Don’t Forget The Family In NYC

Action and Discovery With The Hotel @ Times Square 

 

New York is not just a city of designer suits and cosmopolitan couples, with plenty of child-orientated activities on offer it’s a great option for any family holiday looking for action, adventure and discovery. And it can be affordable, kids under 13 stay for free in a dedicated family suite at The Hotel @ Times Square who offer free continental breakfast too. Go on a  tour of the city’s best ghostly hotspots, a trip by boat up the Hudson River, witness one of NYC’s greatest sporting events or indulge with a sweet treat at a chocolate-themed restaurant, The Hotel @ Times Square has it covered:

Explore – On a fun spooky walking tour

Want to see the sights of the city but worried about getting lost or the kids getting tired and bored? Available throughout the May half-term, New York Ghost Tours offer fun spook-themed walking tours of the city, with ghoulish stories of New York’s most popular ghosts. Starting from Fifth Avenue, just a five-minute walk from the hotel, the tour guide is dressed in Victorian costume and leads the group by lantern light. Tours are very child-friendly and those under the age of six go free!

Thrill – On a ride up the river

A boat trip up the Hudson River is always a fun way for children to take a new perspective on a city. For those with older kids, why not take a spin on The Beast, an action-packed 30-minute speedboat ride, which starts at the beginning of May, just in time for half-term. Alternatively, younger families can join a Kids Cruise on selected dates this spring and summer. There’s a live music performance, a child-friendly tour guide, games and prizes to be won. Catch a cruise from the pier at the west end of 47th street, just one street up from The Hotel @ Times Square.

Play – Family festivals and baseball games

Every Saturday in August the annual Summer Streets festival opens up miles of the city’s streets to allow people to walk, bike and play. Last year’s festivities included a climbing wall, zip line, picnic spaces and a whole foods market. Or, for an all-American family day out, why not take the team to a baseball game at the New York Yankee Stadium. It’s just a short subway ride from the hotel, and with more hot dogs and flag-waving than you can shake a baseball bat at, the kids will go wild for the festival atmosphere.

Eat – Delicious dinners and sweet treats

It’s always useful to know which restaurants welcome families in a busy city. For a lunch or dinner try Blue Smoke on 27th Street. Their mouth-watering BBQ-style menu and friendly vibe are a real hit with children and parents alike. Alternatively, for a high energy treat, take a stroll from the hotel down Fifth Avenue to Max Brenner on 841 Broadway, for a host of chocolate-themed delights and a dedicated kids menu including sugar star landscape waffles with chocolate asteroids and Yumminummiwoopdidoohoo Chocolate Bagels!

Located in Midtown Manhattan, The Hotel @ Times Square offers complimentary continental breakfast, wi-fi and children aged 12 and under stay for free! Fewer rooms in the top floors provide added space for larger bookings and deluxe family suites include two connecting rooms with one king and one queen bed and a shared bathroom.

Prices for a family of four for the May half-term start from $269.99 for two double beds per night (approx. £179 per family) and throughout August from $239.99 for two double beds per night (approx. £159 per family). For more information or to book visit www.thehotelattimessquare.co.uk or call freephone 0808 178 6363. Flights and accommodation taxes excluded.

Jo Dey
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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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