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Why You Should Check In To The Kimberly Hotel & Upstairs


When it comes to your hotel stay in Manhattan, several ones simply just don’t go the extra mile when it comes to providing more than just a bed and free Wifi for their guests.  When and if you are staying in a city like Manhattan, you want it to be a memorable one for more than just that.  So when I heard about the fabulous offerings that The Kimberly Hotel was providing, I knew I had to learn more about it.  The Kimberly Hotel is a European-style boutique hotel, offering gracious hospitality, timeless elegance and a renowned location in the heart of midtown’s fashionable East Side. A member of WORLDHOTELS Deluxe Collection, the Kimberly Hotel offers 192 spacious guestrooms including luxurious one and two-bedroom suites highlighted by private balconies and wet bars.

The one fantastic thing that is worth noting about The Kimberly Hotel is that you really don’t have to leave it to have an amazing night.  I mean, you are in New York City so naturally you will want to go out and experience all that this city has to offer, but in this situation I would beg to differ.  The Kimberly Hotel has not one, not two, but three different types of entertainment amenities right on their premises.  In the mood for some delicious food?  They have you covered.  You can check out the best in Mediterranean cuisine at Ibis, which is located directly to the right of the main location.  Not in the mood for Mediterranean and want to go a different route?  Definitely try out their Italian counterpart and brand new restaurant called Bistango located directly to the left.  Want a chilled, relaxed environment with great music and cocktails?  Try ‘Upstairs,’ the 3,000 square-foot rooftop bar offering spectacular 360-degree views of Manhattan.  I was able to review all three (Ibis & Bistango will come in a later review.  A delicious review mind you).

The Kimberly Hotel, Manhattan Digest
Credit to: The Kimberly Hotel

The suites at The Kimberly Hotel are majestic and grand, with beautiful colors throughout.  The bed itself has got to be the comfiest bed I have ever stayed in, and the amenities in the room itself were quite spectacular.  The balcony overlooked some of the best of New York City, and the overall room experience I have to say was a 10/10 in my book.  If you are a single person checking in or with a group, this particular hotel has you covered when it comes to the size of the suite they have prepared for you, on top of the fabulous customer service they provide.  Truly had a wonderful time.

Manhattan Digest, Upstairs, The Kimberly Hotel
Credit to: The Kimberly Hotel

With the warmer weather hopefully coming soon (Snow this weekend! No!) many New Yorkers are set to be spending more time outside with friends and family to experience this city in the heat most of us have been waiting for.  Something that is great about The Kimberly Hotel’s lounge Upstairs is that it has dual functionality when it comes to its look.  In the situation above, the cover that is usually up is taken down and customers can experience the warm summer breeze with some of the best top shelf drinks that the city can provide.  It also offers a 360 degree angle of Manhattan, and the sights from Upstairs are quite breathtaking and spectacular if I must say so myself.  It is a very chill vibe as I stated previously, and the perfect place for your next assortment of parties you are having as Upstairs itself is spacious and large.  Definitely an amazing add on to an already fabulous location.

Manhattan Digest, The Kimberly Hotel, EJ Media Group
Credit to: The Kimberly Hotel

I’m not the only one that thinks The Kimberly Hotel is pretty freaking awesome.  Check out some of the awards they have won in recent years-

Awards & Accolades:

  • Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards 2014
  • U.S. News & World Report Best Hotels Award 2014
  • Condé Nast TravelerGold List 2014
  • Expedia “Certificate of Excellence” 2014
  • Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards 2013
  • Condé Nast Traveler 16th Annual Business Hotel Awards
  • Expedia “Best of VIP Access” Hotel 2013
  • Expedia “Certificate of Excellence” 2013
  • U.S. News & World Report Best Hotels Award 2013
  • WORLDHOTELS“Best in Class,” Annual Conference 2013
  • Condé Nast Traveler Gold List 2013

When top publications like Conde Nast and Expedia are referencing you as the best, you have something great going on.  Some other things to mention about The Kimberly Hotel is that they include newly designed meeting and private event spaces, an on-site fitness center, and complimentary access to New York Health & Racquet Club’s fitness facilities and seasonal private yacht sails further to heighten the guest experience.  So when you have all of this under one roof, why bother staying anywhere else?

Want to know even more information about The Kimberly Hotel?  Check out their official site.

 The Kimberly Hotel

145 East 50th Street (Between Lexington & 3rd)

(212) 702-1600