In our last blogpost Danielle wrote that she got a trip to New York City. And we booked the Crowne Plaza hotel at Times Square at that time but that has change today…
In June the hotel prices in Manhattan are extremely high and we wer not succesful on Priceline.com as too. But our luck changed today, first we got 50$ discount coupon for a ‘Name your own price®’ deal on their website. And this made us try again. Were we last time didn’t had succes at a price from $ 240, this time we only went up to $ 212 and got our deal. Compared to the Crowne Plaza this is a saving of $ 113/night. I think we did great on that part.
And now about the hotel, we stay in the Hotel Mela which is located in West 44th street between 6th and 7th Avenue. That means about 2 minutes walking from Times Square. The hotel is a boutique hotel which means somewhat smaller as the big wellknown brands. Rooms are not so big but we are in the city that never sleeps.
Sander and I are together since March 2003 and last week we celebrated our 10th anniversary.
Because of this anniversary I bought a couple of gifts for Sander from Hugo Boss and Tommy Hilfiger but Sander went really crazy!!
He surprised me by telling me that he had booked a flight to New York city for the both of us for my birthday. Which means I am going to celebrate my 29th birthday in New York City. I can not discribe here how happy I am with this.
Last year we already visited New York to attend Gina and Glenn’s wedding so we have already visited a couple of tourist attractions in New York City. But this time we are staying a whole week in the Big Apple and I am sure we are going to experience a lot of cool things in the city Sander and I like so much.
The most important thing was of course booking a flight but we also need a place to stay while we are there. Last year we stayed 3 nights at Times Square at the Crowne Plaza hotel. We like this hotel that much that for this trip we wanted a similar hotel also in the Times Square area. But that is easier said than done. After a couple of night searching the internet and unsuccesful bidding on Priceline we decided to book the Crowe Plaza hotel again but this time directly by Priority Club because we are Platinum Member there this year.
Today we also booked a 7-day New York Pass which give you free acces to a lot of attractions in New York City such as Top of the Rock, Empire State Building Observation Deck, lots of different musea like the Guggenheim Museum, Museum of Modern Art, American Museum of Natural History but it also gives you the opportunity to participate in different Tours like the Food on Foot Tour, the Grand Central Terminal Audio Tour, the Brooklyn Bridge and DUMBO neighborhood tour and it is even possible to rent bikes for free and experience NYC by bike.
Since there are a lot of things we want to do or see we already started to make a sort of plan for the whole week. Did I already told you that I am excited and that I can not wait till we are finally there?