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December hotel

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Good afternoon,

My husband and I are visiting New York (from UK) at the beginning of December. It will be my first visit. Can I ask for recommendations for a romantic, Christmassy hotel in central New York. Thinking roaring fire - luxury rooms etc. No budget in mind so fire away.

Many thanks

Nikki

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I would pick The Greenwich Hotel in Tribeca - love that location, love the look of the hotel. It's been waaay over my budget, but it ticks all of my boxes when it comes to high-end luxury cozy boxes. Great area for restaurants and public transport as well.

There are some in Midtown and perhaps Upper East Side that would fit your bill too, but since I don't keep tabs on those as much since they aren't in areas where I personally prefer to stay I won't name names. I've seen some wonderful pictures of Christmas-decorated places there but can't remember which hotels they were.

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The Lowell hotel has suites with their own fireplaces. Here's a great article on hotels with fireplaces in rooms and also in the lobby

https://thepointsguy.com/guide/new-york-city-hotel-fireplaces/

The Greenwich that Maxi mentions is in that list and lovely, but it’s not centrally located in what would be considered the typical first visit location. The Peninsula and the St. Regis sound like what you want, but crazy expensive.

The Lotte Palace hotel was always considered the quintessential Christmas hotel right near Rockefeller Center and beautifully decked out, but I don't think it,s what you have in mind.

https://www.lottenypalace.com/the-palace

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Thank you so much for your quick reply. I will check out your recommendation. Nikki

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Thank you so much. I can’t wait to google your recommendations. Funnily enough, I was looking at the Peninsular just half an hour ago. Nikki

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@nywhiz -- thanks for sharing that article. I cannot afford those types of hotels, but they are nice to look at.

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Make sure anything you book is cancellable as UK citizens still not allowed entry to US

I have flights with Virgin booked for Dec 3 rd ,staying once again at the Crosby Street Hotel in Soho but still looking as though trip will be aborted I had Astro Zennica vaccination which US are not recognising at the moment

I live in hope!

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Ladywndermere, why do you think AstraZeneca is not recognised in the USA? Have you been told that by your airline or somebody else?

AstraZeneca IS a recognised vaccine in the USA now. It's one of the World Health Organisations recognised vaccines for emergency use (most of them are), and the USA's Center for Disease Control also recognises it now.

However, the UK is still on the banned list of countries entering the USA. I don't think it's because of AstraZeneca. Many countries have administered AstraZeneca and they're not banned.

For anybody arriving in NYC from overseas you will need to provide proof in NYC you have been fully vaccinated (with any vaccine) when you arrive and when dining out etc.

Take a read of these websites and look for where it mentions vaccines, including AstraZeneca:

https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-travel-advisory

https://www.nycgo.com/coronavirus-information-and-resources-for-travelers

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/international-travel-during-covid19.html

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Hi it was still stating ( Sunday Times last weekend) that US had not recognised Astro Zennica as a valid vaccine so this was an additional criteria for me to be able to fly to US.

I will certainly check it out although not relevant till they open the flight path!!!

All can come to UK so to me should be reciprocated!

Stated also may be some review on September 16th?

Thanks for the info

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We go 3rd December too and with Virgin!This is rebooked from December last year! Fingers crossed it comes off this time!

Thanks

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