Lotte New York Palace, today announces its lineup of holiday programming for guests to enjoy. Hotel-wide activities include seasonal family offerings and festive celebrations for those looking to spend the holidays in New York City.
Lotte New York Palace is one of Manhattan’s most iconic luxury properties that caters to the most discerning travelers from across the globe. Home to the famed Villard Mansion, a New York City landmark, the historic property boasts a longstanding reputation for exceptional quality and impeccable service. The hotel is located in the heart of Midtown just minutes from some of the city’s most prominent restaurants and attractions, cultural institutions and shopping destinations.
2018 seasonal highlights include the following experiences:
· Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
Thursday, November 29 from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Just steps away from Rockefeller Center, Lotte New York Palace will be celebrating its annual invite-only tree lighting ceremony to kick off the holiday season on November 29 at 5:30PM. The 35-foot, ornate tree, bedecked by sparkling ornaments and topped with a shimmering star, is the centerpiece of the Madison Avenue Courtyard this holiday season. The tree sits before the beautiful brownstone backdrop of the Villard Mansion, which has been decorated with lights and wreaths for the holidays.
· Molton Brown Advent Calendar Grand Reveal
Offered on December 1 through December 24 from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
As a Lotte New York Palace partner, Molton Brown created a life-size Opulent Infusions Advent Calendar for the hotel, which will be revealed on November 29 during the Holiday Tree lighting ceremony. Guests can expect a cheerful lineup of festivities during the holiday Palace Hour, including a selection Molton Brown giveaways each day of December as a countdown to Christmas. All Lotte New York Palace guests will have the chance to win different gifts throughout the season from 5:00 – 6:00PM from December 1 through December 24, 2018. Winners will be selected in a random drawing throughout the month, along with one Grand Prize winner, who will be awarded with a complimentary two-night stay in the hotel’s Cathedral View King Room.
· Letters to Santa
Offered on November 29 through December 24
Launched in 2017, customized postcards are distributed to all guests upon check-in for visitors to write their very own letters to Santa and “mail” them in the hotel’s Santa mailbox. Each afternoon during Palace Hour from 5:00 – 6:00PM, the Guest Experience team sends a North Pole Postman through the lobby to pick up the cards deposited in the mailbox located by the Courtyard entrance at the top of the Grand Staircase. The letters are read by the hotel’s “Guest Experience Elves” and Santa Claus himself. Each guest will magically find a personalized response letter “from the desk of Santa Claus” placed in their room to create treasured memories each holiday season.
· Santa and Story Time
Every Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 AM to Noon from November 24 through December 24
Starting November 24th, every Saturday and Sunday through December 24, Lotte New York Palace invites families
to meet Santa in the Grand Lobby. Children are also welcomed to enjoy a holiday story time at 10:00 – 10:30 AM also in the grand lobby.
· Holiday Food & Beverage Offerings
Offered now through January 1, 2019
This season, guests can warm up at the hotel bars Troubles Trust and Tavern on 51, to sip on a specialty Hot Buttered Rum cocktail, featuring Ron Zacapa with a spoonful of brown sugar, ground cinnamon and nutmeg “batter mix.” During the month of December, Lotte New York Palace’s boutique pastry shop Pomme Palais will feature five exclusive hot chocolates designed to showcase the unique global flavors of chocolate. In line with where the chocolate is produced, each beverage will have an accompanying flavor that is typical or traditional to the regions, including Dominican Republic, Peru, Indonesia, Madagascar and New York City. The fifth hot chocolate, made with local artisanal chocolate, will be a glamorous nod to the Lotte New York Palace, which shines as the jewel of New York during the holidays.
Lotte New York Palace is a longstanding beacon of luxury in the city, especially during the holidays when the hotel is festively adorned. As a proud Official Partner of the world-famous Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes®, the hotel invites guests to share the joy of the holiday season with the Radio City Christmas Spectacular package for stays this winter.
Starting at $347 for double occupancy for stays of two nights or more, through January 1, 2019. The Christmas Spectacular package includes:
· Up to 25% savings on tickets on tickets to Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes®
· Up to 20% savings on luxurious accommodations from November 9 – January 1, 2019
· An exclusive Rockettes in-room amenity, including a 2018 ornament, popcorn & beverage voucher for the show, and a Rockettes tote bag
For more information, visit www.lottenypalace.com