Flatotel | Cosmopolitan and Intimate

by NYJ Team

If it’s a cosmopolitan yet intimate New York experience that you’re after, look no further than the Flatotel – a tower of 258 rooms that combines custom designed rooms, excellent service and state of the art entertainment features to provide you with exactly what you are looking for in a New York hotel. While Flatotel prescribes to all the characteristics of a boutique hotel, it nevertheless offers you luxury-sized rooms to make your stay just that more comfortable.

Great Rooms and Amenities
Most rooms at Flatotel have been remodeled and are therefore of the highest standard when it comes to décor, design and comfort. Snuggle up on custom designed beds that come with 100% cotton Egyptian bed linen. All deluxe rooms come with modern entertainment and technology features such as dual phone lines, fast internet connection, flat screen televisions and much more. Enjoy the convenience of large rooms that can fit in those little extras to make your stay more homely such as a compact fridge, a microwave and a coffee maker. If you’re visiting with a larger group or family, try one of the hotel’s family suites. Take in a delicious meal at the Moda restaurant that offers a delightful Italian menu amidst beautiful décor. Seasonal outdoor dining is available from May through to October.

The Flatotel is Ideally Located
Situated in midtown New York City, Flatotel could not have been more conveniently located for the contemporary traveler who enjoys stepping right out into the excitement of this amazing city. Enjoy walking to all New York’s favorite attractions, including St. Patrick’s Cathedral, CBS, Rockefeller Center, the Museum of Modern Art and the Museum of Television and Radio. You are also in perfect proximity to the Broadway Theater District and Times Square, making this truly one of the best-placed hotels in the city. Try the Flatotel for all the convenience, luxury and personal service that it is so famous for.

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New York City Department Store Holiday Window Displays

by NYJ Team

‘Tis the season to be giving and what better place to shop for the holidays than New York City. November is when all the major department stores in the city unveil their magnificent holiday window displays to entice buyers and this is definitely a spectacle not to be missed!  

One of New York City’s most popular department stores, Macy’s, unveils its two holiday windows in early to mid November, prior to Thanksgiving. One window is a changing theme, while the other always depicts a theme from the classic Christmas movie, “Miracle on 37th Street”. Another store famous for its exquisite holiday window displays is Bloomingdales on Third Avenue, which are unveiled towards the end of November or early December. The displays stay in place until well after New Year. Bloomingdales’ displays are always classy and showcase intricately detailed scenes. 

Also displaying their holiday windows in late November is Saks Fifth Avenue, the New York City department store icon conveniently located near Rockefeller Center and St. Patrick’s Cathedral. This store’s window display is especially popular with families as it is always whimsical with a touch of fun. Last year, the department store created a stunning Snowflake theme display, complete with movement and music. Around mid-November, Bergdorf Goodman unveils its sophisticated holiday window displays, usually incorporating stunningly authentic antiques and the height of fashion. Other stores to look out for include Barney’s and Lord & Taylor

Visitors who wish to make a day out of window display viewing should remember to wear comfortable walking shoes and dress in layers in case they are tempted to go into the warm, heated stores! While most of the major store windows can be viewed in less than two hours, visitors should take their shopping time into account as well! Window-shopping has never been such a pleasure!

The Alex Hotel | Impeccable Service in Midtown Manhattan

by NYJ Team

Situated in Midtown Manhattan, The Alex Hotel is synonymous with understated luxury and minimalist décor. Nothing goes unnoticed in this hotel and every whim of every guest is catered for through impeccable service. Guest rooms are bright and modern, with state-of-the-art technological equipment to give visitors comfortable amenities combined with contemporary features. The Alex Hotel boasts one of New York City’s top dining locations, Riingo, run by the award-winning chef, Marcus Samuelsson (previously of Aquavit), which provides diners with superb Japanese and American cuisine in a buzzing resto-bar atmosphere.

The Alex Hotel in Prime Location
Positioned within easy driving distance of all major New York airports and within comfortable walking distance of many of the city’s attractions, no other hotel beats The Alex Hotel when it comes to location. Visitors can enjoy an easy stroll to Grand Central Station, or they can enjoy some of the many attractions in midtown Manhattan such as the Theater District, Times Square and Wall Street. Although public transportation is situated right near the hotel, private transportation can also be provided upon request.

Guests Enjoy Top Amenities
The Alex Hotel offers luxury amenities down to the finest details to all its guests. All bedrooms, bathrooms and living rooms boast flat television panels and guests enjoy high-speed internet access, and DVD players for ultimate entertainment indulgence. Every suite in The Alex Hotel is fitted with top-of-the-range kitchen equipment and bathroom amenities are of the Frederic Fekkai signature range. The hotel also offers a full concierge service, 24-hour room service off the Riingo menu, Dean and Deluca snack trays, a fitness center and designer bed linen. For working guests, The Alex Hotel also provides ample meeting facilities, either in the restaurant or the hotel’s penthouse for private meetings or dining receptions. With its immaculate service, décor and location, The Alex is everything that guests are looking for in a hotel when visiting New York City.

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