By Terry Trucco
When Macy’s changed the route of New York’s marquee parade from Seventh to Sixth Avenue in 2012 it proved a blow to visitors who like watching Hello Kitty & Company float by from a hotel room.
Seventh Avenue’s eight hotels overlooking the parade route dwarfed the five along Sixth Avenue and Central Park West, both in size and number. But this summer the Courtyard Marriott Manhattan/Herald Square added 167 rooms to the mix, many with direct views of Macy’s, the parade’s grand finale.
And this week brought more good news for parade lovers. The Quin, a glamorous 208-room property, opened on Monday in the handsome 1920s building that once housed the Buckingham Hotel on Sixth Avenue. Many of the rooms look directly onto the parade route. And the whipped cream on the pumpkin pie? The hotel’s corner king-bed rooms look down Sixth Avenue from the corner of West 57th Street and offer some of the best parade views in town. (more…)