Queens, NY (May 22, 2013) – Just in time for the Memorial Day kick-off, LaGuardia Airport’s Food & Shops will roll out a new golf-themed summer promotion for passengers traveling through Terminal B.
A portable putting green will allow travelers to take a swing to earn discounts and free products for shops and eateries in Terminal B. Once a traveler has completed their turn, they will receive a scratch-off card good for 10% off, 20% off, or free merchandise and food.
“Our summer ‘Putt & Win’ program will bring an element of fun to the travel experience, as well as an opportunity for our passengers to save.” says Lillian Tan, Vice President and General Manager of MarketPlace Development, the retail development company that manages the Food & Shops program at LaGuardia’s Terminal B.
The ‘Putt & Win’ promotion will be available to travelers from 11:00am-4:00pm, every Friday from May 24 through August 30. The location of the putting green will alternate between the center food court and American Airlines ticketing area. Location information and general information about the promotion can be found at www.ShopLaGuardia.com.
About MarketPlace Development
MarketPlace Development develops and manages airport retail programs across the country. A recognized industry leader for over 20 years, MarketPlace Development works in partnership with airports and airlines to enhance passenger satisfaction and maximize revenue. The Massachusetts-based company is responsible for the concessions programs at LaGuardia Airport’s Terminal B, Philadelphia International Airport, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, and Washington Dulles International Airport, and has also worked with numerous airports and airlines across the country.
MarketPlace Development is the private partner with The Port Authority of NY and NJ in the $18 million, 47,000-square-foot redevelopment of the food and retail program at Terminal B, the largest of LaGuardia’s four terminals. The award-winning program features 60 restaurants and specialty shops.
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CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT ATLANTIC CITY MAKES SUMMER EVEN “SUITER” INVADING THE STREETS OF NYC WITH FREE HOTEL ROOM GIVEAWAY
Sexy Body-Painted Street Team Handing Out 3,000 FREE Rooms Across Caesars, Harrah’s Resort, Showboat and Bally’s Atlantic City Just in Time for Summer
WHO: Caesars Entertainment Sexy Body-Painted Models invading the streets of NYC
WHAT: Summer is just around the corner and Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City is ready to sizzle! Their sexy street team will be hitting the streets of New York City to hand out hotel room key cards for FREE rooms at one of Caesars Entertainment’s four Atlantic City resorts and casinos. Passersby will have the chance to snatch up a room at Caesars, Harrah’s Resort, Showboat or Bally’s if they spot one of the four body painted models emblazoned with the hotels’ logos. The cards will have individual promo codes to be redeemed for one FREE night at the designated resort.
WHERE: Bryant Park from 12:00PM – 1:00PM
Madison Square Park from 1:30PM – 2:30PM
Wall Street from 4:00PM – 5:00PM
Penn Station from 5:30 – 6:30
WHEN: Tuesday, May 21, 2013
12:00PM – 6:30PM
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To locate the street team throughout the day follow @caesarsac for details and please use the #CaesarsLuvsNYC hashtag for any posts!
Airspace Lounge, an airport lounge network open to all airline passengers, announced its expansion to Terminal 5 (T5) of John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). Operated by Swissport, the lounge is scheduled to open in May. It will be located near Gate 24 of T5, which serves JetBlue Airways, Hawaiian Airlines and, beginning in April, Aer Lingus.
Airspace Lounge currently operates at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and is opening March at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. Airspace Lounge offers any passenger flying on any airline a modern, relaxing atmosphere and all-inclusive amenities via the purchase of a daily entry pass.
“All passengers traveling with any of the airlines serving JFK T5 will soon be able to separate themselves from the concourse and visit Airspace Lounge to enjoy ample space to rest or work as well as complimentary food and beverage offerings,” said Anthony Tangorra, president of Airspace Lounge and senior vice president-lounges at Swissport. “The lounge is conveniently located post security to serve passengers near their gates and includes everything needed for airport comfort – a relaxing atmosphere, separate restrooms and showers, and a dedicated work area– all at a reasonable price.”
