Hyatt Union Square New York

A New York hotel with a sense of place
In a city like New York with hotels on every corner, it’s refreshing to check in to one that’s far from the cookie-cutter design. Hyatt Union Square New York incorporates as much local flavor as possible — bath amenities are from C.O. Bigelow Apothecaries in Greenwich Village and a table in the lounge sits on a tree stump salvaged from Hurricane Sandy — without going overboard.

With just 178 rooms, this hotel feels more like a boutique inn than a Hyatt. Guest rooms feature hardwood floors and modern touches such as Geneva sound systems. Ten of the rooms, all located on the second floor, flaunt spacious terraces, which is something you don’t find very often in New York.

Dining is an important aspect of the New York hotel as well. One Five Hospitality Group offers unique concepts, serving up breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch.
Our Inspector's Highlights
• Sitting in the middle of Manhattan’s up-and-coming Digital District, Hyatt Union Square New York offers easy access to a wide array of attractions.

• Located in the Union Square neighborhood, you’ll find the famous Greenmarket, the historic Union Square Park, great shopping and fantastic restaurants all within an easy walk of the hotel.

• Designed by acclaimed interior designer Paul Vega (who also did Hyatt 48 Lex in Midtown), the hotel is both residential and contemporary. It’s modern enough that you can tell a lot of thought was put into creating a stylish space, but doesn’t feel sterile.

• Throughout the hotel, you’ll find unique touches. In the restaurant, that interesting piece of art hanging from the ceiling is actually a chain of carved wooden bunk beds, while a table in the lounge features a tree stump salvaged from Hurricane Sandy as its base.
Things to Know
• The luxury hotel sits about a block and a half from Union Square Park, so during the summertime, you can take advantage of the famous Union Square Greenmarket for fresh produce, artisan meats and plenty of entertainment.

• Visiting in the winter is just as attractive. The entire city is engulfed in festive décor, the Union Square Holiday Market debuts and the holiday spirit is running rampant throughout New York.

• The entire hotel is sleek yet welcoming; guest rooms boast wood floors and a cork wall makes Manhattan noise a nonissue for guests.
The Rooms
• With just 178 rooms, each one feels unique. The regular rooms (studios) feel spacious, especially by New York standards, and about 30 percent of guest rooms have an open-bath floor plan that makes these rooms feel even bigger.

• All of the accommodations boast wood floors, Italian millwork and a cork wall, adding a decidedly contemporary feel to the room.

• You won’t find much artwork in the rooms, but one really striking piece comes in the form of a headboard. Created by a Scottish designer, the cushions have a spring/summer design on one side and a fall/winter theme on the other.

• Another interesting aspect of the rooms at Hyatt Union Square is the fact that 10 rooms are designated as women’s rooms, which means that these are never at the end of the hallway and feature more feminine amenities.

• Another 10 rooms, which are located on the second floor, sport beautiful terraces — a rarity in New York.
The Restaurants
• One of the coolest things about Hyatt Union Square New York is its focus on quality dining. These aren’t your run-of-the-mill hotel restaurants; in fact, an outside group (One Five Hospitality Group) leases the space.

• The hotel’s main restaurant, The Fourth, is an American brasserie that serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. Here, you’ll find options ranging from charcuterie platters to a burger topped with a sunny-side-up egg.

• Don’t miss a cup of coffee from the delicious European-style espresso bar.

• Botequim is a South American restaurant with a heavy focus on Brazilian food. It’s located on the lower level (just below The Fourth).

• On the other side of the lobby, you’ll find Singl, the comfortable lounge named after single-malt Scotch. It’s open from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. every day, and on Tuesdays you can indulge in Scotch tastings.
Getting There
134 Fourth Avenue, New York, New York 10003
JFK (26-40 min)