This New NYC Hotel Is Walkable From Both Times Square and Central Park — and It Has a Piano Lounge Coming Soon

Right beside New York City’s Times Square is a community with dynamic nightlife and a robust theater scene: Hell’s Kitchen. Now, the area is inviting Romer Hell’s Kitchen, a hotel that honors the location’s traditionally creative and theatrical spirit.

This residential or commercial property– the latest addition to Romer Neighborhood Hotels’ portfolio– lies on 8th Avenue, simply a few blocks far from several subway lines. (In truth, its practical location conserved me from trekking throughout this recent end-of-summer heatwave.) 8 blocks due north lies Central Park, and eight blocks south is the heart of Times Square.
Interior of the lobby at Romer Hell's Kitchen
Romer Hell’s Kitchen starts inviting visitors on Sept. 12.
The hotel has 295 vintage-inspired, pale sage visitor rooms created by New York City-based Islyn Studio. Each room seems like a pre-war house, is decked with regional art by FIT alumni, and has timeless black-and-white tiled bathrooms. (My favorites, though, are the velour, olive green sofas and record gamers that being in a few of the suites’ parlor locations.).

” Romer will act as both a gathering spot and gateway for guests to experience the true essence of a community by amplifying small businesses and producing jobs for local talent,” Arash Azarbarzin, the visionary behind the job and CEO of Highgate, the business that manages Romer, informed Travel + Leisure. “Romer Hell’s Kitchen is rooted in credibility and community. The hotel takes shape around individuals, concepts, sights, and sounds that make Hell’s Kitchen distinct.”.

The hotel will have a variety of common areas available to both guests and the general public. (Hell’s Kitchen-based design firm Goodrich lags the lobby and communal areas.) This consists of Neighborhood Café, an all-day restaurant with home-grown local coffee and pastries from a close-by pastry shop. The Study, a library-inspired area with sufficient seating and a relaxing fireplace, is slated to open later in fall.
In addition, the lobby will feature a “corner store.” It’s a small room tucked behind the reception desk that works as a neighborhood market including items from suppliers and artisans around Hell’s Kitchen. “I want to eat where the locals are consuming and discover the very best that the location needs to offer instead of winding up in areas I can discover in my own neighborhood,” Azarbarzin stated.

Guests can purchase these products at the front desk and learn about what’s right around the corner. “Instead of simply providing our visitors secrets to their rooms, we’re providing ‘keys to the neighborhood’ by means of artfully created key cards that open exclusives, gain access to, and happenings at spots around Hell’s Kitchen they may have never ever otherwise come across,” stated Callie Peck, the hotel’s creative director.

The hotel is opening a piano bar and lounge this winter, complete with nighttime live music and classical cocktails.
Peck said she sees Romer Hell’s Kitchen as more than a hotel. “We’re a platform for the community in such a way that I don’t see in a metropolitan hotel,” she said. “There’s a genuine soul and dedication to investing in the native skill and culture of Hell’s Kitchen in a way that’s not trying to take advantage of ‘hyper-local’ as a measure of cool element.”.
Romer Neighborhood Hotels prides itself on being “where visitors become locals and residents end up being regulars.” And I believe that’s exactly what Romer Hell’s Kitchen will end up being for this specific New York City area.
Rooms at Romer Hell’s Kitchen start at $265 per night. To read more or book a stay, go to

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