St. Regis Hotel – A Legendary Landmark

by NYJ Team

The St. Regis Hotel in New York City is located in a historic 1904 Beaux Arts building in mid-town Manhattan at the corner of 5th Avenue and 55th Street. Guests are treated to a Maitre d’Etages on duty at every hour to provide personalized care and service. As guests arrive in the hotel they are shown how serious the staff are about making them comfortable and welcome – fresh fruit and candy and garment pressing upon arrival are some of the little perks.


The St. Regis is centrally located near top designer shops, famous New York landmarks and Broadway shows. It boasts a Fitness Center and Spa which includes a sauna, gym and massage parlor with an impressive range of health and treatments.


Guests get to enjoy the hotel’s luxurious bars and lounges, with the highlight being Astor Court. This court is the hotel’s central lounge and features a harpist. Astor Court serves lunch, tea, cocktails and dinner.


The hotel offers 222 rooms and 92 suites, as well as the famous Presidential Suite. All the rooms are luxuriously decorated, with marble bathrooms and separate showers and baths. Many rooms have spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline.


If a guest wants to be spoilt and pampered, this is their hotel destination. Click for more information or to make an online reservation at the St. Regis Hotel.


St. Regis Hotel


St. Regis Hotel

The Exclusive Trump International Hotel & Tower

by NYJ Team

This extremely luxurious hotel can be summarized in one word: generous. This generosity starts with the hotel’s room sizes. Whether a guest is staying in the superior / deluxe rooms or the one / two bedroom suites, they will be taken aback by the pure largeness of the accommodation. Lavish comforts and unrestrained proportions are the features of hotel’s suites, which also offer spectacular views.


As with many of the luxurious hotels in the area, the Trump International Hotel & Tower also boasts a 6000 sq ft Fitness Center and Spa. A wide variety of treatments are available as well as a fully-equipped gym.


Business people will be able to find all the communication and hosting needs answered with the Trump Meeting Package – offering the perfect place for business meetings, conferences etc.


Wining and dining is also on the top of the list for visitors to this hotel. A number of top restaurants and bars are part of the hotel’s repertoire, and it is also centrally located very close to some of the top dining venues in the city.


The Trump International Hotel & Tower offers guests a rare commodity in New York’s hustle and bustle: SPACE. If you need some space, this is the hotel for you. Online bookings at this hotel and several more in NYC can be made via New York Journey.


Trump International Hotel & Tower


Trump International Hotel & Tower

Chocolate Tours in New York City

by NYJ Team

Are you looking for something special to do in New York City? Are you a chocolate lover or do you simply enjoy the world of fine food creation? The New Cuisine Tour takes a new twist on the most classic and beloved foods in the world – chocolate. The tour takes visitors to the stores and boutiques of chocolatiers who bring their own personal touch to this wonderful art of creating culinary masterpieces. This two-hour walking tour will bring you a wonderful opportunity to meet the owners face to face, taste their wares and bring home a selection of your favorite chocolates.


The New Cuisine Chocolate tour leaves every Sunday at noon – rain or shine – from Spring Street in Soho. Participants get to visit a number of unique chocolate boutiques owned by people from different ethnic and professional backgrounds. The tour includes a visit to Kee’s Chocolates, where visitors get to taste Asian-style chocolates created by the owner, Kee Ling Tong. The tour also takes you to MarieBelle Chocolates, where guests receive the royal treatment and get to try blue chocolates that match the decor!


Another shop that is visited on the New Cuisine Chocolate Tour includes Vosges Haut-Chocolat where chocolate is flavored with exotic spices such as curry or paprika. Finally, tourists will visit the Jacques Torre Chocolate Factory where they can watch the magical transformation of cocoa beans to chocolate bars.


The tour includes complimentary tastings at all the venues that are visited, as well as a hot or iced chocolate drink. There will be plenty of opportunity for visitors to make their own personal purchases of chocolates at these stores. It is highly recommended that visitors come equipped with a backpack to facilitate carrying their extra purchases items during the tour. The tour starts at a reasonable $70 and does not include pocket money, gratuities (which are obviously optional) and items of personal nature.


Tour participants are advised to wear comfortable walking shoes due to the nature of the excursion. In addition, they are also advised to dress in layers so that they can easily move from the heated stores to the cooler air outside without the need to deal with bulky clothing. Finally, visitors should bring with them a hefty appetite for chocolate! The tour needs to be booked 48 hours in advance.


Visit New York Journey for information on Tours and bookings can be made online.