The Michelangelo Hotel is recognized by Travel and Leisure Magazine as one of the top 500 “Greatest Hotels of the World” and has been placed on the Gold List for the “Best Place to stay in the whole world” by Conde Nast Traveler. Envision a place that captures the imagination and attention of the world. The moment you enter you will feel like the honored guest of a devoted Italian host. Surrounded by oil paintings, crystal chandeliers, and cherished antique furnishings, you might think you have arrived in Florence or Venice. The interiors reflect an Old World approach to guests’ every pleasure and comfort. The lobby and multilingual staff set the tone. The lobby showcases rich Venetian and Florentine fabrics, lighting fixtures inspired by Roman cathedral torcheres and woodwork adapted from original Renaissance period designs.
Features and Amenities
Surround yourself with timeless elegance in a place where you’ll want to linger for a while. The Michelangelo Hotel boasts 179 of the largest guest rooms and suites in New York City. Staff at The Michelangelo sets an industry standard with intuitive service at a swift Manhattan pace. The guestrooms blend timeless furnishings and modern day conveniences with generous living space, averaging 475 sq. ft. Elegantly appointed rooms feature welcoming marble foyers, sitting area, king size bed, two television sets, mini-bar and a 55-gallon soaking tub. All are reminders of the ambiance of an Italian villa. You’ll find Italian marble bathrooms, plush terry cloth bathrobes, hairdryers and makeup mirrors, down pillows with non-allergenic pillows available, heat lamps, an array of imported toiletries, high-speed internet access, Bose stereos and CD players, voice mail and speaker phones, data ports and multi-line phone systems.
The Michelangelo’s fitness center features state-of-the-art cardiovascular and weight training equipment for all levels, open 24 hours and complimentary. For the more demanding guest, the hotel offers access to the fabulous athletic and swim club across the street from the hotel. There you find a 25-yard lap swimming pool, incredible equipment, sauna, steam room and spa services, with just a nominal fee. The Michelangelo’s Concierge, James Jolis, was born and raised in Paris, France and is fluent in French, Spanish, and English; with a working knowledge of Italian and German.
When it comes to dining options, The Michelangelo features Insieme, a critically acclaimed restaurant serving breakfast on the main floor. The newly renovated lounge and bar are also off the lobby, and room service is always an option. Insieme brings together the traditional and the contemporary, the revered Old World and the challenges of the New World. In this setting, “Insieme” means as well, Casual & Elegant, and it all comes together here at the Michelangelo Hotel.
If you’re looking for meeting space, The Michelangelo has it. The Roman Room, an ample, beautifully appointed setting, which together with the Roman Mezzanine, holds 150 people and comprises approximately 2,143 square feet of elegant, flexible space for gala receptions, weddings and corporate events. Meanwhile, the Florentine Room and the Venetian Room are each a perfect choice for VIP board meetings, product introductions, quiet dining events and purely social gatherings. Equipped with full audio visual and telecommunication capabilities—and with Internet access—the setting is enriched with custom designed rugs and interesting objects d’art.
Michelangelo Hotel is located on West 51st Street in Midtown Manhattan – where all the fun and the action is! Just a few blocks above former fashion mecca Bryant Park, one of the city’s chicest green spaces, The Michelangelo Hotel offers the perfect balance of luxury and convenience. Subways abound in the neighborhood, which is just east of the hustle and bustle of Times Square. However, the bright lights of the big city are a bit dimmer over here, so you’ll be able to sleep at night. Walk almost anywhere – whether you’re headed to shop on Fifth Avenue, which is dotted with expensive boutiques such as Chanel, Louis Vuitton and more; or whether you want to take a horse-drawn carriage ride through Central Park. Should you choose to head downtown, a quick subway ride will place you wherever you’d like to go.
New York City isn’t one place, it’s a hundred different places, all jostling for your attention. From the uptown Glitz of the Upper West Side to the downtown bohemian chic of the West Village, from Chinatown to Little Italy, from Murray Hill to Midtown, you are presented with entirely different sights, sounds and even smells in each neighborhood. As if this weren’t enough, interesting new areas keep on springing up with their trendy acronyms. The latest is DUMBO (we kid you not – it stands for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass!). Make a vague plan of what you want to see, but beware – the fizzing energy of Manhattan is bewitching, and it could carry you completely off course. Never mind – adventures are always guaranteed in this amazing international metropolis. Just make sure you see the best sights, like the Empire State with its amazing views, and leave plenty of time for the fabulous shopping!