Since 2020, the hotel had been shuttered.
For the first time since 2020, Hilton has reopened a hotel in Times Square, bringing a fresh lodging choice back to New York City just in time for the holiday season and New Year’s Eve.
According to the hotel chain, the 478 rooms of the Hilton New York Times Square on 42nd Street are again open to visitors once more.
The 44-story hotel offers views of the cityscape and the Hudson River, as well as New Year’s Eve ball drops from a few of its rooms.
The reopening of Hilton New York Times Square expresses our faith in the revival of this famous area at this tremendously lively time of year in New York.
According to The Wall Street Journal, the hotel was sold for roughly $85 million and will reopen under new management in April 2020, when it initially shuttered.
The reopening occurs as 44 hotels, the most of any American city during the epidemic, were compelled to close permanently, according to the newspaper.
There are now three dining options, including a daily breakfast buffet, at the contemporary hotel, along with a fitness facility with Peloton cycles.
In the latter part of this year, the hotel intends to debut the Pinnacle Bar, which will serve late-night appetizers while providing views of Times Square.
The Hilton is not the only hotel, though, that has plans to return to Times Square. The 234 hotel rooms, five restaurants and bars, and outdoor heated pool of the Margaritaville Resort Times Square were all inaugurated last year when it first debuted on West 40th Street.
The Hard Rock Hotel, which debuted on 48th Street earlier this year, has more than 400 guest rooms and suites as well as music-themed extras like a Crosley Record Player, custom playlists, or a Fender guitar upon request.
Broadway has also recovered, with the Great White Way removing the demand for vaccinations in May and removing the requirement for masks in July.