Post # 1
I just booked the most incredible hotel for me and my guests for our NYC wedding! Not only was the group sales manager (Sara Ayele) WONDERFUL to work with, she gave me the best deal around (and I certainly contacted EVERY HOTEL on the East Side!)
The hotel is The Kimberly and they gave me a group rate of $199 per night, INCLUDING my full 1-bedroom suite w/balcony for the same price!
I visited the hotel and the rooms are all newly renovated and all have Italian (Frette?) linens, marble bathrooms, beautiful area rugs, European antique-looking furniture. There is also a beautiful restaurant (Ferro’s) on the premises and they own a YACHT, which hotel guests can go around Manhattan on a 3-hour sunset cruise for free!
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Post # 3
that’s great! Is this your venue as well?
Post # 4
No, it’s not my venue but walking distance to the church where my ceremony is going to be. However, they have a really nice restaurant and bar on the premises where Obama met with Mayor Mike last year and the other side of the hotel has a very cool lounge called Nikki Beach so after the reception, we plan to take our party there!
Post # 5
The Kimberly is still a great choice for wedding guests. They have a spectacular location on the east side and guests love the easy access to everything. Other really convenient and good hotels in the city that offer discounted rates for wedding blocks are:
- Downtown Marriott around $160
- Chelsea Lodge relatively inexpensive.
- Gem Hotel in Chelsea for $150 (only have queen beds).
- Roosevelt Hotel on East 45th or East 46th street btwn Madison & vanderbilt – HUGE hotel (huge) $229/night.
- The Carlton Hotel. It’s on Madision between 28th and 29th. Around 169 for Full Size Bed and 199 for Queen.
- Hudson Hotel on W. 58th Street for $140/night for Standard Queen and $190/night for Deluxe Queen.
- Hotel Warwick in Midtown East 51st & 3rd or Lex for 159 per night.
- Park 70 Hotel Park Ave & 38th Street $229 per night for double or King
- Raddisson Lexington near Grand Central 149/159 depending on double or queen.
Rates above are just a sample of what we have found. To get actual rates, you’ll have to call hotels directly or fill out a group request form.
Post # 6
Ahhh if only 2009 prices were still the same in May 2014. I’m in the phase of wedding planning with “hotel room block woahs.” Maybe I’m in a dream world, but I’ve been on the search for hotels in Central Park South / Times Square / MidTown for under $275/night… finding double beds under $300/night with free wifi would even be better. Soooo many hotels to inquire about. Sigh.
Post # 7
@John Conner: your input will help me.. let me research and see how much theyre offering now.