New York, the big apple

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There is simply no place in the world as packed with as many attractions and things to do as New York City.

This iconic city has always been admired, staged a thousand times by the best American directors, and never equaled; the big apple fascinates its visitors.

You can go back to New York, season after season, year after year and visit new things each time, taste new food and always have the time of your life.

We can’t simply list all the attractions, museums, restaurants, the skyscrapers…..

Our aim is to provide first timer trip to New York but above all, new and unusual experiences.

It could be a family trip, a romantic trip, a foodie trip, a shopping trip, a museum trip or an architectural trip; anything is possible in New York!

Walk the museums

MOMA:  one of the largest and most influential museums of modern art in the world.
Guggenheim:  a magnificent example of the most groundbreaking 20th-century architecture.
Visit the Met after dark:  we’ll get the chance to see the museum in the rare beauty of evening light, as the crowds dissipate for the day.
Discover a secret art haven:  the Frick Collection for its old Master paintings and outstanding examples of European sculpture and decorative arts.
With kids, American Museum of Natural History, one of the largest natural history museums in the world. Its collection houses massive T. Rex skeletons, a 15.5 ton meteorite, and animal dioramas from across the globe.
Meditate at The Noguchi museum :  This intimate museum in Long Island City was conceived and built by Isamu Noguchi himself.
A moving visit, the Louis Armstrong House Museum:  an unassuming house in Queens that has been preserved almost exactly as it was when he died in 1971.
Lear about the more than 1,200 indigenous cultures of the Americas at the National Museum of the American Indian New York
Discover the hard life at immigrants at the Tenement Museum:  a visit here is an emotionally powerful experience.
Relive this fateful day and pay your respect at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum,  it pays homage to the enormity of the loss, both physical and spiritual.
Learn about European Medieval history in a cloister:  three-hour special tour of the building, its cloistered gardens, and over 2,000 incredible works of art


Admire the architecture in skyscraper mecca

 Climb to the top of the Empire State Building. No matter how many times you have done it, you will always be mystified by the view, especially at night!
Visit the most beautiful Beaux Arts train station, Grand Central Terminal has been restored in the 1990s to its original brilliance.
Admire the most beautiful skyscraper of all, the Chrysler Building.  Its cap is iconic!
Stroll 30 Rockefeller Plaza;  old-school New York completed in 1939 by tycoon and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller Jr. in the Art Deco style.  It is the HQ of NBC and still houses such TV classics as Saturday Night Live.
Across from it, you can’t miss the old-world Gothic style of St. Patrick’s Cathedral
The distinctive United Nations Building and spectacular views of the East River as a backdrop
New York Public Library, a building that offers sumptuous exterior decoration and interiors for a very different purpose.
Flatiron Building, it fit perfectly into the triangular plot that intersects Broadway and Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.
Trinity Church after the attacks on September 11, 2001, the church stood strong, even while modern buildings around it crumbled. 
One World Trade Center, standing 1,776 feet tall, the patriotic building is currently the tallest in the Western Hemisphere.
9/11 Memorial:  the site of Ground Zero, where the 9/11 Memorial and One World Trade stand today. 
Climb The Vessel, in Hudson Yards, New York’s newest neighborhood.  It is an interactive sculpture made of a network of stairs and landings that visitors can climb (or take an elevator) to the top.
Visit Ellis Island:  discover a story of heartache and joy, processing over 12 million immigrants to the United States from 1892 to 1954.
Statue of Liberty:  the symbol of NYC and  the icon of American liberty and freedom
The Dakota:  One of Manhattan’s most prestigious and exclusive coop buildings.  The building provided the setting for the movie classic Rosemary’s Baby and was also the scene of another, real-life horror: The 1980 murder of musician and former Beatle John Lennon.
Wall Street:  The streets surrounding Wall Street are some of the oldest in the city.  From the first Dutch settlers to the high stakes action of the Stock Market, New York is a city built on commerce, and Wall Street is its heart.
Discover Brooklyn:  home to some of the city’s oldest brownstone buildings, and birthplace of the hipster.


