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.
Restaurants & Bars
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 .
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.