Staycations are the new vacations nowadays. Enjoying your neck of the woods from a tourist’s experience provides a whole newfound appreciation and insight and to your day-to-day environment. You realize people travel day in and day out and spend countless dollars to visit your city that you call home. That city for me is New York. You’re so caught up in the hustle and bustle of your nonstop schedule, unwinding like a tourist provides a whole new meaning to where you live and why you live there.
I had the opportunity to play tourist for the day and stay overnight at the Hyatt Centric Times Square. Perfectly located at the heart of the vibrant landmark, you’re immersed in the Big Apple’s cultural hub of flashing lights, sky high buildings, and oversized billboards. Not only are you steps away from renowned attractions, the hotel has been with enhanced bath amenities, redesigned, modern guest rooms and globally inspired culinary spaces.
When you’re done exploring and taking it all in, you will return “home” to a relaxing space of luxe and spacious views and settle in style. After all that walking around, you’ve worked up an appetite indeed. Great news! Hyatt Centric Times Square reopened its signature restaurant, T45, a chic bistro serving globally inspired shareable plates. Light breakfasts, quick lunches, or sumptuous dinners are all offered at T45.
As soon as you enter T45, you’re welcomed by first encounter collages of vintage European maps adorning the walls. The maps span the globe eventually bringing the patron to local New York City maps as they walk further into the restaurant. One-of-a-kind vintage conversational pieces incorporated throughout include walls lined with over 8,000 antique hotel key tags, a 14-foot long communal table and an antique Harvard University card catalog filled with travel tips by the hotel’s team of “in the know” local explorers.
The reimagined T45 is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, serving over 100 patrons in the dining room with additional outdoor seating in the warmer months as well as an extensive bar area. The new menu of globally influenced shared plates is conceptualized and crafted by Executive Chef Nick Pellicione, featuring the best of what New York has to offer.
Including but not limited to: Italiano toast with fresh whipped ricotta, honey, fig jam and prosciutto; smoked salmon toast with crème fraiche, smoked salmon, caviar and soft boiled egg on pain de mie; seared steak rice bowl with picked vegetables and soy vinaigrette; and a vegetarian quinoa burger with spinach, ranch, and tomato. New to T45 are wine, beer and whiskey pairing flights that feature four samples which change regularly to give guests an opportunity to taste something new.
Oh and if you love rooftops, Bar54 is where you gotta head after dinner to check out the panoramic views of the city to conclude your stay. Fun fact: Bar54 has the highest rooftop so it’s definitely a sight you won’t want to miss out on! Hyatt Centric Times Square New York encompasses the best of dining, tourist attractions, and a myriad of places to shop and explore in one centralized spot so you can enjoy the Big Apple in style.