Kimpton Hotel Theta, managed by Highgate, is a reimagined 364-room lifestyle hotel that was completely redesigned to blend its modernism roots with high design that evokes a sense of serenity within one of New York City’s buzziest neighborhoods. Set in the nexus of Hell’s Kitchen and Times Square, the 15-floor hotel is an ideal launch point for exploration for guests looking to stay in the middle of it all but also for an antidote to the city’s high-energy surroundings.
“New York City is known for its electrifying environment, so we’re excited to partner with Kimpton in offering a space for both leisure and business guests to recharge and reset while in close proximity to the city’s main hubs and attractions,” says the hotel’s General Manager, Mark Pandaleon. “Kimpton Hotel Theta has a sense of retreat that permeates every corner, allowing warmth and familiarity to envelope guests and curate an ultra-personalized experience.”
ALL IN THE DETAILS
Aptly inspired by the Theta brainwaves that are most present in moments of self-reflection,
meditation and internal focus, the Theta name is also derived from the eighth letter of the Greek alphabet, a perfect tie to the hotel’s 8th Avenue location.
Celebrating its existing architecture by Morris Lapidus, the famed architect synonymous with
the iconic buildings found throughout Miami Beach, Kimpton Hotel Theta seamlessly melds old with new. Overseen by LUCID, Highgate’s in-house Design & Construction Studio, and designed by Brooklyn-based multidisciplinary design firm, CRÈME/Jun Aizaki Architecture & Design, the reimagination of the spaces feature asymmetric details, gentle layering and rich textures that engage and enrich guests at every turn. Art and history are intertwined throughout to develop an approachable and inviting gathering place where culture and community connect.
Complementing Lapidus' work, the new living room lobby features Isamu Noguchi-inspired
sculptural forms that act as portals between spaces, celebrating the existing architecture with an elevated arrival experience. A plush mix of seating creates a collaborative communal area as well as intimate nooks filled with art, books, and botanical design to provide a cozy,
residential-like feel. Spacious guestrooms and suites, oversized for New York City standards,
feature warm wood tones and soothing color accents as well as curated playlists designed to
Luxe in-room amenities include bespoke Atelier Bloem bath products, soft Kassatex linen robes, and complimentary yoga mats upon request. From solo travelers and couples to families and large groups, accommodations offer versatility and room to move, especially select suites with features like spacious parlors, a living area, and entertainment space.
CURATED AMENITIES SHAPE THE GUEST EXPERIENCE
As with all Kimpton hotels, and as part of IHG Hotels & Resorts’ luxury lifestyle portfolio, Kimpton Hotel Theta offers various amenities designed to enhance the guest experience including morning coffee and tea service, evening social hour, an on-site fitness center, “Forgot it? We’ve got it!” essential travel items and in-room yoga mats. Additional amenities include:
● Complimentary welcome drink upon arrival
● Custom-designed Kimpton PUBLIC bikes available to rent complimentary along with
suggested bike routes
● Curated city itineraries guiding guests through hidden gems and can’t-miss spots in
● Complimentary Mini Me Milk Fridges delivered in-room, upon request, as part of
Kimpton’s On-Demand Family Fridge Program to help guests safely store breast milk
● Complimentary in-room plant via Kimpton’s Plant Pals program, where guests can
request to have a plant placed in-room to brighten their stay; care instructions to take
● No-fee pet-friendly accommodations and amenities including a pet bed and food
bowls as well as complimentary access to Wag! Premium
UNEXPECTED CULINARY EXPERIENCES
Located in the lobby, Café Otto welcomes guests via its “coffee window” for those both on-the-go and looking to settle in slowly to start the day. At the window, guests can grab coffee from local roaster Afficionado Coffee Roasters and freshly brewed tea – both complimentary for hotel guests between 6am-9am – as well as morning pastries before heading out for the day or cozying up in the living room lobby to catch up on news, a good book, or with friends. Throughout the day, guests can also visit the marketplace to stock up on artisanal provisions or shop for curated gifts.
In early 2024, Kimpton Hotel Theta will welcome Bar Sprezzatura, a rooftop restaurant in
partnership with TableOne Hospitality inspired by the relaxed elegance of the Italian Riviera.
Ideal for a pre-Broadway show aperitivo, peaceful nightcap, or memorable dining experience, Bar Sprezzatura’s convivial atmosphere, signature spritzes and elevated cicchetti brings the effervescence of Positano to Midtown Manhattan. Founded in San Francisco, this will be Bar Sprezzatura’s second location and first on the East Coast.
Rates at Kimpton Hotel Theta begin at $350 per night and guestrooms can be booked online at www.hoteltheta.com or by calling 855-418-0681 or by booking directly in the IHG One Rewards app.
Hotel Theta Lobby Photography by Regan Wood