· 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.
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