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Last month we celebrated with DoubleTree by Hilton for the the opening of their 500th Hotel right in the heart of Times Square, which officially opened back in February. The Grand Opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Times Square West was celebrated with a Vintage New York Themed Gala, and it was definitely a night to remember. We took a step back in time to vintage New York City complete with jazz, flappers, and some throwback surprises while taking a glimpse into Times Square in the 1920’s.

As you entered the hotel, you passed the very modern and open spaced lobby into the Magnolia Restaurant, where the night began. Eats were fit for Queen with delicious roast beef, lamb and salmon, all done to perfection with fingerling potatoes and a side of salad greens.

The live Jazz music, set the tone and the long bar was open with drinks of choice. After mingling, taking a few photos at the step and repeat and photo booth, we made our way up to the top to Lovage Lounge, where the party continued. The sun was on its way to setting so the light shun through at the perfect angle illuminating the space. The DJ kept the tunes bumping while the crowd made their way around the indoor and outdoor sections. The Haiku Guys & Gals were giving you words of your inner beauty and direction with just one look, while the Honey Taps Girls made their wardrobe change into a popping blue number. As the sun went down, we took in the vibes of the space and chilled out with the crowd.

Those in attendance included Stephen Baldwin, The Amazing Kreskin, Ryan Sampson, Host of The Morning Mashup/Sirius XM, Farrah Krenek from Orange is the New Black, Ashlee White from Long Island Princesses, Daniel Koye, Broadway Hair Stylist and Model Rain Dove among others.

What makes the hotel more, is that its just steps away from attractions like the Broadway Theater District, Jacob Javitz Convention Center and the Empire State Building, just to name a few. With over 600 rooms, each room features theater inspired artwork and offers views of the city and Hudson River.

Beyond the rooms and top notch service, the hotel also houses the Lovage Rooftop, and Indoor/Outdoor lounge which offers unique cocktails, small bites and live music and/or DJ sets till the early morning hours. Let’s not forget the breathtaking views you can take in with that cocktail in hand! If your looking for more for your appetite, you can visit the hotel’s Magnolia Restaurant, an American Bistro with breakfast, lunch and dinner menu items from Executive Chef Alan Wise. For your seating needs, there is space to eat and mingle on the patios in front and behind the hotel.

The hotel is managed by Crescent Hotels and Resorts, a nationally-recognized, top-3 hotel and resorts operator, managing more than 20 properties in the US Hilton family. Beginning with the brand’s warm DoubleTree Cookie welcome, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel New York Times Square West provides guests with stylish decor and amenities to make them feel at home. Each guest room features DoubleTree Sweet Dreams Sleep Experience beds, a work desk with WiFi access and an adjustable desk chair, coffeemaker and large window. Guests may also order room service; or pick up snacks, sandwiches, salads, beer and wine in the convenient onsite 24-hour Made Market Pantry.

Located near the Jacob Javitz Center and many corporate offices, the hotel is perfect for business meetings and events accommodating up to 75 guests may be held in the hotel’s 1,000 square feet of meeting and banquet facilities. A state-of- the-art sound system and A/V equipment are also available, as is a fully-equipped 24-hour business center.

The hotel also provides a full complement of services and DoubleTree by Hilton brand amenities, including an assortment of gourmet in-room tea and coffee offerings by The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, and an array of the Crabtree & Evelyn natural skin and body care line.

As you might know, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel New York Times Square West is part of Hilton Honors, the award- winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s 14 hotel brands. Hilton Honors members who book directly through these Hilton channels save time and money, while gaining access to the benefits like exclusive member discounts, free Wi-Fi and a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose various combinations of Points and/or money to book a stay. Members can also redeem their Points for free nights, to gain access to unique events through the Hilton Honors auction platform.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel New York Times Square West is located at 350 West 40th Street. If your in the area, be sure to check out the rooms, restaurants and rooftop for yourself!

For more information, or to make a reservation, check out here or call 212-607- 8888.

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