Exclusive Tours for Hotel Guests
Triumph Hotels offers complimentary Streetwise New York Tours to guests of its seven hotels in Manhattan. Each tour highlights one unique neighborhood of a different hotel of the Triumph Collection.
Holiday Windows Tour (Thanksgiving to New Years)
Since Lord & Taylor debuted its first Christmas themed windows in 1938, Fifth Avenue stores have competed to have the most spectacular holiday display windows. Each window has its own style ranging from elegant couture at Bergdorf Goodman to the Nut Cracker at Saks Fifth Avenue to whimisicle Children’s book like themed scenes at Lord & Taylor. This tour will check out the new 2016 windows and also detail their surprising history (for example, Andy Warhol is one of several artists who have done holiday windows). Also we’ll see some other perennial New York Christmas favorites like the tree at Rockefeller Center and Bryant Park’s holiday market and we’ll end at Central Park South!
This limited engagement tour (Thanksgiving to New Years) meets at 10:30am in the lobby of the Iroquois Hotel49 West 44th St. (between 5th Ave and 6th Ave)
Times Square and Rockefeller Center
Since the New Year’s tradition started in 1904, Times Square has been the center of New York. This tour starts in the Art Deco lobby of the 1931 Hotel Edison, after highlighting its Art Deco features, we will give a unique tour of Times Square, including hidden art and history. Finally the tour will visit another Art Deco favorite, Rockefeller Center, paying close attention to the center’s art. Tour-goers will get a ground level view of the big city. This tour surprises everyone—with sound sculptures, optical illusions and the hidden gems of midtown.
This tour meets at 10am in the lobby of the Edison Hotel, 228 West 47th St. (between Broadway and 8th Ave)
Upper West Side and Central Park
This tour highlights the hotel in the context of the Beaux Art movement and the history of grand apartment hotels in the Upper West Side. While focusing on architecture, we’ll visit the Dakota, the Ansonia and in particular buildings of Emery Roth. The tour will also introduce guests to neighborhood life in the Upper West Side and to Central Park. We’ll show guests where locals eat and shop and visit Central Park gems like Strawberry Fields and Bethesda Terrace near the hotel before guests tackle the rest of the park on their own.
This tour meets at 11am in the lobby of the Belleclaire Hotel 250 West 77th St. (at Broadway)
Hell's Kitchen and Times Square
Hell’s Kitchen often gets lost in the shadows of Times Square’s bright lights but is one of New Yorkers’ favorite neighborhoods. This tour gives an insider view of the Hell’s Kitchen hidden from tourists on tenement-lined streets. Tour-goers will discover how the area broke away from its seedy past before visiting the theater district home to some of New York’s most storied theaters. At the end, tour-goers will be able to further enjoy a major tourist area but like a New Yorker.
This tour meets at 9:30am in the lobby of the Washington Jefferson Hotel 318 West 51th Street (between 8th Ave and 9th Ave)
TriBeCa and World Trade Center
TriBeCa is at once one of New York’s oldest neighborhoods and a fashionable district. There is no better place to start this tour than at the Cosmopolitan Hotel. The hotel’s building dates back to the 19th century and once hosted Abraham Lincoln on his bid to become president. It is now a modern boutique hotel. The tour visits the historic and hip blocks of TriBeCa before visiting the new World Trade Center and the Financial District. We pull back layers of history and check out new architectural marvels and art.
This tour meets at 9:30am in the lobby of the Cosmopolitan Hotel 95 West Broadway (at Chamber Street)
NoMad and Flatiron District
This tour will feature the Marble Collegiate Church, “the little church around the corner,” and the iconic buildings around Madison Square, the New York Life Insurance and Metropolitan Life Insurance Tower. Beyond historic buildings, the tour will also highlight the nouveau chic Flatiron District with its highly regarded restaurants and of course include a visit to Eataly, a high-end Italian market.
This tour meets at 10am in the lobby of The Evelyn Hotel 7 East 27th St. (between 5th Ave and Madison Ave)
Please contact us if you have any questions about the tours or how to book