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Summer in New York, Top 6 Things to Do – Silvija Travel Tips

From the spectacular skylines and stunning architecture to the sensational food culture and superb art scene, summer in New York is an adventure like no other. As the balmy breeze replaces the wintry air, New York evolves into an urban jungle filled with street performers, artists, food stalls, festivals, markets and more.

The possibilities are endless in the iconic ‘city that never sleeps’ from kayaking the Hudson River to Shakespeare in the Park and everything in between. Start planning your summer in New York with our travel expert Amanda’s list of the top attractions and events that you will only experience in the Big Apple.

Union Square Greenmarket


Established in 1967, the famous Union Square Greenmarket hosts the largest gathering of regional farmers, bakers, and fishers around and provides New Yorkers with the best locally grown and sourced foods the area has to offer.

Frequented by locals and chefs, Greenmarket produces a bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables, meats and cheeses, artisan bread, jams, pickles, cut flowers, wine, coffee, ciders, honey and more

Explore Central Park


Escape to scenic Central Park to enjoy an afternoon of literary readings, boating on the lake, or sunbathing in Sheep’s Meadow. Summer activities include walking tours, catch and release fishing, yoga, running and fitness tours, hiking, and overnight camping. Visitors can also borrow a Field Day Kit consisting of a wiffle ball and bat, football, soccer ball, frisbee, jump ropes, cones and more from the North Meadow Rec Center.

Coasters at Coney Island


Coney Island – this legendary New York landmark is the epitome of American pop culture with its renowned boardwalk, iconic attractions, and scenic ocean views. For decades this waterfront promenade has been a nostalgic retreat from the sweltering pavements in the city and offers movie nights, concerts, shopping, rides, boardwalk games, a sandy beach, Friday night fireworks, and the ever-popular Mermaid Parade.

Kayak the Hudson River


A great way to stay cool during the summer in New York is to hop in a kayak and soak in what is arguably some of the best views of Manhattan from the Hudson River. Kayaking the Hudson is a unique urban adventure for all ages and skill levels. Experience the tranquil river while you are surrounded by the distant sounds of the urban jungle and picturesque views of the cityscape.

Top of the Rock


The historic landmark of the Rockefeller Center offers visitors the opportunity to shop, dine and explore the city from a vantage point unlike any other. This famous New York attraction is known for its unique shopping experience, live recordings of popular shows, and the iconic observation deck complete with unobstructed 360-views of the cityscape. With something for everyone and unlimited Instagram-worthy opportunities, the Rockefeller Center is perfect for tourists wanting to feel on top of the world.

Bike the City

Rather than spending hours on your feet, or on a bus that glides past every landmark, New York bike tours offer a convenient alternative to exploring everything the city has to offer. Biking provides tourists with the opportunity to cover more ground, interact with the city, explore hidden gems, and dive further into the diverse neighbourhoods of New York.

To book your holiday in New York contact youur local travel agent.

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Luxe Collection Brings First Luxe Hotel to NYC – Silvija Travel Tips

Global hospitality brand Luxe Collection is kicked off 2020 with significant expansion, including Luxe Hotels’ first branded property in New York City, the historic and highly acclaimed Luxe Life Hotel New York. Five additional hotels will join Luxe Collection’s portfolio of boutique 4- and 5-star properties this quarter, including Eurostars Magnificent Mile (Chicago), The Belmont (Dallas), Il Tornabuoni (Florence), CoolRooms Atocha (Madrid), and Zeavola Resort (Koh Phi Phi, Thailand).

In addition to growing the Luxe Collection portfolio, Luxe Hotels’ flagship in Beverly Hills, Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel, is undergoing a multimillion-dollar renovation. The new look is sophisticated and crisp, relaxed and modern. The guestroom interiors are evocative of an elegant residence with their mix of warm wood finishes, soft lighting, refined metals, and lux fabrics. The neutral palette of the rooms extends into the bathrooms with custom-designed wallpaper, brass accent light fixtures, and natural stone countertops. With the addition of two new penthouse suites located on the rooftop, the renovation will bring a completely different look and elegant feel to the Rodeo Drive property.

