During summer more than any other time of the year New York celebrates its nickname as 'city that never sleeps'. Long day light hours and balmy evenings give you an extra opportunity to enjoy and experience The Big Apple in all its glory. Cycle along the Hudson or through Central Park, admire the famous skyline from the deck of a boat or join our Belgian BENY city guides on tour through the hippest neighbourhoods of Manhattan and Brooklyn. New York’s skyscrapers offer magnificent views over the city from different angles. Does the weather forecast predict hot and steamy weather or threatening thunder showers or are you desperate for a break then numerous top museums and an inexhaustible range of shops happily welcome you. Trendy restaurants and bars offer solace to any stomach rumble and popular rooftop bars are top-of-the-bill when it comes to enjoying a cocktail with a view. Free live performances or fun festivals brighten up the scene in numerous parks and squares.
Belvedere ***+ is a brilliant hotel at top location on W48th Street, at the heart of the theatre district and only a few paces away from Times Square.
The hotel was built in the twenties in Art Deco style. Its 345 spacious guestrooms are stylish and exquisitely comfy. Each room has its own fridge and microwave.
Our tip: go for the more spacious and luxurious Executive rooms with include a sitting area and Aveda bath and shower amenities. A daily continental breakfast is included in your Summer in the City package.
50 Bowery ****
50 Bowery **** is a boutique hotel in Chinatown, yes! This brand-new hotel at the foot of the Manhattan Bridge is located at the crossroads of the oldest and now fashionable districts of Soho, Lower East Side, Tribeca and Brooklyn. The subway takes you to all corners of Manhattan or Brooklyn in a jiffy. Old Chinatown serves as inspiration for the decor while modern touches reflect the evolution to modern Chinatown. The rooms bathe in light and have oak floors, extra large windows and original artwork reflecting the dynamic New York art scene. The literal crown on this jewel? The Crown, the hotel’s rooftop terrace lounge on the 21st floor which provides magnificent views of the Manhattan skyline
Gild Hall ****
Gild Hall is a boutique hotel in the heart of downtown Manhattan. Leather, parquet, deer antlers, stuffed bookshelves: the decor creates the cozy atmosphere of an English club. A lovely rain shower and Frette bathrobe give your trendy room that extra touch. Need to recharge your batteries at the end of your city discovery? The cocktails at the Library Lounge are bound to give you an energy boost ...Unless you would prefer a glass of Italian grand cru at La Soffitta before succumbing to Felice's authentic Tuscan cuisine!
Walk NYC with a Belgian guide
Explore The Big Apple during one of our exclusive Connections New York City walks with Patrick van Rosendaal and his team BE NY'ers. Patrick is a Belgian New-Yorker, trend watcher and enthusiastic guide who loves to share his passion for The City. We treat you to a wonderful walk across Manhattan or Brooklyn. Choose one of the 4 walks listed below:
Come as a Traveller, go as a New Yorker takes you past the most well-known hotspots in the heart of Manhattan, the ideal first-timer experience (Wed + Sat).
During the Bike & Discover the Hidden Spots of Central Park you cycle along side your Belgian guide to the hot spots in Central Park (Sun). From New York Lover to New York Addict reveals hidden gems in Soho and China Town (Thu). The From Hipster to Yuppie tour takes you from Williamsburg, the most trendy district of Brooklyn to the financial beehive of Wall Street (Tue + Fri). Too difficult to choose? Why not book a 2nd or even 3rd tour? € 50/adult Children (2-16) € 25.
By bike !
A bicycle ride is a fun way to discover all the hidden gems of Central Park. Your 2-hour bike rental has been booked!
Your airport transfer is booked in advance. Expect to be greeted after Customs by your chauffeur holding up a name board. You will be taken directly to your hotel as is the case, with other Connections travellers. The transfer is also prebooked in the opposite direction, in time for your return flight.
Questions? Ready to book?
Please contact our Customer Service Center or by phone 070 23 33 13, make an appointment with one of our mobile travel agent or pop in at your favourite travel shop.
*Terms & Conditions: The file charges (€ 14 pp) are not included, and this promotion is limited in capacity.