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15 Aug 2014 Big Delights in the "big Apple": What New York City Has to Offer you

New York City, located among a cluster of islands surrounding New York Harbour, has an immense amount to offer visitors. That said, many first-timers in the city often feel overwhelmed by its size and multitude of attractions. But rest assured that by keeping a few handy travel tips in mind, you’ll be able to get the most out of your experience in the “Big Apple.”

New York City, like many large cities, has a number of small, distinctive boroughs. Atmospheric neighbourhoods such as Greenwich Village, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown emanate the splendours of the city, yet stand on their own characteristically. Even relatively compact regions of the city are known for their unique attributes, such as the farmer’s market in Union Square or the iconic lighted advertisements of Times Square. But one thing is certain: no matter where in the city you go, you’re bound to encounter a host of treasures.

When organizing an outing in New York City, it’s a good idea to arrange an approximate sightseeing route; after all, with a city that’s so vast in size, sticking to some sort of plan might save time and help you get the most out of your visit. Getting around New York City is simple: the city’s subway network is one of the most comprehensive in the world, connecting all parts of Manhattan in rapid time.

However, the best way to see New York is undoubtedly on foot. Central Park is an ideal place to start a walking tour of New York City: 843 acres of shimmering ponds and lush greenery beckon to locals and tourists alike as a haven alongside the concrete backdrop of the city. And apart from offering breathtaking scenery, the park is a centre for New York recreation. Visitors can listen to music groups, watch performers, walk along the trails and even take a romantic horse-drawn carriage ride. The Bronx Zoo, the New York Botanical Garden, Ellis Island and Coney Island also offer great opportunities for outdoor family fun in New York City.

If you’re an art buff, you’ll certainly want to take advantage of New York City’s many museums and galleries. A section of Fifth Avenue has now been officially deemed the “Museum Mile” due to the number of famous museums located there. Among the most famous are: the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Moreover, a trip to New York City simply isn’t complete without a visit to its famous Theatre District. With world-class performances being staged year-round, visitors are always sure to find a show that suits their theatrical taste. Furthermore, half-price discounted tickets are available at the TKTS centre on Broadway – so you don’t have to pay a fortune to see a fantastic show.

Avid shoppers will be thrilled with New York City’s shopping scene – one of the most prominent in the world. With Stores like Saks Fifth Avenue, Barneys New York, Bloomingdales and Macy’s, there’s something to keep every shopper smiling. And children – as well as the young at heart – will enjoy visiting the world famous toy store, FAO Schwarz. New York also plays host to countless annual festivals and events, such as the International Food Festival, the New York State Fair, New York Film Festival and the New York City Marathon, the world’s largest road race. So no matter what time of year you decide to visit, you’re sure to come across some seasonal excitement.

If you’re planning a trip to New York City, you’ll find a number of superb hotels – like the Jumeirah Essex House – which offer first-class accommodation. And if you stay at a hotel near Central Park New York, you’re guaranteed an experience which encompasses both the animated attractions and serene splendours of the city. So what are you waiting for? Pack your bags – complete with a pair of walking shoes – and get ready to experience one of the most iconic cities in the world.

08 Jul 2014 Best New York Hotels

A great way to relax from a busy schedule in the busy streets of New York is to spend a moment in New York Hotels. These hotels come with uncompromised accommodation and services.

New York is one of the busiest cities in the US. It is one of the financial districts catering to various business establishments. New York offers many of the best hotels available for business travelers and tourists.

Millennium Hilton

The Millennium Hilton sits in the center of the renowned World Trade Center and Financial District in New York City. A minute away from the hotel is the Wall Street, Greenwich Village, SoHo, Tribeca, Battery Park and the South Street Seaport.

The Millennium Hilton guestrooms and suites are well-equipped with the latest technology and amenities which include a 42″ plasma screen television, high-speed Internet access, dual line cordless phone with data port and personalized voicemail, and the Hilton Clock Radio which comes with a mini-plug for your MP3 Player.

Guest can enjoy a full body workout in the state-of-the-art fitness center or a dip in its indoor heated swimming pool. You can have the best cuisines for your delight through its range of restaurants.

The hotel consists of 569 rooms which includes 471 guestrooms and 98 suites. Majority of guestrooms are equipped with king-sized beds.

Amenities include:

• 1 King Bed City View

• 1 King Bed Deluxe Room

• 1 King Corner Room City View

• 1 Queen Bed

• 2 Double Beds City View

• 2 Double Beds Deluxe Room

• Room selected at check in

Accessible Room Amenities:

29 of the rooms are ADA compliant.

29 of the rooms are ADA compliant.