The Rose Garden Palace in Rome officially rebranded as The Luxe Rose Garden Hotel, becoming the first hotel in Europe to carry the Luxe name. “We are proud to bring the Luxe Hotel brand to New York, to have a location in the heart of Rome, and to further enhance our Flagship hotel in Beverly Hills, which is the only hotel located on the famed Rodeo Drive,” said Harkham.

Portfolio Additions

Luxe Life Hotel New York

A celebrated landmark turned Luxe Hotel, Luxe Life Hotel New York is housed in the former headquarters of LIFE Magazine in Manhattan’s buzzing NoMad neighbourhood. From its prohibition-era bar to incredible artwork, the hotel pays homage to the talented artists, writers, and creative staff who lived and worked in the building. The impeccably appointed guest rooms and suites provide a seamless blend of modern conveniences and historic charm, as well as a destination signature restaurant, The Marilyn. The restaurant will feature enchanting cocktails and delightful cuisine and promises to provide a unique ambience for the curiously cultured traveller.

Luxe Rose Garden Rome

Located in a restored historic townhouse just off of Via Veneto in Rome, the newly renamed Luxe Rose Garden hotel offers 57 double rooms and 8 spacious suites. Its amenities include a pool, restaurant, and more than 1,100 square feet of event space. The convenient and quiet location is sure to provide each guest with unparalleled Italian hospitality. Step outside to find the best shopping, dining, and sightseeing in Rome, all within easy walking distance. The Luxe Rose Garden uniquely merges the elements of style, hospitality, and comfort.

Eurostars Magnificent Mile Chicago

Located right off Chicago’s Michigan Avenue, the 217-room property is ideal for both business and leisure travellers. Each room—designed to the finest detail to keep the hotel’s character imaginative—offers large windows and balconies with iconic views of luxury shopping destinations surrounding the property. Culture-loving travellers will enjoy a bustling city scene just a short walk away. The hotel’s industrial-chic style—exposed cement ceilings, wooden floors, modern furniture, and avant-garde artistic elements—and exceptional 5-star quality service are the reasons why Eurostars Magnificent Mile is one of the city’s highest-rated hotels. 

The Belmont Dallas

Belmont Dallas Hotel is a haven for creatives, artists, musicians, and travellers seeking a simple and contemporary hotel near downtown Dallas. Located in Southwest Dallas, it’s just 10 minutes from downtown, the Bishop Arts District, and the top music venues in Dallas. This historic motor-inn is being restored to feature one-of-a-kind rooms with unique architecture—some with outdoor living spaces and others with unmatched views of the Dallas skyline. A new restaurant and two bars in The Belmont’s resort-like atmosphere are sure to provide delectable food and drink in tandem with exceptional service and comfort. The renovation is set for completion in the spring of 2020.

Il Tornabuoni Florence

Steeped in history, Il Tornabuoni is a 5-star hotel and a portrayal of Florence at its best. The elegant property is located in one of Florence’s oldest residences and dates back to the end of the 13th century. In the heart of the ancient Palazzo Minerbetti, it provides access to the city’s best shopping, dining, and sightseeing.  Majestically located on the corner between the Tornabuoni, Purgatorio, and Parione streets, three gems in Florentine urbanism, it’s the true definition of modern Renaissance. The rooms are luxuriously furnished and the property offers a gourmet restaurant, bistro, and cocktail bar with an extensive wine collection, sure to satisfy the dining needs of the affluent and leisure traveller alike.

