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Our Wishes for a Festive Thanksgiving in New York City

We hope you enjoy a festive Thanksgiving in New York City.

Thanksgiving in New York City

Wishing you the happiness of good friends, the joy of a happy family, and the wonder of the holiday season.

What a wonderful time of year to visit New York City! This week we welcome the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade which is just the start of the holiday festivities around Manhattan. It’s a great time of year to enjoy the city as amazing sights include classics like the Rockefeller Christmas Tree, Ice Skating at Rockefeller Center or Central Park, to the Radio City Christmas Spectacular and even window shopping.

Be sure to keep in mind our overnight packages this time of year holiday stays in the city and for ringing in the New Year in Times Square. Our luxurious all-suite Midtown Manhattan hotel is within close proximity to all of the major attractions and makes the perfect place to relax during the busy holiday season.

Our best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving!


Home Away From Home: The Best hotel for the Holidays in Midtown Manhattan

The NYC winter celebration season is upon us – find the best hotel for the holidays in Midtown Manhattan.

best hotel for the holidays in Midtown Manhattan
There is nothing more magical than spending the holidays in New York City and finding the perfect hotel is easy when you reserve your stay with us at The Manhattan Club.

Located in the heart of Midtown, we are right in the middle of all of the greatest holiday attractions and shopping including top picks like the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the Rockefeller Christmas Tree and ice rink, crisp winter walks through Central Park, witnessing the high flying kicks of the Rockettes for the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, spectacular Carnegie Hall performances and the ushering in the New Year at Times Square.

The Manhattan Club is a boutique-style hotel that offers unparalleled service and as an all-suites hotel offers some of the most spacious accommodations in the city and unexpected amenities.

Choose the best hotel for the holidays in Midtown Manhattan with great savings including our Book Early & Save package entitling you to 25% off your stay when you book 30 days in advance or make it a weekend break with our Weekend Getaway Package that includes complimentary Continental Breakfast in our Club Lounge.

When you book your room at The Manhattan Club, you are entitled to full access to our onsite Concierge Services that can assist with theater tickets, restaurant reservations, sightseeing tour reservations, museum passes and help you navigate the many great winter holiday attractions.

Happy Holidays from all of us The Manhattan Club!

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Our Top Five Picks for Holiday Attractions in New York City

It’s hard to choose which holiday attractions in New York City should be included – let us help with our top picks! 

Holiday Attractions in New York City

Whether you see one or see them all, these must see holiday destinations in NYC will make your merry season a lot brighter.

Top Five Magical Winter Holiday Attractions in New York City

  • The famous, gigantic Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree gets lit up every year in a spectacular ceremony that kicks off the holiday season. You can be a part of the fun on November 29, with live musical performances accompanying the tree lighting.
  • See the Rockettes in perfect unison performing their famous kick lines and more at The Radio City Christmas Spectacular until January 1, 2018. Glittering costumes, bright lights, dancing, and seasonal cheer make this a show that is in high demand during the holidays. The Rockettes transform into toy soldiers, rag dolls, Santa’s reindeer, and more in their signature fashion, with flair and precision.
  • The entire NYC Ballet Company takes part in George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker set to Tchaikovsky’s classic score. Featuring stunning costumes, sets, and visual effects, the show will run from November 24th and all December long.
  • Holiday Train Show at the New York Botanical Garden From November 22 to January 15, 2018, you can see a display of wonder and imagination in miniature. The Train Show is a network of model trains that run on almost a half-mile of tracks as they pass through a mini landscape of more than 150 recognizable landmarks.
  • NYC Holiday Pop Up Shops – from Winter Village at Bryant Park with shopping, food and free ice skating to Union Square Holiday Market – outdoor fun is at an all-time high in NYC over the holidays. When the weather isn’t cooperating, you can take it indoors to the Grand Central Holiday Fair.

We invite you and your family to stay with us at The Manhattan Club while you’re in the city enjoying winter holiday attractions in New York City.

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Escape With the Perfect Weekend Getaway to NYC

Leave the grind behind with a weekend getaway to NYC this season.