Shop ’til You Drop

Scour the luxury boutiques of mythical 5th Avenue and the famous shopping stretch of Madison Avenue on the Upper East Side:  home to high-end labels like Chanel, Tom Ford, and Burberry; fine jewelry from Cartier, to Van Cleef; and shoes by Aquazurra.  
Shop in the Best Bargain Department Store: Century 21 is a wild designer-markdown emporium.  Come early in the morning to avoid the crowds and avoid the European Holidays!
Looking for Old-World Jewish Food:  visit Russ & Daughters Store, this smoked-fish purveyor has been a mainstay on the Lower East Side since 1914. 
Redecorate your house:  head to ABC Carpet & Home, for the ultimate home fashions and furnishings store. 
Bargain hunting at DUMBO and shop vintage clothes and jewelry and other unusual souvenirs.
Shop and explore the Meatpacking, an old slaughterhouse district and a new chic hideout on the West Side with streets lined with luxury boutiques.
Discover the trendy districts of Soho, Tribecca, Little Italy and Greenwich Village, Go from one gallery to another in the arty district of Tribeca


Be a real New Yorker

Jog in Central Park:  Central Park is a runner’s paradise.  The reservoir is one of the most popular running destinations in the world. Presidential candidates have run this 1 1/2-mile route.
Stay out late: enjoy the city’s bars, restaurants, and clubs to socialize.
Take the subway:  Don’t be afraid!  This is the cheapest and fastest way to travel.  Feel the energy of the city and do some people-watching!
Eat a pretzel on a side walk cart:  quintessential New York City food on the go.
Hail a cab:  pay attention to the light!  The center number must be lit and nothing else and remember street corners are the best places to hail a cab
Have dim sum in Chinatown:  it is essentially the Cantonese version of brunch.  It can be chaotic but still worth the experience for an excellent and inexpensive meal and a touch of exoticism. 


Be active

Cross the Brooklyn Bridge on foot or by bike and stroll through the flea markets of Williamsburg
Walk the Highline, an old railway line, today an elevated promenade with a breathtaking view of New York life
Attend a sunrise yoga class in Central Park:  experience the tranquility of this magnificent green space, try joining an early-morning yoga class led by a qualified instructor.

Eat & Drink

Have a pastrami sandwich at Katz:  Katz’s is the symbol of Jewish culinary flame.  The  homemade pastrami makes one of the most delicious sandwiches on earth.
Have lunch in Chelsea with its brick houses and its Market, an old cookie factory transformed into a covered market, where you can enjoy a gourmet lunch.
Tour some of New York City’s most iconic speakeasies and bars:  New York occupied the center of American cocktail culture.
Try the best pizza and chocolate in Brooklyn, the best wood-fired pizzerias of NYC are not in Manhattan! 
And when it comes to chocolate, you will find a delicious variety of traditional and artisanal chocolates.
Cupcakes paradise:  of course you have Magnolia but try Molly’s cupcakes, especially the red velvet, which is their signature one!
And of course eat, go to a show and have a last drink at Mercer or Standard Highline, for the view and eat in some of the best restaurants in the world!

Enjoy any time of year

.he charm of New York varies according to the seasons! 

In spring, enjoy a picnic in Central Park and stroll along the Hudson River.

In the fall, admire the changing foliage in Central Park.

In winter, the magic of the holiday season invades the streets and you can ice skate under the giant Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center

In summer, the city is less crowded; restaurants and shows are easier to get into.. 



Eat a steak in an underground restored Bank Vault

Butcher & Banker is the kind of place where you would expect James Bond himself. 

Experience an American football game

Head to the MetLife Stadium – home to the New York Jets and New York Football Giants. 

Admire graffiti and street art

Bushwick in a working-class district on the north side of Brooklyn where you admire amazing street art.

Explore the underground of NYC

Explore spaces even the most seasoned commuter might not know about. Discover the story of the very first subway which was built illegally under the cover of night and many other surprising stories.  

Baseball experience at the NYC Yankee Stadium

Watch an emblematic baseball team.  

Listen to music at mythic Cotton Club in Harlem

Legendary nightspot in the Harlem district and one of the most famous jazz venues of the city.  Some of the greatest music legends of the Jazz Age such as Duke Ellington or Louis Armstrong among many others have performed in this club.  

Relax your body and mind

In an industrial building from 1808, the AIRE is an experience of sensations that runs through different thermal baths, massages as well as other experiences which you will find absolutely delightful.

Fly on a helicopter

High above NYC skyline is the most thrilling way to see NYC’s top landmarks, the Hudson river and its bay. 


The Lowell Hotel*****

The Lowell is a 17-story building established in 1927 and is located 322 m from Central Park. The property is 50 m from Madison Avenue. Fifth Avenue is 161 m form the property.