Airspace Lounge will open each day well before the first T5 flight until boarding of the last departure of the day. Customers will be offered complimentary food and beverages, such as a hot breakfast sandwich, hearty sandwiches or cheese plates in the afternoon and evening. It will also include a free alcoholic beverage from the full-service bar. Other snacks, coffee, tea and soft drinks are also included and available throughout the day. Travelers can enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi, power outlets at every seat, the use of MacBooks and Windows PCs, and seating and workspace areas.
Bolstered by an “I Love New York” tourism grant, a newly formed partnership, the Rivertowns Tourism Board, unveiled an outreach program to draw day-trippers to the Hudson River villages of Irvington, Dobbs Ferry and Hastings Villages June 7-9, 2013.
The grant provided the board with resources to increase tourism marketing to reach a wider metro-area audience to learn about the charms of the three Villages, all under a 45- minute Metro North train ride from New York
“Our local businesses are unique and our Main Street does not have one “big box” merchant,” said Mayor Hartley Connett of Dobbs Ferry. “But they need visitors from out of town to help sustain them. Alone, our Village does not have the resources to publicize to a New York City audience. Together we can.”
Restaurants and cafes have expanded greatly in the Rivertowns over the past several years and have gained the attention of out-of-towners. “Our best known dining is on the Hudson River waterfront which is a memorable experience on a summer evening,” said Irvington Mayor Brian Smith. “Now, audiences that come to our performances at the Irvington Town Hall Theater have discovered our expanding list of Main Street eateries as well – including a new Mexican bistro.”
The weekend highlights diverse family entertainment. Mayor Peter Swiderski of Hastings-on-Hudson said: “Sports are big here, but the same middle-schooler may also enroll with the Clocktower Players and perform in a musical theater production.”
Visitors from New York City with children will find plenty for the whole family to do, and may find themselves visiting a realtor on their next trip. The three Villages are known for their historic buildings and connection to the Gilded Age of robber barons and millionaires.
New York City has the highest car rental rate of any U.S. city, according to CheapCarRental.net, which has released a survey comparing car rental rates in 50 U.S. destinations over the past 12 months. In New York City, renters paid an average of $72 per day during the past year for the cheapest available car. The second and third most expensive cities to rent a car were New Orleans, at $64, and Honolulu, at $63.
The rest of the 10 most expensive cities to rent a car were Washington, D.C. ($59), Houston ($56), Boston ($55), Newark ($54), Charlotte ($53), Austin ($49) and Sacramento ($48). The least expensive city in the U.S. to rent a car was Milwaukee, at $27 per day. Among the other least expensive car rental destinations, according to the list, were San Diego, Seattle and Los Angeles, with the per-day rental rate averaging about $30 in each city — about 60 percent cheaper than New York City.
Virgin America will celebrating the launch of its new nonstop service to New Jersey’s Newark International Airport (EWR) from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO) on April 9, 2013 along with local leaders, Port Authority officials, Virgin Group Founder Sir Richard Branson and Virgin America’s CEO David Cush.
Prior to entering the EWR market, the San Francisco-EWR route was only served by one carrier and had some of the highest average fares in the nation. Virgin America said it will bring some healthy competition to the market.
With fleetwide Wi-Fi, custom-designed leather seating, power outlets, personal touch-screen entertainment platforms and new aircraft with three classes of service, Virgin America’s business-friendly flights will offer a fresh new option for travelers to the region. The addition of Newark to its network means Virgin America will now serve nine of the top 10 business markets from SFO and 8 of the top 10 business markets from LAX.
To celebrate the launch of a fresh travel option for the Garden State’s entrepreneurs, the airline is launching a social media campaign that invites travelers to share how they would use the airline’s business-friendly features to “fly like a boss” for a chance to join a live Google+ hangout onboard an aircraft with Mashable CEO and founder Pete Cashmore and Virgin Group Founder Sir Richard Branson during the launch reception on April 9. In addition, those who use the hashtag #flylikeaboss will see their Tweets appear on a live digital billboard in the New York area. For full details and to enter, visit facebook.com/virginamerica or www.likeabossflight.com
New York’s coming World Trade Center will feature the China Center New York, a destination with a lifestyle and hospitality edge designed to attract and support China-U.S. businesses.
