Hard Rock Hotel New York debuts

Hard Rock International has opened the Hard Rock Hotel New York in Midtown Manhattan.

“New York City is one of the greatest cities in the world and we are honored to open our doors to locals and travelers looking for a best-in-class hotel, dining and entertainment experience,” said Jim Allen, chairman, Hard Rock International. “Hard Rock has had a presence for decades in the city, but this location will deliver an entirely new experience from the brand that’s been synonymous with music and entertainment for over 50 years.”

The property is steps from landmarks including Radio City Music Hall, Rockefeller Center and the Theater District and offers a “backstage pass” to the city’s historic Music Row.

As part of a brand partnership between Hard Rock International and Audacy, one of the largest broadcasters in the U.S., Hard Rock Hotel New York is home to an integrated Audacy Live performance studio and entertainment hub. A series of recording sessions, live events and intimate performances from A-list artists will be featured on an ongoing basis.

The Venue on Music Row spans two floors inspired by New York from a bygone era when jazz clubs, speakeasies and dinner-theater performances reigned supreme. The Venue is set to be a must-visit destination, playing host to world class entertainment performances as well as fashion shows, after-parties and gala dinners for some of the city’s most sought-after moments, according to the developers.

Hard Rock Hotel New York has 446 guestrooms and specialty suites offering floor-to-ceiling windows that showcase the city’s vibrant energy. The rooms are designed with blue tones and gold accents, which are inspired by the city lit up at dusk, when the night falls and marquee lights shine. Guests will find iconic imagery of notable artists printed on glass doors along with soundwave carpet patterns and sculptural artwork above the headboards.

Sitting atop the 36th floor is the Rock Star Suite, a glass-enclosed penthouse with expansive city views, original contemporary artwork, bespoke music memorabilia and one of the largest terraces for entertaining in New York City at 1,600 sq. ft. The interior design includes double height ceilings and rich tones and textures creating an inviting and timeless space. On its first level, the suite features an open-plan living and dining area with a bar and butler pantry, an outdoor bar, VIP direct access to the RT60 rooftop bar & lounge, and more.

Hotel Business will be on the scene in the coming weeks with more details on Hard Rock Hotel New York.