10 August, 2023

First Tempo by Hilton opens in Times Square

Hilton has announced the opening of the 661-room Tempo by Hilton Times Square, the first hotel from Hilton’s newest stylish and contemporary lifestyle brand.  

Located in TSX Broadway, a new 46-story tower featuring experiential retail, cutting-edge entertainment spaces and the historic Palace Theatre, the hotel matches the ever-evolving needs of the traveller whose ambitious spirit calls for both moments of relaxation and inspiration. Hotel highlights include expansive views of Times Square, a buzzy cocktail lounge with an outdoor terrace, a fitness centre with top-of-the-line equipment and signature Tempo by Hilton Wellness Rooms featuring Peloton bikes. 

As part of the soon-to-open TSX Broadway, Tempo by Hilton Times Square is setting the stage for a new era of Times Square hospitality. The hotel is located on the Western Hemisphere's most visited corner, where 400,000 people pass by daily.  

“Tempo by Hilton speaks to how we innovate our brands at Hilton each and every day,” said Matt Schuyler, chief brand officer, at Hilton. “From rooms designed to cater to our guests’ well-being, to an array of culinary offerings designed for the health-conscious traveller, Tempo by Hilton ensures an expanded wellness experience for our guests and reflects the ongoing growth of our lifestyle brands that are reshaping the traditional hotel experience. With incredible entertainment and retail spaces from TSX Broadway and an immersion in the heart and culture of Times Square, this hotel truly serves as a destination unto itself.”  

With the debut of Tempo by Hilton Times Square, as well as the upcoming openings of Motto by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hampton by Hilton in Times Square this summer, Hilton will add nearly 2,000 rooms to its portfolio in this iconic destination. 

Danny Hughes, executive vice president and president, of Americas, Hilton said, “Times Square is experiencing its renaissance, and, in partnership with TSX Entertainment, we’re excited to play a part in propelling this iconic neighbourhood into its next chapter, encapsulating the energy and vibrance of the heart of the Big Apple. Tempo by Hilton Times Square is an important addition to Hilton’s portfolio of more than 50 hotels across New York City, and we’re delighted to serve as the new home base for business travellers, leisure travellers and locals looking to stay and play in this dynamic destination.” 

Designed for the Rhythm of Life 

Designed by Wimberly Interiors, interior designer, and Mancini Duffy, architect of record, the 36-story hotel features warm tones and stylish dรฉcor meant to evoke an atmosphere of comfort, inspiration and rejuvenation. Each space is functional yet elevated, approachable yet modern – empowering guests to maintain their momentum while travelling as they continue to move, rest, work and live.  

Throughout the hotel, guests will find flexible and stylish common spaces ideal for brainstorming with teammates, socializing with friends or simply finding a quiet place to unwind.  Upon arrival on the 11th floor, guests are greeted by a communal lobby featuring a signature hydration station offering alkaline filtered water. In partnership with Planet Water Foundation and Klean Kanteen guests may purchase reusable water bottle from the gift shop, with $2 from each bottle helping to support water-insecure communities all over the world. In addition, Hilton Global Foundation, Tempo by Hilton and Tempo by Hilton Times Square will fund an AquaTower water filtration system that will bring clean, safe water to a community in Puebla, Mexico. 

Neighbouring the lobby and centrally located are the hotel’s food and beverage outlets, Grab & Go and Highball – the latter a restaurant and cocktail lounge which offers exclusive access to an outdoor dining terrace overlooking Times Square.  

Rooms 

Offering a refuge for travellers, rooms are designed with three zones for function and comfort: a Get Ready Zone, a well-lit space perfect for preparing for the day or a night out, finishing some work or eating a quick bite; a spacious bathroom with an oversized shower, Bluetooth speaker mirror and luxe Apotheke bath amenities; and an enveloping sleep environment with Sealy Accelerate mattresses, exclusive to Tempo by Hilton and dressed in cooling linens alongside amenities including a 65-inch TV and mini-refrigerator. Additionally, through the innovative Confirmed Connecting Rooms by Hilton technology, guests can instantly confirm at least two connecting rooms when booking upcoming stays.