Check-In/Check-Out: 3 PM/11 AM Rates: From $259 to $499 per night.
Location. The Kitano New York Hotel in New York, N.Y., brings an authentic Asian presence to prestigious Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan. Met Life Tower and Grand Central Station are four blocks away, and the Empire State Building and Times Square are within seven blocks of the hotel. The Kitano Hotel is part of the Murray Hill neighborhood, nestled among brownstones, 19th century mansions and other historic buildings, southwest of Park Avenue and 38th Street. Hotel Features. The Kitano New York Hotel's grand lobby features marble floors and polished mahogany walls. Original artwork can be found throughout the hotel, including a sculpture from famed Columbian artist Fernando Botero. The hotel offers complimentary limousine shuttle service to Wall Street on weekdays, and personal limousine or Town Car service may be arranged. Conference space is available. The hotel's bar, serving rare sake imports, overlooks the lobby and Park Avenue from a bright second floor mezzanine. The restaurant, Nadaman Habukai, serves beautifully arranged Japanese cuisine in a contemporary setting. Guests may choose to dine in a traditional tatami room with low tables and floor cushions. The hotel provides complimentary guest passes to the New York Sports Club.
Guestrooms. Accommodations feature commissioned artwork, flat panel televisions and photography. High speed Internet access is available for guests with laptops. Marble decks the bathrooms, which include towel warmers, bathrobes, slippers and designer toiletries. In room Japanese tea makers provide a soothing aroma of green tea.
Expert Tip. Kitano's Bar Lounge hosts live jazz Wednesday through Saturday, featuring Japanese and American jazz artists.