Hotel Lowell features rooms and suites with marble bathrooms. A nightly turndown service and free New York Times newspaper are also provided.

The Lowell features wood-burning fireplaces and landscaped terraces with views of the city. Restaurateur Charles Masson oversees the property’s onsite dining options, Majorelle and Jacques Bar. Majorelle offers a seasonal dishes. The Club Room at The Lowell offers a space to unwind, while the Pembroke Room offers breakfast and afternoon tea.

Guests will find luxury fashion stores like Hermès, Barneys New York and Roberto Cavalli Store within 35 m of the property. Lincoln Centre is 1.8 km from the property and Carnegie Hall is 1.3 km away.

The Chatwal*****

This art deco, boutique hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Broadway theaters. The 5-star hotel offers a 42-inch flat-screen TV, personal butler service and free Wi-Fi in every guest room. The property is renowned in the travel industry for their quality customer service and luxury amenities.

A combination of contemporary luxury and old fashioned design, the The Chatwal, a Luxury Collection Hotel, New York City features on-site spa services at the prestigious MYND Spa & Salon. The well equipped gym is open 24-hours and personal training can be arranged.

Guest rooms at the The Chatwal, a Luxury Collection Hotel, New York City feature 400-thread-count linens and down duvets. A DVD player and stereo with MP3 connectivity are available upon request. The bathrooms offers his and hers bath amenities and comfortable terry cloth robes

1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge*****

This 10-story, waterfront hotel, 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge is located 644 m from the Brooklyn Bridge Promenade and is 322 m from the East River.

Every room has a coffee machine with recyclable pods, mattresses with a hemp blend filling and organic cotton sheets. Digital newspaper is available via the Press Reader which is available on the in-room device and can be downloaded on personal devices as well.

Guests will have access to a Tesla vehicle for complimentary rides with a 4.8 km radius, subject to availability, from 7:00 to 21:00 hours every day.

The property has communal spaces for working or relaxing, 24-hour Fieldhouse fitness centre, a 50-person screening room and a grab-and-go café with a menu comprising locally sourced fare.

1 Hotel Central Park*****

Offering a restaurant and a fitness centre, 1 Hotel Central Park is located in New York.

Each room here will provide you with air conditioning and a seating area. Featuring a shower, private bathrooms also comes with a hairdryer, cotton slipper socks and bathrobes. Extras include a desk, a safety deposit box, a laptop safe, a yoga mat and a Nespresso® machine.

At 1 Hotel Central Park you will find a 24-hour front desk, a bar and a snack bar. Other facilities offered at the property include meeting facilities, luggage storage and dry cleaning.

The on-site restaurant, Jams, features an open kitchen, exposed brick and reclaimed oak. It is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as brunch on Saturdays and Sundays.

The hotel is 300 m from Carnegie Hall, 500 m from Museum of Modern Art and 600 m from Central Park. Newark Liberty International Airport is 19 km away

Hotel The Pierre a Taj Hotel*****

The Pierre, A Taj Hotel is located across from Central Park at 61st Street. A part of the New York City skyline with its copper mansard roof, The Pierre offers guests white glove luxury service. The hotel is close to high-end shopping destinations and is only steps away from Bergdorf Goodman. The boutiques of Fifth & Madison Avenues are in close proximity.

The Pierre has played host to many society events since opening in 1930. The hotel’s restaurant, Perrine, offers seasonal modern American cuisine with daily specials inspired by Pierre culinary classics. The hotel also offers a bar/lounge, Two E, with traditional afternoon tea by day and live jazz by night every Thursday through Saturday.

Located at the intersection of Midtown and the Upper East Side, white gloved elevator attendants, a Les Clefs d’Or concierge team and trained housekeepers help maintain the quality of service. The Pierre also has Forbes Five Star & AAA Five Diamond to their name.

The Pierre offers a variety of exclusive experiences for young travellers as well. A host of child-friendly amenities await – from special treats to movies, toys and special museum passes on demand.

The Museum Mile is 2.8 km away. The Central Park Zoo is a short walk from the hotel, and the Concierge team can work with their partners at the Central Park Conservancy to organize special experiences for children.

