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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Beth Kendall
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The Hotel @ Times Square This centrally located 208-room hotel in New York is close to the Rockefeller Center, Times Square, the Theatre District, the Museum of Modern Art, Grand Central Station and Fifth Avenue shopping. Location: 59 West 46th Street, New York Website: www.thehotelattimessquare.co.uk Telephone Number: (UK) 0808 178 6363 (USA)001 212 790 2710 Opened: 2009 General Manager: Sunnie Chandrawattie Accommodation: 208 guest rooms, including nine family suites, featuring two separate rooms, full-sized closets and two large-screen televisions. Facilities include: • Free continental breakfast• Free wi-fi in rooms and public spaces• Free phone calls within the USA• Flat screen Cable television with movies and video games on demand• Cordless speakerphones with voicemail• In-room personal safe• Complimentary in-room coffee maker and coffee• Complimentary weekday newspapers • Alarm clock with iPhone docking station• In-room iron and ironing board• Hair dryer• Keyless card entry system • Business centre with computer, fax and copier• Laundry and valet services • Fitness centre• Bar• Shoe shine machine• Non-smoking rooms• Reduced rate parking• Children aged 13 and under stay free when sharing their parents’ or grandparents’ room Rates: From $134.99 (excluding accommodation taxes) Time Difference: GMT -5 hours The Hotel @ Times Square is owned by Apple Core Hotels who own and manage two other independent hotels in New York. nyma, the new york manhattan hotel and Broadway @ Times Square Hotel. The three distinctive brands offer affordable, stylish accommodation with first-class facilities for those cost-conscious travellers that want to be right in the heart of midtown New York. Complimentary facilities at all Apple Core Hotels include wi-fi, continental breakfast and national phone calls. BACKGROUND AND MANAGEMENT Since 2009, Apple Core Hotels has repositioned and renovated these two midtown chain hotels in to stylish, independent, budget properties. The company’s development has been spearheaded by Apple Core Hotels’ president and COO, Vijay Dandapani. A graduate of Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration, Vijay Dandapani brings with him over two decades of top-level hotel management experience holding numerous key operational positions in hotels around the world, including vice president of operations for Chatwal Hotels and operations analyst for Grand Champions Resorts Corporation. Mr Dandapani is also a member of the Board of Directors for the following associations: Hotel Association of New York City; NYC & Company; NYSHTA (New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association); and the International Hotel Motel & Restaurant Show at Javits. He has spoken on hospitality issues at many forums sponsored by such organisations as Arthur Anderson, University of California at Los Angeles, Columbia University and New York University. In 1998, Mr Dandapani was recognised by Crain’s New York Business as one of the top 100 minority business leaders in New York City. In 2002, the Asian American Business Development Center, New York selected him as one of 50 Outstanding Asian Americans in Business.

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