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Sofitel Hotel – 44th Street entrance.
Location. The Sofitel New York is a French-style hotel between Fifth and Sixth Avenues in New York, N.Y. High class shopping is one block away on Fifth Avenue. Within four blocks of the hotel are Broadway theaters, Rockefeller Center, Times Square and Bryant Park. Grand Central Station is within three blocks of the hotel.
Hotel Features.. The Sofitel New York’s sleek, curvaceous tower stands amid the bustle of Midtown Manhattan. The lobby features rich marble flooring and formal sitting room with contemporary artwork on teakwood walls, fresh flowers and soft candlelight. The Gaby Restaurant is a street-side brasserie serving continental cuisine for breakfasts, lunches and dinners, and is decorated with prints from French films. Post-theater menus are available after returning from an evening show. The Petit Bijou sundries shop offers unique items imported from France, including coffee-table books of New York and Paris. Each elevator contains French or New York backdrops showcasing “transportation artwork” of planes, trains and automobiles. Le Fitness, the hotel’s fitness room, offers flat-screen televisions and cardiovascular equipment. Meeting space is abundant at the hotel, with the Paris Ballroom overlooking 44th Street.
Guestrooms. Guestrooms feature modern décor, soft earth tones and curved floor-to-ceiling windows. Beds feature wood-paneled headboards, hypo-allergenic feather comforters, 300-thread count linens and feather-top mattresses. Marble bathrooms feature candles and orchids, makeup mirrors, soaking tubs, Roget Gallet toiletries, glass shower stalls, thick cotton bathrobes and slippers. Select suites boast a dressing area with an open closet system.
Expert Tip. The New York Public Library, less than three blocks from Sofitel New York, houses one of the largest collections of rare books in the world and is also on the National Register of Historic Places. Complimentary tours of the historic landmark are available Monday to Saturday.