New Big Apple Hotels Dress Up The Area

Two new hotels, in addition to the recent W Times Square opening, furnish New York’s Times Square theater district with distinctly desirable digs:

A megahotel of 863 rooms, the WESTIN NEW YORK AT TIMES SQUARE boasts marquee appeal with two soaring glass towers emitting a beam of light skyward (credit Miami-based Arquitectonica with the design). A sushi bar, Shula’s Steak House, a spa, and a fitness center entertain in-house, while theater-ticket desks tempt you out. From $199. (800) 937-8461,

Next door to the Nederlander Theatre, HOTEL 41 at Times Square is a petite gem: tiny, intimate, retro. Fans of the Boutique Hotel Group’s other city hotels (including the Mansfield) will appreciate 41’s style-at-a-bargain 47 rooms. From $129. (877) 847-4444,