The Manhattan Club, New York
Example Booking: 62,625 eXpectations points, 7-nights September 2017, Studio sleeps 2
When thinking of New York City, images of the buzzing atmosphere of a city that never sleeps come to mind. The famous avenues bustling with people from all corners of the world, yellow cabs honking their horns and flashing fluorescent advertisement boards enticing visitors to shop, dine and enjoy awe-inspiring shows.
Staying in New York is a unique and exciting experience and ensuring your accommodation is in a prime location, near to all the popular attractions is key. What’s more, first-class facilities that guarantee relaxation after a long day of adventures in New York are always a plus.
Introducing The Manhattan Club, situated in the vibrant and chic district of mid-town Manhattan. This RCI Gold Crown residential-style hotel is within walking distance of the alluring shops along Fifth Avenue, an array of theatres on Broadway and the famous Carnegie Hall and Times Square. John. F. Kennedy International Airport is only 12-miles from The Manhattan Club, meaning it will not be long before you are enjoying the charms of New York City.
Two people could experience the luxury life in New York by checking into a delightful studio suite (sleeping 2) at The Manhattan Club, from 16th – 23rd September 2017. When we looked on RCI.com on 16th May 2017, this great holiday opportunity was available to eXpectations members for only 62,625 points.
It’s easy to fall in love with New York, it’s magnetic pulse attracts visitors to the city, a place without bounds. The City has proudly preserved its historical memorial buildings tastefully merging them with modern-day culture.
The borough of Manhattan itself is home to some of the most famous sights, including the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty and Central Park. September is a great time to visit New York as visitors can expect comfortable daytime temperatures, averaging 20 degrees Celsius, so you’re likely to catch a suntan too!
RCI Gold Crown The Manhattan Club
The Manhattan Club has carefully designed their suites to provide luxurious comfort to make all guests feel at home. The elegantly decorated rooms offer a sense of relaxation and each suite features a spacious lounge area with large sofa-bed, flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi for those relaxing moments. There is a small kitchenette including a fridge and coffee-making facilities, should you require it but with a world of cuisine at your fingertips why cook?
Guests at The Manhattan Club can enjoy spectacular city views from their own Private Club Lounge. Watch the city awaken in the morning over a filling Continental breakfast or as the evening approaches admire the sparkling lights shine across the city over a tantalising cocktail.
Keep in shape at the hotel’s 26th-floor fitness centre, providing the latest technology equipment to assist with cardiovascular and weight workouts. This modern gym is open from 5.00am to 11.00pm and is a great way to start or finish your day.
Top sights of New York
The perfect location of The Manhattan Club enables you to step outside the hotel’s main entrance and immediately explore New York City. Where will you visit first?
Just across the road, visit the world famous old building of Carnegie Hall, this grand concert hall has hosted many talented artists for over a hundred years. The elegant design of this historical building evokes a regal atmosphere, inviting visitors to enjoy an eclectic mix of musical performances. Prior to a performance indulge in the finest dining in a choice of first-class restaurants, all offering traditionally designed décor and stunning views. Should prefer you can take a tour of Carnegie Hall to learn about the fascinating history and admire its beautiful architecture.
Central Park must be seen and what better way to view the beautiful gardens than to take a pedicab or horse-drawn carriage ride with Eco Central Park Tours, awarded the Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor (2017). Sit back and enjoy the splendid landscape and visit the old monuments and fountains. Ride past popular sites, including, Strawberry Fields and the statue of Alice in Wonderland. Central Park is such a delight and a great escape from the hustle and bustle of the city centre.
The Empire State Building is one of the most recognisable landmarks in all of New York. The world-famous sight is an impressive building, however the true experience begins once you enter the marvellous marble lobby, featuring art deco murals and gold engravings. Spend time exploring each floor to learn interesting facts. Head to the Dare to Dream exhibition on the 80th floor to learn the history and witness the incredible photos of the construction of The Empire State Building. Visit the highest open-air observatory deck on the 86th floor, taking a few photos of the breath-taking views. Get a bird’s eye view of Central Park, The Hudson and East Rivers and see if you can spot The Manhattan Club on the high-powered binoculars. You cannot leave The Empire State Building until you have visited the 102nd Floor, from this observation room it feels like the whole of New York is at your feet.
What’s on in New York?
Manhattan has so many exciting places to visit and so many attractions to see that it can feel a little overwhelming. To make things easier we have found a few events happening throughout September 2017.
Broadway will take your breath away with the magical world of theatre. Performances throughout September include the lovely Lion King, the longest show to run on Broadway, the Phantom of the Opera, or watch the famous Chicago or Cats. It is highly recommended to buy your tickets online in advance.
The incredible atmosphere at Baseball and American Football Games is welcoming to all. The New York Yankees season runs from April to October. Currently, the Yankees are playing the Baltimore Orioles on the 16th September 2017. New York Giants Football is an awesome experience and very popular, therefore, it is advisable to buy tickets early.
Take a trip along the Hudson River and see the Statue of Liberty and cruise under Brooklyn Bridge. There are many different excursions so you can decide which tour suits you best. For a special occasion and memorable experience, enjoy a meal and live music on a cruise boat.
The ex-Beatle Star, Sir Paul McCartney is playing at the Madison Square Garden on the 17th September 2017 at 8.00pm. What a great opportunity to see this legend play in New York.
Feeling peckish? The 20th September 2017 sees New York celebrate the National Pepperoni Pizza Day. An excellent choice of restaurants throughout New York invites guests to indulge in their mouth-watering pizzas. However, Two Boots restaurant is less than 20-minutes-walk from The Manhattan Club and claim to serve the best pizza in town!
The Big Apple has something for everyone, offering so much entertainment 24/7. It is a city full of energetic charm that will make you want to come back for more.
To highlight the great value of eXpectations Holidays we conducted a price comparison using TripAdvisor to source an equivalent holiday. We were unable to get an exact like-for-like match for the same dates, however, we were able to find an equivalent unit at The Manhattan Club checking in the week before our check-in. 7-nights at The Manhattan Club were available on Booking.com during 9th – 16th September 2017 within a Metropolitan Suite (sleeping 2) for £2,014 (based on 2 people sharing when we looked on 16/5/2017) and included Tax and City Tax.
In comparison, we found this 7-night booking at The Manhattan Club during 16th – 23rd September 2017 within a Studio apartment (sleeping 2) for 62,625 on RCI.com (when we looked on: 16/5/2017).
For members of eXpectations Plus, the total price for this accommodation (excluding the initial purchase price of your membership / points) would come to £934 (at the time of writing: 25/5/2017). To calculate this we have included: the associated maintenance fees for 62,625 points, 1x annual membership, 1x online RCI exchange fee and the resort’s service charge fee.
|Associated maintenance fees for 62,625 points @ £5.75 per thousand||£361|
|1 x eXpectations Annual Membership||£162|
|1 x RCI online exchange Fee||£116|
|Mandatory miscellaneous fees (e.g. tourist tax)||£295|
So, by taking this eXpectations exchange holiday eXpectations Plus members could have made a potential saving of over £1,000, based on the comparison above.
See for yourself! Check out the costs of a Studio apartment sleeping up to 2 people for 7 nights during 16th – 23rd September 2017 at the The Manhattan Club on Booking.com.