Situated on a relatively quiet street, but only one block from Times Square and Broadway theaters
Food Network star Alex Guarnaschelli is executive chef for the basement-level restaurant Butter
Welcoming, while featuring a minimalist design
Guestrooms offer complimentary Wi-Fi
The hotel is 9 miles from LaGuardia Airport and 18 miles from JFK Airport.
Off the crowded sidewalks of midtown Manhattan, the Cassa Hotel balances city chic with a refreshingly calm atmosphere. Featuring unfussy, minimalist design, the Radisson property greets guests with a cherry-red lacquered reception desk surrounded by black lava-rock walls, concrete floors and fluorescent slashes of paint.
Guest rooms are business friendly with complimentary Wi-Fi, 42-inch flat-screen TVs and spacious work desks adjacent to low-slung beds under upholstered headboards. Subway-tile bathrooms offer rainfall showers and cozy bathrobes. The boutique hotel welcomes pets and is centrally located between Bryant Park and Central Park, ideal for sightseeing with furry companions.
Chef Alex Guarnaschelli of "Iron Chef" fame heads up the downstairs restaurant, Butter. Specializing in American cuisine, the outpost attracts celebrities with a clubby ambiance, dim lighting and deep leather booths. The 10th-floor lounge and terrace overlook the city and are best suited for people-watching over breakfast.
Occupying a slice of prime real estate on a relatively quiet block, the 48-story property lies just east of Times Square and is walking distance to Broadway theaters, Grand Central and Rockefeller Center.