Palace Front Runners For Hospitality Award

It’s an honor to announce that three Executives from The New York Palace and Northwood Hospitality have been nominated by The HSMAI Greater New York Chapter for the 21st Annual Frank W. Berkman Tourism Achievement Award.  This year’s award ceremony will take place at the JW Marriott Essex House.


We would like to congratulate our colleagues for this recognition and wish them all the best:


The Frank W. Berkman Tourism Achievement Award,
created in 1994, was inspired by industry visionary Frank W. Berkman, a former Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of HSMAI, who is credited with establishing HSMAI as a highly influential international organization. The award recognizes the outstanding contributions of one individual or organization to the hospitality and tourism industry in New York City and is selected by the President of the HSMAI Greater New York Chapter.

The HSMAI Greater New York Chapter Awards of Excellence and The Frank W. Berkman Tourism Achievement Award exist to celebrate all that is good and positive in travel and tourism in New York City. We celebrate these accomplishments each year with a Black Tie Gala that gathers New York City’s hospitality in one room for a special night of recognition and networking.

Congratulations again to all nominees, we look forward to celebrating in June!

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Make the Most of Your Memorial Day Weekend

This Memorial Day Weekend, spend time exploring all the action-packed fun available near the New York Palace. From museum exhibits to special Memorial Day events, we recommend the following seasonal activities to welcome the start of summer.

From May 21st to the 27th, as per tradition, the US Marine Corps, Navy and Coast Guard will touch down in New York City for their annual Fleet Week. Visit the ships docked along Manhattan’s Pier 92 to enjoy the exhibits, performances and other events offered at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.

12th Avenue & 46th Street
Manhattan, New York 10036
Phone: 212.245.0072

Discover a magical world with the Metropolitan Museum of Arts at the Cloisters—a medieval castle with spectacular gardens—located in northern Manhattan. Bring the family along for an hour-long Family Workshop and explore the art and architecture of medieval Europe. As a branch of the Met Museum, the Cloister is free with museum admission.

99 Margaret Corbin Drive
New York, New York 10040
Phone: 212.923.3700

Monday, May 26, 2014, experience NYC’s Annual Memorial Day Concert at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. This year, the Philharmonic’s free concert will feature Car Nielsen’s Helios Overture and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony no. 5. Starting at 6 pm, tickets will be available for free on a first-come, first-served basis.

1047 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, New York 10025
Phone: 212.316.7540

Last but surely not least, Monday, May 26, 2014, honor the heroes who have fought for our freedom at NYC’s Annual Memorial Day Parade. One of the oldest Memorial Day parades in the country, this celebration starts at 12pm on Broadway and Dyckman Street.

Thinking of celebrating a 3-day holiday weekend in NYC? Stay through Sunday at The New York Palace this Memorial Day and receive 20% off your entire stay.

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Get Happy in the Kitchen with Cooking Classes by Chef Michel Richard

World-renowned Chef Michel Richard will be hosting gourmet cooking lessons on how to prepare some of the best recipes to hit a plate. Whether you’re looking to surprise a special someone or simply looking to treat yourself to a one-of-a-kind learning opportunity and impressive meal, Chef Michel Richard will lead the way.

From May through July, the Chef of our award-winning restaurant, Villard Michel Richard, will host exclusive cooking classes in a truly unique venue within the hotel, the Apartment. Enjoy a demonstration and discussion on brand new recipes followed by a three-course lunch with wine pairing. After lunch, Chef will be available to answer any additional questions as well as sign your purchased copies of his cookbooks, Happy in the Kitchen and Sweet Magic (available on site).

The cooking classes will be from 10am through 2pm on the following dates:

June 14

First Course: White Asparagus with Green Asparagus Sauce

Entrée: Lemon Chicken Blanquette & Mushrooms

Dessert: French Toast Brioche with Caramel Sauce

July 12

First Course: Shrimp Remoulade

Entrée: Sea Bass with Boullibaisse Sauce

Dessert: Orange Mousse & Almond Cookie

To reserve one of the spots available in Chef Richard’s demo kitchen, contact the Villard Michel Richard reservationist at 212.891.8100.

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