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CitizenM Times Square is So Close But Not Quite There Yet

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  Site Where: 218 West 50th Street, New York, NY, 10019
February 20, 2014 at 2:35 PM | by | ()

We've been anxiously awaiting the opening of the citizenm Times Square for a while now. But while the "affordable luxury" hotel with capsule-sized rooms is closer than ever before to opening, there's still no firm opening date.

We've put down mid-2014 on our master openings list and we think that still holds true. If the spot opens before May, we'll be pleasantly surprised.

That said, citizenM has promised to announce its date on its Facebook page soon, saying as much on a recent FB comment:

In the meantime, here's what we do know about the hotel:

· 1. It's located on W. 50th Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenues, making it extremely walkable to Rockefeller Center (two blocks east) and the heart of Times Square (three blocks south.)

· 2. The rooms will be non-smoking and soundproofed, filled with a king sized bed, ambient lighting, free WiFi, free movies on demand, and a tablet mood pad which will control every aspect of the room from the TV to the lighting and wake-up alarm. You can also use the MoodPad to update your social media.

· 3. Aside from the 230 rooms, the hotel will boast a canteenM (restaurant), a cocktail bar, a gym, gift shop and an "exclusive roof top bar."

While we don't know the exact range of the room rates, we hope they will exceed no more than $200 a night...in peak season. Wishful thinking? Probably. Just know that when making a reservation, you have to do it online as citizenM doesn't take rezzies over the phone.

Interestingly, we noticed on their website that early and late check-outs are available for $19.95. Sounds totally worth it and it sure beats hanging out in Penn Station or in a Starbucks with your luggage stuffed under the table.

[Top Photo: CitizenM Times Square/Facebook]

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