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Monday, July 28, 2014

The Best of NYC with Marriott Hotels

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Although it's been quite apparent through my Instagram feed, the past week has been spent doing a little  exploring through the beloved New York City with Marriott Hotels.  There's something alluring about every trip to the Big Apple, whether it's the endless new discoveries or diverse connections made with individuals.  Let's just say it has me hooked and I continuously enjoy every jaunt back to the city.  This time around, I teamed up with Marriott Hotels (specifically the Courtyard New York Manhattan / Herald Square and SpringHillSuites New York Midtown Manhattan/Fifth Avenue) to explore their "Best of NYC" package. 

Upon checking into the Courtyard New York Manhattan / Herald Square hotel, I received a warm welcome with an Explorer Pass which gave exclusive access to New York's top attractions.  The 16-story hotel sat directly across from Macy's in the heart of Herald Square so of course a little retail therapy occurred somewhere in the trip.  I'm also quite a sucker for an outdoor rooftop lounge with a city view, so Monarch's Scandavian-styled spot was a must-hit with gorgeous views of the Empire State Building and more.  Of course, each time I visit the city I head to Times Square and reboot on either a Starbucks coffee or grab a green juice from a street vendor.  The second day, I swiped my Explorer Pass at Top of the Rock at Rockefeller Center, a bike rental in Central Park, and MOMA (an authentic Picasso lured me in).  



Subsequently, the next portion of the trip was spent alongside SpringHill Suites New York Manhattan / Fifth Avenue complete with a business area within the larger than life room so it gave me a chance to get caught up on some blogging before heading out to explore further.  Located in the heart of the Fashion District, the area is developing as the next wave of residential living with a sea of large buildings and stores.

Ever since the last trek to the city, the little gem Blossom Du Jour became an essential part of my life.  A vegan cronut actually exists, and they somehow mastered the pleasurable delight.  ASOS also invited me to check out their Holiday collections, so stopping by their office cured my fashion craving coinciding with Soho's boundless shopping haven.  Another gem, Tokio 7, was a new-found companion of mine featuring consigned high-end designer pieces like Roberto Cavalli belts, 3.1 Phillip Lim skirts, Lanvin dresses, and so much more.  After hearing so many good things about it, it was a must-see.


In lieu of simply reading about my trip, the Marriott is offering the chance for you to win a trip to experience the "Best of NYC" too!  Enter the #WIN3NYC Summer Sweeps for a chance to win the Best of NYC hotel package and a trip to the Big Apple.  The Best of NYC package at Courtyard New York Manhattan / Herald Square includes tickets to your choice of three attractions.  Breakfast, Internet and New York City attraction passes are all included in SpringHill Suites New York Midtown Manhattan /Fifth Avenue's Best of NYC package.

To enter the #WIN3NYC Summer Sweeps, click here:










Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Summer Travels: NYC with the Sanctuary Hotel

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For a refreshing trip away from the sweltering heat, I escaped to The Sanctuary Hotel in the city that never sleeps.  New York City always has a special place in my heart, as I love trekking through the city's endless destinations, restaurants, shopping, and so much more.  However, this particular trip was extra special because my little guy made the journey with me.  

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Upon arriving to The Sanctuary Hotel, their incredible staff greeted us with a generous welcome to New York City (complete with freshly baked cookies and a sweet note waiting in the hotel room).  One of their services that I absolutely loved is the S.T.A.R. Experience Program, which is a specialized five-star service that stands for Service Tailored to Any Request.  

Whether I needed endless help lugging my son's stroller or shopping bags from Toys R' Us, reservations at one of their restaurants, delivery of packages that were sent to the hotel or advice on where to take my son, they made the entire experience seamless.  We were within walking distance to all attractions such as Broadway shows, Times Square, FAO Schwarz, Central Park, Sprinkles Cupcake ATM (yes, this exists), Union Square Park, Grand Central Terminal, New York Public Library, Radio City Music Hall, Rockefeller Center, and the list goes on.

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Each morning we enjoyed a complimentary gourmet breakfast at Tender Restaurant & Lounge, which is decked out with plush banquettes and solid walnut tables for beautiful decor.  In the evenings,  their Haven Rooftop Lounge is exceptional for a beautiful atmosphere surrounded by the city skyline.  The food was not only delicious, but they offered gluten-free and healthy options as well.  


After dining at Haven Rooftop Lounge in the Sanctuary Hotel (New York City) and trying delicious dishes made by Chef Madison Belem, a little Summer cuisine inspiration sparked.  Chef Madison Belem designed a French-inspired menu for the restaurant which includes delectable bites such as the Tuna Tower (tuna tartare with crispy wontons and sesame dressing), Fish Tacos, with a Crab and Avocado Palette.  Located in the heart of Manhattan, Haven offers a stunning view overlooking New York City while enjoying a glass of Sanctuary Sangria.  Inspired by Chef Madison Belem's amazing dishes, here's a spin on some favorites from Haven Rooftop Lounge.

Tuna Tower: 
1-1/2 pounds sushi-grade Yellowfin tuna
1 Tbsp. lime juice
2 Tbsp. sesame oil
2 tsp. soy sauce or Liquid Aminos
1 tsp. hot sauce
1 tsp. sea salt
1 tsp. black pepper
1 minced scallion
1 ripe avocado, diced
1 tsp. sesame seeds
2-4 Wonton wrappers, baked (or fried)

Dice the tuna into 1/8-inch pieces and place in a bowl.  In a smaller bowl, combine the sesame oil, lime juice, soy sauce and hot sauce together.  Pour the sesame dressing over the tuna and fold in salt, pepper, and avocado until well incorporated.  To assemble the tuna tartare, place a baked or fried wonton wrapper on a plate and stack the tuna mixture on top.  Sprinkle with scallion and sesame seeds.  Add the other wonton wrapper and devour.

Sanctuary Sangria:
1 oz CÎROC Peach vodka
1 oz red wine
.5 oz Hennessy
.5 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
.5 oz simple syrup (cane sugar + water, boiled and cooled)
Serve over ice.

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All in all, this was one of my most memorable trips to New York City.  In addition to an amazing experience with The Sanctuary Hotel, my son was able to discover new territory as well.  If you are planning a trip to the Big Apple, make sure you stay at The Sanctuary Hotel located at 132 W. 47th Street in New York City.  For a S.T.A.R. experience, ask for Brandon!  

The Sanctuary Hotel - www.sanctuaryhotelnyc.com



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