Friday, January 2, 2009
Listen up fashionistas: New York Fashion Week is around the corner (February 13-20). Have you booked your hotel yet? Now's the time: Nine hotels, including The London, The Loews Regency, the New York Palace and the Plaza are offering a third night free when you book for two nights. The offer runs from January 9 to February 27 so if fashion week isn't your thing, you can still take advantage of it for those MLK Day sales, to possibly see the Giants repeat their phenomenal win in the Super Bowl (the next best thing to being in Tampa is watching it at any bar in NYC), Valentine's Day with your main squeeze or -- our favorite -- no reason at all.
Our pick is The London (shown above). Not only do the rooms suites start at $259 for a weekend (averaging out to $172 for the three nights), scenes from the Sex and the City movie were filmed here, it's within walking distance to the tents, Bergdorf's and Central Park and it has a rocking breakfast buffet with all the raspberries and salmon you can eat (not included in the room rate).
Foodies will want to take advantage of the hotel special during the super-sized restaurant week: January 18-23 and January 25-30. More than 250 restaurants are participating this year, offering 3 course lunches for $24.07 and dinners for $35. This is the first year the prix fixe menus are being offered on Sundays. Restaurant week starts taking reservations on Monday, January 5. Take our word on this: Book EARLY!
Free hotel rooms, discounted meals, New York is practically a bargain!