Weekend Getaway to NYC
Dreaming of some time off? While you may not be able to take a long vacation, you definitely deserve a break all the same! Leave Monday to Friday behind and escape with the perfect weekend getaway to NYC.

Weekend Getaway to NYC
Our Weekend Getaway Package includes overnight luxury suite accommodations, complimentary continental breakfast, complimentary WiFi and access to our on-site fitness center. 

At the Manhattan Club, our suites are smartly appointed to offer you both luxury and convenience.

Things to Do While You’re Here
Our central location is perfect for checking out cool nearby attractions. Have a brisk morning stroll through Central Park and enjoy the scenery, or head out to 5th Avenue to get in some premium shopping at one of the elegant department stores. Carnegie Hall is literally across the street, so you can walk to a concert or performance.

With the holiday season right around the corner, you can also catch a holiday-themed show at Radio City Music Hall or stop by to take in the famous, towering Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center.

Choose this package for your weekend getaway to NYC and see how The Manhattan Club can make your experience that much better.

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Plan Ahead for New Year’s Eve in New York City

Out with the old, in with the new for 2018: New Year’s Eve in New York City.

  New Year’s Eve in New York City
If seeing the Times Square Ball Drop on New Year’s Eve in New York City tops your bucket list, we’ve got some tips that will help you make your experience that much better.

Map out your visit ahead of time. If you are from out of town, you will most certainly want to know where to go so know where you’ll arrive and where that is in relation to the Ball Drop at 1 Times Square. Keep in mind that it will be viewable from 43rd to 50th Street, Broadway, north up to 59th Street, and along 7th Avenue.

Get there earlier than you think you need to. The NYPD begins to shut down streets as they fill. Our insider tip? Get there by 12 if you want a great spot, 3pm at the latest just to be part of it all.

Food & Drink: Eat a good meal before you get there and bring a snack as well as water. There will be no vendors available for any snacks in the area.

No bags please! The New York Police Department wants to ensure the safety of all who visit for New Year’s Eve in New York City. This means no bags larger than a small purse will be allowed.

Dress for the weather – including your most comfortable shoes. Keep your eye on the forecast for the holiday and dress accordingly. You are in it for the long haul – wear shoes that will prevent achy feet.

Planning ahead for New Year’s Eve in New York City will ensure that you will be sharing in the excitement with a few thousand of your newest friends! For a relaxing place to stay into the New Year, we’d love to have you at The Manhattan Club.

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The Radio City Christmas Spectacular is Less Than a Month Away

The holiday season always starts in a festive way with a trip to see the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.

Radio City Christmas Spectacular

No holiday experience in Manhattan would be complete without a trip to the Radio City Christmas Spectacular! America’s number one holiday show returns to kick off the holiday season November 10th through January 1st this year and will be sure to create memories to last a lifetime.

Glittering costumes, bright lights, dancing, and seasonal cheer make this a show that is in high demand during the holidays. The Rockettes transform into toy soldiers, rag dolls, Santa’s reindeer, and more in their signature fashion, with flair and precision.

Planning a visit to see the Rockettes in person this season? The Manhattan Club is located within walking distance of Radio City Music Hall and we have the perfect hotel packages to add value to your experience!

Book Early & Save
With our Book Early & Save promotion, guests will receive 25% off their stay and there is no minimum stay required.

Everyone here hopes you enjoy a fantastic time at the Radio City Christmas Spectacular and a wonderful holiday season.Save

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Celebrate the Start of the Holiday Season in NYC with the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

All you need to know for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Over 90 years of history is built into the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in NYC and visitors from all over come to the iconic event to catch a glimpse of their favorite celebrity, marching bands from all over the country and of course, the much larger than life floats and balloons.

Location: The parade begins at 77th and Central Park West then turns at Columbus Circle then over to 6th Avenue where it makes its way to Macy’s at Herald Square. The route will include 2.5 miles of city streets where you can grab a spot to watch the action.

Balloons: Favorites like the Pillsbury Dough Boy, Charlie Brown, SpongBob all make a return this year and will be joined by new friends too.

Floats: Countless entertainment will include among the many, The Big Apple, Mount Rushmore, The Turkey from The Cranberry Cooperative and of course Santa’s Sleigh.

