New and Notable Hotels – January 2020 staff

New York City is home to some of the best hotels in the world, with new and notable accommodations continuing to open across the five boroughs. Soak in the atmosphere of NYC’s neighborhoods—from the exciting and iconic to the quaint and charming—with a stay at one of the properties below. All have either just opened or have recently been enhanced to include exciting new designs and features.

Courtesy, Conrad New York Midtown

Conrad New York Midtown
The City’s newest Conrad property is the 54-floor, 562-suite Conrad New York Midtown, with custom furnishings, modern lighting fixtures and herringbone wood floors, highlighted by pops of greens and blues throughout. Original artwork by Henri Matisse, Andy Warhol and Carole Feuerman adorns the property.

The all-suite hotel includes luxury options such as Penthouse on 54, a two-bedroom duplex that features views of Central Park, marble bathrooms and a floating staircase. For dining, expect modern versions of classic American dishes at Dabble, the ground-floor bar-restaurant helmed by executive chef Sani Hebaj; other culinary options include deals on tastings at nearby caviar purveyor Petrossian.

Courtesy, Equinox Hotel

Equinox Hotel, Hudson Yards, NYC
Located in the heart of Hudson Yards, this hotel is the first from luxury fitness brand Equinox—which has a two-floor club here. The joint establishment emphasizes health and wellness with its 60,000-square-foot gym; group fitness and private Pilates classes; personal training services; indoor saltwater pool; spa with cryotherapy; infrared sauna with hot and cold plunge pools; outdoor pool; and SoulCycle.

There are 212 guest rooms, including suites that overlook the centerpiece of Hudson Yards, the Vessel. Restaurateur Stephen Starr’s Electric Lemon serves breakfast, lunch and dinner on the 24th floor; healthy dishes of grilled meats, salads and raw options dominate the menu. A seasonal bar-restaurant, Broken Coconut, rounds out the options.

Courtesy, Hotel Indigo–Williamsburg

Hotel Indigo Williamsburg – Brooklyn
This contemporary hotel, with its striking architectural design, is sleek and in contrast to the industrial warehouses that dot the neighborhood. There are 187 rooms, each with a workspace and stylish bathroom; the loft suites feature spiral staircases leading to private balconies. A rooftop pool and open-air sundeck provide views of the city skyline, and the two-level restaurant Kitsch is scheduled to open this year.

Hotel Indigo is close to Williamsburg’s exciting nightlife, chic boutiques and hip restaurants while being just a quick subway ride away from Manhattan.

Kixby. Photo: Rick Lew

A 1901 beaux-arts building, most recently known as the Hotel Metro, has been transformed into the Kixby, a boutique property offering a sophisticated stay in Herald Square. The 195 guest rooms are warm and inviting with custom-made oak furnishings, Matouk linens and Frette robes.


The hotel’s lobby bar, Lot 15, serves up bar bites and cocktails in a cozy setting featuring lush couches, black leather banquettes and murals by contemporary artist Fumero. Other dining options include Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer, known for its over-the-top milkshakes, and the Lookup rooftop bar, where guests are encouraged to “look up” for incredible views of the Empire State Building.

Courtesy, The Martinique on Broadway, Curio Collection by Hilton

The Martinique New York on Broadway, Curio Collection by Hilton
This stunning beaux-arts building opened in 1897, just a few years before Macy’s and the original Penn Station began construction nearby. It was designed by architect Henry Hardenbergh, whose works include NYC landmarks the Dakota and the Plaza Hotel—as well as the original Waldorf Astoria at Fifth Avenue.

The hotel, registered with Historic Hotels of America, has undergone many changes, including, most recently, a multimillion-dollar renovation of all 533 guest rooms, its lobby and a (soon-to-be-open) restaurant and lounge. The impressive hand-laid marble lobby floor and 18-story spiral staircase remain from the initial design.

Courtesy, Moxy East Village

Moxy East Village
Located directly across the street from famed concert venue Webster Hall, this new hotel evokes the area’s music and cultural history with raw concrete walls and neon artworks. In the lobby’s café and bar, bookshelves are lined with VHS movies and music cassettes from the 1980s—another nod to the neighborhood’s rock ’n’ roll past—and hold books from the Strand Book Store for guests to read.

The 286 smartly designed guest rooms feature flat-screen HDTVs, European-style duvets, bathrooms with glazed lava stone sinks and the signature Moxy peg wall, a creative alternative to the traditional closet. Dining options include French-Mediterranean cuisine at Cathédrale and the Alphabet Bar & Café—a bar-lounge with an outdoor terrace.

Courtesy, The TWA Hotel

The TWA Hotel
Located in the airline’s iconic former flight center, this hotel brings Jet Age glamour back to JFK Airport. Eero Saarinen designed the TWA Flight Center in 1962. It closed in 2001 and reopened as the TWA Hotel in 2019, with 512 guest rooms and 50,000 square feet of meeting space.

The building’s heritage comes through in mid-century modern details, such as Saarinen-designed Knoll furnishings, terrazzo-tiled bathrooms with Hollywood-style vanities and vintage rotary phones.

A roof deck with a bar-restaurant and heated pool offers 360-degree views of the nearby runway. In the lobby, the Sunken Lounge has bright-red upholstered seats near soaring windows that look out at the airport. Other food and beverage options include Paris Café and Lisbon Lounge, both overseen by Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, and Connie, a vintage airplane turned cocktail bar.