Hyatt Opens First Unbound Collection Hotel in NYCby Dori Saltzman /
Hyatt has officially opened its first Unbound Collection hotel in New York City, the 296-room Grayson Hotel. The Hotel is owned, developed and managed by the Fortuna Hotel Collection.
The centrally-located hotel (39th Street and 5th Avenue) features views of The Empire State Building, Freedom Tower, Bryant Park and One Times Square, making it perfect for New Year’s Eve sightseeing without the crowds.
Designed to pay homage to New York City’s industrial history, each of the hotel’s 296 rooms showcases a collection of artwork highlighting iconic historical sites in New York City, as well as vintage books and objects that fully immerse guests in the local culture. The rooms themselves are designed to blend the stark contrast of raw and refined, industry and guild, with steel and glass juxtaposed with lacquered wood, rattan and gold accents.
Even from the moment guests enter they are greeted by the hotel’s “industrial-chic” design, highlighted by a two-story steel spiral staircase that connects the street level with an indoor-outdoor dining experience on the second floor.
“New York City is a city built on grace and grit and we’ve engaged the same principles to create Grayson,” said David McManus, general manager of the hotel. “Concrete ceilings, iron-railed staircases and detailed millwork are the backdrop for the best in dining, rooftop lounging and a series of collaborations with NYC institutions. Grayson Hotel is all about celebrating what makes New York, New York.”
Room & On-Site Amenities
Guestrooms at Grayson Hotel include an array of King and Double rooms, as well as three interconnecting suites on the fourth floor featuring private balconies.
In-room amenities include a butler-style min bar service offering to-go craft cocktails, locally sourced snacks and beverages. Other amenities include Lather bath and body products and custom-designed “hoodie” bathrobes.
Services at the hotel include a 24-hour fitness center, GRIT, which features all the essentials for a full workout, including SoulCycle commercial bikes, TRX treadmills, a StairMaster HIIT machine, dumbbells, cross trainers and more.
Guests can also take advantage of access to the Oasis Day Spa, located just minutes from the hotel.
Grayson Hotel features multiple dining experiences designed by a team of hospitality veterans including Chief Culinary Officer Jonathan Benno of his namesake and Michelin-starred New York City Restaurant, Benno, and New York City-based hospitality company Apicii, helmed by founder and CEO Tom Dillon.
The ground floor, all-day restaurant, Harta, offers a pan-Mediterranean Brasserie featuring a collaborative menu between Chef Benno and Executive Chef Mark Zuckerman. Located on the 28th floor, Bar Cima is an intimate rooftop hot spot with indoor-outdoor seating that specializes in mescal and tequila drinks. Opening in spring 2023, Tacalle will be the property’s taco garden.
Opening rates at Grayson Hotel start at $409 per night.