Hotel The Surrey Relais & Chateaux*****

Located on Manhattan’s sophisticated Upper East Side, The Surrey has won the hearts of style icons, tastemakers and art aficionados the world over. Just steps from Central Park, guests have access to luxury shopping on Madison Avenue, world-renowned museums and first-class restaurants. New York City’s only Relais & Châteaux hotel, The Surrey houses a collection of 31 original artworks by modern masters such as Chuck Close and Claes Oldenburg. Guests can relax with a treatment at Cornelia Spa, admire the skyline views from the Private Roof Garden, sip a cocktail at Bar Pleiades or savor a meal at Café Boulud. The French eatery directed by Chef Daniel Boulud is a neighborhood gem.

Hotel The Whitby*****

Situated in upper midtown Manhattan, 483 m from the Central Park, the Whitby Hotel is a short distance away from stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue and Bergdorf Goodman. The Whitby Hotel offers complimentary WiFi to all guests.

Each room at The Whitby Hotel is individually designed with floor to ceiling windows. Some rooms have a private terrace and offer views of the Manhattan skyline. Interiors have been designed by Kit Kemp.

Guests will also have access to The Whitby Bar and Restaurant, an Orangery, a book-lined drawing room as well as a fully equipped gym.

The Museum of Modern Art is 483 m from the property, while Rockefeller Centre and St. Patrick’s Cathedral are 805 m from the property. Guests will find many restaurants in the vicinity as well.

Hotel Lotte New York Palace*****

With free transfers to Wall Street and Broadway theatres available twice a day, the Lotte New York Palace is located across the street from St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

All rooms at this Midtown-Manhattan hotel come with a marble bathroom and some rooms offer a view of the Cathedral. A minibar and a desk are also included in the rooms.

The property boats a 7000-square-feet fitness centre and spa. The Villard is open for breakfast and weekend brunches. Lotte New York also has an onsite bakery, two lounges and in-room dining options.

Rockefeller Centre is 322 m from the property and Central Park is less than 1 km away.

The Kimberley Hotel & Suites****

This East Side Manhattan hotel features Upstairs an all-seasons rooftop bar, with heated floors and retractable glass walls and roof. The property is within a 10-minute walk of Grand Central Station.

Flat-screen TVs and antique-style furnishings are included in rooms at The Kimberly. The rooms also have white Italian bedding and large windows overlooking the city.

Guests can work out in the on-site fitness center or receive passes for the off-site pool at the New York Health and Racquet Club. The hotel also offers yacht tours through the tour desk.

The hotel offers issues of the New York Times to guests Monday through Saturday. On weekdays a breakfast buffet is served on the rooftop.

The Kimberly is within a 20-minute walk of Times Square and the Theater District. Radio City Music Hall and Rockefeller Center are within a 10-minute walk of the property

The High Line Hotel****

Located 1 minutes’ walk from the High Line Park, this historic hotel is located in the Chelsea neighbourhood in New York. The nearest underground station to hotel is 23 Street. WiFi access is available.

Each room at The High Line Hotel will provide you with a 46” flat-screen TV, a Jawbone MINIJAMBOX and a mini bar. En suite bathrooms feature a bath or shower and complimentary C.O. Bigelow bath amenities.

At this hotel you will find a 24-hour front desk, a garden and a bar. The hotel offers Shinola bicycle rentals.

The High Line Hotel is 6 minutes’ walk from Chelsea Market, 10 minutes’ walk from shopping and dining in the Meatpacking District, and 28 km from Newark Liberty International Airport.

Hotel Gansevoort Meatpacking****

Featuring a rooftop space with a heated year-round pool, bar and lounge, Gansevoort Meatpacking is located in New York, 350 m from the Whitney Museum of American Art. Guests can enjoy free WiFi access.

Every room includes a flat-screen TV, fully-stocked minibar and Curious Provisions speakers. Private bathrooms come with bathrobes and L’occitane en provence bath amenities.

The on-site restaurant The Chester serves all meals, while cocktails and entertainment are available at B On Top Rooftop.

The hotel is 230 m from High Line Park, while Chelsea Market is 450 m away. The nearest underground station is 14 St-8 Av, 400 m from Gansevoort Meatpacking.

Gramercy Park Hotel*****

Located in Manhattan’s Gramercy Park, this hotel features an Italian restaurant and spa services. Gramercy Park Hotel is 600 m from Madison Square Park and Fifth Avenue boutique shops.

A flat-screen cable TV and iPod dock are provided in all individually decorated Gramercy Park Hotel rooms. Extra include original oak floors and unique 20th century artwork.

A 24-hour fitness centre and room service are available. A business centre, private check-in/check-out, and concierge service are offered as well.

