Hope you’re all having a great holiday season! This is my favorite time of year, especially in New York City. Between the festive decorations, beautifully lit Christmas trees, pop-up gift markets, amazing store window displays and extra events, it’s an amazing time to be in and experience the city. If you don’t live nearby and wanted a more affordable hotel for your overnight stay in the city, there are options. One in particular is citizenM Hotel in Times Square. Have you heard of it or stayed there in another city? Relatively new to NYC, this hotel is a great option if you wanted an affordable hotel that is still stylish, but without all the frills that normally jack up the hotel fees.
I was first introduced to citizenM in October when I was invited to a cocktail mixology masterclass that was held at their rooftop ‘Cloud Bar’. After the event they gave us a tour of the hotel and I have to admit I was surprised by their unconventional yet very practical format. All the rooms are the same (no suites, etc.) with features such as a king-size bed, free wi-fi and free movies. The hotel is designed to feel like a home, so the lobby is set up like a living room with a “kitchen” where food is available 24 hours a day the way it may be in your own kitchen. Their mission: ‘to create affordable luxury for the people’. This hotel is not for everyone as the rooms are quite small and sparse for American expectations. But if your trip is short, you’re on a budget, or you’re just intrigued by the ‘living room’ concept; this is the perfect hotel for you. In the heart of the city, it is convenient, clean and provides the basic necessities for an overnight stay.
View from the rooftop bar:
Delicious bites at the Cocktail Mixology event:
Adri of Adri’s Wrld learning to mix some new drinks and Rhea of Sew Stylish Rhea waiting with me to taste them! The drink on the right is an Irish Whiskey. This drink is hot (perfect for winter), incredibly yummy and my favorite of the night!!
Sandro blazer (similar here), Maje top (similar here), 7 for All Mankind jeans, Via Spiga shoes, Kendra Scott bracelet