CoolRooms Atocha Madrid

CoolRooms Atocha is a majestic palace house from 1852. Recently reinvented as a luxury hotel, the historic property offers a personalized and memorable stay. Set in one of the most attractive areas of the city, in the heart of the Barrio de las Letras, CoolRooms Atocha is just a short walk from the centre of Madrid. Joining Luxe Collection in March 2020, this hotel includes modern rooms and suites as well as an oasis pool garden, providing a retreat from the buzzing cosmopolitan city. The restaurant and bar, El 34 Pinchos Bar, is a place where the gourmand can taste traditional Madrid in every bite, as it effortlessly recreates cultural flavours and historic dishes, in its 21st-century kitchen.

Zeavola Resort & Spa Koh Phi Phi Thailand

Luxe Collection is proud to represent the award-winning hotel Zeavola Resort & Spa, located on KohPhi Phi Island in Thailand. The eco-friendly barefoot luxury resort has been recognized with the World’s Best Sustainable Boutique Hotel Award. Guests can unplug and reconnect amidst the spectacular tropical beauty of the tranquil white sand on Laem Tong Beach. Amenities include a relaxing on-property spa, cooking classes, delicious authentic cuisine, and a multitude of ocean excursions, including a visit to the renowned Phi Phi National Marine Park. The resort’s teakwood suites and villas, which emphasize the simplicity of rural village life, are the perfect getaway to relax and recharge.

About Luxe Collection

Luxe Collection represents independent hotels in exciting and vibrant locations around the world. The brand’s curated collection of properties maintains a high level of guest satisfaction through thoughtful amenities and authentic travel experiences. The Collection spans 18 countries and is represented by sales professionals in 12 major global markets. Properties benefit from a broad distribution of reservation channels and marketing services to achieve a greater reach without sacrificing their individuality. For more information about Luxe Collection properties, please visit the website.

About Luxe Hotels

The Luxe Hotels brand offers a signature quality of service and a guest experience that blends genuine hospitality with approachable luxury. Its current collection of hotels includes the flagship Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel in Beverly Hills, Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel in the chic Brentwood neighbourhood of Los Angeles, Luxe City Center Hotel in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles, Luxe Rose Garden Roma by Via Veneto, and now, Luxe Life Hotel New York. No two Luxe Hotels properties are alike, yet guests can be sure they will receive consistent hospitality with individualized attention and comfort. Luxe Hotels is part of the Luxe Collection and is a brand of Harkham Hospitality, Inc.

Contact Luxe Collection Hotels at marketing@luxecollection.com for more information.

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Mano pirmieji įspūdžiai Niujorke, Beacon viešbutyje – Silvija Travel Tips

Mano pirmieji įspūdžiai Niujorke prasidėjo viesbutyje “Beacon”.
Šis viešbutis įsikūręs Manheteno viršutinėje vakarinėje dalyje, visai šalia Niujorko Centrinio parko. Netoli viešbučio išsidėstę tokie svarbūs statiniai kaip Amerikos gamtos istorijos muziejus,
“Lincoln Center Plaza” ir “Beacon” teatras. Kelios minutės nuo viešbučio – ir jūs jau požeminėje Metro stotyje, iš kur greitai galima pasiekti Niujorko miesto centrinę dalį.

Viešbutyje gali pasijusti lyg namie- puikūs kambariai ir apartamentai su virtuvėlėmis, turinčiomis visą būtiną įrangą maisto gamybai. Kambariuose didžiuliai plokščiaekraniai televizoriai ir belaidis internetas. Puikus Niujorko vaizdas atsiveria žiūrint pro langą. Tiesiog būdamas kambaryje tu gali grožėtis saulėlydžiu tarp didmiesčio dangoraižių.

Viešbutyje yra verslo centras susitikimams, taip pat siūlomos skalbyklos paslaugos ir bagažo saugykla. Šalia vestibiulio yra rami ir patogi erdvė lankytis ar skaityti, ir atsipalaiduoti.
Viešbutis “Beacon” yra labai gerai vertinamas ne tik vietinių niujorkiečių , bet ir svečių iš viso pasaulio dėl labai patogios išsidėstymo vietos, dėl aukšto aptarnavimo lygio, dėl paslaugų suteikiamų svečiams. Į šį viešbutį visada norisi sugrįžti.

