In the New York groove: Hard Rock Hotel opens in midtown

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The Rock Star Suite, a glass-enclosed, two-story penthouse, is perched atop the Hard Rock Hotel New York's 36th floor.
The Rock Star Suite, a glass-enclosed, two-story penthouse, is perched atop the Hard Rock Hotel New York's 36th floor. Photo Credit: Hard Rock International

Hard Rock International has opened its latest hotel, the Hard Rock Hotel New York, in midtown Manhattan.

Located between New York's Theater District and Radio City Music Hall, the 446-room Hard Rock Hotel New York showcases the brand's signature music-focused theming, with memorabilia like a leather jacket worn by Joey Ramone, lyrics handwritten by John Lennon and custom outfits created for Jay Z and Beyonce, among other items, on display throughout the property.

Guestrooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows and a blue-and-gold color palette as well as sound wave-inspired carpet patterns.

Penthouse suite

Perched atop the hotel's 36th floor is its Rock Star Suite, a glass-enclosed, two-story penthouse that offers double-height ceilings, city views, an open-plan living and dining area and a 1,600-square-foot terrace with outdoor bar. Upstairs, the suite features a bedroom with walk-in closet and a bathroom anchored by a red, freestanding bathtub.

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The Hard Rock Hotel New York is home to several food and beverage venues, including outposts of the brand's signature Sessions Restaurant & Bar and RT60 Rooftop concepts.

In collaboration with the New York Yankees, the property has debuted NYY Steak, which serves up steaks, seafood and other dishes. The fine dining restaurant's walls are decorated with ballplayers' autographs, while main dishes are served on plates inscribed with player's uniform numbers.

Two performance spaces

In partnership with broadcasting group Audacy, the hotel has also unveiled Audacy Live, billed as a state-of-the-art performance studio and entertainment hub. Audacy Live is set to play host to recording sessions, live events and performances on an ongoing basis.

More entertainment will be on offer at the Hard Rock Hotel New York's Venue on Music Row, a two-level space that is similarly available for performances, along with fashion shows, after-parties and gala dinners.

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Additional signature brand perks available at the Hard Rock Hotel New York include Crosley record players and Fender guitars available upon request, as well as Rock Om on-demand yoga programming, among other amenities.

Introductory rates at the Hard Rock Hotel New York start at $475 per night.

The Hard Rock Hotel New York joins Hard Rock International's stable of nearly 30 hotels as well as nine hotel and casino properties, globally.

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