New York City
What’s New and Why You Need to Go!
Sian Pages – Travel Planner
NYC. Probably my most favourite place in the whole world. The only way I can describe how it feels to arrive in New York is, ‘total sensory overload’ – in the most delightful way.
I have often described it as my ‘spiritual home’ – a place where I can actively feel the beating heart of this lively metropolis, right down to my core.
It is one of the only cities where I can continuously revisit and still feel like I NEED to go back again!
If you have been before, she welcomes you back like an old friend… If it is your first time, it is akin to the best first date you ever had. There is an absolute romanticism, that is palpable throughout the city.
It is a place that has punctuated our lives, through song, movies and every element of the arts. It is literally, like stepping onto the set of a movie, because you are and whether you are wanting to explore this as a first timer, or as a veteran, there is more than enough to keep you occupied.
But enough of this love letter… Let me fill you in on what is new.
Marmara Park Avenue
This stunning historical NYC landmark offers elegant accommodation, with a great location, whilst providing guests with a refuge from the noise and pace of the city that never sleeps. Not only do the standard rooms come with more square footage than is normal in NYC, but they also offer one or two bedroom options.
They have also added something extremely exciting and unheard of in many other NYC hotels – LOFTS! All loft accommodations come with large closet space and fully equipped kitchens with stainless steel appliances. These are ideal for guests who need more space and at an incredible 1169 sq. ft. for the two bedroom loft, you’ll have all the room you could need.
Along with a luxurious subterranean pool, Turkish bath, Spa and fully equipped gym, guests will feel completely rejuvenated by their stay.
Hudson Yards is New York’s newest neighbourhood and home to more than 100 diverse shops and culinary experiences. Hudson Yards has become the cultural centre of Manhattan’s New West Side. A template for the future of cities, this new neighbourhood has not only changed the way New York looks to the world, but the way the world sees New York.
Home to Edge – the highest Sky Deck in the Western hemisphere with a one-of-a-kind design, it is suspended in mid-air, giving you the feeling of floating in the sky with 360-degree views you cannot get elsewhere.
Vessel, is the new and extraordinary centrepiece of Hudson Yards. Its spiral staircase, a soaring new landmark, is a beautiful focal point where people can enjoy new perspectives of the city from different heights, angles, and vantage points. Comprised of 154 intricately interconnecting flights of stairs – almost 2500 individual steps and 80 landings – the vertical climb offers remarkable views of the city, the river and beyond.
Forget everything you know about museums. Fotografiska is a museum for the modern world. This inviting, welcoming space is a brand new innovation for New York. A premier destination for photography and culture – including 6 floors of special rotating exhibitions and illustrations. It aims to inspire a more conscious world, through the power of photography.
The museum is inclusive and actively invites conversation with the many photographers who display here. Open late into the evening, it is a new and exciting approach to a ‘night out’ in NYC.
Summit One Vanderbilt
On October 21st 2021, New York will welcome Summit One Vanderbilt. A brand-new experience, built atop Manhattan’s newest and tallest skyscraper. This awe-inspiring and exclusive experience will include an all-glass enclosed elevator which scales the exterior of the building, giving the people an unfettered view above the city. Some 1210 feet high!
The elevator itself is completely transparent, meaning views from all directions… Including below!
Located across from Grand Central Station, you can find Michelin starred chef Daniel Boulud creating some seafood masterpieces in his restaurant Le Pavillon, in the base of the tower.
Travel a further thousand feet up and you will be rewarded with Aprés, a café and bar that allows the guest to enjoy the ‘gravity defying’ patio some more.
Want More Information?
If you’d like to discuss your future travel plans you have in mind, get in contact with our in-house travel consultant, Sian Pages, on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sian will be more than happy to spend time talking you through your options; remembering her service is delivered at no cost to clients and professional connections of Longhurst.