Located in Midtown Manhattan East, Westgate New York Grand Central is a 23-story brick building that was originally constructed in 1931 as the Hotel Tudor and known for years as the Hilton Midtown Hotel. Now, nine decades later, the historic hotel has been re-imagined as Westgate New York Grand Central, a recently renovated, luxury hotel with the ambience and charm of a bygone era.
Westgate New York offers 3,500 square feet of flexible, partitioned meeting space that includes two fully equipped executive board rooms, the largest of which is 1,550 square feet and accommodates up to 161 people. The second-floor boardroom features triple-paned windows that allow abundant natural sunlight to help keep attendees focused and refreshed and a fixed mahogany conference table that comfortably accommodates up to 14 people.
Featuring private balconies overlooking the city, the property’s rooms are larger than the typical New York hotel with all rooms at least 226 square feet, serving as a quiet respite from the hustle and bustle below.
In addition to the property’s convenient meeting space, Westgate New York is within steps of Grand Central Station and the United Nations, along with Broadway shows, fine dining and NYC city tours.
New to New York is Pestana Park Avenue, Pestana Hotel Group’s first location in the state and 100th property worldwide. The hotel was designed by award-winning Manhattan-based architectural firm Glen & Company and was intended to evoke a sense of staying in a Portuguese home. Pestana Park Avenue features various Portuguese details throughout the hotel, including photography, a decorative outdoor tile panel, murals by famed artists, in-room amenities and more.
Consisting of 27 floors and 95 rooms, Pestana Park Avenue lets guests select from several room types including a Cozy Room, Classic Room, Superior Room, Balcony Room and Junior Suite, to fit their needs. Each floor only has three or four rooms for the ultimate privacy and each guestroom features elements that have dual function including a full-length rotating mirror with hangers and digital television frames that also serve as an electronic display for Pestana’s custom photographs and artwork.
Pestana Park Avenue has partnered with Convene at 101 Park Avenue which is just around the block from the hotel for any meeting needs. Convene offers over 20,000 square feet of meetings and event space, including a reception lounge that can accommodate up to 200 people.
Also in Manhattan is the new Courtyard New York Midtown West, a 399-room hotel that includes a variety of group offerings catering to small or large meetings. Located across the street from Hudson Yards and two blocks from the Jacob Javits Convention Center, the property features elevated guestrooms and suites, custom meeting and event space and a convenient location for any sized meeting or event.
Photo: Courtyard New York Midtown West
The Courtyard New York Midtown West offers up to 250 room blocks and custom packages and promotions for groups of all sizes. In addition, its 1,700 square feet of multi-functional meeting and event space is designed to accommodate small meetings for up to 28 guests, while providing a private boardroom and pre-function space. Guests can also enjoy Courtyard New York Midtown West’s bar, lounge and restaurant. Additional offerings include a grand-atrium lobby, fitness center and guest laundry.
The new Hotel Indigo Williamsburg Brooklyn, located among the industrial warehouses and bohemian boutiques of Williamsburg, features over 20,000 square feet of flexible event space, a full-service kosher kitchen and 127 guestrooms. Meeting and event planners can choose from the 6,600-square-foot Williamsburg Ballroom, Union Mezz Ballroom, pre-function spaces and a variety of open-air venues for any-sized event.
Hotel Indigo Williamsburg Brooklyn features contemporary architecture, modern interior design, a pool complete with an open-air sun deck and poolside bar and grill, along with works by local designers and artisans. The Brooklyn Bridge is easily accessible, connecting guests to Manhattan attractions.