Upscale restaurants and boutique hotels are redefining Hell’s Kitchen, while Crave Fishbar and Estela bring a touch of Mediterranean to the East Side.

510 West 42nd Street
(212) 947-2999

Billing itself as a “straight friendly hotel catering to the gay lifestyle,” THE OUT NYC is the City’s first and only urban resort. A winner of Fodor’s top 100 Hotels in 2012,

THE OUT has brought a level of urban chic to a once-dilapidated block of 42nd Street. The 105-room boutique hotel boasts a full-service restaurant (KTCHN, see left), the XL gay nightclub, and a full-service spa. The rooms and suites feature courtyard and city views, iPod docking stations, and 40”-inch flat screen televisions. Quad bunk bed accommodations are available for groups, with each of the four full-sized beds containing a 22”-inch TV. Travelers on a budget can also rent the bunk beds individually. Customized facials, Hamam Turkish bath treatments, and sugaring hair removal can be found at the only luxury spa in Hell’s Kitchen catering to men. With its expansive glass-covered atrium and a 15-foot waterfall, the 5,000-square-foot spa facilities include treatment rooms, hot tubs, steam room and cedar sauna, wellness deck, and a private gym. Unique indoor and outdoor spaces like the cozy bamboo garden and Great Lawn can accommodate groups from 25 to 200.

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