Renaissance Midtown is New York’s first living hotel


Renaissance New York Midtown is New York’s, and most probably, the world’s first digital “living” hotel providing guests a hotel that comes alive with digital artwork and human interaction.

Located between 34th & 35th Streets on 7th Ave the brand new hotel has been designed to provide guests and visitors with an experience that they cannot experience anywhere else in New York. The designers wanted to ensure that each guest will experience something different each and every time they visit state of the art hotel.

The designers wanted to ensure that each guest will experience something different each and every time they visit state of the art hotel.

The hotel opened on March 21st and has already been dubbed Renaissance’ US flagship hotel – leading the way for the mid-luxury brand in every area of guest service.

Technology is at the heart of this new ground breaking property. The hotel has teamed with Time Out New York to provide its guests with a team of Navigators, in layman terms, Concierge with hyper local knowledge which is backed by the first of its kind, Navigator Table, located on the 6th floor of the hotel where guests can get help with highly specialised requests.

If you are more of a self-service type of person, the Discovery Portal, will provide you with up to the minute advice and recommendations on local area hotspots from the Garment District and surrounds tapping into social media and other media to pick up on the latest trends for its guests who may not be as familiar with their surroundings.

The Discovery Portal is akin to Renaissance’ sister brand Courtyard by Marriott’s Go Board, however it dwarfs it in every way imaginable from size, quality of content and information available to its users. Standing at over 6 feet tall and 20 feet wide the board is activated by prompts on the floor.

Renaissance New York Midtown living wall. Source: Renaissance New York Midtown

Topping out the hotels incredible technological advancements for a hotel include a four-storey LED clock located on the roof of the building. Facing North and South the imagery of the clock will constantly change showing over 86,000 different images every day.

New clock and ever changing display a top the Renaissance New York Midtown. Source: Renaissance New York Midtown

The new Renaissance Midtown hotel boasts 348 rooms with stunning skyline views over Midtown Manhattan, a fitness centre, Irish pub onsite, free WiFi and lots more in a great central location.

Renaissance New York Midtown king room. Source: Renaissance New York Midtown

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Jase is the founder and editor of His passion for New York runs deep, after purchasing a New York travel guide while in high school, it's been a love affair ever since. Having visited over 20 times for work and pleasure he decided to start to help other Aussie's who are planning their own New York adventure to ensure they get the most out of their trip to the greatest city in the world.


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