th Street to catch plays and musicals at venues lining the street. Times Square turned into one of the most highly sought-after spots for companies to place their flashiest advertisements. In 1917, the first electric display billboard went up. The square’s dazzling neon lights lit up the surrounding streets, earning Broadway the nickname “The Great White Way.” It's also the site of the New Year's Eve ball drop, one of the best places in the country to ring in the New Year.
Located on Broadway Avenue in the heart of Times Square, the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel New York City - Times Square is situated within walking distance of New York’s banner attractions and the blinking lights of the Theater District. From the hotel, you'll be incredibly close to the New Year's Eve ball drop or stage. Get out into the thick of the action, or skip the crowds and choose a guest suite with a view to watch the ball drop.
Each king and standard queen suite comes with a living room, a private bedroom, two 37-inch flat-screen TVs, a microwave, and a refrigerator. Hit up the Broadway-themed onsite restaurant for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or visit the lounge for a nightcap after an evening on the town; it’s open nightly until 1 a.m.
Right around the corner from the hotel, you can catch long-running Broadway productions such as The Lion King and Jersey Boys, or stop by M&M's World and Planet Hollywood. Feel free to explore the Empire State Building, tour Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square, or visit the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.
Times Square, Manhattan: New Year's Eve and Flashy Neon Lights
Times Square is located at the intersection of Broadway and Seventh Avenue in Midtown Manhattan. The famous address—affectionately known as “the Crossroads of the World”—is home to hypnotizing billboards, giant wraparound news tickers, and the neon lights of Broadway. Beyond the glitz and gimmicks, there are a number of world-class cultural offerings in the area, ranging from museums to Michelin-rated restaurants. Buildings of historical and architectural interest include the Paramount Building and One Times Square—site of the annual New Year's Eve ball drop.
Nearby, The Museum of Modern Art houses a trove of masterpieces including Vincent van Gogh's The Starry Night, Claude Monet's Water Lilies, and Andy Warhol's Campbell's Soup Cans. Save time for a stroll through the museum's outdoor sculpture garden, where dazzling installations are clustered around sparkling reflecting pools. About a mile north of Times Square, the David H. Koch Theater is home to one of the world’s foremost dance companies—the New York City Ballet, which stages contemporary works as well as classics such as Swan Lake and The Nutcracker.