Conveniently situated in Manhattan’s Midtown East neighborhood, Hotel 48LEX offers a sophisticated guesthouse experience in the atmosphere of a residentially-styled, upscale boutique hotel.
We take inspiration from the privilege of being your host, whether it’s for a week or just the day, and pride ourselves on providing a refined, yet relaxed, stay. High-style accommodations, signature amenities and thoughtful guest services combine to create an effortless and personalized experience.
Refined art, exemplary elegance, craft cocktails and more provide an atmosphere of relaxed sophistication. World class luxury awaits at Hotel 48LEX. Equal parts transformative, sleek and comfortable, join us to experience the feel of your own Park Avenue pied-à-terre in the heart of Midtown.
A gracious welcome awaits you at Hotel 48LEX. From the moment you arrive, with a curbside greeting, through to check out, the hosts at our Four Diamond hotel endeavor to provide an effortless stay. Plugged in to the best of the city, your hosts will gladly show you the New York experience you desire.
Onsite, The Lounge offers a naturally-lit enclave of couches and modern art with a fully stocked bar and light bites. On the first floor our American Brasserie, Lexington Brass, creates progressive, high quality dishes available to enjoy in the dining room or one of our spacious salons.
The hotel’s sleek design is defined by a black, white and silver motif carried throughout the building, while contemporary works from New York City artists and tech-forward amenities fill the public spaces and guest rooms.
Marble bathrooms, meeting rooms with fully-stocked wet bars and penthouse suites with terraces overlooking the bustling city offer refined delights throughout the public and private spaces of the hotel.
Situated in Manhattan’s classic Midtown East, Hotel 48LEX exudes elegance in the heart of New York City. Right outside your door, experience unrivaled access to the very best of the city, from world-class businesses, renowned landmarks, incredible shopping, art, theatre and more.
Well Appointed Accommodations
Enjoy modern luxury and timeless sophistication in our New York City accommodations. Whether you choose one of our premier guestrooms or a spacious suite, you will find premium amenities, plush beds and an unparalleled residential atmosphere.
The Lexington Penthouse
Atop our landmark hotel sits the ultimate New York pied-a-terre, The Lexington Penthouse. Experience luxury revisited, with elegant design elements, king bedroom, a spacious living area, sophisticated finishes and more.
With over 700 sq. ft. of New York City luxury, The Lexington Penthouse is Manhattan’s penultimate pied-a-terre. Indulge in a sculptural, hand-carved free standing soaking tub and relax in your spacious living area.
Your elegantly designed New York City home comes complete with a king bedroom and exquisitely landscaped terrace, featuring corner views over Lexington Avenue and 48th Street that span Manhattan, from the East River to the Hudson.
The Avenue Penthouse
Unrivaled elegance awaits at The Avenue Penthouse. A marble wet room, signature bath experience and private terrace offer the ideal in residential luxury.
On the twenty-third floor, the 700+ sq. foot Avenue Penthouse offers the epitome of Manhattan luxury. Large sitting and dining areas offer a residential ambiance. The full-kitchen allows for enchanting evenings or serious relaxation.
With a unique bath experience featuring a marble wet room, an elegantly designed landscaped terrace featuring views of Lexington Avenue and 48th Street, and more, you’ll know you’ve arrived once you set foot in the Avenue Penthouse.
The Master Suite
Located on the higher floors of the hotel, The Master Suite offers stunning city views, natural light and a luxurious bathroom in a chicly designed Manhattan residence.
The elegant 440 sq. foot Master Suite features a luxurious queen bed, high speed WiFi and modern bathroom. With a spacious living room separate from the bedroom, marble bathroom, local art and chic design elements, the Master Suite is a premier luxury residence in Manhattan.
The Central Suite
Experience sophisticated luxury with no details spared. With stunning natural light, a plush Queen bed, attached living room, marble bathroom and more, your Central Suite is a premier Manhattan residence.
The spacious 440 sq. feet Central Suite offers a plush queen bed in the bedroom, plus an additional sofa bed in the attached living room. Enjoy luxurious Manhattan living with natural light, Nespresso coffee machine and an elegant marble bathroom.
A Culinary Escape
Dining at Hotel 48LEX is an experience in the delicate balance of sophistication and relaxed comfort. From the team behind CATCH, Lexington Brass serves progressive farm-to-table cuisine.
