The Michelangelo Hotel is just minutes from Rockefeller Center
Built from 1930 to 1939, by the Rockefeller family, Rockefeller Center is a complex of 19 commercial buildings between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, in Midtown Manhattan. Named a National Historic Landmark in 1987, it is named after John D. Rockefeller, who initially leased the space from Columbia University with the intent to build an opera House for the Metropolitan Opera. Rockefeller was forced to move forward without the Metropolitan, having to finance his city-within-a-city on his own. Built during the height of the depression, construction of Rockefeller Center employed over 40,000 people. Construction of the original 14 art-deco style buildings, at an estimated cost of $250,000,000, was the largest private building project ever undertaken in modern times.
Today, many of the buildings within Rockefeller Center have become landmarks in their own right, such as 30 Rockefeller Center (30 Rock), and Radio City Music Hall. We can't forget possibly the most iconic landmark in Rockefeller Center, the Ice Skating Rink, which was originally built in 1936, to be temporary. It was such a hit, that it became permanent.
And with plenty of shopping and dining, take some time during your stay at the Michelangelo to visit Rockefeller Center.