Art lovers, take note: Everything about The Moderne--a chic boutique hotel around the corner from Broadway in Midtown Manhattan--says "originality." Here you can experience the city in style, with décor based on the 1950s Color Field art movement, personalized service, and proximity to America's most vibrant theater and art scenes. You're just 2 blocks from the Theatre District--so pick a show and make an afternoon of it. You can also visit the Museum of Modern Art or the American Folk Art Museum, just 2 of multiple museums within a 10-minute walk. For some classic New York sightseeing, stroll in Central Park, 4 blocks away, or spin on the ice at Rockefeller Center, 10 minutes by cab.
When hunger strikes, you'll find dozens of fantastic restaurants just outside The Moderne. Ethnic eateries abound, with Japanese, Italian, and Caribbean cuisines all within a 5-minute walk. For classic New York fare, go to the famous Carnegie Deli (also 5 minutes away on foot), where you can see autographed celebrity photos while downing a "Woody Allen" corned beef and pastrami sandwich. At the Divine Bar, around the block from the hotel, you can sample fruit beer and spicy-sweet Cinnamon-Cranberry Sangria. Back at the hotel, cozy up to the fireplace with a cocktail or glass of wine in the communal lounge.
The intimate, European-style Moderne prides itself on personalizing service. Rely on the 24-hour front desk for concierge services, such as ticket-booking and transportation arrangements, and business services including faxing and copying. The hotel library provides computers and workspace. If you've brought a laptop, you can access the Internet via free wireless, available throughout the hotel.
The Moderne's 40 sophisticated guestrooms are also personal in feel. Each is graced with Andy Warhol's iconic portrait of Marilyn Monroe and Charles Eames-inspired black and white woven carpets. Kick back on the oversized bed with tufted white-leather headboard, and enjoy the 42-inch flat-panel TV with premium channels. Freshen up in luxury, in the refurbished bathroom with stainless steel tiles, backlit mirrors, and designer bath amenities.