Forget the turkey and toss the cranberry sauce, Thanksgiving Day in New York is most famous for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Give thanks then that several New York City luxury hotels understand this, offering a variety of holiday stay packages that will allow for easy, amenity-rich access to turkey-day pageantry.
Among them is Hotel Chandler, conveniently located at E 31st St. and Madison Ave, only a short walk from the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade route. Along with being close to the parade festivities, this year the newly renovated Hotel Chandler is offering guests a day on the ice at Bryant Park with the “Thanksgiving on Ice” package. This package includes 2 VIP Admission tickets to Bryant Park’s skating rink (including two skate rentals, a bag check service, two hot chocolates, and two additional VIP non-skater tickets), 10% off the total bill at Celsius restaurant at Bryant Park and a special discount for additional skaters with a two night stay.
The Surrey Hotel on the Upper East Side caters to those looking for a more peaceful and romantic holiday experience. On Thanksgiving Day, the hotel’s Café Boulud will prepare an upscale Thanksgiving Day Dinner, replete with Chef Daniel Boulud’s Thanksgiving Day-inspired entrées. In addition, The Surrey is offering Cranberry Mulled Wined and Seasonal Cocktails as special additions to its in-room mixology program for guests to enjoy following their Thanksgiving feasts.
Finally join the Mandarin Oriental for an ideal family package. Teeming with luxury opulence, the hotel offers excellent views of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, both from the rooms and from the 6,000 square-foot ballroom. The holiday atmosphere is enhanced with the “Thanksgiving Extra Fun Day” package, which includes a premium viewing seat in the ballroom, pumpkin taffy, spiced pumpkin seed candy, heirloom apples, sparkling cider, and a third night free. This stay is perfect for adults who love a luxury hotel stay and for kids who want a fun festive holiday.