New York. Even the name itself is laden with so much. There are so many songs written about it and countless movies revolving around it, almost as if it’s the centre of the earth. And when you’re there, you feel excitement in the air — it’s the concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
On a recent trip to the Big Apple, #TeamCLEO was put up in these two choice hotels. If you are in this part of the world, do pop by and take a peek!
Hotel #1: CitizenM
CitizenM is a micro-hotel that oozes eclectic upscale allure. It’s perfect for time zone-crossing, tech-savvy travellers who are scouting for an affordable yet luxurious stay right in the heart of midtown Manhattan.
Walk into this hotel and be transported into an multi-millionaire’s super quirky family room. Its nifty red and black interior is complemented with art and photography by artists such as Andy Warhol and David LaChapelle.
The hotel’s attractive Times Square address is smacked between Broadway and Eighth Avenue on West 50th Street. It’s just around the corner from the heart of activity, with plenty of theatres, shops and eateries nearby, not to mention the seven subway lines within four blocks of its vicinity.
Each of CitizenM’s 230 double rooms are compact yet cleverly designed to fully maximise every inch of space.
The king-sized bed with Italian linen lines the wall-to-wall window. You can easily store your open suitcase in the large drawer under the bed! Within a frosted-glass shower, the powerful Hansgrohe rain shower will loosen up any weary traveller.
A few taps of the MoodPad will shower the all-white room interiors with pops of colours. The bedside tablet also enables you to control everything in the room, from the coloured lighting to window blinds, to the temperature and even what’s on the telly.
Now this is a hotel that understands our midnight cravings. If you need a nightcap after a long day of walking around the city, head on up to the rooftop Cloud Bar to enjoy a cocktail while drinking in NYC’s iconic skyline.
CanteenM, the hotel’s own restaurant also serves delicious meals from breakfast through dinner, and it operates 24/7 — double yes!
For room rates and more details, visit www.citizenm.com