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Hilton opens first ever Tempo by Hilton property

Tempo by Hilton has announced the opening of its first ever property worldwide. Tempo by Hilton Times Square is the first hotel of Hilton’s newest stylish and contemporary lifestyle brand.

Location and Design

Tempo by Hilton Times Square is located on the Western Hemisphere’s most visited corner, the famous Times Square, where 400,000 people pass by daily. The property is located in TSX Broadway, a new 46-storey tower featuring “experiential retail, cutting-edge entertainment spaces and the historic Palace Theatre”, along with this new hotel.

The 36-storey hotel features warm tones and stylish décor meant to evoke an atmosphere of comfort, inspiration and rejuvenation. Hilton says that “each space is functional yet elevated, approachable yet modern – empowering guests to maintain their momentum while traveling as they continue to move, rest, work and live”.

Tempo by Hilton Times Square

Throughout the hotel, guests will find flexible and stylish common spaces ideal for brainstorming with teammates, socializing with friends or simply finding a quiet place to unwind. Upon arrival on the 11th floor, guests are greeted by a communal lobby featuring a signature hydration station offering alkaline filtered water. In partnership with Planet Water Foundation and Klean Kanteen guests may purchase reusable water bottle from the gift shop, with $2 from each bottle helping to support water-insecure communities all over the world.

Sky Lobby

Tempo by Hilton speaks to how we innovate our brands at Hilton each and every day. From rooms designed to cater to our guests’ well-being, to an array of culinary offerings designed for the health-conscious traveler, Tempo by Hilton ensures an expanded wellness experience for our guests and reflects the ongoing growth of our lifestyle brands that are reshaping the traditional hotel experience. With incredible entertainment and retail spaces from TSX Broadway and an immersion in the heart and culture of Times Square, this hotel truly serves as a destination unto itself.

said Matt Schuyler, Chief Brand Officer, Hilton.

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The 661 guest rooms and suites are designed with three zones for function and comfort: a Get Ready Zone, a well-lit space perfect for preparing for the day or a night out, finishing some work or eating a quick bite; a spacious bathroom with an oversized shower, Bluetooth speaker mirror and luxe Apotheke bath amenities; and an enveloping sleep environment with Sealy Accelerate mattresses, exclusive to Tempo by Hilton and dressed in cooling linens alongside amenities including a 65-inch TV and mini-refrigerator.

Standard Guest room
Get Ready Zone

The rooms have unrivaled views of Times Square through floor-to-ceiling windows, and modern comfort is achieved through sleek, natural tones of light wood and blue coupled with touches of brass and leather. Lighting automatically turns on upon entry and dims at sunset, also offering the option to brighten the space if working or getting ready for the day.

The hotel also feature nine wellness rooms, catering to the health-conscious traveler looking to keep up with their home routine on the road, outfitted with a Peloton Bike and access to a library of digital content, a yoga mat and resistance bands.

The Presidential Suite features a stylish living area, dining room and kitchenette. The property features 70 ADA-compliant rooms and suites in addition to 31 Ball Drop rooms featuring close-up views of the famous Times Square Ball.

Ball Drop Suite


For those on the go, the hotel’s Grab & Go – crafted in collaboration with Bluestone Lane, the Australian-inspired premium coffee roaster, café and lifestyle brand – ensures guests have access to everything they need to sustain energy and boost focus. Guests can fuel their day with hearty and healthy breakfast and lunch options like seasonal salads, artisanal sandwiches, fresh fruits and an assortment of drinks such as specialty espresso drinks, teas and juices.

Under the helm of Restaurant Director Kamal Ahmed, as well as Chef de Cuisine Kit Skarstrom, signature restaurant Highball serves shareable plates from sunrise to sundown. Highlights include reimagined New York-style hot dogs and artisanal sliders featuring locally sourced ingredients and a selection of dishes inspired by the garden, land and sea like white asparagus with crushed edamame and truffle vinaigrette, and crispy Hamachi with caramelized endive and sea beans.

As the day transitions to evening, Highball transforms into a swanky cocktail lounge, perfect for pre- or post-Broadway show drinks like Tempo’s signature spirited and free-spirited cocktails, a variety of draft brews and a curated wine list. Guests can enjoy an intimate indoor seating area or an expansive wrap-around outdoor terrace featuring exceptional views of Times Square.

A fitness centre is also available at the hotel.

Tempo by Hilton has 35 properties under development and has plans to soon debut in key markets for the ambitious, modern traveler including Raleigh, Nashville, Louisville and San Diego.

With the debut of Tempo by Hilton Times Square, as well as the upcoming openings of Motto by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hampton by Hilton in Times Square this summer, Hilton will add nearly 2,000 rooms to its portfolio in Times Square.

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