Although synonymous in most people’s minds with the island of Manhattan, the city of New York has four other boroughs with very distinct and varied neighborhoods well worth discovering. One of these five boroughs is Queens, the largest in size, andwhich beyond the city limits, becomes suburban Long Island.
Emblematic of the American cinemabefore Hollywood took over, Queens saw the rebirth of the movie industry in the late 20th century with new film and television studios. Named Queens in 1683, in honor of Catherine of Brangance, the wife of Charles the Second of England, it is now home to no less than 130 different nationalites.
The Corona quarter is the second largest Chinatown in the city, and Astoria has the largest Greek community outside of Greece. Once fairly ghettoized, it is now is home to several museums including the American Museum of the Moving Image, dedicated to the cinema, the famous P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center as well as the Noguchi museum.
The Z New York City Hotel is in the heart of a quarter of former factories transformed into restaurants and art centers. Located just outside of Manhattan, this 14 story establishment has a number of distinct advantages. Its privileged geographical situation gives its guests a spectacular view of the Queensboro Bridge and the famous Manhattan skyline through the large bay windows in each of the hotel’s100 rooms.
The prinicpal design theme inside the building, revolving around transport and travel, was the idea of the Z’s owner, Henry Zilberman who commissioned designer Andres Escobar to realize the concept.
In the reception area, decorated with piles of old steamer trunks, there is a large painting representing the City Hall subway station. On each floor, we find a lounge area furnished with vintage chairs and sofas.
The rooms contain large frescoed silhouettes of Billie Holiday, the Rockettes or New York taxicabs, three ideal New York themes for the hotel’s three room types, an original idea of the owner, who designed the frescoes himself.
Sober tones of black, brown and gray bed heads and bed covers are enhanced by an occasional soft red leather armchair and stunning, original lights created from jam jars, especially customized for the hotel.
In the bar-restaurant designed by Andres Escobar, under the watchful eye of the owner, we find a number of paintings by neighbrohood artists, exhibited as if in an art gallery.
In this Z space, with its walnut parquet floor and enamelled brick walls, the decor is sober, chic and urbane. Located on the basement level, its light enters through a large, raised bay window facing the street.
For this cross between asaloon and a British pub, the leather patina braided or studded chairs were chosen to link the past to the present, with a passing reference to industrial furniture. Guests can enjoy the classic American cuisine while seeking out a movie or television star taking a break from a nearby film studio.
The height of luxury is the rooftop terrace bar with a spectacular view of Roosevelt Island and its famous overhead tramway linking it to Manhattan. For total immersion into the authentic New York, the Z is the ideal place to stay to discover the city in a different manner.
The hotel provides a limousine shuttle service to make you feel like a movie star as you cross the bridge.
4 stars / Borough of Queens/Panoramic view of Manhattan and its famous skyline / Design / Chic / Contemporary / Hype / Urban / / Rooftop terrace bar / Restaurantwith classicAmerican cuisine / / Night Club / DJ / Business center /Temporary exhibits / Free shuttle service
All year round
100 rooms and suites
Double room from 140 €
John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK)
Z NYC Hotel
11-01 43rd Avenue
Long Island City
Paris - New York: approximately 8 hours
Paris - Los Angeles: approximately 12 hours
The United States is located in six time zones
- Eastern Standard Time: - 6 hours
- Central Standard Time: - 7 hours
- Mountain Standard Time: - 8 hours
- Pacific Standard Time: - 9 hours
- Alaska Standard Time: - 10 hours
- Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time: - 11 hours
Due to the immensity of the country, all of the world’s climates are present.
Valid passport and no need for a visa for visitors possessing a biometric passport. (cf. http://french.france.usembassy.gov/niv-exemption.html)
An ESTA form (Electronic System Travel Authorization) must also be filled out in advance. https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/)
No vaccinations required
The U.S. dollar (USD)
Numerous secondary languages, especially Spanish
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