SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

April 05, 2013 15:00 ET

Midtown Manhattan Hotels Make It Easy to Explore the Best of the City This Spring and Summer

Explorer Package at New York Marriott East Side Highlights Local Attractions

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Apr 5, 2013) -  Getting access to the hottest spots in New York City often requires the right connections, and guests of the New York Marriott East Side now have a way to breeze by the velvet ropes at some of the city's top tourist attractions.

With the Ultimate New York Explorer Package, available through December 31, 2013 at this Midtown Manhattan hotel, visitors will receive two NYC Explorer adult passes for the price of one, a guidebook and daily breakfast for two adults and kids 12 and under.

The Explorer Pass gives guests of this family-friendly hotel in New York access to three of 40 attractions, plus dining discounts and line-skipping VIP perks at select locations. Choose from a large list of sights including the American Museum of Natural History, Empire State Building, Guggenheim Museum, Hop-On Hop-Off Downtown Tour by City Sights, Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Museum of Modern Art, Rockefeller Center Tour and Top of the Rock. Go online for a full list of participating attractions.

While the package requires a minimum two-night stay at the hotel, visitors will find that's hardly enough time to get in all the places on their must-see list, from the Empire State Building to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Plus, guests should factor in some time to enjoy the hotel, which offers its own attractions including the 525LEX Restaurant & Lounge, a great place to start or end the day. Those with limited time can pick selections from the 5-10-20 menu, with items that can have diners in, well-fed and out in a matter of minutes.

To book this exclusive hotel deal in Manhattan, visit or call 1-800-228-9290 in the U.S. When booking, enter/ask for promotional code E0N. Rates start at just $214 a night.

About the New York Marriott East Side
For visitors who want to tackle as much of the city as they can during their stay, the New York Marriott East Side puts them in a location that makes it as easy possible, plus offers a relaxing, luxurious place to return at the end of the day. Set in the heart of midtown Manhattan along Lexington Avenue, this upscale hotel is within walking distance of top attractions including Broadway theaters, Grand Central Station, Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick's Cathedral, shopping on Madison and Fifth avenues, Central Park and the United Nations. If all that walking isn't enough, burn some calories in the state-of-the-art health club; afterward, re-energize with comfort food, signature cocktails, craft beers and great wines at 525LEX Restaurant & Lounge.

Guest rooms are comfortable and cozy, and feature a 32-inch flat-screen TV, Wi-Fi, luxurious bathroom, desk, plush bedding and plug-in panel. For an upgraded stay, concierge-level accommodations include access to the 16th-floor lounge, which offers flat-screen TVs and an outdoor terrace with city views.

If Manhattan is the destination for an upcoming wedding, meeting or event, check out the hotel's more than 21,000 square feet of function space.

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