Get Away: Margaritaville Resort Times Square
A tropical resort on the island of Manhattan? Yes indeed. Jimmy Buffett is calling.
Get in a beachy state of mind on an island that’s far from tropical: Manhattan. Opened in the summer of 2021, Margaritaville Resort Times Square was designed to feel like an escape, from a lobby check-in desk inspired by the keel of a sailing ship to New York City’s largest tiki bar and Times Square’s only year-round outdoor heated resort swimming pool (at the hotel’s LandShark Bar & Grill).
The island vibe is carried through the 234 guest rooms in weathered-texture wood furnishings with rope cabinet pulls, bleached white walls, turquoise accessories and soundproof windows to help with getting away from the city’s hustle-bustle.
The property’s five restaurants and bars include the two-story Margaritaville Restaurant, home to the tiki bar and a 32-foot replica of the Statue of Liberty playfully holding a margarita in place of her torch. The margarita glass is made from custom-made LED screens that show images of Manhattan and the tropics set to Jimmy Buffett songs. For a VIP experience, book the booth inside the statue—the text on her tablet reads “No Passport Required.”
The License to Chill Bar on the hotel’s seventh floor has indoor-outdoor seating and cozy firepits on the terrace. The 5 o’Clock Somewhere Bar is the spot for craft cocktails with 360-degree views from the 31st and 32nd floors. Frozen drinks are a given, and yes, there are cheeseburgers in paradise, too. Rates begin at $202.
Margaritaville Resort Times Square, 560 Seventh Ave., New York, 212-221-3007
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