InterContinental New York Times Square

A mighty structure with a mellow soul
After stepping into the modern InterContinental New York Times Square in Midtown, you would never suspect that the always-buzzing Times Square is located right outside its doors.

With a peaceful bamboo room behind the reception desk, soft neutral-colored couches in the lobby, a reflecting pool with a sculpture garden and décor that channels Mother Nature, this 607-room hotel gives you a welcome calm in the midst of a tourist storm.

This homage to nature doesn’t stop at Jeffery Beers International’s design; so far, at 36 stories high, it’s the largest new-build hotel on the East Coast to be LEED certified.

The Forbes Travel Guide Recommended hotel's rooms boast touchscreen computers atop grand desks and spa-inspired bathrooms with luxurious walk-in showers. You can also relax in The Stinger Cocktail Bar & Kitchen, the hotel’s bee-influenced brasserie created by celebrity chef Todd English.
Our Inspector's Highlights
  • The New York City hotel offers a perfect location for sightseeing, bordering the Theater District, Times Square, and just a few blocks from Central Park.
  • The stylish hotel offers an eco-friendly serene respite from city living--the hotel is LEED certified with design highlights that include a sculpture garden and tree-inspired columns.
  • Built as a communal gathering space for pre- or post- theatre merriment, The Stinger offers a bee-themed menu of craft cocktails and shareable bites from chef Todd English. Try the bar’s namesake libation with grey goose le citron, herbal liqueur and fresh squeezed lemon, topped with homemade demi-sec mead foam.
  • While the Intercontinental New York Times Square does not offer a spa, it does feature a 24-hour, 2,000 square foot state-of-the-art gym boasting views of 44th Street through its floor-to-ceiling windows.
Things to Know
  • Unlike many luxury hotels, InterContinental New York Times Square does not have a spa on site to use. However, just talk to the friendly concierge and they will be happy to recommend a spa in the area and book an appointment for you with ease.
  • For owners who don’t want to leave their pup or kitty at home, the New York City hotel allows dogs and cats of any size.
  • Given its central location around the corner from bustling Times Square and the Theater District, the luxury hotel’s lobby area is busy, especially during the day and during happy hour when the after-work crowd gathers at the bar.
  • The Stinger Cocktail Bar & Kitchen only offers shareable bites and cocktails, so for a fine-dining dinner or breakfast, you’ll need to search elsewhere.
The Rooms
  • Keeping with the calm, clean design theme, guest rooms are decorated primarily with a soothing color palette of beige, brown, cream and white complete with sophisticated dark wood fixtures with white detailing add to the sleek design.
  • A studio room at 550 square feet is a great deal at the hotel and provides a separate sleeping and lounge area with a couch, two 42-inch HDTVs and floor-to-ceiling windows that offer beautiful views of the Manhattan skyline as well as the Hudson River and Times Square.
  • The spa-inspired bathrooms at the Times Square hotel feature Kohler bath fixtures (including a luxurious rain shower with a detachable head), a large vanity and full-length mirror plus lemon-verbena-scented Agraria San Francisco bath products and plenty of plush white or blue towels.
  • The Forbes Travel Guide Recommended hotel's guest rooms have 42-inch LG flat-screen HDTVs, in-room SuiteLing touch-screen computer an iPod docking station on the bedside clock and a Keurig coffee maker with complimentary coffee and tea pods.
The Look
  • The design style of InterContinental New York Times Square is contemporary and chic. Designed by Jeffrey Beers International, the hotel combines Art Deco-inspired touches with modern elegance.
  • Large floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking bustling 44th Street in The Stinger Cocktail Bar & Lounge add to the urban, airy feel of the space.
  • The cream and brown marble floored lobby opens up to the comfortable Concierge Lounge with thoughtful touches such as a built-in wall bookshelf full of books and sculptures, making the space feel intimate and reminiscent of a library.
  • Just beyond the lobby’s front desk is the glass-enclosed outdoor Courtyard Viewing Garden, a paradise of Zen filled with bamboo, manicured greenery and smooth white stones.
Getting There
300 West 44th Street, New York, New York 10036
JFK (30-50 min)  
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