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Summer in the City at Grand Hyatt New York

Beat the Heat with Beach, Art, Sports and Culinary Offerings from Iconic Midtown Manhattan Hotel

NEW YORK, NY. June 26, 2017 – The iconic Grand Hyatt New York in Midtown Manhattan is welcoming summer 2017 with a host of refreshing offerings and experiences for travelers. From a beach getaway and sporting games to an experience featuring the highly anticipated CHIHULY exhibit at the New York Botanical Garden and a new summer menu of fresh cuisine, seasonal cocktails and rosé selections, guests will have easy access to everything they need for a well-rounded New York City summer escape. Below is a summary of Grand Hyatt New York’s summer offerings.

Summer in the City Experience – Available June 7 through September 4, 2017

Relieving travelers of having to choose between a beach getaway or an urban adventure, Grand Hyatt New York has partnered with Seastreak ferry on their Summer in the City experience which offers the best of summer travel by seamlessly merging the chic cityscapes of New York City with the spectacular sea and surf of nearby Sandy Hook beach. The 45-minute scenic ferry ride, which departs from the nearby E. 35th Street Ferry Terminal, offers expansive views of the New York City skyline, as well as on-board amenities including plush seating, satellite TV and a full cash bar. In addition to picturesque beaches, Sandy Hook also offers up paved multi-use paths for walking, jogging, biking and skating, as well as hiking trails, historical sites and over 300 species of migratory birds. With rates starting at $240 per night including taxes and fees, Summer in the City can be booked from the Offers page of Grand Hyatt New York’s website. The experience includes the following:

§ Overnight accommodations in one of Grand Hyatt New York’s sophisticated rooms or suites, complete with modern amenities and complimentary WiFi

§ Two round-trip ferry tickets on the Seastreak Ferry to Sandy Hook Beach (guests can choose from three scheduled departure times and three return times on the weekends and two during the week)

§ Beach amenities including branded beach bag, beach ball, sunglasses, sun screen and lip balm

§ Two glasses of Altaneve Prosecco Rosé NV in New York Central restaurant

To see the ferry schedule, visit https://seastreak.com/ferry-routes-and-schedules/between-new-york-city-sandy-hook-beach-nj/

Chihuly NYBG Exhibition Offer – Available through October 29, 2017

For art lovers who still want to enjoy the warm outdoor weather, Grand Hyatt New York has partnered with the New York Botanical Garden and Metro-North Railroad to offer guests easy access to the highly anticipated day-and-night CHIHULY exhibition.

Just a 20-minute train ride from Grand Hyatt New York to the New York Botanical Garden on the Metro-North Harlem local line in Grand Central, guests can admire artwork by world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly in a garden-wide exhibition. The CHIHULY exhibition showcases approximately 20 new monumental installations including drawings and early works that reveal the evolution and development of Chihuly’s artistic process during his celebrated career. By day, the sensory new installations will enliven the water features of the Native Plant Garden and the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory Courtyard’s Tropical Pool, reflecting the interplay and movement of color and light. On selected CHIHULY nights, the exhibition artworks are illuminated with the accompaniment of live performances by musicians and visual artists while overlooking New York Botanical Garden’s sweeping vistas and magnificent Conservatory. The offer includes the following:

§ 10% savings on Grand Hyatt New York’s room rate ◾All-Garden Pass Admission for two (2) adults to the New York Botanical Garden’s CHIHULY exhibition ◾Two (2) round-trip tickets to the New York Botanical Garden from Grand Central Terminal on Metro-North Railroad ◾10% off select shopping & dining at New York Botanical Garden

New York City Football Club Partnership

Grand Hyatt New York has renewed their partnership with the New York City Football Club (NYCFC) just in time for the summer season and will continue to serve as the Official Hotel Partner of the Club. NYCFC fans who book their stay at the hotel can enjoy exclusive codes on match days for preferred rates. Located next to Grand Central Terminal with easy access to Yankee Stadium via the 4 train and a few streets over from NYCFC’s headquarters in Manhattan, Grand Hyatt New York is a key hub connecting both NYCFC supporters and soccer-fan tourists to Yankee Stadium, where NYCFC plays its home games. For NYCFC tickets, visit, www.nycfc.com/tickets. To book accommodations at Grand Hyatt New York, visit newyork.grand.hyatt.com, rates start at $199 per night.

