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Beekman Tower Hotel

Beekman Tower Hotel, New York USA

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Opinion

This property has a particular suitability to the business traveller and is popular with longer staying guests. All rooms have kitchenettes or full kitchens, meaning it is a choice for those preferring self-catering.

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Exterior

White brick landmark skyscraper originally built as apartments for female students. Glass fronted ground floor and rectangular windows to floors above.

Property type: Hotel

Balcony/Terrace: None

Storeys: 26

Built Year: 1928

Exterior: Tower

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Interior

The double brass framed glass doors open onto an internal porch with a further set of doors leading to the small lobby. The decor is predominantly green marble effect walls and reception counter with a patterned polished white floor. There is a compact seating area of leather sofas and chairs in addition to a feature in-built bench sofa with ornamental clock. Three brass elevators are located towards the rear. A bar servery and sparsely furnished lounge is situated, facing front, reached through misted glass doors although neither is in public use other than for an additional seating area. The fitness room and business centre is located on the 2nd floor with the restaurant, ‘Top of the Tower’, located on the 26th floor.

Rooms: 170

Grounds

There are no grounds.

Location

Area Type: Standing on First Avenue, 1 block N of the United Nations Plaza in Midtown East. The front entrance, facing the UN Plaza, is situated off a slightly inclined side street separated from the major road below by a wrought iron fence. The theatre district on Broadway is 8 blocks (30 minutes walk away) with Central Park a similar distance. The nearest metro is at 51st Street 4 blocks, 15 minutes walk. In the immediate vicinity, there are tower buildings, embassies and other commercial properties with a wealth of dining venues.

Facilities

  • Bars
    • Main Bar
  • Eating
    • A la carte restaurant
  • Public facilities
    • Fitness room/gym
    • Internet terminal(s)
    • Sauna
    • WiFi Access
  • In-room facilities
    • Air conditioning
    • Hairdryer
    • Minibar/fridge
    • Room(s) for disabled
    • Safes
    • Tea/Coffee making facilities
    • TV (English language)