Desmond Tutu Center: reasonably priced rooms in NYC

Did you know that you can book a room at the Desmond Tutu Center in New York City even if you are not attending a conference there? I had no idea until friends of ours told us that they had stayed there last week.

Room rates hover around $160 per night. The Desmond Tutu Center is located in the Chelsea district of New York City in a lovely 19th-century “Gothic” brick building. There are over 8000 square feet of conference meeting rooms with all the high-tech amenities. If I were to hold a conference in NYC, I would seriously consider this location.

But one of the best reasons to stay at the Desmond Tutu Center is the location – Chelsea – which has become much more vibrant and fun in the past few years with the addition of new restaurants, cafes, boutiques, art galleries and hotels.

Desmond Tutu Center
180 10th Avenue (between 20-21st Streets)
New York, NY 10011
+1 212 929 3888

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Esme Vos is the founder of Mapplr, a travel site featuring boutique hotels, luxury resorts, travel guides and restaurant reviews. You can find her on and Twitter.