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Chelsea Destination Guide


There's so much to see and do in Chelsea. Our new boutique hotel is in the heart of it all. Relax along The High Line, shop Chelsea Market, take in an event at Madison Square Garden or enjoy the sports of Chelsea Piers, all from the Renaissance New York Chelsea Hotel.   



History of Chelsea

In 1750, an Englishman by the name of Thomas Clarke bought a 10-square-block of land near the water in New York, and named it Chelsea. This original purchase stretched between 8th and 10th Avenues, and 19th and 24th Streets. During the time when Chelsea was home to New York City's Theater District, Clement Clarke Moore, Clarke's grandson and author of The Night Before Christmas, further developed the land to include a hotel and art. It is now one of the oldest and most eclectic neighborhoods in New York City to maintain its original name.    


Chelsea Market

The former home of National Biscuit Company is a hot spot for foodies and shopping addicts. Primarily known for its wide-range of eateries, Chelsea Market is hands-down one of New York's most notable food halls, boasting more than 35 vendors. Whether you've got a hankering for a steaming-hot cup of lobster bisque, perfectly aged cheese or a strong and smooth shot of espresso, Chelsea Market has you covered.

Visit the Chelsea Market Website


The High Line

There's nothing quite like walking The High Line. This elevated park is certainly one of the more popular attractions everyone needs to check off their list. Featuring wildflowers, greenery and outdoor art installations, along with killer views of the NYC skyline, The High Line runs from Hudson Yards to the northern edge of Chelsea. Once a rail track that went out of use in 1980, the 1.45-mile-long strip was transformed into an urbanite playground in 2009 and is now considered to be one of the most unique parks in New York City. 

Visit The High Line Website


Art Galleries

Art galleries galore. Chelsea is home to New York City's largest collection of galleries. Here you'll find over 350 art galleries to explore at your leisure. Click Here for the

Chelsea Gallery Map


Chelsea Piers

Sports enthusiasts won't want to miss a trip to Chelsea Piers, a state-of-the-art recreational facility located on the Hudson River. Bowling, golf, ice hockey, wall climbing and BlueStreak, an intensive sports-training program, are just some of the many activities available.

Chelsea Piers is also home to Pier Sixty - the Renaissance New York Chelsea Hotel is the perfect location for overnight accommodations when attending events at this venue.

Visit the Chelsea Piers Website

Fashion Institute of Technology

Walk a few short blocks from our hotel to the Fashion Institute of Technology campus. Our proximity to the campus and preferred rates make the Renaissance New York Chelsea Hotel an ideal destination for visiting parents, prospective students and applicants.

Museum at FIT

Advance your knowledge of fashion through the Museum at FIT's innovative and award winning exhibits. 

Visit the FITNY Website


Hudson River Greenway

The Hudson River Greenway is one of the most popular places to bike, walk, and jog in New York City. Separated from traffic, enjoy beautiful views of the water and skyline along this two-lane, 12.9-mile paved path. 

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Metropolitan Pavilion

The Metropolitan Pavilion hosts grand events year-round and the Renaissance New York Chelsea Hotel is the perfect location for your overnight accommodations.  Just a short stroll down 6th Avenue, our location is perfect for a pre-event gathering, post-event night cap and ideal for a restful night's sleep.

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