Opening Date: October 18, 2002
Renovated: $24-million, four-year refreshment program was completed in March 2010
Address: 270 West 43rd Street (at 8th Avenue), New York, NY 10036
Location: Located in the heart of New York City in Times Square, at 43rd Street and
Eighth Avenue. Steps from Broadway theatres and connected to the E-Walk
entertainment/retail complex. Surrounded by New York's fashion, financial, and
commercial districts. The closest first-class hotel to the Jacob K. Javits Convention
Center. Blocks away from Penn Station and Grand Central Terminal. Easily accessible
to New York's airports. The hotel is also adjacent to the Port Authority, offering access
to the subway and buses.
Web Site: www.westinny.com
Media Site: www.westinnymedia.com
Reservations: 1-888-627-7149 or 1-800-WESTIN-1
Architecture: Designed by world-renowned Arquitectonica of Miami, the hotel's
architecture features an eye-catching façade with 8,000 sheets of glass in ten colors. A
beam of light rises up through its seven-story, interior atrium before breaking through
the copper and blue-tinted glass façade. The illumination arches to the top of the 45-
story glass prism and beyond. The entrance features an arresting welcome carpet
fashioned out of lights and illuminated Westin logos.
Guestrooms: All newly-renovated guestrooms and suites feature Westin's world
famous Heavenly Bed® and Heavenly Bathsm; workstation with task lights, cordless
phone, voicemail, data ports, and wireless and high-speed Internet access; dual-line
phones; an intelligent refrigerated refreshment center replenishing favorite items
automatically; in-room safe that can accommodate a laptop; AM/FM clock radio; deluxe
grooming amenities; iron/ironing board; hair dryer; One-Cup coffee maker with
complimentary Starbucks® coffee; individual climate control, and most offer incredible
views of the city, 42nd Street, and the Hudson River. All 873 guestrooms have 32” LCD
screen high-definition (HD) “Truly Flat” televisions with razor-sharp images, highresolution,
bright picture and generous viewing angles. All traditional and deluxe rooms
also include Apple iHome H5 units, an AM/FM radio that fits all iPod models.
As part of Westin Hotels & Resorts brand image of personal, instinctive, and renewal,
The Westin New York at Times Square also features several lifestyle rooms:
WestinWORKOUT® Rooms: The hotel boasts 15 newly-renovated
WestinWORKOUT® Rooms, which feature either a Life Fitness recumbent bike
or treadmill. The rooms also boast a custom-designed fitness shelf that holds
Pilates/Yoga and Spinning DVDs, dumbbells, resistance tubing, a stability ball,
yoga mat and additional workout equipment.
Renewal Suite: Nestled atop the 44th floor with sweeping vistas of the Hudson
River the 1,200-square foot Renewal Suite features chromotherapy, digital art, a
spa bath, tranquil water, and light and music features throughout.
Atrium Club Rooms: The new 126 Atrium Club Rooms by Vicente Wolf feature
complimentary Internet access, a spacious work area equipped with 17” Apple
iMac 5G computers with a wireless mouse and keyboard and access to the
hotel’s fitness center and Atrium Club Lounge. The Atrium Club Lounge, also
designed by Wolf, offers complimentary services including continental breakfast,
afternoon snacks, unlimited beverages including water, soda, cappuccino and
espresso, dedicated concierge services and the use of semi-private workspaces
WestinWORKOUT Gym®: The 2,500 square foot fitness center is located on
the 23rd floor, offering panoramic views of the Hudson River and city skyline. The
WestinWORKOUT® Gym also includes Life Fitness cardiovascular equipment with
cardio-theater, weight-training stations, free weights, and men's and women's locker
rooms with saunas. Guests can also add some fun to their workouts with the gym’s
Nintendo Wii™ and Wii Fit™. Open from 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Guest Services: Guests at hotel will enjoy a wireless environment in all common areas;
full concierge desk for all travel, tour, and entertainment needs; theatre-ticket desk;
business center with high-speed Internet access; same-day dry cleaning and laundry;
twice daily maid service including nightly turn-down available; valet parking; currency
exchange; multi-lingual staff, and sundries shop.