Marching Bands, Clowns and Performers: What’s a parade without a marching band (or 10), clowns on skates, in cars and strolling the streets entertaining the crowd as well as stars of stage, screen and musical talents.

Where to Stay in the City
The Manhattan Club is perfectly located near the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade route as well as many other New York City attractions.

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Winter Village in Bryant Park Makes a Return this October

When getting ready to plan a trip to Manhattan this season, a visit to Winter Village in Bryant Park should be on top of your list.

Winter Village in Bryant Park

Ice skating, hot chocolate, shopping for holiday gifts – we LOVE the late fall and winter season and when you head to Manhattan you can experience it all at Bank of America’s Winter Village in Bryant Park.

The holiday shops are inspired by a European open-air market, it features “jewel box” kiosks that dot the avenues and terraces of the park. Step into the holiday shop and find the perfect gift. The lighted windows and spice-scented air will get you in the spirit of giving. There will be everything from home goods to local food, whole-family apparel to beauty products, holiday décor, art, and more.

Stop to dine at Public Fare, serving seasonal pastries, sandwiches and snacks with a coffee bar in the morning then a distinct date-night vibe at night as it converts to a wine and cocktail bar each evening.

Skating is free at the rink in the center of the Winter Village. Bring your own skates, or rent a pair. Stretch your legs and let the winter air put a rose in your cheeks. Ice skating in Bryant Park is the perfect way to take a break from shopping.

Bryant Park Winter Village is just one of the magical seasonal attractions in New York City. We’d love to host you at The Manhattan Club so you can discover them all.

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Upcoming Concerts at Madison Square Garden this Fall

Head to the city and take in one of these upcoming concerts at Madison Square Garden.

Concerts at Madison Square Garden

Music will be in the air this fall when performers take the stage for these upcoming concerts at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall, the Beacon Theatre and the Theatre at MSG:

Harry Styles September 28
Katy Perry October 2-October 6
Paramore October 4
Tony Bennett October 6
Guns & Roses October 11-October 16
Ricardo Arjona October 12
Billy Joel – various monthly performances
Andrea Bocelli December 13-December 14
Phish December 28-December 31

Full of performances at any of the venues can be found here.

If you’re looking for luxurious Madison Square Garden hotel accommodations, book your stay at The Manhattan Club. We offer luxurious, convenient amenities and services to ensure you have an unforgettable stay. Each of our suites has been elegantly equipped so that you feel right at home. Guests can enjoy a kitchenette, marble baths, pillow-top mattresses, flat screen TVs, Wi-Fi and more. If you’re coming over for an event at Madison Square Garden, we look forward to you staying with us.

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Plan Your Race Experience: Events for NYC Marathon Week

Enjoy the events for NYC Marathon Week as part of the full race experience for both spectators and runners.

Events for NYC Marathon Week
The TCS New York City Marathon is an iconic event in the city and has grown to some impressive proportions over the years. As the race entrance is based on a lottery, not all who want to join in the event can, but there are a number of other things to do during the week that leads up to the big day that all can enjoy, racers and spectators alike.

Shake out your pre-race nerves with a 5-mile Kick-off run on Sunday, October 29th. The Poland Springs Kickoff takes participants on the roads through Central Park and ends at the Marathon finish line. If you aren’t running the full Marathon the following week, this is a great opportunity to get in on the fun of the NYC race experience.

If you are looking for a more subdued way to explore the race course, take advantage of the Motorcoach Tours of the Marathon Course. Tickets are available through the New York Road Runners website and the tours lasts about 4 hours from the Verrazano Bridge to the finish line in Central Park.

Carb- up pre-race at the Marathon Eve Dinner: It is open to all spectators and runners with tickets available for purchase at Nyrr.org.

The Marathon Expo takes place at the Javits Center. Here is where runners pick up their race bibs and can find samples and treats from local vendors and some great running gear for sale. Race eperts are also available to answer questions as well.

The countdown is on for the TCS Marathon taking place November 5th! We invite you to book your stay with us at The Manhattan Club if you’re going to be in the area to cheer on your favorite runner for the big day or for any of the events for NYC Marathon Week. We wish everyone participating in the race the very best of luck!Save

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