Celebrate 150 Years Of The Official Thanksgiving Holiday
With The Hotel @ Times Square
As the last of Fall’s leaves settle on the chilly streets of New York, America turns its thoughts to one of the biggest holidays in the US calendar – Thanksgiving on 28 November. Marking the transition from autumn to winter, this favourite national holiday has been officially celebrated since 1863, when President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed it a day of national feasting and gratitude. Now in its 150th year, those wanting to join in with this quintessentially American event can do so with The Hotel @ Times Square , which is offering Thanksgiving stays from just £79 per person per night .
Promising to warm the hearts of Americans and visitors alike, a stay in New York for Thanksgiving is ideal for loved-ones wanting to spend quality time together, as the celebration is simply about sharing a meal and giving thanks to family and friends. The city has plenty of restaurants serving traditional roast turkey with ruby-red cranberries and sweet pumpkin pie. Try the aptly-named Freemans ; a colonial American tavern serving rustic, old-world dishes, or Balthazar , which offers a turkey special featuring baked sweet potato puree and (eek) Brussels sprouts!
What’s more, the most important Thanksgiving event takes place in the city, with the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade® . Beginning the morning of Thanksgiving just a hop, skip and jump from The Hotel @ Times Square, head to the spectator points early with a complimentary takeaway hot cocoa from its breakfast room – the ideal cure for chilly fingers! This uniquely American extravaganza officially marks the start of the holiday season and offers a line-up of spectacular floats, giant helium balloons and marching bands.
Located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, within strolling distance of the bright lights and restaurants of Times Square and the enticing windows of Macy’s, The Hotel @ Times Square offers guests a wealth of free amenities, including free breakfast, free wi-fi, free national phone calls, free use of the fitness suite and free stays for children aged 12 and under.
Room rates start from $244.99 (£79 per person per night, based on double occupancy) from 24 – 29 November. For more information visit www.thehotelattimessquare.co.uk and to book call freephone 0808 178 6363
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