Friday, June 29, 2012

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel New York City Times Square: Main Lobby

The Doubletree's front desk. The hotel concierge desk is to the left.
Updated touches in the renovated lobby of the Doubletree Times Square.
(photos: TheHopefulTraveler) 
This is one in a series of posts about the DoubleTree Times Square.

The renovated main lobby of the DoubleTree Times Square located above street level has given the hotel a modern feel to match the updated interiors of its name brand competitors in the area. The edgy decorative features brings the eye up to make the space appear much grander than before.

The lobby still remains functional within a compact space. Two elevators take guests from the ground floor to this upper lobby where guests walk past the concierge desk to reach the guest room elevators.

The front desk provides the expected services including the hotel's brand of complimentary cookies. Behind the desk are a pair of updated restrooms.

Most obvious and taking up a big corner of the lobby is the hotel bar which during the day is a place where visitors can take a break and enjoy their morning coffee but in the evening becomes a hangout for imbibers. In the morning a coffee kiosk appears and then disappears at one end of the bar closest to the elevators.

By the way watch out, people working in the area sometimes use this lobby as an oasis to take a break from their work during the day.

Like others hotels with similar sky lobbies, the property feels secure and safe. In the late evenings guests are required to show their room key cards on the ground level to get past hotel security.

A chandelier (right) comprised of strings of lights highlights the few floors
above the lobby that hold the restaurant, meeting rooms and fitness

The lobby bar called Ad Lib.
The lobby bar is open daily from 1:00pm-1:00am.
The coffee kiosk is open daily from 6:00am-11:30am. It advertises
"We proudly brew Starbucks Coffee".
Unfortunately the updated design of the main lobby was not extended
to the halls of the guest floors.
(photos: TheHopefulTraveler)


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