Give Dad a Gift that He Actually Wants for Father’s Day

Dad simply does not need another tie. This year, The New York Palace invites you to spend Father’s Day in NYC so that dad can do what he loves with the ones he loves. Every dad is different, so we’ve come up with a few suggested activities to help you plan the perfect Father’s Day.

For The Sports Enthusiast

Bring dad to Citi Field to watch the Mets play on Friday or Saturday and then spend Sunday at Pier 59. The Golf Club at Chelsea Piers is celebrating dad by offering him a complimentary $25 ball card when a family member purchases a ball card. After dad’s swing puts you to shame, walk right next door to The Chelsea Brewing Company  to enjoy a fresh microbrew and a bite to eat.

For the Literary Connoisseur

Begin your Father’s Day in New York City with a trip to the famous Strand Book Store where you’ll find 18 miles of new, used, rare and out-of-print books. After dad has added to his library, head up to 67th Street and 5th Avenue where you’ll find a pedestrian’s path through Central Park that leads to The Mall and the Literary Walk. Grab a cup of coffee and walk the circle to stop at the statues of Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott and William Shakespeare. Cap off the day by dining al fresco at Palace Gate, The New York Palace’s seasonal outdoor café, while sipping on a classic cocktail and enjoying the architectural splendor of the Villard Mansion.

For the Pampered Papa

Dad may want to take a break from everyday life to pamper himself this Father’s Day. Take a quick walk to The Art of Shaving on 53rd Street and Madison Avenue to purchase specialty toiletries that will give dad the perfect morning shave. Afterwards, spoil dad with personalized treatments at The New York Palace Spa , where our world class massage therapists will work out all of his muscular tension leaving him rested and relaxed for a delicious dinner.

Regardless of your father’s interests, Father’s Day would not be complete without an incredible meal. Villard Michel Richard  at The New York Palace offers delectable dishes designed to match the beauty of the dining room. After dinner, hide away at Trouble’s Trust, midtown’s newest cocktail bar and lounge nestled just under The Palace’s lobby stairs. Dad will love the list of vintage specialty cocktails making it the perfect way to end what is certain to be an unforgettable weekend.

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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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