The Best New NYC Hotels (And Recently Renovated)

A lot of times travelers will ask us for hotel recommendations, so we decided to post a list of new and newly renovated New York City hotels.

August 19, 2023

The Best New New York City Hotels (And Recently Renovated)

There’s no shortage of hotels in New York City. Family hotels, budget hotels, boutique hotels and hotels for high rollers. Every year there are new hotels opening, old hotels closing. If its your first time or hundredth time in New York City, there's a new hotel to check out. A lot of times travelers will ask us for hotel recommendations, so we decided to post a list of new and newly renovated New York City hotels.

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5 Star NYC Hotels

Ritz Carlton

You can discover the perfect blend of history and modern luxury at The Ritz-Carlton New York, NoMad. Located in the North of Madison Square Park neighborhood, this iconic hotel seamlessly blends Beaux Arts style with contemporary elegance. The newly renovated accommodations, La Prairie Spa, Club Lounge, and Fitness Center offer the ultimate in comfort and sophistication. Plus, with two Legendary Suites, a Movement Studio, and an all-day gastro lounge, Contour, guests can indulge in a truly elevated experience.

Hotel Barrière Fouquet's

Experience authentic Parisian charm in the heart of downtown New York at Hotel Barrière Fouquet's. Opened in 2022, this stunning hotel is housed in a beautifully restored eight-story red-brick building on Greenwich Street in Tribeca. With 97 guest rooms, including 29 with terraces, impeccable design by Martin Brudnizki Design Studio, and world-class amenities such as a spa, three food-and-beverage concepts, a gym with an indoor pool, and a Cannes Film Festival-inspired screening room and event spaces, Hotel Barrière Fouquet's is perfect for travelers seeking an unforgettable experience in one of New York's most vibrant neighborhoods.

Conrad Hotel Midtown

Formerly known as the London NYC Hotel, The Conrad New York Midtown underwent a full renovation in 2019 and now offers discerning travelers a luxurious and uniquely spacious retreat in the heart of Manhattan. The 54 floors of Conrad New York Midtown encompass 562 luxurious accommodations, including premium suites, striking views, and a curated art program. Guests can indulge in approachable cuisine in an energizing atmosphere at Dabble, located off the lobby, and enjoy the hotel's 1,500 square foot fitness center. Situated on a quiet side street just steps away from Central Park, the hotel is ideally located near Rockefeller Center, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and the Theater District, making it the perfect choice for those seeking to experience the best of New York City.

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4 Star NYC Hotels

citizenM - Bowery

This hotel is a 300-room sister hotel to citizenM New York Times Square and is located in Manhattan's Bowery neighborhood. The hotel opened in 2018 and is close to a subway station, making it an ideal base for exploring the city. Guests love the hotel's location for sightseeing, with popular landmarks such as Brooklyn Bridge and Empire State Building nearby. The cherry on top is the cloudM rooftop bar, which offers creative cocktails and stunning views of the city.


Located two blocks from Penn Station, voco Time Square underwent renovations 2022. This West Midtown Manhattan hotel offers an unrivaled location in New York City. Walk to Hudson Yards and enjoy shopping and new culinary experiences. Catch a show in the Theater District, and head to the most visited spot in NYC: Times Square. Next, escape to the High Line for amazing views of the Hudson River. At night, catch a concert or sports event at Madison Square Garden and the Javits Center.

Modernhaus Soho

Palette Architecture transformed the 114-room boutique hotel, formerly known as The James New York, into the sleek and modern Modernhaus Soho in 2022. The preservation of the original building, including precast concrete, steel, and weathered finishes, was a major focus during the renovation. The Veranda SoHo, a world-class space, encompasses a 150-person Signature Room dining area, two cocktail bars, and event space. The Jimmy, the immensely popular rooftop bar, underwent upgrades such as a completely new bar with additional service station and contemporary furnishings, while still offering the panoramic views of Midtown, Wall Street, the Hudson River, and the East River bridges that guests love. The poolside bar is now a permanent fixture, highlighted by a newly integrated DJ booth and a reconfigured terrace window.

Freehand Hotel

Located in East Midtown Manhattan and just steps away from public transportation, Freehand New York is the perfect destination for budget-conscious travelers who don't want to sacrifice style. The hotel's young and hip atmosphere is reflected in its open spaces, filled with music, color, art, and plants, where guests can enjoy craft cocktails and good company. Notable landmarks like the Empire State Building and Grand Central Terminal are nearby, and the hotel's building, originally constructed in 1928, has been thoughtfully renovated by the supercool design duo Roman & Williams. With sister properties in Miami, Los Angeles, and Chicago, Freehand New York is a top choice for travelers who want to stay in the heart of Manhattan without breaking the bank.

