The official website of Sofitel New York describes it as a – ‘hotel with a French soul and a New York City edge.’ That’s an absolutely on-point description for this exceptionally beautiful property located right in the middle of buzzing Manhattan.
Speaking of Location!
One of the prime reasons Sofitel New York is so popular is its unbelievably convenient location. It is located at 45 West 44th Street in Midtown Manhattan, just a few blocks from Times Square. The Grand Central Station, Chrysler Building, Bryant Park, Rockefeller Centre, and several private clubs, including the Harvard Club, Princeton Club, and the Yale Club, are all within easy reach of the hotel.
The surroundings are so quiet and calm on this block that it’s hard to believe that 16 subway lines can be easily accessed from this location on foot. Yet, the best part is its vicinity to the bustling Theatre District and Fifth Avenue’s shopping arcades.
Ambience and Decor
The moment you enter this chic 30-story limestone and glass building, you can notice the stunning blend of French and NYC’s artistic sensibilities in every nook and corner of this property. The decor has a strong flavor of the Art Deco period, but at the same time, it has its own charismatic, individualistic character.
The use of warm colors, contemporary furnishings, marble and brass accents, plush carpets, velvet and leather couches, and magnificent floor lamps creates an ambiance of sophistication. Yet, it has a welcoming vibe to it. The lobby has some stunning pieces of modern art on display, including a statuesque bird sculpture by Jean-Michel Folon.
How are the Rooms and the Service?
The rooms are spacious, comfortable, uncluttered, and effortlessly elegant. Black, ivory, and a few other earthy hues dominate the color palette for most of the guest-rooms that come with a range of typical (and some not so typical) amenities like Bose Wave stereos and either Hermes or French Lanvin luxury toiletries. The floor-to-ceiling windows can be opened for fresh air.
The spacious marble bathrooms have a separate tub and shower – something you don’t often see in NYC hotels. And upon booking a suite on one of the higher floors, you can enjoy striking views of the city’s skyline.
And well, to describe the kind of service this hotel offers, a separate blog post could have been written altogether! The staff is exceptionally courteous and attentive. Service is simply impeccable, whether it’s the people at the front desk or the multilingual concierges.
Awards and Accolades
Recipient of numerous prestigious awards, including consistently being featured in the list of ‘Best Hotels in NYC’ by Conde Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice, Sofitel New York has also been the Official Hotel Partner of the Tony Awards for the last several years now. In fact, the property offers two stunningly unique luxury suites – Tony Award Terrace Suite and Broadway Juliette Balcony Suite to pay homage to the talented artists of Broadway in their own unique way.
Overall, we can conclude that Sofitel New York allows you to indulge in the Classic French way of hospitality while staying in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Midtown Manhattan. A combo no other luxury hotel in NYC can offer at the moment!