Hotel at a Glance: The Jewel facing Rockefeller Center
The Jewel facing Rockefeller Center couldn’t have a more fitting name. Overlooking Midtown Manhattan’s world-famous Rockefeller Center, it’s an elegant jewel of a hotel, with a marble-floored lobby and refined furnishings. Stroll out the front doors and walk straight to Radio City Music Hall, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and 5th Avenue shopping—when you come back at day’s end, you can sink into this comfy yet stylish hotel like you live here.
- Walk to Broadway to catch a show, or to Times Square to take in the electric atmosphere.
- Floor-to-ceiling windows in most chic rooms showcase unbeatable views of Midtown Manhattan.
- Have a cocktail at The Terrace Club, where you can sip drinks and nibble snacks while looking down at Rockefeller Center.
- Work up a sweat either in the onsite fitness center or in your room—the hotel offers complimentary delivered exercise equipment and yoga mats.
- Borrow an iPad to stay connected with the hotel’s free WiFi.
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.