Hotel Services & Amenities

For business convenience:

• Audio/Visual Equipment Rental

• Business Center

• Business Phone Service

• Express Mail

• Fax

• Meeting Rooms

• Modem

• Notary Public

• Office Rental

• Photo Copying Service

• Printer

• Secretarial Service

• Typewriter

• Video Conferencing Available

• Video Messaging

• Video Phone

For your family’s comfort and convenience

• Children’s Menu

• Cribs

• High chairs

For your comfort and convenience

• Automated Teller (ATM)

• Baggage Storage

• Concierge Desk

• Elevators

• Foreign Currency Exchange

• Gift Shop

• Laundry/Valet Service

• Local Area Transportation

• Lounge

• Luggage Hold

• Multi-Lingual Staff

• News Stand

• Room Service

• Safety Deposit Box

Check-in / Check-out

Check-in: 3:00 PM

Check-out: 12:00 PM

Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers

Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers is located between Central Park and Times Square, a center of Manhattan’s Midtown business and entertainment districts.

Club members can have Impressive Club Rooms suited for professional groups. Guests can avail of the exclusive Club Lounge, which is open from Monday through Thursday and receive great perks available when you stay in their Club Level.

Sheraton offers the all-new ultra-comfortable pillow – the Sheraton Sweet Sleeper (SM) Bed that is available in guestrooms. For additional comfort, the hotel is now 100% smoke-free.

Royalton Hotel

Royalton Hotel proudly reopens its doors after undergoing a facelift. The design consists of the sophisticated icy cast-glass vestibule and brutalism steel and brass furnishings with soft suede upholstery, thick leather walls and hide-covered chairs.

John Mc Donald created Royalton’s Brasserie 44, a 100-seat restaurant that comes with a modern American Menu, which serves fresh seasonal foods.

Hotel Features Include:

• 168 Rooms, Suites and Penthouse Apartments with Terraces

• In-Room Massage and Spa Services Available Upon Request

• Bar 44

• Lobby Lounge

• Working Fireplaces

• Five Foot Roman Soaking Bathtubs

• Room Service

• Afternoon Coffee and Tea Service

• Private Catering

• 24 Hour Concierge Services

• Express Check Out

• In-Room Massages Available Upon Request

• Multilingual Staff

• Childcare Services Available Upon Request

• Parking Facilities Available Upon Request

Room Features Include:

• Wireless High-Speed Internet Access (fee required)

• King and Queen Size Beds

• White Egyptian 300 Thread Count Cotton Sheets

• Pillows and down comforters

• Luxurious Bathroom Amenities by Agua

• Plasma Television with Full Cable Access

• HBO, MTV, VH1, CNN and Sports Channel

• Bose iPod Speaker

• Compact Disc and DVD Player

• On-Command Video System

• Tape Library of Over 500 Films

• In-Room Safe

• Non-Smoking Rooms Available

• State-of-the-Art Telecommunications System with 2-line telephones with conference and speaker capability

• Private Telephone Number Direct to Each Room with Personalized Voicemail

• Data Port Connections for Modem/Fax Hook Ups

• Mini Bar

• Fresh Flowers

• Fax Machine, Cellular Telephone and Laptop Computer Upon Request

• Full Turn Down Service

• Newspapers of Your Choice Delivered to the Door Upon Request

16 May 2014 Best areas to stay in New York City

The Best New York City Neighborhoods to Stay in.

Midtown

Midtown is the entertainment capital of New York City. Midtown, on the west of 5th Avenue, is the home of a now safe and bustling Times Square and 42nd Street. Well-known mass retailers are located here, along with a thriving theater district, a prestigious university, and television studios.

Major attractions contribute to making this neighborhood a popular tourist destination. Despite the central location and abundance of activities, accommodations are reasonable.

On the east side, tall architectural buildings dominate the skyline. Midtown East is also a business district and has attracted many large corporations to the area. Signs of wealth and luxury are more prevalent here than in Midtown West. Upscale restaurants, along with swank, high-end shops run the length of pricey 5th Avenue.

Luxury high-rises and townhouses provide a neighborhood feel against corporate structures. Premium quality hotels cater to business professionals and wealthy travelers.

Soho

Soho is chic, trendy, and quite expensive. Critics have joked that nothing in Soho is priced under $1 million. Soho is a popular shopping destination, but for many people, shopping means only window shopping’.

Residents are primarily artists, young professionals, and celebrities living in large converted lofts. This neighborhood boasts exceptional art galleries, interesting museums, and several spas. Designer boutiques, cutting-edge stores, and expensive restaurants decorate cobblestone streets. Most stores open at 11:00 a.m. Some close on Mondays.

Soho is extremely lively on weekends (and crowded). Hotels range from inexpensive to luxury. Better-priced accommodations are just a short subway ride away from SoHo.

Greenwich Village

The Village is a lively, spirited community. The picturesque neighborhood is full of coffee shops, ethnic restaurants, university students, and literary types. Explore the area on foot and experience the intimate neighborhood feel. The neighborhood is primarily residential. Most of the residential properties are townhouses. Stores and businesses operate on a small scale.

Residents are exceptionally tolerant and accepting of people’s ethnic, religious, and sexual orientation. Christopher Street is home to many gay and lesbian hot spots. A large historic park is the center of village life and where scores of people congregate. Restored townhouses now provide reasonably priced bed-and-breakfasts