NEW YORK—The Muse, A Kimpton Hotel, ideally located in New York City’s vibrant Theatre District only a few blocks from Grand Central Station, recently completed an extensive renovation encompassing the entire property in a top-to-bottom transformation. Catering to the modern “road warrior” and business traveler, The Muse Hotel’s renovation includes a restaurant and specially curated art pieces to reflect the surrounding neighborhood. Guests of The Muse Hotel can relax in upgraded rooms that reflect a city-chic ambiance and appeal after a day of meetings in one of the three on-property meeting rooms.
Corridors from the lobby and guest floors to the meeting rooms have been enlivened with lush carpeting in deep gray and navy hues. The hotel’s customizable meeting rooms have been appointed with new furnishings including waterfall chandeliers and black and white photographs depicting surreal mirror images of iconic New York City architecture and skyline views. Each of the three meeting rooms at The Muse Hotel have been outfitted with 65-inch flat screen TVs enhanced with Apple TV and Google Chromecast streaming devices to amplify the hotel’s meetings capabilities.
Lobby enhancements include new chaise style seating for relaxing and mingling, especially during the hotel’s nightly wine hour. The lobby also features a new glass chandelier and a gleaming handmade metallic vessel designed to create the look of cascading light.
Adjacent to the living room style lobby, NIOS Restaurant, under the direction of Executive Chef Jarett Brodie, now features “live edge” communal dining tables ideal for groups and solo travelers. Popular for pre- and post-theater dining, NIOS is noted for its shared plates and seasonal modern-American cuisine. In spring 2016, groups that book NIOS for their private dining needs can enjoy new passed appetizers such as the Baby Lamb Kabob made with Greek yogurt, Moroccan spices and arugula mint pesto and NIOS Lollipop Wings made with a honey-jerk glaze, lime and cilantro.
Designed by the acclaimed team at Intra-Spec Hospitality Design, the new guestroom décor at The Muse Hotel features a classic black and white palate in the use of fabrics and carpeting, with silvery blue wall coverings providing a softer hue and refuge from the bustling city streets. Guestrooms provide flexibility and control for guest preferences, including dual window shades, dimmable lamps, and pop-up reading lights installed directly into the dramatically accented headboards. Designed with the modern “road warrior” in mind, bedside nightstands feature USB ports, a Jawbone Jambox Bluetooth speaker and electrical outlets for added convenience. The Muse Hotel guestrooms further embrace the energy of Times Square with colorful collages of Broadway shows, decorative throw pillows, in-room infinity mirrors and a Kimpton signature ‘closet smile’ featuring a “Kiss Me” graphic inside each closet.
Ensuite bathroom enhancements include Carrera marble and glass enclosed walk-in showers with large overhead rainwater and handheld shower heads, chair-sized corner benches and inset wall niches to accommodate bath products.