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Ride The BEAST Circle Line, New York – Silvija Travel Tips

Operated by Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises, the new BEAST speedboat was New York’s only jet powered thrill-ride speedboat attraction when it was unleashed in the summer 2011 season. Don’t be fooled – the BEAST isn’t just a monster on the surface.

Equipped with 1400 BHP-horsepower with 2ZF 3000 marine gears and powered by two Hamilton Jets the new BEAST rockets through the water with the ability to reach up to a heart-pounding speed of 40 knots (about 45mph).

Ride the BEAST:
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The Roosevelt Hotel, New York – Silvija travel Tips

Experience the quintessential New York City hotel, where classic elegance meets contemporary luxury. Opened during the Jazz Age, The Roosevelt Hotel impresses with its grand architecture and spectacular interiors beautifully restored to their original brilliance. The “Grand Dame of Madison Avenue” is the pinnacle of classic New York City glamour and an iconic Manhattan landmark.

In the city that never sleeps, you’ll find relaxation in beautiful guestrooms and luxurious suites. Savor creative gastronomy and classic cocktails in Vander Bar or the Madison Club Lounge, or head up to mad46 to mingle in the sky-high chic of our rooftop onsite bar. To paraphrase our namesake President Theodore Roosevelt, the hotel speaks softly and carries a big New York City guest experience.

Located at Madison Avenue and 45th Street in the heart of midtown Manhattan, The Roosevelt Hotel is a true New York City landmark. Step outside our elegant hotel in Manhattan to discover the world’s most captivating city and legendary attractions, including the Empire State Building, 5th Avenue shopping, Times Square, Rockefeller Center and the Broadway Theater District. Explore the oasis of Central Park, see a concert at Carnegie Hall, watch the NY Knicks play at Madison Square Garden and marvel at the Museum of Modern Art – all within steps of our front doors. We are conveniently two blocks from Grand Central Terminal, where you can catch the train to JFK International, Newark Liberty International and LaGuardia airports. If you’re driving in, we offer valet parking right at the entrance of the hotel.

Step through the doors of the historic Roosevelt Hotel NYC and the magnificent ambience transports you back to the classic setting of New York City in the Roaring Twenties. Renowned as the “Grand Dame of Madison Avenue,” this iconic hotel opened in 1924 and has been renovated to its original grandeur.

The Roosevelt Hotel has been a landmark on the Manhattan skyline since it opened on September 22, 1924. Over the last 90 years , this elegant hotel has remained a true icon of New York City, welcoming guests from around the world. From the Roaring 20’s and Prohibition, World War II and the Baby Boomers, Woodstock to music videos, and Y2K to smartphones, The Roosevelt Hotel has remained a quintessential New York City experience and a part of the cultural fabric of America.

Synonymous with the rich history of The Roosevelt Hotel, Guy Lombardo and his orchestra performed their first show at the Roosevelt Grill on October 3, 1929 and continued to play there for the next 30 years. It was at the Grill that he first broadcast what would become a famous New Years Eve tradition, playing “Auld Lang Syne”.

The Roosevelt Hotel has appeared in several major motion pictures, including The Boiler Room, Wall Street, Quiz Show, Presumed Innocent, Malcolm X, Monday Night Mayhem, The French Connection, Hanky Panky, Maid in Manhattan, The Hoax, and 1408. Infused with NYC culture and luxury, the hotel was most recently featured in the films Man on a Ledge, Men in Black 3 and The Dictator.

The Roosevelt Hotel
45 East 45th Street & Madison Avenue
New York, NY, 10017

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The Greatest Showman film inspiring travel to New York – Silvija Travel Tips

NYC & Company, New York City’s official destination marketing organization, today announced a new partnership with 20th Century Fox Film on a holiday campaign titled The Greatest New York City in support of the global release of The Greatest Showman film on December 20, 2017. Inspiring travel to New York City, the campaign showcases extraordinary experiences in NYC during the holiday season when the City puts on its greatest show, from the festive Fifth Avenue department store windows in Midtown Manhattan to the world’s largest gingerbread display at the New York Hall of Science in Queens. Live now on NYCgo.com, content from The Greatest NYC campaign includes an exclusive video with cast and crew from The Greatest Showman expressing their affection for NYC.

“New York City serves as an inspirational backdrop to all those who live or visit here, just as it was over a century ago when it was the creative platform for legendary showman P.T. Barnum,” said Fred Dixon, president and CEO of NYC & Company. “To partner with 20th Century Fox Film on a movie inspired by Barnum’s NYC story has been a privilege for us, and we invite our travellers to be equally inspired by The Greatest NYC this holiday season across all five boroughs, from the icons to the local neighbourhood gems.”

The Greatest NYC campaign features advertisements throughout the five boroughs, including street pole banners, bus shelters and LinkNYC screens, with creative that cross-promotes the film and NYC travel content on NYCgo.com. Website content includes an exclusive video with cast and crew from the film, editorial articles on the holidays in NYC, a photo gallery of department store holiday windows, a gift guide and more. Social media on @nycgo Facebook and Instagram will also feature The Greatest NYC content.

