By Terry Trucco
Not that you’ll be alone. My guess is the new outdoor terrace at the freshly refurbished Novotel New York Times Square will be jam-packed when 2014 is ushered in.
Still, the handsome outdoor expanse – a dazzling 5,700 square feet – that semi-circles the seventh floor of the Novotel’s glass tower is sufficiently spacious to pack ‘em in, from cocktail sippers enjoying an autumn moment to year-end revelers who want to be outdoors but above it all, literally.
Though the hotel stands a full ten blocks from the ball drop, it’s got One Times Square squarely in its sights, along with almost-eye-level signs blazing for Wicked. The terrace as well as the redesigned lobby, restaurant and rooms are a celebration of the Novotel’s outskirts-of-Times-Square locale, something they’d have happily tried to forget during the area’s raunchy Taxi Driver, adult film days, but hey, times change. (more…)