Stay 2 Nights, Get the 3rd Night 50% Off / Stay 4 Nights, Get the 5th Night Free

During July and August, Grand Hyatt New York offers several incentives for travelers looking to stay multiple nights. Offered on select weekends, guests who book three nights will get the third night 50% off by requesting the offer code HALFNY for check-in any between Thursday and Saturday. For those looking for a more prolonged visit to New York City, guests who book five nights will get the fifth night free with offer code NYNITE. To book, visit: bit.ly/3DaySummerWeekend for three-day stays and bit.ly/FreeSummerNight for five-day stays.

New Summer Menu

Grand Hyatt New York’s modern seasonal restaurant New York Central has updated all menus to reflect new summer dishes, cocktails and even a dedicated rosé menu. Their weekend brunch, which includes bottomless mimosas for $15, features new items such as the Open Face Porchetta with Pastrami Rubbed Porchetta, Country Toast, Dijon Mustard, Pickled Mustard Seeds, Sunny Side Up and Mixed Greens and the Lobster Mac n Cheese with White Cheddar Ale Sauce, Tomatoes, Scallions, Poached Eggs and Herbed Bread Crumbs. Lunch and dinner additions include the Tuna Quinoa Bowl with Edamame, Cucumber, Red Onion, Sprouts, Sesame Seeds and Ginger Yuzu Dressing and the Spicy Lobster Bolognese. Summer cocktail options include the White Star Liner with vodka, white grapefruit, lemon, honey syrup and prosecco; and the Pineapple & Mint Margarita with Milagro Tequila, agave syrup, pineapple and lime. The new Summer Rosé Menu features the Altaneve Prosecco Rosé, Hess Shirtail Ranches Rosé and the Belle Gloss Pinot Blanc 2016.

“Ideally located in Midtown Manhattan, adjacent to Grand Central and just a short walking distance away from where Seastreak Ferry departs, Grand Hyatt New York provides quick and easy access to a variety of New York experiences,” said General Manager John Schafer. “Whether guests are looking to combine their city escape with a beach day or take advantage of New York City’s iconic sporting or arts and culture scene, along with some delicious and creative food and drink in the comfort of the hotel, Grand Hyatt New York is a great home base. We are excited to be partnered up with some of the city’s best summer attractions and look forward to welcoming travelers this season.”

For more information about Grand Hyatt New York’s new summer offerings, visit newyork.grand.hyatt.com.

About Grand Hyatt New York

With a premier location on 42nd Street between Park and Lexington Avenues, Grand Hyatt New York lies in the heart of midtown Manhattan. Attached to the legendary Grand Central Terminal, Grand Hyatt New York is just steps away from the city’s best culture and attractions, including Times Square, Broadway, art, culinary experiences, and world-class shopping. The hotel has 1,298 guestrooms, including 43 suites. The suites range in size from 600 to more than 3,500 square feet. The guestrooms feature the Hyatt Grand Bed and have large workspaces. The Grand Club provides added luxury offering elevator key access, complimentary breakfast, afternoon snacks, and evening hors d’oeuvres. Grand Hyatt New York is perfect for groups of any size, boasting more than 50 meeting rooms and 60,000 square feet of meeting space, which can accommodate groups from 10 to 1,500 people. In spring 2017, the property debuted a multi-million dollar renovation of its Conference Level, including 12,000 square feet of meeting space and 18 breakout rooms. For additional information, visit the hotel’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat and WeChat (@GrandHyattNYC).

About Grand Hyatt

Around the world, Grand Hyatt hotels unlock the extraordinary in every moment by creating experiences beyond expectation. Located at the crossroads of local culture and global business within major gateway cities and resort destinations, each Grand Hyatt hotel is uniquely designed to reflect its own distinct environment and provides a hub for travelers and locals alike. Grand Hyatt hotels exemplify the pursuit of life lived grandly offering guests superior service, first-class accommodations and an abundance of options within a multicultural backdrop of dramatic architecture and innovative design. Grand Hyatt properties boast inventive restaurants, luxury spas, fitness centers, and business and meeting facilities. Grand Hyatt hotels stand to make every moment memorable through their commitment to living grand every day. For additional information or to make a reservation, please visit grandhyatt.com. Follow @GrandHyatt on Facebook and Instagram, and tag photos with #GoGrand.

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Eleven Six PR
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