Motto by Hilton, Chelsea

If you're looking for a stylish and comfortable hotel with great amenities for remote work, Motto by Hilton in Chelsea is the perfect choice. Opened in December 2021, this is the flagship property of the Motto brand, which also has locations in Philadelphia and Washington D.C. The hotel's prime location puts you within walking distance of Chelsea's art galleries and the High Line, as well as Madison Square Park and the iconic Flatiron building. Although the surrounding blocks have a residential feel, you're still in the heart of Manhattan with plenty of activities and sights to explore.

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The Cloud One

The Cloud One New York-Downtown, which opened its doors in December 2022, is a 4-star hotel located in the heart of New York. Its prime location is just a two-minute walk from the National September 11 Memorial & Museum and less than half a mile from One World Trade Center. The hotel's amenities include a 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, and complimentary Wi-Fi. It's conveniently situated near other popular attractions, such as NYU - New York University (1.7 miles away) and the Flatiron Building (2.8 miles away).

Moxy - Williamsburg

Opened in March of 2023, Moxy by Marriott in Williamsburg, Brooklyn is a 216-room boutique hotel that seamlessly blends into the trendsetting neighborhood. Its playful and approachable atmosphere, along with its timeless architecture and light-filled interiors, make it a favorite among both locals and travelers. The hotel features unique dining and drinking venues, including Mesiba, a festive restaurant inspired by Tel Aviv's Levantine cuisine, and Bar Bedford, an all-day café and cocktail bar. Jolene, a high-energy sound room with a state-of-the-art audio and light system, and LilliStar, an indoor/outdoor rooftop bar with breathtaking views of the Williamsburg Bridge and Manhattan skyline, are also must-visit spots. The hotel's creative force behind the dining and drinking venues is Bar Lab, the team that created the renowned Broken Shaker.

The FIDI Hotel

The FIDI Hotel is a newly opened modern hotel located in the heart of New York City's financial district. With 131 stylish guest rooms and a prime location just a 5-minute walk from Wall Street, this hotel is perfect for both business and leisure travelers. Guests can easily explore the city's natural beauty at nearby Battery Park and Bryant Park, or delve into its rich cultural offerings with attractions such as Barclays Center Brooklyn and Broadway. Additionally, the hotel is just a short walk from iconic landmarks like the National September 11 Memorial, One World Trade Center, and the Brooklyn Bridge.

Pestana CR7

Pestana CR7 Times Square, the first hotel in New York by Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, opened its doors in 2021. The hotel is a collaboration with the Portuguese hotel group Pestana and is situated on West 39th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues. Pestana CR7 Times Square is described as a cosmopolitan hotel that embodies a sophisticated, vibrant, and connected sporty lifestyle. The hotel's design and restaurant menus are inspired by Portuguese art and culture. The location is conveniently close to popular attractions, including the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, Macy's, and Times Square. LaGuardia Airport is the nearest airport, located 8.1 miles away.

3 Star NYC Hotels

The Draper Hotel

The Draper New York, a 3-star hotel opening in 2021, is perfectly situated in Midtown, offering stylish accommodations just steps from the vibrant dining and nightlife scene. Conveniently located off Fifth Avenue, guests can enjoy city views from select rooms with a balcony and visit nearby attractions such as the Empire State Building, Bryant Park, and Grand Central Terminal, all within walking distance. The boutique hotel is less than a mile from Times Square and offers easy access to various shopping and dining options. Additionally, it’s just a mile away from the United Nations Headquarters, making The Draper an excellent choice for both leisure and business travelers.

Virgin Hotels

Opened in April 2023, the newest addition to the Virgin Hotels collection is located at 1227 Broadway in the NoMad neighborhood, spanning the entire block between 29th Street and 30th Street. With 460 contemporary guest rooms, suites, and penthouses across 39 stories, the hotel seamlessly blends Virgin's signature style with the energy of New York City. The design was led by Brooklyn-based team MARKZEFF and architecture firm Stantec, emphasizing city views throughout accommodations and public spaces. Guests can expect pet-friendly amenities and floor-to-ceiling windows in all rooms, as well as sensor-activated lighting to enhance the experience.

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