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NYC Tips from the Concierge

We realize that a trip to New York City can be daunting. From choosing the right dinner destination to finding the best tickets on shows—figuring out how to make the most of your time here can be a big challenge. That’s why our onsite concierge is happy to provide a rundown of the hottest bars, restaurants and entertainment within walking distance so you can simply enjoy and take it all in.

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Dining

Juni
12 East 31st Street, New York, NY 10016
(212) 995-8599
Some of the best dining in Midtown is located right onsite at Juni, voted “Best New Restaurant” by Esquire in 2013. Indulge in Chef Shaun Hergatt’s fresh cuisine via a six- or four-course tasting menu of your own choosing, or enjoy a ten-course prix fixe designed by the chef.

ilili Restaurant
236 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10016
(212) 683-2929
This contemporary Lebanese restaurant in Midtown serves a diverse menu is complemented by a rich wine list of international varietals.

Penelope
159 Lexington Avenue New York, NY 10016
(212) 481-3800
This Murray Hill gem revitalizes Mom’s recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, brunch and dessert.

Eleven Madison Park
11 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10010
(212) 889-0905
Try the multi-course tasting menu that focuses on the extraordinary agricultural bounty of New York.

Shake Shack
11 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10010
(212) 889-6600
Feast of some of the most famous burgers in New York (and try a milkshake too!) at this lively and beloved local eatery.

Drinks

Wine:30
41 East 30th Street, New York, NY 10016
(212) 481-0197
This intimate wine bar features an amazing thirty wines-by-the glass, as well as a full wine list, sangria, and a curated selection of beer.

230 Fifth
230 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10001
(212) 725-4300
Sip thoughtful cocktails in the surreal rooftop garden and penthouse lounge with views of the glittering city below.

Entertainment

Peoples Improv Theater
123 East 24th Street New York, NY 10010
(212) 563-7488
Established in New York City in 2002 by Ali Farahnakian, the Peoples Improve Theater’s shows include improvisational comedy and sketch comedy.

Magnet Theater
254 West 29th Street New York, NY 10001
(212) 244-8824
Enjoy hilarious, super-inexpensive comedy shows every night.

The Town Hall
123 West 43rd Street New York, NY 10036
(212) 840-2824
This non-profit National Historic site in the heart of the theatre district features a line-up of everything from world music, jazz, gospel and blues to folk, show tunes, political humor and theatre.

Museums & Landmarks

Empire State Building
350 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10118
(212) 736-3100
A trip to New York simply isn’t complete without a visit to the most iconic landmark of them all, the Empire State Building, a 102-story gem that towers more than 1,200 feet above the ground.

Macy’s
151 West 34th Street New York, NY 10001
(212) 695-4400
This is no normal department store. Macy’s at Herald Square is a legendary ten-level flagship known for its Thanksgiving Day Parade, Holiday Window Displays, and visits with Santa.

Madison Square Garden
4 Pennsylvania Plaza New York, NY 10001
(212) 465-6741
With room for 20,000 spectators, MSG is nothing less than epic. Watch the Knicks or Rangers in action or catch a concert.

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
11 West 53rd Street New York, NY 10019
(212) 708-9400
Often identified as the most influential museum of modern art in the world, MoMA’s impressive collection includes works of architecture and design, drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, prints, illustrated books and artist’s books, film, and electronic media.

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Experience the Magic of NYC for the Holidays

Located on the border of Flatiron and Murray Hill, Hotel Chandler is the perfect vantage point from which to explore all the best holiday festivities in NYC this season. From ice skating at Rockefeller Center to the world-famous Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular to an epic countdown to 2014, the holidays in NYC are something you definitely don’t want to miss. Warning: your friends back home are sure to be envious.

The Nutcracker

To top it off, Juni, Hotel Chandler’s seasonally inspired onsite restaurant, is offering a special 5-course NYE menu for $165 a person. The dinner will include a celebratory champagne toast and gift bag. Learn more and view the full menu here.

Holiday Events in NYC

Ice Skating in NYC: The most iconic places for ice skating in the big city are The Rink at Rockefeller Center, the Trump Wollman Rink in Central Park and Winter Village at Bryant Park. Skating runs all the way into March or April so you have plenty of time to perfect your backspins and triple jumps if you feel so inclined.

Radio City Christmas Spectacular: Easily considered one of the most famous Christmas shows in the city, the Radio City Christmas Spectacular celebrates more than eight decades of festive entertainment with Santa, wooden soldiers and the sassy Rockettes. Call 212-247-4777 for tickets.

A Christmas Story, The Musical: You loved the movie. Maybe it’s even part of your annual holiday tradition. This year, why not watch Ralphie take the stage in Broadway grandeur? A Christmas Story, The Musical runs through the end of December. Call 212-465-6741 for tickets.

The Nutcracker:Choose between Balanchine’s production or one by the American Ballet Company. Either way, you won’t be disappointed by this exquisite Christmas treat. Call 212-721-6500 for Balanchine’s version or 718-636-4100 for the American Ballet Company.

Holiday Window Displays: Watch as the windows of the most famous NYC department stores come to life with holiday window displays unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Choose among Barney’s, Macy’s, Henri Bendel, Lord & Taylor and more.

