New York Caters to All

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“Tourists Delight” in the new package offerings at The New Yorker Hotel.

If there’s one thing New York City can offer, it’s everything. From kid-friendly tours to adults-only shows, and all of the culture, sporting events, history and skyscrapers you can pack in between—New York really is a destination that has it all.

Family Fun
One of the great things about America’s bigger cities is there’s just so much fun, free stuff to do…especially if you’re a child! Before your clients jet away to the Big Apple, take a gander at Central Park’s calendar of events. Many items, such as A Clearing in the Forest storytelling and music event and Sandbox Puppets shows are recurring, open to the public and free of charge.

Meanwhile, your clients can take the fun back from the park to their hotel room when they stay at The Peninsula New York. Like it’s sister locations, the property offers great children’s amenities—a scavenger hunt upon arrival, the Pen 10 list of the top 10 kid-selected things to see, do and experience in the area, and The Peninsula Kids Academy, offering a full day adventure with visits to the Statue of Liberty, FAO Schwartz and the Top of the Rock Observation Deck.

Taking the fun a step further, The Peninsula is offering a Family Moments package through Dec. 31, which includes daily American breakfast for two adults, complimentary meals for children under 12, children’s welcome amenity, child-sized bathrobes and slippers, and a discount of up to 50 percent off on an adjoining room for children under 12.

Standard rates at The Peninsula New York start at $995. For more information, call (800) 262-9467 or visit newyork.peninsula.com.

Tourist Central
New York’s top tourism company Gray Line New York has recently added the Big Pink Sightseeing tour to its list of itineraries, which also includes New York City helicopter, walking and cruise tours. Instead of offering the popular hop-on, hop-off services of it’s red double-decker cousins, the Big Pink Sightseeing tour is fully guided, visiting top landmarks of the city including Times Square, One World Trade Center, the Empire State Building, Central Park, Rockefeller Center and, of course, offering views of the Statue of Liberty.

Tickets are $49 for adults and $44 for children, with $1 of every adult ticket purchased going to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. For more information, visit newyorksightseeing.com.

Also catering to tourists, The New Yorker Hotel is offering a Tourist Delight package that combines overnight accommodations, two passes to the Empire State Building’s 86th floor observation deck and continental breakfast for two at the hotel’s 39th floor Sky Lounge, overlooking midtown Manhattan.

The iconic New Yorker Hotel offers 912 guestrooms and suites available in five categories. Metro rooms feature standard hotel services, New Yorker rooms offer extra space and View Rooms include fabulous city views, while the more exclusive Tower and New Yorker Suites feature marble bathrooms along with separate living and sleeping spaces. Some suites even offer terraces.

The Tourist Delight package starts at $199 per night, valid through Sept. 30. For more information, call (800) 764-4680 or visit newyorkerhotel.com.

Tennis Fever
The 2012 U.S. Open is coming to town Aug. 27-Sept. 9—or more specifically, it’s coming to the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York—and Roadtrips is again offering one of its action-packed, in-the-thick-of-it packages.

Roadtrips is in the business of offering custom travel experiences to the most exclusive sporting events worldwide. Always fully customizable, this year’s 2012 U.S. Open Getaway offers your clients their choice of hotel, plus a reserved seat in their category of choice, and at the match of their choice. That’s a lot of choices.

Standard packages also include a $50 concession or merchandise credit at Flushing Meadows during the tournament and a Roadtrips ticket holder and lanyard. For an even more exclusive experience, consider including add-ons such as dinner reservations, Broadway tickets, spa treatments, golf trips, private transfers or airfare.

Hotel options include Sofitel New York, W New York Times Square, Marriott East Side, New York Marriot Marquis and Courtyard Middletown East, while ticketing options feature seats at Promenade, Loge and Courtside levels.

Roadtrips’ 2012 U.S. Open tennis packages are available from $738 pp dbl, based on 2-night hotel stay and tickets to one session. For more information, call (800) 465-1765 or visit roadtrips.com.

For more information on events and accommodations in New York City, visit nyc.gov.