Unveiled in 1961 in front of a crowd that included Judy Garland and Noël Coward, then called The Summit – the hotel was the talk of the town for its ideal midtown location and mid-century modern look.
Designed by famed architect Morris Lapidus, the building’s curving façade coated in sea foam-colored brick was an extreme contrast to the somber hues and straight lines of the surrounding skyscrapers.
During the next two decades, the bright colors were traded in for muted tones and the name was changed to Loews New York Hotel. But one thing remained the same: The hotel’s popularity with people seeking a prime Manhattan location as a base for their city travels. Located in the heart of Manhattan at Lexington Avenue and 51st Street, DoubleTree by Hilton Metropolitan - New York City is just a short ride from all three major metropolitan area airports as well as Grand Central Station, just nine blocks away.
Today, the original mid century modernist glory of the hotel has been restored and refined with 21st century amenities. We called the process a Metro-morphosis. We call the result the DoubleTree by Hilton Metropolitan - New York City.
755 Rooms, 19 Floors, Business Center*, Meeting Facilities, Fitness Center, Concierge, Laundry Service*, Shops, Beauty Salon*, Room Service, 1 Restaurant, 1 Bar.
* denotes activities/services available for an additional cost. Amenities and inclusions are subject to change at any time.
Room Categories and Descriptions
Room amenities include 24” flat screen TV, high-speed Internet access (extra fee), massage showers, iron, ironing board, digital in-room safe, work desk, and 3 telephones.
Maximum Occupancy: 2 guests.
Requests for a specific bedding arrangement or room location are fulfilled by the hotel based on availability.
Standard - One king bed, one queen bed or two double beds.
Standard - Hearing Accessible - One king bed, one queen bed or two double beds. Includes visual fire alarm, doorbell and phone alert.
Standard - Mobility / Hearing Accessible - One king bed, one queen bed or two double beds. Includes roll in shower or accessible bathtub and a visual fire alarm, doorbell and phone alert.
High Floor - One king bed, one queen bed or two double beds. Located on a high-floor (floors 15-19).
Deluxe - One king bed or one queen bed. Located on a high-floor (floors 15-19).
Deluxe - Hearing Accessible - One king bed or one queen bed. Located on a high-floor (floors 15-19). Includes visual fire alarm, doorbell and phone alert.
Deluxe - Mobility / Hearing Accessible - One king bed or one queen bed. Located on a high-floor (floors 15-19). Includes roll in shower or accessible bathtub and a visual fire alarm, doorbell and phone alert.
Junior Suite - One king bed and one queen sofa bed. Partitioned sitting area & plenty of closet space.
Balcony Suite - One king bed. With private outdoor wraparound balcony & seating, this suite is located on floor 18 & offers striking city views of Lexington Ave. or the East River. 550 sq. ft.
Dining and Bars
The Met Grill - Featuring casual dining, and open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner from 6:30am to 10pm.
Met Lounge - Visit the newly designed “Met” Lounge, destined to become a New York City Hot Spot. The Met is perfect for cocktails, relaxing after work, as well as on weekends. Open Sunday and Monday 5pm until midnight; and Tuesday through Saturday noon until 1am.
|Resort Rating Key|
|Exceptional (Premier property with finest services,
amenities and exquisite surroundings)
|Deluxe (Prime location with outstanding service, elegant accommodations and a wide array of amenities)|
|Good (Tastefully furnished accommodations with
assortment of amenities and services)
|Moderate (Comfortable accommodations with limited
amenities and services)
|Fair (Clean, basic, budget property)|
|Very limited appeal|