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Tempo by Hilton Opens in Times Square, More Eastern Hotel News

Tempo by Hilton Times Square CREDIT Hilton Hotels


On the border of downtown Boston and the Financial District sits The Dagny Boston Hotel, which officially opened its doors once again and began welcoming guests to experience the building’s storied past in early August.

The Dagny Boston Hotel
The Dagny Boston Hotel

Originally known as the Batterymarch Building, the Art Deco-inspired structure in the heart of Boston became the city’s first skyscraper in 1928 and today houses Boston’s latest independent hotel, The Dagny, whose name is inspired by the Old Norse words for “new day.”

Before reopening this summer, The Dagny Boston Hotel underwent a multimillion-dollar renovation led by Hirsch Bedner Associates Los Angeles. The project touched on all aspects of the property, which now features 377 newly redesigned guest rooms, 26 reimagined suites and a new 2,000-square-foot fitness center.

The Dagny Boston Hotel also offers 15 meeting rooms and 9,000 square feet of meeting space. The 1,920-square-foot Kellogg Room is the largest and most versatile venue at the hotel with a capacity of 120 banquet-style and 150 standing. 

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New York

New Rochelle Hotel Associates rebranded their existing New Rochelle property in Lower Westchester as Hotel NoMa, Trademark Collection by Wyndham. The hotel’s moniker translates to “North of Manhattan” and is the Wyndham brand’s first boutique hotel property in Lower Westchester—and the only full-service hotel between Manhattan and White Plains.

Hotel NoMa, Trademark Collection by Wyndham
Hotel NoMa, Trademark Collection by Wyndham

Hotel NoMa, formerly the Radisson Hotel, offers newly renovated rooms and suites, 24-hour front desk services and the award-winning restaurant and lounge, NoMa Social, the hotel’s New York Times-reviewed restaurant serving Mediterranean-inspired fare alongside a full bar and specialty cocktails.

Hotel NoMa, Trademark Collection by Wyndham features 5,000 square feet of meeting and event space across three venues including a ballroom and banquet facility with capacities of up to 240 guests. 

In early August, Hilton announced the opening of Tempo by Hilton Times Square, the first hotel from Hilton’s newest lifestyle brand. Tempo by Hilton Times Square is housed within the 46-story mixed-use TSX Broadway building, also offering experiential retail, cutting-edge entertainment spaces and the historic Palace Theatre. 

Tempo by Hilton Times Square Lobby CREDIT Hilton Hotels
Tempo by Hilton Times Square Lobby. CREDIT: Hilton Hotels

The 661-room hotel was designed to match the “ever-evolving needs” of the ambitious traveler searching for both inspiration and relaxation. Tempo by Hilton Times Square guests have access to amenities including a cocktail lounge with an outdoor terrace, state-of-the-art fitness center and signature Tempo by Hilton Wellness Rooms featuring Peloton bikes, as well as the bustling city life of Times Square right outside the hotel’s front doors. 

While Tempo by Hilton Times Square doesn’t have dedicated meeting and event space, the hotel’s location within TSX Broadway gives groups access to the “palace of possibility” and the opportunity to create custom experiences and activations for events of all sizes within the building’s event venues. 

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Level 28 at AKA University City Bar
Level 28 at AKA University City Bar


AKA University City in Philadelphia, the long-term-stay hotel with luxury apartment-style residences, announced its full-floor lifestyle club, Level 28, is officially accepting event inquiries for its indoor and outdoor spaces.

The lifestyle club was previously exclusively available to Level 28 members only but is now open to the public and offering access to amenities like its “pool in the sky,” with floor-to-ceiling windows and lounge seating.

Level 28 is also now available for casual 10-person social gatherings to receptions of up to 80 guests in the Level 28 Lounge, a sleek, parlor-inspired space featuring audiovisual capabilities and direct access to restrooms, elevators and outdoor space.

Groups can sip on specialty crafted cocktails from the lounge’s private bar or meander over to Level 28’s sprawling, 5,000-square-foot outdoor terrace situated 400 feet above street level. The space overlooking Philadelphia is outfitted with garden enclaves and a glass-enclosed outdoor fireplace and is available through all four seasons.

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