SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

December 23, 2013 16:25 ET

Discover New York's Holiday Festivities From a Trendy Hotel in Midtown Manhattan

Sights and Sounds of the Holidays Emerge Near Renaissance New York Hotel 57

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Dec 23, 2013) - The festive sights and sounds of the holidays are creating a magical air throughout the streets of Midtown Manhattan. This holiday season, Renaissance New York Hotel 57, located on E 57th St and Lexington Avenue, making it easy to arrange a chic and exciting winter escape with new boutique hotel packages.

Whether planning a weekend reprieve or relaxing winter vacation, accommodations at the Renaissance New York Hotel 57 put guests in the midst of Midtown Manhattan and near popular attractions such as Winter Village at Bryant Park, a great start for family fun or a romantic evening ice skating under the stars. Now in its seventh year, The Pond, Manhattan's first and only free admission ice skating rink, is surrounded by the Holiday Shops at Bryant Park where 125 vendors fill glass encased shops with products from around the globe as well as many handmade local items -- all perfect for gift giving or filling that unique personal niche. Featuring everything from jewelry, accessories, toys, foodstuffs and household products to children's hats and clothing handcrafted of vintage blankets, soy wax candles and organic skin care products, the holiday extravaganza offers something for everyone.

Another holiday event in Midtown is the impressive Grand Central Holiday Fair located inside the glamorous Vanderbilt Hall of Grand Central Terminal. Allowing visitors the opportunity to reminisce of days when train passengers were courted by elegant surroundings, this grand hall once filled with the hustle and bustle of travelers, houses 76 exclusive micro boutiques beneath its 48-foot ceiling and is illuminated by the impressive gold chandeliers of yesteryear to create a holiday shopping venue unlike any other. Shoppers and non-shoppers alike will enjoy this holiday destination filled with festive sounds of the MTA's Music Under New York and just a few steps from the upstairs Grand Central Oyster Bar & Restaurant.

Travelers wishing to take advantage of the gracious luxury found in Midtown Manhattan at the Renaissance New York Hotel 57 can easily explore the many discounted packages available by visiting the hotel website at http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/nycbr-renaissance-new-york-hotel-57/ or by following it through social media at:

About the Renaissance New York Hotel 57

The Renaissance New York Hotel 57 greets Midtown Manhattan travelers with modern designs and classic elegance to create a remarkable hotel experience. Showcasing the couture of award-winning designer Jordan Mozer, this boutique hotel complements the Midtown and east NYC galleries and upscale shops with its warm and inviting interiors and exceptional service. Guests can choose from a variety of accommodations all designed with comfort in mind, so whether staying in a cozy room, carriage house or skyloft suite, guests are pampered with marble bathrooms, flat screen TVs, international cable/satellite service and high-speed Internet access. On-site dining includes the famed Opia Restaurant & Lounge, open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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