Affinia 50 is a luxury hotel located in Midtown East. It is part of the Affinia Hotel Group, which operates hotels all around New York City. Affinia 50 welcomes business and leisure travelers into the cozy-modern atmosphere of a private club. From the intimate lobby, follow the waterfall to the expansive second-floor Club Room. The Club Concierge always has a warm greeting—and a way of taking care of any request. This is not your father’s stuffy old club, but a bright, inviting place to catch your breath, rest your feet, gather with others, play a board game, relax by the fire. Every Wednesday, it’s a place to come for a glass of wine and a bit of conversation to start your evening. Upstairs are 210 surprisingly spacious rooms and suites, some with terraces for fresh city views. Plenty of room for the whole family, or for all that work you brought along. A big, comfortable bed, a generous desk—even the mirrors are huge. Affinia 50 is a warm welcome and a cool retreat.
Features and Amenities
Guest rooms at Affinia 50 are large, comfortable spaces you can really settle into. To work, there’s an oversized desk with voicemail, dataport and high-speed Internet access. To play, there’s cable TV with Web browser. And to rest, there’s the signature Affinia Bed with your choice of Dream Pillows, as well as Damana bath products. Meanwhile, one bedroom deluxe suites offer private balconies. There are a few different room types at Affinia 50. Guest Rooms offer a sleeping area with one or two beds and living space with coffee maker. These rooms can accommodate up to three people. Studio suites are oversized Guest Rooms with living space and two-bed sleeping area; all these rooms have a full kitchen and can accommodate four people. Junior suites can also accommodate three people. These are extra-spacious guest rooms with one or two beds, living space with sofabed and a fully appointed kitchen. If you need more space, consider a one bedroom suite. You’ll find a comfortable living space with sofabed, dining area and separate bedroom with one king or two queen beds; as well as a fully appointed kitchen. These suites can accommodate up to six people. Go even further with a one bedroom deluxe suite, which offers all of the above, plus a balcony.
Services at Affinia 50 include room service from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m, grocery shopping services, secretarial services, a business center, a full time concierge, continental club breakfast, served daily in the Club Room, features an extensive selection of fresh-baked goods, smoked salmon, a variety of cold cereals, and more, for $14.75 per person (children under $6.95) and parking. Amenities include wireless high speed internet, two-line phones with voicemail, a TV Web browser, a fitness Center, Damana bath amenities and safes in every room.
Located on the second floor of the Affinia 50, The Club Room offers a comfortable escape, with plenty of space to unwind, work, or gather with others, and a Club Concierge to tend to your every need. Every guest automatically becomes a lifetime with special privileges such as complimentary wireless internet access within the Club Room, access to the Club Concierge who can arrange anything from airport transportation to the best seats to hottest Broadway shows, access to the The Den, which can be reserved for meetings for up to 15 and more. Guests can also take part in the Club’s events, such as a complimentary weekly wine reception, game nights and Sunday night weekend wind down events such as football and movie nights.
Midtown east stretches from 42nd Street north to 59th, and East of Fifth Avenue to the East River. The area is populated with some of New York’s most iconic landmarks. While walking along 42nd Street and Park Avenue a visit to Grand Central Station is certainly in order, for Grand Central is one of the most stunning railroad stations in America. Walk in to admire its stunning brass clock, the exquisite staircases, and the unique celestial ceiling, its light bluish-green background filled with well-known constellations dotted with tiny lights. Restored in recent years, the cavernous main hall is bathed in natural light during the day, and pulsates with activity at night, thanks not least to its three busy restaurants: Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse, Metrazur, and the famous Oyster Bar. Another superb restaurant in the area includes the Benjamin Steakhouse, housed inside the ornate 1903 Beaux-Arts Dylan Hotel. There’s also Sparks Steak House which is known for not only its massive steaks, but its massive wine list as well.
The gorgeous Chrysler Building (which turned 75 in 2005) is also nearby. In the bright sunlight, the upper floors gleam, reflect, and even seem to pulsate light, directing the eye upwards towards the spire. Its gorgeous Art Deco lobby, with murals celebrating transportation themes, is definitely one of New York’s finest. Examine the ornamental details, the typical Deco motifs, the lush marble, and the charming light fixtures, all restored in recent years. You’ll also definitely want to visit Rockefeller Center. The plaza, adorned with Paul Manship’s massive golden 1934 statue of Prometheus contains the world-famous ice skating rink and of course is home to the giant Christmas tree every December, making it a must-see holiday destination. While you’re in the neighborhood take a tour of the United Nations and get a behind-the scenes look at the diplomacy in action at the global meeting place of the General Assembly and Security Council.
Midtown East is also home to some of the world’s most well known department stores, including Lord & Taylor, Bergdorf Goodman and of course the original Saks Fifth Avenue. All those retailers have an extraordinary selection of upscale goods and are considered classic, can’t-go-wrong stops for any shopaholic. So take your time strolling through this quintessential region of Manhattan – explore those famous landmarks, have a stop for lunch, and then proceed to do a little upscale shopping. Midtown East is an ideal neighborhood to spend your stay in New York, as the area is full of attractions and iconic landmarks. The beautiful, Art Deco styled Roosevelt Hotel is just four blocks from the Rockefeller Center and Radio City Music Hall and within walking distance of Times Square and Museum of Modern Art. There’s also the Grand Hyatt, which is located right near the United Nations and St. Patrick’s Cathedral.