Using only the finest, locally sourced ingredients from some of the region’s most trusted purveyors, the chic 100-seat restaurant combines organic, nutrient-rich proteins and fresh, seasonal produce to create a menu of unique, flavorful dishes.
On our second floor, The Lounge offers guests an elegant enclave to enjoy complimentary breakfast and views of Manhattan. The space is imbued with local art, offering an inviting setting for an evening nightcap or a warm and welcoming venue for your early morning espresso from the state-of-the-art coffee bar.
A Modern American Brasserie
Located on our ground level, Lexington Brass is a modern American Brasserie focused on providing high quality dishes to guests in search of an authentic New York experience.
Full-wall windows wrap around the elegant corner dining room and provide a classic view of Midtown Manhattan. Plush, brown leather seating and exposed brick evoke a sense of warmth and familiarity at the 100-seat bistro.
Using only the finest, locally sourced ingredients from some of the region’s most trusted purveyors, the menus combine organic, nutrient-rich proteins and fresh, seasonal produce to create a selection of unique, flavorful dishes. Indulge in a creative cocktail and our expansive wine list with your meal.
Welcome To The Lounge
The heart of the hotel and an experiential hub, The Lounge on the second floor of Hotel 48LEX is warm and welcoming, alive and invigorating.
Whether you’re enjoying a cup of coffee or sipping on a cocktail, the space offers Manhattan views and a wonderful ambience. Welcoming with a touch of whimsy, The Lounge boasts warm colors, metallic copper and chrome finishes and evokes a home study or library with artwork, greenery and curated reading materials.
Stylish, Flexible Meeting Space
Hotel 48LEX’s expansive meeting space in NYC includes four second floor executive meeting and event venues equipped with the latest technology, complimentary high-speed WiFi and an elite audio system.
Televisions wired through to conference tables provide an easy to use video-conferencing option. Adjacent to these spaces, our business center is a private enclave where guests can utilize computer and printing services.
Our stylish, flexible meeting space in Manhattan offers a unique and attractive venue for executive meetings. From private gatherings in the Alcove to full board meetings, or informal receptions in one of our suites, Hotel 48LEX has the space and technology needed for a productive meeting in a sophisticated setting.
Our meeting space in midtown Manhattan NYC also includes fully stocked wet bars and snack refrigerators. For a more indulgent meal to break up long days, Hotel 48LEX offers a business catering option from Lexington Brass, our onsite American bistro.
Having a party?
Hotel 48LEX has the flexibility to merge all of its NYC meeting and event spaces into a reception area capable of accommodating up to 150 people. These spaces can also be reserved in smaller combinations and individual rooms for more intimate parties. You can also host events in our gorgeous penthouse suites with landscaped private terraces overlooking Midtown.
Let us be the host for your special day. We can accommodate intimate outdoor wedding parties of up to 50 people on our combined 800-square-foot terraces outside The Lexington Penthouse. We also offer indoor reception space for up to 150 people.
A dynamic wedding venue in Midtown Manhattan, our spaces are ideal for rehearsal dinners and celebratory brunches—whether in our private rooms or at Lexington Brass. We also offer engagement and wedding packages as well as room blocks for your special day.
Explore Midtown East
Escape to your own personal pied-à-terre in New York City and make Manhattan your playground. Located near iconic New York landmarks such as Rockefeller Center and Central Park, and steps from renowned Fifth Avenue shopping, Hotel 48LEX puts you right at home in the heart of New York City.
Our hosts have intimate knowledge our neighborhood and a great passion for Manhattan. Allow them to assist you in creating your own personalized itinerary, or plan your stay ahead of time using our calendar of events.
Grand Central Terminal
There are few places in NYC that evoke the history of the city as powerfully as Grand Central Terminal. Its Beaux-Arts architecture and cameos in countless movies give it an irresistible air of tradition, making you feel instantly connected to millions of other people who have passed through it.
With the vaulted ceilings and throngs of commuters, it can be an intimidating and overwhelming place when you first step in. But New Yorkers, treating it like just another train station, have the rhythm and flow down pat. Explore and savor the most famous terminal in the world like only a New Yorker could.
Grand Central is a hub for four of the city’s busiest subway lines and most of its commuter rail. The subways are on the lower level, while the commuter trains are accessible from the main concourse—the huge hall with that beautiful ceiling.
There’s food and shopping on all levels. With all this going on, it’s totally acceptable to stop and orient yourself. But the most important tip for passing as a New Yorker (and not irritating the ones hustling to their trains): Don’t suddenly stop in the middle of a ramp, hallway, or concourse.
