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Renaissance New York Hotel 57

December 03, 2014 11:41 ET

Boutique Hotel in Midtown Manhattan Invites Visitors to Do a Little Window Shopping

Guests of the Renaissance New York Hotel 57 Get the Skinny on How to See the Best Holiday Displays

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Dec 3, 2014) - At the Renaissance New York Hotel 57, high design is found in every birch panel, velvet drape and burnished bronze accent. And now, fortunately for guests, that same artistic sensibility inspires a traditional seasonal activity: holiday window shopping along 5th Avenue.

Combining the property's reputation as a place of beautiful design and a NYC shopping hotel, the hotel's recommended window-shopping expedition invites guests to explore two miles of iconic displays. The course, charted by the hotel's expert concierges or "R Navigators," encompasses such landmark properties as Bloomingdale's, Barneys New York, Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue, Lord & Taylor and Macy's. Participants will also view the glittering displays of Cartier and Tiffany & Co., as well as the whimsically creative setups at Louis Vuitton and Fendi.

While anyone can appreciate a pretty window, guests of this boutique hotel in Midtown NYC enjoy the added benefit of the R Navigators' expertise. While reviewing the best displays to see, the Navigators can explain the fascinating history of the storefront window. They might, for example, point out how the expansive displays began during the Industrial Revolution to showcase the merchandise for sale. By the early 1900s, flagship stores along 5th Avenue began to tap artists to create lavish holiday themes designed to attract shoppers, although the windows eventually shed their commercial undertones to become venues for expressing pure holiday cheer.

Guests can take advantage of this seasonal attraction when they book a stay between Thanksgiving and the New Year. The hotel also offers a number of packages that enhance any vacation, including the popular Bloomingdale's Shopping Experience package.

But visitors don't have to book a package to enjoy the geographic convenience of the hotel and surrounding retail opportunities. With some of the most luxurious accommodations among shopping hotels in NYC, the property makes it easy for guests to visit the biggest and best stores and then warm up back at the hotel. Whether visitors choose to head straight for the comfort of their rooms' plush bedding, or indulge in a bistro-style French dinner at Opia Restaurant -- or simply sit down with a glass of wine in the beautifully designed lobby, the return experience is bound to be as pleasurable as that of strolling through Manhattan at Christmastime. Learn more about the NYC window display tradition and shopping guide with our infographic,

About the Renaissance New York Hotel 57
As one of the most visually stunning boutique hotels in Midtown Manhattan, the Renaissance New York Hotel 57 offers guests personalized attention and a sophisticated stay. The 180 guest rooms embrace contemporary design features like birch paneling and marble bathrooms outfitted with Aveda bath products, while the 24 suites include high ceilings, hardwood floors, terraces and exposed brick walls. Dining is just as luxurious at the upscale Opia Restaurant where guests savor French cuisine, and at the Rooftop Terrace where specialty cocktails are served with a side of dramatic city views. The Rooftop Terrace also makes an unforgettable location for private gatherings, with an additional 4,600 square feet of dedicated event space available for meetings and other functions. When guests want to explore the city, Central Park, Museum Mile and Carnegie Hall are all just steps away from this boutique-chic property.

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