Whether for business or leisure, this is a good time to visit New York. NYC & Company, the city’s official destination marketing organization and convention and visitors bureau, has launched its first-ever NYC Hotel Week, offering a 22% discount off the standard room rate at more than 110 of the City’s finest hotels across all five boroughs. NYC Hotel Week, presented by preferred payment partner Mastercard, will run from January 4 through February 13 and reservations can be made at nycgo.com/hotelweek.
With its astounding beauty, low-key charm and endless ways to enjoy the outdoors, there’s no better antidote to a stressful couple of years than this northern New York destination.
New resort opens in the Catskill Mountains.
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Meetings Well Done
Atop the new Pod Brooklyn is RFTP, a bar and lounge with views of Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood and the Manhattan skyline. Much like the Pod Hotels brand, RFTP is modern, minimal and cool. With a zinc bar and cushioned wooden “banquettes,” the space can host private events for up to 200 guests.
—1.5 oz. Hendrick’s Gin
The ILEA New York Metro Chapter’s Big Apple Celebration on June 19 reflected on its 30 years as a chapter and also looked to the future. Held at the Bank at Manhattan Center, the newest event space at The New Yorker, A Wyndham Hotel, chapter awards and the Hall of Legends Award were handed out as well as the installation of the 2018-19 officers.
A Times Square landmark makes dropping the ball (for planners) impossible.
—2 ½ ounces Dubonnet Red
—1 ounce Elijah Craig bourbon
—1 ½ ounce triple sec
—1 dash Angostura bitters
Stir all ingredients over ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with orange zest.
Courtesy of Butcher & Banker