The only time a New Yorker will really yell at you is when you prevent them from running where they need to get. Mosey on off to lean against a wall or consult one of the maps. No one will thank you, but no one will scream at you, either.
Grand Central may be a train station, but it’s still a NYC train station—that means you can expect an array of luxurious shops tucked into every corner.
While there are all the standards like an Apple store, MAC cosmetics, and plenty of gift shops, the real jewel of Grand Central is the Grand Central Market, a farmers-market style array of stalls and booths selling fresh produce, high-quality meats, and prepared foods.
This is where New Yorkers pick up groceries to cook when they get home, or buy a ready-made meal for the long train ride home.
Speaking of food, Grand Central has a whole floor of it: the Dining Concourse, one level down from the main floor. It’s a somehow-intimate feeling space with a wide array of dining options.
No doubt the most famous is the Grand Central Oyster Bar, which has been serving fresh seafood for over 100 years. Clams, oysters and curated wine pairings are available all day.
Explore Bryant Park
Nestled in between New York City’s most iconic avenues, Bryant Park stands as an oasis in Midtown. Perhaps best known as the home of the flagship New York Public Library, Bryant Park has much to offer beyond the tomes of that beloved historic landmark. Located just a short walk from Hotel 48LEX, this green respite from the concrete jungle offers plenty of things to eat, see, and do.
Strolling through a beautiful park on a nice day without anything to sip on is, quite simply, not the New Yorker way. Lucky for you, Hotel 48LEX is close to Bryant Park where there are kiosks where you can grab small bites and drinks, including a welcome transplant from Brooklyn: Joe Coffee Company, which roasts ethically-sourced beans.
If you’re in the mood for a more leisurely dining experience, you can step into Bryant Park Grille’s garden-themed dining room for an intimate meal—and some great people watching.
The thought of trying to see a movie, concert, and Broadway show, all in one place, can leave even the most seasoned New Yorker stumped and calculating subway times.
However, Bryant Park happens to be one of the only places in Manhattan where you can catch all three. The spring and summer months bring weekly movie nights, free concerts, and Broadway performances, right to the Bryant Park stage.
During the holiday season, the Winter Village turns Bryant Park into a whimsical wonderland with an ice rink, carolers, and festive market. It’s the perfect place to pick up one-of-a-kind gifts for everyone on your list.
Overall, if you are in town for leisure or business, Bryant Park is a quick walk from Hotel 48LEX and is easily accessible to enjoy all that Bryant Park offers.
The real crowning jewel of the park is undoubtedly the Library. Regal and just the right amount of intimidating, this architectural feat houses a century of history.
A walk through its echoing hallways and ornate marble staircases feels more like an expedition than a day spent at the library. And time seems to stand still when admiring the reading room, which looks more at home in a royal palace than on 42nd Street.
United Nations Headquarters
Conveniently located a 10-minute walk away from the United Nations Headquarters, Hotel 48LEX is one the best places to stay for visiting diplomats and international travelers. Whether in town for the General Assembly, meetings of the Security Council, or a UN Summit, our hotel ensures an enjoyable stay in NYC by mixing business with boutique luxury.
Stay productive with our in-room desks and work spaces, 24-hour business center, high-speed Wi-Fi, and flexible meeting space. Ideal for our extended stay guests, Hotel 48LEX also offers spacious pied-à-terre style salons and suites, on-site dining, valet parking, concierge services and a 24-hour gym.
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Rockefeller Center is one of the great wonders of New York City. It’s most famous for its oversized Christmas tree of course, but the lack of ice-skaters and tree-gazers in the warmer months make summer the perfect season to experience the art deco wonder and TV studio glam of this sprawling complex.
From restaurants to observation decks to shopping and more, here’s what to see when you stay at Hotel 48LEX, the best in hotels close to Rockefeller Center.
Top of the Rock
Perched 70 stories high, this 360-degree observation deck atop 30 Rockefeller Plaza is one of NYC’s most prized vistas. It’s less frenzied than the top of the Empire State, but actually has a better view, complete with all the art deco charm of its more famous counterpart.
There are three floors of observation decks, with climate-controlled indoor areas as well as outdoor patios, granting you views north to Central Park and south to downtown Manhattan. Walking around Rockefeller Center, you can’t avoid running into someone hawking tickets to the top, but it’s best to buy ahead and specify a time and date. Tickets go for $34.
