Boutique Hotel in the Heart of the Flatiron District
When the Flatiron Building was completed in Manhattan in 1902, it was one of the city’s tallest structures, with a unique wedge shape that gave it its name. The building is now a National Historic Landmark and has become the main landmark of Manhattan’s Flatiron District, a neighborhood known for its stylish shops and eclectic restaurants. Located a few blocks away and housed inside a building constructed around the same time as the Flatiron, The MAve Hotel NYC offers rooms with eye-catching interior design. From its collection of urban art to its simple yet luxurious rooms, The MAve seamlessly fits in with the fashionable outlets along Madison Avenue. And when you want to explore the rest of the city, you can walk a few blocks to the 6 Green Line subway, which heads to the Upper East Side, the East Village, and Lower Manhattan.
Up in the Urban full, Madison queen, and Boulevard king rooms, you’ll find 9.5-foot-high ceilings and fresh white walls and linens. Pops of color accent the rooms, from brilliant red headboards to bright artwork over the beds. Each room comes with a 32-inch flat-screen HDTV and an iHome docking station. WiFi access is available in-room at $9.95 for 24 hour period. The MAve’s chic style and accommodating staff inspired the Huffington Post to describe staying at the hotel as “an amazingly luxurious yet inarguably unpretentious experience.”
Flatiron District, New York: Historic Architecture, High-End Shopping, and Madison Square Park
Located about a mile south of Times Square, the Flatiron District has plenty of history—Theodore Roosevelt was born here, and the area is home to the Met Life Tower, the New York Life Building, and other well-known Manhattan skyscrapers. The Flatiron District also draws shoppers to its high-end outlets. Upscale department stores such as Bergdorf Goodman and Lord & Taylor are based here.
Staying at The MAve, you’ll be within a five-minute walk of Madison Square Park, a public park with newly revamped gardens, and the Shake Shack, a popular year-round outdoor burger stand well worth the usual wait (be sure to save room for the frozen custard). The park is just a few blocks from Madison Square Garden, home to the New York Knicks and frequent venue for the city's biggest concerts.
While you’re in Manhattan, there’s no shortage of museums to walk through, from the Museum of Modern Art, home to van Gogh’s The Starry Night, to the Frank Lloyd Wright–designed Guggenheim building. Back in in the Flatiron District, the Museum of Sex offers visitors a look at more than 15,000 artifacts and artworks depicting human sexuality.