NEW YORK—Hilton announced the opening of the 661-room Tempo by Hilton Times Square, the first hotel from Hilton’s newest contemporary lifestyle brand.
Located in TSX Broadway, a new 46-story tower with experiential retail, entertainment spaces, and the Palace Theatre, the hotel matches the needs of the traveler who wants relaxation. The hotel includes a cocktail lounge with an outdoor terrace, a fitness center, and Tempo by Hilton Wellness Rooms with Peloton bikes.
“Tempo by Hilton speaks to how we innovate our brands at Hilton each and every day,” said Matt Schuyler, chief brand officer, Hilton. “From rooms designed to cater to our guests’ well-being, to an array of culinary offerings designed for the health-conscious traveler, Tempo by Hilton ensures an expanded wellness experience for our guests and reflects the ongoing growth of our lifestyle brands that are reshaping the traditional hotel experience. With incredible entertainment and retail spaces from TSX Broadway and an immersion in the heart and culture of Times Square, this hotel truly serves as a destination unto itself.”
With the debut of Tempo by Hilton Times Square, as well as the upcoming openings of Motto by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton, and Hampton by Hilton in Times Square this summer, Hilton will add nearly 2,000 rooms to its portfolio in this destination.
Danny Hughes, executive vice president and president, Americas, Hilton said, “Times Square is experiencing its renaissance, and, in partnership with TSX Entertainment, we’re excited to play a part in propelling this iconic neighborhood into its next chapter, encapsulating the energy and vibrance of the heart of the Big Apple. Tempo by Hilton Times Square is an important addition to Hilton’s portfolio of more than 50 hotels across New York City, and we’re delighted to serve as the new homebase for business travelers, leisure travelers, and locals looking to stay and play in this dynamic destination.”
Designed by Wimberly Interiors, interior designer, and Mancini Duffy, architect of record, the 36-story hotel has warm tones and décor meant to evoke an atmosphere of comfort and inspiration. Throughout the hotel, guests will find common spaces for brainstorming with teammates, socializing with friends, or finding a quiet place to unwind. Upon arrival on the 11th floor, guests are greeted by a communal lobby featuring a hydration station offering alkaline filtered water.
Neighboring the lobby are the hotel’s food and beverage outlets, Grab & Go and Highball—the latter a restaurant and cocktail lounge that offers access to an outdoor dining terrace.
Rooms are designed with three zones for function and comfort: a Get Ready Zone, a space for preparing for the day or a night out, finishing some work or eating a quick bite; a bathroom with an oversized shower, Bluetooth speaker mirror, and Apotheke bath amenities; and a sleep environment with Sealy Accelerate mattresses dressed in cooling linens alongside amenities including a 65-inch TV and mini-refrigerator.
Guestrooms and suites have floor-to-ceiling windows, and comfort is achieved through natural tones of light wood and blue coupled with touches of brass and leather. Lighting automatically turns on upon entry and dims at sunset, also offering the option to brighten the space if working or getting ready for the day.
Nine Wellness Rooms cater to the health-conscious traveler looking to keep up with their home routine on the road, outfitted with a Peloton Bike and access to a library of digital content, a yoga mat, and resistance bands. The property also has 70 ADA-compliant rooms and suites.
For those on the go, the hotel’s Grab & Go—crafted in collaboration with Bluestone Lane, the Australian-inspired coffee roaster, café, and lifestyle brand—serves as the property’s market. And under the helm of Restaurant Director Kamal Ahmed, as well as Chef de Cuisine Kit Skarstrom, restaurant Highball serves shareable plates from sunrise to sundown.