New York City’s Times Square is not known for being particularly calm or quiet, so stepping into nearby EVEN Hotel Times Square South feels like a deep exhale.
Decidedly urban and laidback, with neutral tones and green walls, this boutique property is entirely inviting.
We were warmly well-comed by the front desk staff, who asked after our travels and let us know about the water refill stations and on-site restaurant, Cork & Kale, perfect for morning smoothies and grabbing tasty meals to go, including heart-healthy and gluten-free options.
InterContinental Hotels Group created the EVEN lifestyle hotel brand in 2012 to offer a holistic wellness experience that would empower active travelers—business and leisure—to maintain balance at an affordable price point.
The EVEN promise is a wellness-savvy staff, a best-in-class fitness experience, healthier food choices and natural, relaxing spaces.
And wellness is literally built in here, from the 24-hour Athletic Studio to the in-room fitness amenities, which included a yoga mat, foam roller, balance ball and 15 channels of core, cardio and strength instructional videos to get your sweat on, anytime.
The first wellness hotel in NYC features 150 guest rooms designed as modern sanctuaries for rest, work (ergonomic workstation and free Wi-Fi) and workouts.
The luxurious glass rain showers are pure bliss, as are the EO shower amenities and the beds, oh the beds—incredibly comfortable Beautyrest mattresses with natural eucalyptus fiber bedding.
Combined with the blackout shades, we had never slept so soundly in midtown Manhattan before this stay.
With its open design, friendly staff, and comfortable spaces throughout the property to relax, it was easy to see why this Times Square hotel won a TripAdvisor® Travelers’ Choice award for Top 25 Hotels in the US.
And with the IHG Clean Promise, guests are reassured of a commitment to high levels of cleanliness. That means deep cleaned, clutter-free rooms that meet your standards. If this isn’t what you find when you check-in, they promise to make it right.
Guests can also expect to see enhanced safety, including face-covering requirements, various ways to reduce contact throughout the hotel and social distancing measures within public spaces.
Located on 35th Street between 8th and 9th, the hotel is steps away from Madison Square Garden and just a quick power walk from Times Square.
Walk, bike or hop on the subway at Penn Station, located less than a block away; explore Hudson Yards and experience the Vessel, a 150-foot tall sculpture with 154 interconnected staircases, steps from the Highline and Chelsea Market.
After a day spent strolling the beauty of Central Park in late Winter, we indulged in (Famous Joe’s) pizza delivery back in the room on our last night.
Guilt-free—because life is, after all, about balance.