TOP DESTINATIONS FOR YOUR NEXT AMERICAN HOLIDAY

Are you thinking of your next trip to the States but aren’t sure where to go!? We get how overwhelming planning a holiday can be, and with so many places to choose from, it’s hard to pick exactly where you’d like to go. But, that’s where Tour America come in! We’re Ireland’s experts in USA holidays and we’re here to inspire your choice and your planning! So whether it’s your first trip or your a regular visitor to the States we’ve compiled a list of 5 Top Destinations you must visit in 2018. Check it out!

LAS VEGAS
There is no where else in the world quite like Las Vegas and with so much to do and see you’ll never get bored! One of the most popular attractions in Vegas is its incredible selection of live shows. Over the years Las Vegas has hosted some of the worlds biggest names in the entertainment industry, from Elvis to Celine Dion and now even Britney Spears. While there, taking in a show is a must!

Las Vegas has incredible dining options for every taste, weather your looking some traditional american options or something a bit fancy Vegas has you covered! Try something a bit different and go on an adventure find Vegas’s ‘secret pizza place’. We will give you a hint – head towards the Cosmopolitan Hotel!

Oh and of course Vegas has incredible shopping options for every budget from outlet malls to luxury brands. Add in high roller, bellagio fountains, trip to the grand canyon.

  • ORLANDO
    With great weather all year round and Theme Parks that every member of the family will enjoy, a trip to Orlando will not disappoint! From Walt Disney World to Universal Orlando Resort and Seaworld both big and little kids will have a great time!
    In the evenings International Drive, otherwise known as iDrive, is a great place to spend an evening with all the family! Famous for its bars, restaurants and attractions like the Coca-Cola Orlando Eye, the 400-foot tall observation wheel has breathtaking views of Central Florida. Enjoy the sights of downtown
    Orlando’s, theme parks, lakes and lush landscape, and on a clear day, views of Cape Canaveral on the east coast.
    But there’s more to Orlando than just theme parks. Orlando is home to some of the worlds best discount outlets as well as premium malls so make sure you schedule some retail therapy in your itinerary!

WASHINGTON
Washington, DC, the US capitol is the perfect place to discover the history behind one of the greatest countries in the world. Take some time exploring historical monuments like the Lincoln Memorial and museums like the National Museum of American History. If you feel like browsing the shops, Washington, DC is home to one of the biggest shopping malls in the states – Tysons Corner Center which has over 300 stores and restaurants. It’s the perfect place to relax and enjoy some retail therapy.

The Smithsonian Institution is the perfect place to pick up some souvenirs and there are loads of gifts shops as well, so you’re sure to find a unique souvenir to remember your trip to the capitol city!

NEW YORK CITY
New York isn’t called the city that doesn’t sleep for no reason! There is so much to see and do in New York City, from soaring over the city in a helicopter to boat rides to Coney Island and strolling along the Highline. Also, shopping is a must when in New York because It wouldn’t be an ultimate trip to New York if you didn’t do a little shopping! With a huge selection of high street, luxury and discount stores, the options are endless! Oh and make sure to visit Macy’s on Herald Square, it’s one of the biggest stores in the US and it offers discounts to Irish travellers! For the ultimate New York experience make sure to grab a bite to eat at a food truck! They are a New York institution.

CHICAGO
Chicago has the perfect combination of impressive architecture and green spaces. There are so many different places to explore and attractions to see. Millenium Park is a must see, it’s a 24.5-acre park and the perfect place to hang out in the city.Make sure to also take a stroll along Chicago’s Riverwalk, which is a continuous walkway dotted with restaurants, bars and urban attractions at every turn. The public transport in Chicago is very reliable and it is easy to walk and find your way around the city so there is no need to rent a car. Chicago is also famous for it’s deep dish pizza, so make sure to grab a bite as your exploring to get the full ‘Windy City’ experience!

