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The Kitano

66 Park Ave.
New York, NY, United States
TEL: (212) 885-7000

The 149-room Kitano hotel could not have a better location for business or leisure travelers. It is on Park Avenue in Manhattan’s Murray Hill neighborhood, close to top sites such as the Empire State Building, Grand Central Station, Broadway, and hundreds of shops and restaurants. Subway lines and bus routes are just blocks away, and the hotel offers complimentary car transportation to Wall Street. The property is also a historic building of note: originally owned by the Rockefeller family, it was purchased by the Kitano Group in 1973 and became the first Japanese hotel in New York. Rooms, starting at 305 square feet, are quiet and tranquil thanks to muted earth tones, marble bathrooms, and soundproof glass windows. Amenities include daily newspapers (New York Times, USA Today, and a handful of Japanese papers); Gilchrist & Soames bath products, 42-inch plasma TVs, and complimentary Wi-Fi. The hotel also has the only authentic Japanese Tatami Suite in the Big Apple, completely built with materials from Japan such as all-natural wood floors and shoji paper screens. Among the hotel’s three restaurants and bars, Hakubai Japanese Restaurant is one of only a few in the city that serves traditional kaiseki cuisine, known for its delicateflavors and artful presentation. While menu items read simply (kelp served with herring roe or shrimp with shiitake mushrooms, for example), dishes are often very complex, served in hand-painted bowls or delicate wooden boxes.

Room to Book:

The Premiere Room, a corner space with views of Park Avenue, the Met Life building, and the Chrysler building. There is also a small sitting area and ample natural light.

Insider Tip:

The hotel doesn't have an in-house gym, but complimentary passes to the New York Sports Club are available from the concierge. Guests also get complimentary admission (a $25 value) to live jazz concerts held on Friday and Saturday nights in the hotel's Bar Lounge.


Open / Closes
  • Adjoining Rooms
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Business Center
  • Babysitting
  • Concierge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Family Friendly
  • Gay Friendly
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Laundry Service
  • Meeting Room
  • Maid Service
  • Parking Fee
  • Parking Available
  • Room Service
  • Turndown
  • Valet Parking
  • WiFi

Year Opened: 1972

Number of Restaurants: 2

Number of Pools:

Number of Suites: 18


Number of Rooms: 97


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