Sure, we have a love-hate relationship with the ever popular restaurant week, where restaurants in cities across the nation arrange to offer three-course meals for somewhere in the neighborhood of $35 for a week at a time in the spring and fall.
But we’ve never heard of this concept being applied to hotels. For the first time ever, New York City will host a “Hotel Week” (January 6-15) during one of the slowest occupancy weeks of the year in an attempt to boost tourism. It’s a great way to experience hotels that are normally $500 a night and up, or for locals to get away for a quick staycation over MLK Day weekend.
Eight hotels (conveniently all in the same PR firm’s portfolio) are offering these deals, with a one-night stay on a tiered system of $100, $200, or $250 a night. Info on how to book each property below:
|HOTEL||NEIGHBORHOOD||RATE||HOW TO BOOK|
|The Pod Hotel||Midtown East||$100||Call and mention “Hotel Week”|
|Z NYC Hotel||Long Island City, Queens||$100||Call and mention “Hotel Week”|
|The Hotel @ Times Square||Times Square||$100||Call and mention “Hotel Week”|
|nyma, the new york manhattan hotel||Herald Square||$100||Call and mention “Hotel Week”|
|Andaz Wall Street||Wall Street||$200||Use this link to book.|
|Hyatt 48 Lex||Midtown East||$200||Use this link to book.|
|Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC||Meatpacking District||$250||Use this link to book.|
|Gansevoort Park Avenue NYC||NoMad||$250||Use this link to book.|
“Every hotel in New York could use incremental business in January. We borrowed from the success of Restaurant Week and the fun I’ve had with staycations in the city,” said Nancy Friedman, president of Nancy J. Friedman Public Relations. “There’s nothing like escaping to an amazing hotel for a night––whether you’re a local or a visitor!”
Guests can take advantage of the deals by calling the hotels directly and mentioning “hotel week” when booking, or through the hotel web site. (Booking details are listed in the above chart.) The promotion is subject to availability.