The Westin also keeps in mind the special needs of families traveling with children with
the enhanced Westin Kids Club® program that provides special amenities for younger
The Westin New York at Times Square is proud to be a TAG approved, gay friendly
Other services include: E Walk®, the hotel’s interconnected, 200,000 square-foot entertainment and
retail complex features a Regal 13 movie theater, restaurants, and shops.
Westin's Service Express® allows guests to dial only one number on their inroom
telephone to make all service requests.
Food and Beverage: The 100-seat Shula's Steak House, the first in New York City and
ranked one of the top five steakhouses in America, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner
and features a bar called No Name Bar and a private dining room. The hotel also has a
bar/lounge, Bar 10; 24-hour room service, and internal access to E-Walk restaurants.
Meeting Facilities: Over 34,000 square feet of flexible meeting space for small to midsized
meetings. Featuring 32 newly-renovated meeting and breakout rooms, including
three ballrooms, ranging from 220 square feet to 3,500 square feet. The newlyrenovated
Majestic Ballroom now features half-a-million dollars in Swarovski crystal
chandeliers and a neutral color scheme to complement all events. There is also a 13-
screen movie theatre with seating from 176 to 526 that is connected to the hotel, and a
dramatic, seven-story interior atrium. All feature sophisticated and extensive
audiovisual capabilities and full banquet and catering services. As part of Starwood
Meetings, a program designed to answer the need of consistent quality delivery for
meeting planners with a set of standards and practices and Executive Meetings
Specialists. The Catering & Banquet Center enables guests to virtually experience their
actual event while still in the planning stages. Guests can taste sample menus and see
various table and room set ups and theme replicas.
Green: The hotel was the first Westin Hotel worldwide and first hotel in New York to
receive the GS-33 Lodging Properties Silver certification from Green Seal™. The hotel
is also a certified member of the Green Hotels Association.
- Taste of Times Square, Top 10 Restaurants (Shula’s Steak House), 2009
- OpenTable, Diner’s Choice List (Shula’s Steak House), July 2009
- AAA Four Diamond Award, 2005-2009
- GS-33 Lodging Properties Silver Certification, Green Seal™, 2008, 2009
- Hotel Experience Award: Best Family Friendly-Hotel, MVP/NY, 2008
- Gold Award: Best Hotels-City Break, Virgin Holidays, 2008, 2009
- Silver Award: Holiday “For All” Award, Virgin Holidays, 2008
- Best New York Group Hotel, Briggs DMC, 2007
- Mobil Three-Star Award, Mobil Travel Guide, 2006
- Award of Excellence, Corporate Meetings & Incentives, 2006
- One of America’s Healthiest Hotels, AOL City Guide & Health Magazine
- Best NYC Property, Virgin Holidays, 2005
- Partner in Excellence Award, Carlson Marketing, 2005
- Award of Excellence, Corporate Meetings & Incentives, 2005
- National Design Award, Society of American Registered Architects, 2005
General Manager: Gerard Widder, (212) 201-4661
Director of Sales & Marketing: Mary Beth O’Connor, (212) 201-4624
Photos: Full photo library available via www.westinnymedia.com
Management Company: Westin Hotels & Resorts, a subsidiary of Starwood Hotels &
Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) under the Westin brand.
Developer/ Builder/Owner: Tishman Hotel Corporation (THC) is a leading U.S.-based
Hotel Asset Management and Property Management firm. THC manages over 8,000
hotel rooms nationwide and in the Caribbean, and in conjunction with its affiliates, has
provided services to more than 160 hotels totaling over 80,000 hotel rooms. Hotel
Business magazine ranks THC as the #2 independent hotel management company in the nation. Properties managed and/or asset managed by Tishman affiliates include
The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort and The Hilton in the Walt Disney
World Resort in Orlando, Florida; the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, The Westin
Chicago River North, and the Renaissance Chicago O’Hare Suites Hotel in Illinois; The
Westin New York at Times Square in Manhattan; the Wyndham Rio Mar Beach
Resort & Spa and Sheraton Old San Juan in Puerto Rico; the Eldorado Hotel & Spa in
Santa Fe, New Mexico and the Warner Center Marriott Woodland Hills in California.
THC is an affiliate of Tishman Realty & Construction Co., Inc., one of the world’s
premier real estate developers, owners, builders, and managers, founded in 1898 and
headquartered in New York. For more information, please visit www.tishmanhotels.com.