New Year’s Eve: Make this New Year’s celebration one you will cherish the rest of your lives. There’s simply nothing like watching the ball drop and counting down with the mass of cheery people in the heart of Times Square. Ring in 2014 in epic NY style.

Learn more about Hotel Chandler and how to spend the holidays in style this year.

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Cyber Monday Offers 30-50% Savings in Midtown Manhattan

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The deals don’t stop when Black Friday is over. Come Cyber Monday, the savings get better and you don’t even have to change out of your pajamas or queue up for a noisy department store.

To save 30-50% on Manhattan hotel stays, simply visit our Cyber Monday Sale to receive an alert for all the savings you can take advantage of on December 2, 2013. Use your discount at Hotel Chandler or any the other hotels in the Triumph Hotels collection to get the best value for your New York City vacation – from Tribeca to the Upper West Side.

Cyber Monday Details:

  • Save 30% on stays of two or more nights
  • Save 50% off premium rooms and suites during “Power Hour”

Stay and save with Hotel Chandler and enjoy complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi access, high-end dining, a modern fitness center and comfortable accommodations in a 1905 Beaux Arts building. Our Midtown boutique hotel is within walking distance of the city’s best attractions, including Madison Square Garden, Bryant Park and the Empire State Building.

Don’t forget to sign up for Cyber Monday savings at Hotel Chandler.

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Chef’s Table With Shaun Hergatt & Jason Galang

Juni

Fall has arrived in New York, bringing color to the trees and a brisk breeze to the city streets. When cold temperatures bear down on the city, New Yorkers and visitors alike seek warmth in comforting cuisine. Juni – a boutique restaurant at Hotel Chandler – is an ideal destination for those looking for an intimate and comfortable dining experience, thanks to the impassioned and professional cooking of executive chef Shaun Hergatt.

We recently spoke with chef Hergatt about the menus at Juni, asking him to choose the dish that best suits the season. Hergatt’s choice, the Montauk Striper – Nasturtium Emulsion – Mint Oil, is a locally sourced favorite that pairs Long Island’s signature striped bass with an autumnal Nasturtium Emulsion and the bold flavor of mint oil.

“The dish integrates with the artwork in the dining room,” Hergatt said. “And the components of the plate all work to complement each other to create a great flavor profile.”

As for a drink to pair with Juni’s Montauk Striper – look no further than the 2010 Domaine Jean-Pierre Dutron ‘Tres Vieilles Vignes’ Pouilly Fuisse White Burgundy, at the recommendation of sommelier Jason Galang. This crisp white wine, from the Mâconnais district – within the Burgundy wine region of France – is the perfect match for Hergatt’s complex Striper entrée.

“The Pouilly Fuisse is a crisp White Burgundy with bright yellow fruit notes, rich structure, and a clean round mineral finish to go along with the intricate flavors of the Nasturtium emulsion and texture of the striped bass dish.”

Juni – a member of Esquire’s Best of 2013 List – serves lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday and daily breakfast, along with an assortment of fine wines.

Learn more about Juni – visit www.juninyc.com.

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Explore Manhattan’s Lush Parks

Warm up to a Midtown Manhattan getaway with Hotel Chandler. Sure, New York City has its fair share of concrete and skyscrapers, but what about the hidden green patches scattered throughout the city? Our Flatiron hotel is located near several iconic parks, perfect for spring and summer picnics, long strolls and sports games. Never underestimate the peace that can be enjoyed right in the center of one of the busiest cities on the planet.

Parks near Hotel Chandler:

Madison Square Park
1 23rd Street
New York, NY 10010
(212) 538-1884
This seven-acre urban oasis is located at East 23 Street between Madison and Fifth Avenues. It is open year-round for recreation and hosts a variety of free programs for families, as well as music, art and literature enthusiasts. Check out the park’s gardens and dog run, grab a burger at the famous Shake Shack and enjoy free Wi-Fi.

Bryant Park
41 West 40th Street
New York, NY 10018
(212) 768-4242
Boasting over nine acres of lush lands, Bryant Park is located between Fifth and Sixth Avenues and between 40th and 42nd Streets in Midtown Manhattan. Iconic things to do and see include the elegant Reading Room, Le Carrousel, the Citi Pond, various games and food at ‘wichcraft.

Central Park
1 Central Park West
New York, NY 10023
(212) 310-6600

It is considered the most visited urban park in the U.S. and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1962. Aside from picnicking, the park is home to various activities and attractions, including boating, carriage horses, sports, ice skating, the Central Park Carousel, twenty-one playgrounds, the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre and the Central Park Zoo. Each summer, the park hosts free open-air theatre productions, often starring well-known stage and screen actors. The New York Philharmonic also gives an open-air concert every summer on the Great Lawn. Another great event is Summerstage, a series of free performances including music, dance, spoken word, and film presentations.

After you’ve been out exploring, retreat to the comfort of your newly renovated room at Hotel Chandler. Enjoy modern luxuries like LCD HD TV flat-screen televisions, gourmet treats from your fully stocked minibar, free Wi-Fi and a sound sleep on Frette linens. Book your stay in our Midtown Manhattan accommodations today.

Central park

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