Historic Bi-Level Art Deco Lobby of the Empire Hotel
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A Classic New York City Experience on the Upper West Side of Manhattan

Residing at the Gateway to Upper West Side, The Empire Hotel reflects the earthy tones and modernism of illustrious nearby neighbors, Central Park and Lincoln Center. Step past our Art Deco façade to find yourself greeted by bold and glamorous interiors with the vibe of a retro NYC lounge from the 1960s. Checking in, you are warmly welcomed by our friendly & professional Empire Hotel Team whose attentive, personalized hospitality makes you feel like you are at a home away from home, it is more than a hotel.

Whether business or leisure brings you to New York City, we go beyond merely providing a place to stay and deliver the Manhattan experience. You will find more than just great hotel deals here. With three subway stations steps away from our front door and the World’s Stage of Performing Arts next door at Lincoln Center (The Metropolitan Opera, Lincoln Center Theater, New York City Ballet, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Film at Lincoln Center) the Empire Hotel is your key to the city. 

As a retreat from the New York City bustle and energy, our hotel immerses you in relaxing ambiance and luxurious comfort after a day of travel, meetings or city exploration. Each guestroom is an inviting yet sophisticated space with geometrically patterned carpeting and wall coverings complemented by deluxe bedding and luxurious bathroom amenities, with larger, spacious suites available.

For a nightcap or happy hour, take in glimpses of the Upper West Side skyline and Central Park with alfresco cocktails at our 12th floor Empire Rooftop Bar & Lounge. Take a selfie in front of our iconic, nostalgic neon "Hotel Empire" sign, or join us poolside at the only outdoor pool lounge in the Upper West Side during our summer season. Our private rooftop cabanas and delicious daily happy hour drink specials can't be missed.

Welcome to your NYC pied-a-terre, combining big city energy with a warm hospitality touch to ensure a top-notch New York City experience.

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Soak up summer sunshine poolside, with drinks on the Empire Rooftop included.

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Stylish NYC Suites at the Empire Hotel
Stylish NYC Suites at the Empire Hotel

Appointed Accommodations

in our 4-Star Hotel in New York

Retro chic and sophisticated, yet warm and inviting, our beautifully appointed art deco Rooms and Suites are the perfect unique urban retreat in New York City.

Rooftop Bar and Lounge at Night at the Empire Hotel

The Empire Rooftop Bar

Craft Cocktails + New York City Views

Sip delicious drinks, grab a bite, and catch amazing NYC skyline views from the Empire Rooftop Bar + Lounge. Bask in the glow of our iconic neon "Hotel Empire" sign, take in the views from east and west terraces. 

Summer Sunshine Awaits

Experience the height of relaxation at The Empire Hotel's bi-level Rooftop Pool Deck. Soak up the sun and take a refreshing dip in our rooftop pool while you revel in breathtaking views of the New York City skyline. Whether you're lounging with a cocktail in hand or enjoying the serene atmosphere, our rooftop oasis provides the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city below.

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Outdoor Dining at Amorino Lincoln Center inside The Empire Hotel

Amorino Gelato Delights

Indulge in the art of authentic Italian gelato at Amorino, conveniently located in The Empire Hotel. Opened in December 2023, this culinary gem brings a slice of Italy to New York City. From classic gelati to unique Italian desserts, every bite is a journey to the heart of Italy. Perfect for a sweet escape any time of the day.

Centrally Located

In the Heart of Midtown Manhattan
Explore New York City

The Empire Hotel stands as a beacon for those eager to explore New York City's rich tapestry of arts, parks, and iconic landmarks. Discover Manhattan from the Empire, your prime launching pad to for all Must-See NYC. Steps away from Central Park, Lincoln Center, and the vibrant energy of Times Square, our central location promises an unforgettable NYC adventure. Explore cultural marvels and the dynamic pulse of the city, all within reach.

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