Hotel at a Glance: Hotel Boutique at Grand Central
The brand new Hotel Boutique at Grand Central is chock full of modern amenities from universal charging stations throughout the hotel to G-link wireless connectivity in all rooms. They even provide loaner iPads to guests that left their laptop at home. A five-minute walk from Grand Central Terminal (a tourist destination in its own right), it’s also easy to get anywhere in the area for business or the ultimate sightseeing excursion.
- Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse: upscale italian from butter-poached lobster to spaghettini with tuna belly
- Stay in shape with a trip to the fitness room or have workout gear delivered to your door.
- Sleep Better Kit: eye mask, ear plugs, and aromatherapy (available upon request)
- Try a tequila flight at La Biblioteca, a latin-themed bar four blocks from the hotel.
- Distance to Chrysler Building: a three-minute walk
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.