Innovate In NYC
With nyma, the new york manhattan hotel
One of the world’s leading cities for cerebral and cultural stimulation, New York famously buzzes with energy, staking claim to being the place that invented and reinvented everything from toilet paper to air conditioning! What’s more, the biennial IDEASCITY festival takes place from 1 – 4 May, celebrating the fresh-thinking nature of New York and its people. For those wanting to attend this engaging festival, nyma, the new york manhattan hotel provides the perfect base, with May rates starting from just under £74 per person, per night.
IDEASCITY offers four days of conferences and workshops on topics as generic as ‘youth’ and ‘play’, and as specific as ‘art in the armed forces’. There is also a unique and exciting street festival and more than 100 independent projects and public events, from the intriguing ‘Untapped Love’ project to ‘Along the Lines of Sleeping’, which builds the space to open a dialogue between states of sleep and wakefulness.
However, for visitors wanting just a small taste of the cutting-edge on a stay in New York, the new and different can be encountered everywhere, via the city’s offbeat pop-up restaurants (try Limited Time Only on Broadway for really different and dynamic dining) or through its weird and wonderful shopping (visit Story in Manhattan, a permanent retail shop which completely changes every month).
And for traditionalist innovators wanting to be inspired by big ideas, there is always New York’s long tick-list of museums, art galleries and the New York Public Library (NYPL), which offer an eclectic, ever-evolving schedule of exhibitions this spring. For those seeking enlightenment, NYPL offers Happiness: An Inner Perspective until 31 May, while until 27 May, the MET is showcasing Impressionism, Fashion and Modernity, which is anticipated to be its most popular exhibit this year.
nyma, the new York manhattan hotel is innovative in its own right, going one step ahead of other conventional New York hotels and providing a host of FREE amenities, including continental breakfast, wi-fi and national phone calls, a free fitness suite open 24 hours a day and free stays for children aged 12 and under. Rates in May start from US$224.99 per room, per night (under £74 per person per night). To book, call freephone 0808 178 6363 or visit www.thenewyorkmanhattanhotel.co.uk.
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