“What better partner than NYC & Company, New York City’s official destination marketing organization, to help celebrate the release of The Greatest Showman. NYC is practically another character in the film. Indeed, only in NYC could the amazing story of The Greatest Showman come to life. We are so excited to be working on a campaign with NYC & Company to bring The Greatest NYC to people everywhere,” said Zachary Eller, executive vice president, Marketing Partnerships, 20th Century Fox Film.

The Greatest Showman was shot in New York City, including Brooklyn’s Steiner Studios, Brooklyn Academy of Music and Brooklyn Armory. The movie was inspired by the life and imagination of P.T. Barnum, who lived and worked in New York City in the mid-1800s, and the City was where his work in show business came to life. The film stars Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson and Zendaya, and features original songs by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. The film hits theatres worldwide on December 20, 2017.

The holiday season is one of the greatest times of the year to experience New York City. The season began in late November with the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and the iconic Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at Rockefeller Center. Additional activities during the season include department store windows, artisanal markets and various events at cultural institutions, and concludes by welcoming in the New Year with fireworks at Prospect Park in Brooklyn and, of course, the New Year’s Eve ball drop in Times Square.

To further celebrate the release of The Greatest Showman and The Greatest New York City campaign, The Greatest Week kicks off today in New York City with a series of fun, fan-centric activities. Visit nycgo.com/holiday for full details.

The Greatest Showman and 20th Century Fox Film will be honoured at the NYC & Company Foundation’s annual Visionaries & Voices Gala taking place December 18, 2017, in New York City. The NYC & Company Foundation supports NYC’s cultural institutions and their effort to communicate diversity and excitement of the arts for New York City. The Visionaries & Voices Gala celebrates iconic individuals and institutions that embody the vibrancy and vitality of New York City.

NYC & Company has previously partnered on film tourism campaigns with major box office films and movie studios, including Warner Brothers’ Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them in 2016 and Columbia Pictures’ Spider-Man 3 in 2007.

For more on The Greatest New York City and NYC holiday activities, visit nycgo.com/holiday.

New York Broadway Week Winter Stay Hotel Promotion 2018 – Silvija Travel Tips

Hotel Promotion Offers NYC Broadway Week Ticket Holders Daily Food and Beverage Credit Alongside Attractive Room Rates—More than 25 Theatre District Properties to Participate from January 15 through February 5, 2018

NYC & Company, New York City’s official destination marketing organization, 7 December 2017 announced the first-ever NYC Broadway Week Winter Stay hotel promotion to coincide with NYC & Company’s celebrated biannual Broadway ticket offering, NYC Broadway Week, taking place early 2018. Through the promotion running January 15 through February 5, global visitors with NYC Broadway Week 2-for-1 tickets who stay at one of over 25 participating hotels will receive a daily $25 food and beverage on-property credit—perfect to use before or after attending a Broadway show. All 26 participating hotels* are centrally located to Broadway’s famed Theatre District and will offer attractive room rates as part of the promotion.**

“We are pleased to offer visitors the first-ever NYC Broadway Week Winter Stay promotion and for more than 25 hotel partners to join us on this new initiative,” said Fred Dixon, president and CEO of NYC & Company. “This is the first collaboration between our hotels and our celebrated NYC Broadway Week program. Overnight guests will benefit from ease of access to the Broadway theaters and savings on a hotel stay within the heart of New York City.”

The NYC Broadway Week Winter Stay promotion features a diverse array of accommodations to satisfy a variety of visitors. Participating hotels include independent boutique properties such as the new Luma Hotel Times Square; luxury options like The Chatwal, A Luxury Collection Hotel, and The Knickerbocker; as well as recognized brands like the New York Hilton Midtown and the Sheraton New York Times Square. Overall, the winter season’s attractive hotel rates in addition to the daily food and beverage credit offered by all participating properties make for a great value.

A current list of participating hotels is below, with more scheduled to participate. For an up-to-date list of participating hotels and corresponding links to book, visit nycgo.com/nyc-broadway-week-winter-stay.

Properties participating in NYC Broadway Week Winter Stay 2018:

  • 3 West Club
  • Chambers Hotel
  • The Chatwal, A Luxury Collection Hotel
  • Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan Hotel
  • DoubleTree by Hilton New York City—Times Square West
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites New York Manhattan/Central Park
  • The Gallivant Times Square
  • Hampton Inn Manhattan Times Square Central
  • Hilton Garden Inn—Central Park South
  • Holiday Inn New York—Times Square
  • Hudson New York
  • InterContinental New York Times Square
  • The Knickerbocker
  • The Langham, New York, Fifth Avenue
  • Luma Hotel Times Square
  • The Manhattan at Times Square Hotel
  • The Michelangelo
  • New York Hilton Midtown
  • Park Central New York
  • Parker New York
  • Row NYC
  • Royalton New York
  • Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel
  • Sofitel New York
  • The Time
  • W New York—Times Square

*Subject to availability; additional properties may be added to the promotion.

**Certain terms and conditions may apply. Guests may be asked to present NYC Broadway Week tickets upon check-in, subject to hotel discretion.

The NYC Broadway Week program will return in winter 2018 with 20 Broadway shows expected to participate. Tickets will go on sale at 10:30am on January 5, 2018, for performances January 16 through February 4. Participating shows and details to be announced soon. nycgo.com/broadwayweek.

For more to do in NYC this winter, visit nycgo.com/winter.

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