The 2016 US Open Grand Slam tennis tournament is the 136th edition of the event and is set to start on the 29th August until the 11th September. Reigning Men’s Singles Champion and World Number 1 Novak Djokovic looks set to defend his title and be crowed a three-time winner, but he may well face stiff competition from Andy Murray, the reigning Wimbledon Champion and two-time Olympic Gold Medallist.
Meanwhile, a new Women’s Singles Champion is guaranteed as reining holder Flavia Pennetta announced her retirement mere moments after winning the title in 2015. Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber are the current top seeds respectively in what would be a rematch of this year’s Wimbledon Final, with Williams winning on that occasion. Although Kerber may feel reinvigorated following her Silver Medal win at the Rio Olympics.
If you’re planning on attending the final Grand Slam event of the calendar year then you will need somewhere to stay in the city that never sleeps. There are a number of top hotels to pick from but we’ve highlighted a few that are also located near some New York hotspots that you may also choose to visit in your downtime.
With 1705 rooms across 26 floors, the Hotel Pennsylvania is located on Seventh Avenue at 33rd Street across from Madison Square Garden and Penn Station. All guestrooms include TV’s with PPV movies, premium channels and video games plus dual-line telephones and voice mail. Dining options include Statler Grill, a full service steak and seafood restaurant, and City Perk that serves pastries, fruit and speciality coffees 24/7.
Located of the corner of East 45th Street and Madison Avenue, the Roosevelt provides easy access to shopping centres and Broadway theatres within a three block range. The guestrooms are period decorated with contemporary technology, high-speed internet access, clock radios with MP3 docking stations and desks come with upholstered swivel chairs. The fine dining restaurant and club lounge provide leisurely meals and cocktails amid images of the hotel’s namesake, Theodore Roosevelt.
New York Hilton Midtown
In central midtown Manhattan, the Hilton is within walking distance of Times Square, Fifth Avenue shopping, Broadway theatre district, Radio City Music Hall, MOMA and Central park. With a variety of 1932 rooms across 46 floors that are modern and spacious with internet access, flat-screen TV’s, on-demand entertainment, maple wood furniture and marble bathrooms. There are two lounges provided for evening drinks and light fare along with a Grab & Go restaurant. You can also stay active in the 24-hour fitness centre and there is also a 24-hour business centre, 40 meeting rooms and conference space.
With the start of the US Open getting ever closer there isn’t much time to make your travel arrangements so make sure you apply for your ESTA today and book your room in one of these top hotels while you still can.