Skate For Free In NYC This Christmas

Exclusive Ice-Skating Package With The Hotel @ Times Square


Wrapping up in winter woollies and skating off across a glittering open-air ice-rink in the hand of a loved one is arguably the most quintessential Christmas experience in New York. And with rooms from just £63 per person per night, cheap yet chic The Hotel @ Times Square is offering guests a free ticket to the Rockefeller Center ice-rink as part of an exclusive Christmas package.

Available for a limited time only, the package includes a free ticket to the iconic Rockefeller Center ice-skating rink as well as a free hot chocolate drink to warm up afterwards at the hotel! Prices start from US$199.99 per room per night (€79 per person per night) and are valid for stays of a minimum of two nights in a queen-size room from 16 - 26 December. Hotel facilities also include free continental breakfast, free wi-fi and national phone calls.

Located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan and within strolling distance of the bright lights of Times Square and the mesmerising Christmas window displays of Fifth Avenue, The Hotel @ Times Square recommends some other festive experiences in the city, including:

  •  Rockefeller Center tree lighting - Head to the Rockefeller Center on 28 November for the annual tree lighting. Thousands of people line the streets to watch the 30,000 light bulbs covering the huge Norwegian spruce be switched on. The famous event attracts big stars such as Justin Bieber and Mariah Carey and is broadcast live on NBC
  • Craft markets – Popping up all over the city throughout December, bring some festive fun to Christmas shopping at one of New York’s winter markets. The Grand Central Terminal Holiday Fair is definitely worth a visit, inside the station’s magnificent Vanderbilt Hall. Also check out Bryant Park, Union Square and Columbus Circle. Hundreds of stalls sell everything from unique gifts and trinkets to clothing and food
  • George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker – A timeless New York tradition, for over 50 years the New York City Ballet has brought Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker to the stage during the ferstive period, with legendary characters and magical staging, including an on-stage snow storm, it never fails to disappoint. The performances run from 23 November - 30 December

For more information on this great-value Christmas package visit and to book call +44 808 178 6363, quoting Christmas

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About Us

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: 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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