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The best places to visit on an Epic American Road Trip

America is famously a country of multitudes, a melting pot of cultures, and incredible geographic and human diversity. And one of the best, and most classic, ways to experience America as a whole is through a road trip. We’ve put together a bucket list itinerary of where you should stop on the ultimate American road trip.

New York City

New York City is one of the most international and culturally significant cities in the world. From learning about the city’s immigrant history at the Tenement Museum, to walking the beautiful Brooklyn Bridge, to checking out world-class art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the city that never sleeps has a little something for everyone.

Washington, D.C.

Just a four hour drive from New York is the seat of American political power: Washington, D.C. Politics isn’t all D.C. has to offer, though; once you’ve seen the White House, Congress, and the Supreme Court, walk the beautiful streets of Georgetown and check out one of D.C.’s best restaurants. World-renowned chef José Andres’ restaurant Oyamel is a favorite.

Las Vegas

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. The party capital of the United States offers ample opportunities to let loose, whether that’s in one of the city’s many famous clubs, at a top-notch restaurant, or by trying your hand at the slot machines.

Monument Valley

Monument Valley’s landscape is dotted with massive sandstone structures, giving the entire area an otherworldly feel. The Valley is home to around 200,000 Navajo Indians and has been the backdrop to countless Westerns. Don’t forget to take your camera here!

Grand Canyon

Another incredible natural landscape, and one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, the Grand Canyon is a must on any travel buff or nature lover’s bucket list. The incredible 1.5-kilometer gorge is the result of six million years of erosion from the Colorado River. The area is great for hiking and you can even opt to take a helicopter ride over the Canyon to get a true sense of its immensity.

New Orleans

Head south from Memphis and you’ll find yourself in (arguably) America’s funnest city, New Orleans. A unique mix of European, Cajun, and Creole cultures, NoLA offers a seemingly endless array of activities. Visit the famous Café du Monde, have a drink on rowdy Bourbon Street, and take a stroll through the beautiful antebellum architecture of the Garden District.

Appalachian Mountains

The Appalachian Mountains offer stunningly beautiful nature, and have a rich cultural history and tradition for any visitor to explore. A drive around the crests of the region’s mountains is an unforgettable experience, as is pitching a tent in one of the area’s gorgeous forests.

                           

Nashville

Nashville may be the country music capital of the world, but that’s not all it is. This bustling city has become a foodie destination with standout restaurants like The Catbird Seat and Husk, and a has a spate of excellent boutiques, like Emerson Grace. Don’t miss the chance to line dance downtown.

Memphis

Another musical city, Memphis was the home of American icon Elvis Presley. Graceland, where he resided, is a must-visit. Afterwards, make sure you try legendary Memphis barbecue before heading to Beale Street’s bars to listen to some of the best blues musicians in the world.

 

San Francisco

Your final road trip stop, and a must-visit on any trip to the States, is San Francisco. Although the Golden City has become synonymous with the technology industry, there is much more to the city than Twitter and Facebook. Walk the famous Golden Gate Bridge, take in the buzz at the Marina, and check out the residual hippie culture of the Haight-Ashbury district.

East Texas

East Texas is a remarkable stretch of desert and swamp. Seeing this entirely unique ecosystem is a must for understanding the full scope of the United States. Embrace the open road and keep an eye out for swamps to explore.

San Antonio

The Mexican influence is strong in San Antonio, not least because of the Alamo, the famous last battle between the United States and Mexico that resulted in Texas becoming a part of the former. After you’ve visited, stroll along the famous River Walk and have what’s sure to be an excellent meal at one of the city’s many Mexican eateries.

Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Explore the enormous Carlsbad Caverns National Park, which is one of the largest caverns in the world, and is still only partially explored. The Caverns are best explored right before sunset, when thousands of bats take flight from the roofs of the caves.

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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.