The runaway success of the TV show 30 Rock gave the American public a tantalizing account of the action behind the camera in the world’s most famous TV studio house. But of course, it’s all fiction, so if you want the real thing, head to 30 Rockefeller Center for yourself.
If you don’t want to just wait around hoping to bump into someone famous, you’ll need to sign up for a tour of the premises. There’s an official NBC studio tour available here — including shows like the Tonight Show and SNL — or a more extensive tour of TV and movie studios, Radio City Music Hall, and more, available here.
Radio City Music Hall
Rockefeller Center was built during the Great Depression to replace the city’s gritty and rowdy “speakeasy row.” Decades later, the investment is still paying dividends: As the biggest indoor theatre in the world, it rightly attracts the biggest acts in the world.
From the Oscars to Riverdance, from Frank Sinatra to the Rockettes, playing Radio City means hitting it big. Tours give you the chance to see behind the gold curtain (also the biggest in the world), view the art deco masterpieces scattered throughout, and kids can even meet a Rockette. Tours run every day from 9:30 to 5:00, with tickets going for $27.
The restaurants at Rockefeller Center offer a wide selection: from the Michelin-starred Sea Grille, which boasts fine seafood against a stunning wall of windows, to the inventive, greasy-spoon-deluxe burgers offered at Bill’s Bar & Burger.
Occupying the iconic plaza at the Center’s heart during the summer months is the Summer Garden & Bar, which serves up fine dining al fresco. For dessert, head to the Midtown outpost of famed Greenwich village sweet shop Magnolia.
While the sites and tours are nice, it wouldn’t be Manhattan if there weren’t some high-end shopping to be done. Of particular note is Christian Louboutin’s largest store, which is housed inside the sprawling, flagship Saks Fifth Avenue, along with plenty of smaller luxury boutiques like Louis Vuitton and Chanel.
Befitting the complex’s emphasis on art, the Met has a gift shop location nearby. And for the kids, there’s the Lego store, which has rare sets and jaw-dropping sculptures.
Take in the billboards and bright lights of the big screens in Times Square. For visitors and locals alike, the area near Times Square is the beating heart of the city. Its popular restaurants and shops, some open 24-hours, earn New York the reputation of being “the city that never sleeps”.
The most visited tourist attraction in the world, Times Square does not fail to captivate with its impressive neon lights and towering skyscrapers. Here you’ll see Broadway theaters, yellow taxis, and awestruck tourists. You may have seen it recreated for movies and on TV, but there’s nothing like seeing this iconic location up-close.
Ready to experience Times Square like a local? Read our advice on how to get to the Theater District by taxi like a local or discover one of the best star-studded restaurants on Broadway.
Empire State Building
Once the tallest building in the world, The Empire State Building is recognized worldwide as one of the most famous skyscrapers on the planet. Stay at our hotel near the Empire State Building to snap a pic of its iconic spire, or head up to the observation deck of the 102-story Art Deco landmark.
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Radio City Music Hall
Found in the bustling Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall stands today as one of New York City’s most notable landmarks. Visitors gather from around the world to take their picture in front of the iconic neon sign. With a storied past dating back to the Great Depression, Radio City Music Hall hosts a variety of shows, special events, and is open for tours.
Go behind the scenes of one of the most famous music venues in America. Explore the art deco interior, get to know the rich history behind the main stage, or get the VIP treatment on a private tour.
From the acclaimed Rockettes to famous award-shows, enjoy an up-close look at the venue that has been the backdrop to some of the city’s most notable events. Tours run daily from 9:30am to 5:00pm and occur every half hour.
Throughout the year, Radio City plays host to a variety of entertainment and special events. Some of the world’s most famous performers – including Frank Sinatra and Pink Floyd – have graced the Radio City stage.
The venue has also hosted landmark shows like Riverdance as well as award shows like the Oscars. See what’s on during your stay at our hotel near Radio City Music Hall.
First started in 1933, the Radio City “Christmas Spectacular” is an annual musical holiday celebration. The show features the Radio City Rockettes as well as more than 140 performers. This yearly tradition gathers crowds from around the world hoping to get a taste of New York City’s quintessential holiday cheer.
The shows begin in early November and run through early January. Guests visiting our hotel near Radio City Music Hall during the holidays won’t want to miss out on New York’s favorite holiday tradition.