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Artsy business sleep in Midtown East, with huge rooms, cozy club spaces and a modern look
Fresh from a tip-to-toe renovation, the Fifty banishes cookie-cutter design in favor of a creative style and midcentury accents. Original artworks dot the double height lobby, though it’s the gorgeous curved wooden staircase that dominates the newly open-plan space. A floor above are the Club Room and Den, appealing common rooms where guests settle into the leather sofas or the tobacco-hued occasional chairs, or meet for the continental breakfast spread or wine hour from 5 to 6 p.m.
Bed and Bath
Popular with business and family travelers, the Fifty has guestrooms that are huge by New York standards, starting at 325 square feet. All have signature Affinia beds, 42-inch flat-screen TVs, workstations, coffeemakers and mini-fridges, plus renovated bathrooms with over-tub showers and eco toiletries. Studio Suites are especially good for groups, outfitted with Twin beds and full kitchens (which can be stocked in advance).
There’s no restaurant, but a hearty continental breakfast spread is served in the Club Room from 7 to 10 every morning, and guests can pick up snacks and wine at the Cupboard, located in the lobby. A popular stop for business travelers, the hotel gym is open 24 hours a day, and a VIPaws pet program is available (food and water bowls, dog stairs, etc.) for four-legged guests.
In the Area
Get a culture fix at the Museum of Modern Art, just three blocks north, then keep walking to New York’s shared backyard, Central Park, for endless seasonal activities including ice skating in the winter and outdoor concerts in the summer. For retail therapy, prepare to get lost among the racks in Bloomingdale’s nearby flagship store, or splurge on designer duds at Saks Fifth Avenue. Foodies shouldn’t miss a meal at chef Geoffrey Zakarian’s modern American restaurant, the National, or make it a classic steak night at New York institution Smith & Wollensky.
Fifty NYC-an Affinia hotel
155 E 50th St
New York, New York 10022
How to Get There
The closest major airports to Affinia 50 Hotel are:New York, NY (LGA-LaGuardia) - 8.6 km / 5.4 miNewark, NJ (EWR-Liberty Intl.) - 18.8 km / 11.7 miNew York, NY (JFK-John F. Kennedy Intl.) - 20.2 km / 12.6 miThe preferred airport for Affinia 50 Hotel is New York, NY (LGA-LaGuardia). Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property’s location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance. Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.