First Tempo by Hilton debuts

Hilton has opened the 661-room Tempo by Hilton Times Square, the first hotel from the Tempo brand.

Located in TSX Broadway, a new 46-story tower featuring experiential retail, entertainment spaces and the historic Palace Theatre, the hotel matches the “ever-evolving needs of the traveler whose ambitious spirit calls for both moments of relaxation and inspiration,” according to developers. Hotel highlights include views of Times Square, a cocktail lounge with an outdoor terrace, fitness center and signature Tempo by Hilton Wellness Rooms featuring Peloton bikes.

“Tempo by Hilton speaks to how we innovate our brands at Hilton each and every day,” said Matt Schuyler, chief brand officer, Hilton. “From rooms designed to cater to our guests’ well-being, to an array of culinary offerings designed for the health-conscious traveler, Tempo by Hilton ensures an expanded wellness experience for our guests and reflects the ongoing growth of our lifestyle brands that are reshaping the traditional hotel experience. With incredible entertainment and retail spaces from TSX Broadway and an immersion in the heart and culture of Times Square, this hotel truly serves as a destination unto itself.”

With the debut of Tempo by Hilton Times Square, as well as the upcoming openings of Motto by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hampton by Hilton in Times Square this summer, the company will add nearly 2,000 rooms to its portfolio in the destination.

“Times Square is experiencing its renaissance, and, in partnership with TSX Entertainment, we’re excited to play a part in propelling this iconic neighborhood into its next chapter, encapsulating the energy and vibrance of the heart of the Big Apple,” said Danny Hughes, EVP/president, Americas, Hilton. “Tempo by Hilton Times Square is an important addition to Hilton’s portfolio of more than 50 hotels across New York City, and we’re delighted to serve as the new home base for business travelers, leisure travelers and locals looking to stay and play in this dynamic destination.

Designed by Wimberly Interiors, interior designer, and Mancini Duffy, architect of record, the 36-story hotel features warm tones and stylish decor meant to evoke an atmosphere of comfort, inspiration and rejuvenation. Each space is functional yet elevated, approachable yet modern—empowering guests to maintain their momentum while traveling as they continue to move, rest, work and live.

Throughout the hotel, guests will find flexible and stylish common spaces ideal for brainstorming with teammates, socializing with friends or simply finding a quiet place to unwind, the company reports. Upon arrival on the 11th floor, guests are greeted by a communal lobby featuring a signature hydration station offering alkaline filtered water. In partnership with Planet Water Foundation and Klean Kanteen guests may purchase reusable water bottles from the gift shop, with $2 from each bottle helping to support water-insecure communities all over the world. In addition, Hilton Global Foundation, Tempo by Hilton and Tempo by Hilton Times Square will fund an AquaTower water filtration system that will bring clean, safe water to a community in Puebla, Mexico.

Neighboring the lobby and centrally located are the hotel’s food and beverage outlets, Grab & Go and Highball—the latter a restaurant and cocktail lounge which offers exclusive access to an outdoor dining terrace overlooking Times Square.

The hotel’s rooms are designed with three zones for function and comfort: a Get Ready Zone, a well-lit space perfect for preparing for the day or a night out, finishing some work or eating a quick bite; a spacious bathroom with an oversized shower, Bluetooth speaker mirror and luxe Apotheke bath amenities; and an enveloping sleep environment with Sealy Accelerate mattresses, exclusive to Tempo by Hilton and dressed in cooling linens alongside amenities including a 65-in. TV and mini-refrigerator.

The guestrooms and suites offer views of Times Square through floor-to-ceiling windows, and modern comfort is achieved through natural tones of light wood and blue coupled with touches of brass and leather. Lighting automatically turns on upon entry and dims at sunset, also offering the option to brighten the space if working or getting ready for the day.

Nine Wellness Rooms cater to the health-conscious traveler looking to keep up with their home routine on the road, outfitted with a Peloton Bike and access to a library of digital content, a yoga mat and resistance bands.