Frank Sinatra loved “spreading the news” about the city so nice they named it twice, while born-and-bred New Yorkers Jay-Z and Alicia Keys revelled in their Empire State of Mind. * SEE MORE Hard Rock Hotel Madrid review: fine-tuning the art of hospitality Countless singers have paid tribute to the Big Apple, but it’s the latter duo’s track about the “concrete jungle where dreams are made of” that pops into my head when I arrive at Hard Rock Hotel New York. A yellow Max Azria Atelier dress once worn by Keys takes centre stage in the newly opened venue’s lobby. And a memorable live performance ensures her hit song worms into my ear too, during my recent stay at a hotel perfectly in tune with New York’s music scene. Hard-rocking venue Hard Rock Hotel New York sits in the centre of Midtown Manhattan, just round the corner from landmarks including Radio City Music Hall , Rockefeller Center and Broadway. Aptly, the site of the newly built hotel was once home to a record store on what wa ..