From the rooftop of the Empire Hotel, you can peer into the stars twinkling above the Manhattan skyline. If you're lucky, you may see a real-life star at the sky-high bar. Commonly mentioned in fashion mags and gossip rags, the Empire Hotel is a slice of Hollywood in New York's Upper West Side. As celebrities know, it's an ideal refuge for a getaway, as well as a central spot for discovering the beauty of Manhattan. Step outside the hotel for a concert at Lincoln Center or an aria at the Metropolitan
Opera House, both just around the corner. Go for a jog in Central Park, located only 1 block away. World-renowned shops and restaurants are a 5-minute walk south to the Time Warner Center in Columbus Circle.
After a day spent roaming the Big Apple, you can return to the Empire for an afternoon cocktail on the rooftop deck, which includes a bar and lounge, seasonal outdoor pool, and private cabanas. The East Terrace has a convertible glass roof for rain-or-shine partying. The hotel has a resident DJ on the weekend, and signature cocktails and appetizers are served. For a cozy evening meal, hearty chowder and ales are prepared in Chef Ed Brown’s elegant and casual Chowder House.
Perfect for unwinding, the rooms at the Empire feature beds with Italian Frette linens, showers with teak flooring and tropical rain showerheads, refrigerators and iPod docking stations. Contact your concierge to reserve a chauffeur, for turndown service, or for an overnight shoeshine.