The luxury China Center will occupy the 64th through 69th floors at One World Trade Center and will be a coveted venue for fine dining, bar and membership club (a la Soho House), corporate events, cultural activities, business, social opportunities and global dialogue.
The center named Jonathan Heath as Chief Executive Officer. Heath has previously served in senior management roles in companies including Starwood Corporation, Aman Resorts, Soho House Group, Intercontinental Hotel Group and GHM Hotels. He will be responsible for spearheading all aspects of China Center New York, including the design, fit-out, programming and service standards.
With plans to operate multifaceted programs on six floors of the One World Trade Center, China Center New York will be comprised of a premier event center, membership club, multiple restaurants and bars, a business center and conference facilities. Upon completion, the China Center New York will offer business and social opportunities, fine dining, cultural and corporate events and global dialogue.
Get Up and Ride, a bike tour company based in Brooklyn, N.Y., is offering two-wheel tours of Brooklyn that provide an intimate experience of New York City’s most populous borough, the proud, tough town that bills itself as “America’s fourth largest city,” without even considering New York City’s other four boroughs.
Brooklyn has its own rich history as an independent city before it was consolidated into Greater New York City in 1898, along with its less populous neighbors Manhattan, Queens, the Bronx and Staten Island. Get Up and Ride provides an active and stimulating way to experience Brooklyn without the barriers of windshields or the impediments of traffic jams. The tours are led by local tour guides and Brooklyn-philes who initiate guests into the richness of Brooklyn’s history, culture, art, music, marketplaces and parks during mild self-propelled rides through its streets and parks.
The Classic bike tour of Brooklyn takes four and a half hours, uses friendly retro-style bikes for transportation and wireless broadcast headphones for guidance and coordination. The tour includes visits to the Brooklyn Grange, the largest rooftop farm in the world; Williamsburg’s Best Pizza, and a ride on the East River Ferry under the Manhattan skyline.
The company recently launched a new website with a booking engine and has introduced some new tours for spring. Groups are a maximum of 10 people. Tours are offered Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
The Roosevelt Hotel in New York will reopen mad46, located on the 19th floor of the property, on April 17. Soon to be in its sixth, mad46 will be open Wednesday through Friday from 5 to10 p.m., returning to six days a week on Monday, May 6 from 5 p.m. to midnight.
An elevator, accessible from the 46th Street entrance, ascends directly to the open-air loft where mad46 will feature a re-opening party on April 25 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Events throughout the season will include happy hours, a Kentucky Derby bash with projector screens of the race and summer movie nights.
Mad46 features signature drink list, including the Patron Mad Mojito, complete with a white-chocolate stick and shaved coconut. The restaurant also offers a range of appetizers that include mini Kobe burgers topped with melted cheese and fresh guacamole, wings and pizza.
Carnival Cruise Lines is expanding itinerary options on the Carnival Splendor from New York in 2014, adding four- and five- day Canada cruises, seven-day Canada/New England departures, and eight-day Eastern Caribbean voyages operating one-way between New York and San Juan.
These new voyages are in addition to the ship’s year-round eight-day cruises to the Caribbean, the Bahamas and Central Florida.
Carnival Splendor will operate a schedule of four-, five- and seven-day Canada/New England cruises running from June to October 2014. Four-day weekend cruises depart June 5, July 3, July 31 and Aug. 28, 2014, calling at Saint John, New Brunswick, while five-day cruises depart Sept. 1 and Oct. 11, 2014, calling at both Saint John and Halifax, Nova Scotia. Five week-long “fall foliage” Canada/New England cruises will also be offered, featuring extended stops at Boston; Portland, Maine; Saint John; and Halifax. The seven-day voyages will depart Sept. 6, Sept. 13, Sept. 20, Sept. 27 and Oct. 4, 2014.
For the first time, Carnival Splendor will offer a series of one-way voyages between New York and San Juan. The eight-day itineraries will operate between New York and San Juan, with stops at St. Thomas, St. Kitts, Antigua and St. Maarten. The New York-to-San Juan cruises will depart Oct. 24, 2014, and Jan. 12 and Feb. 13, 2015, while three San Juan-to-New York voyages will depart Nov. 1, 2014, and Jan. 20 and Feb. 21, 2015.
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