Guests can enjoy Italian cuisine at the Maialino on-site restaurant and speciality cocktails at the Rose and Jade Bar. Rose Bar Session concerts and a live DJ are featured on select nights.

Union Square is 482 m away. The hotel is also 3 minutes’ walk from the shops and restaurants of Park Avenue as well as 23rd Street subway station.

Hotel The James New York****

Located in SoHo, an area known for fashion, art and shops, this hotel offers two bars and a restaurant on-site. Guests can enjoy views of the city from the rooftop.

Rooms at The James New York – Soho boast a floor-to-ceiling glass wall separating the bathroom from the living quarters. Each room includes wood floors, 42-inch flat-screen TVs and a Sony® alarm clock with iPod docking station. Free WiFi is available.

The Sky Lobby, reached by a glass elevator, offers free snacks and beverages daily. A 2-story glass wall overlooks the outdoor Urban Garden and neighboring sculpture garden.

The rooftop lounge, Jimmy, offers views of the Hudson River and features a seasonal outdoor pool.

The James Club offers snacks from Balthazar bakery and La Colombe coffee, as well as complimentary wine served nightly.

The James New York – Soho is 161 m from the Canal Street subway station. The City Hall is 1.4 km from the property.

Hotel The Redbury New York****

Featuring Danny Meyer’s MARTA restaurant and Caffe Marchio, The Redbury New York is located in the NoMad neighbourhood in New York, 280 m from Madison Square Park. Free WiFi access is available.

Each room offers a 42” flat-screen TV, Bluetooth Gramophone speaker and 300 thread-count bedding. Every room has a private bathroom featuring slate tile, complimentary SBE’s signature Ciel bath amenities and a hairdryer.

There is a 24-hour front desk at The Redbury. The property offers guests with daily passes to the New York Sports Club. MARTA, the signature on-site Italian restaurant by Chef Nick Anderer, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Bar Marta, the lobby bar and lounge, offers cocktails, craft beer and wine, as well as the full MARTA menu.

The Empire State Building is 400 m from The Redbury, while Macy’s is 800 m from the property. The nearest airport is LaGuardia Airport, 10 km from The Redbury New York.

Hotel Andaz Wall Street****

Andaz Wall Street-a concept by Hyatt is located in New York City’s financial district and is within walking distance to the South Street Seaport, New York Stock exchange and ferries to the Statue of Liberty and Governor’s Island.

Guest rooms have WiFi as well as a minibar with free non-alcoholic beverages and snacks. The light colored rooms feature local art, and a work desk. Bathrobes and slippers are available in select rooms.

Coffee, tea and cookies are available in the lobby. A nightly wine hour is offered as well.

Meeting rooms are available for social needs. Guests are provided access to spa services as well as a 24-hour fitness centre..

Hotel Indigo Lower East Side****

Hotel Indigo Lower East Side features rotating art installations and offers complimentary WiFi.

Each room here will provide you with a minibar. Featuring a bath or shower, private bathroom also comes with a hairdryer. Extras include a desk, a safety deposit box and ironing facilities.

At Hotel Indigo Lower East Side you will find a 24-hour front desk. Guests can dine at Mr. Purple or enjoy a dip in the open-air, heated pool.

The hotel is 800 m from Little Italy, 2 km from Brooklyn Bridge and 2.1 km from Fulton Street/Broadway – Nassau Street. Newark Liberty International Airport is 17 km away.

Hotel Sixty Les ****

Located in New York’s trendy Lower East Side, SIXTY LES features a seasonal rooftop pool, beer garden and sushi restaurant, 500 m from the New Museum. Free WiFi access is offered.

Rooms with bespoke Jim Walrod interior design elements feature floor-to-ceiling windows, iconic photography by Lee Friedlander and a fully-stocked minibar with Dean & DeLuca gourmet snacks. Private bathrooms offer slate showers with rain showerheads, oversized bathrobes by Frette and complimentary luxury bath amenities by REN.

There is 24-hour room service and a spa and fitness centre at SIXTY LES.

TikiTabu offers cocktails by mixologists Jim Kearns and Jon Neidich, while Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya, the on-site restaurant, serves sushi, yakitori, upscale comfort foods, sochu and house cocktails.

Little Italy is 800 m from SIXTY LES, while Greenwich Village is 1 km away. The nearest metro station is 2 Avenue, 120 m from the hotel.

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