Hotel at a Glance: AAA Four-Diamond Michelangelo Hotel
If guests at the Michelangelo feel as though they’re nestled inside a queen’s jewelry box, its no wonder—that’s exactly the feel architect and designer Andrea Auletta was going for. When you walk in, you’re greeted by marble floors, plush red carpets, and golden elevators. Opulent chandeliers twinkle overhead, and tufted sofas and wingback chairs invite visitors to kick back and relax. That sense of luxury extends to the services as well, including a multilingual concierge and complimentary limousine service to Wall Street (Monday–Friday, 7 a.m.–9 a.m. only).
- Start your day with complimentary fresh-brewed coffee and pastries in the Italian tradition.
- Sip an elderflower martini or one of more than 40 wines served in the Lobby Lounge.
- Stylish design extends to the large executive rooms and one-bedroom suites, where you’ll find such features as marble bathrooms and gilded mirrors.
- Work up a sweat in the 24-hour fitness center, which is equipped with cardio and weight-training equipment.
- Distance from Times Square: a 4-minute walk
Times Square, Manhattan: Flashy Neon Lights and World-Class Culture
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 waterlily paintings, 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 like Swan Lake and The Nutcracker.