Discover New York – Our Guide to the City that Never Sleeps
New York City is unquestionably one of the most stylish, iconic and luxurious cities in the world. Boasting globally renowned sites, high-end hotels and an extravagant culinary scene, the Big Apple is a destination our valued clientele absolutely love to visit. We’ve put together this guide to the city, with some of our recommendations on how to have a once-in-a-lifetime experience in the most luxurious manner possible.
What to Do
From the hustle and bustle of Times Square to the tranquillity of Central Park, New York is teeming with site-seeing opportunities. Founded in 1870, the iconic Metropolitan Museum of Art, for example, is famous worldwide for its substantial collection of art and artefacts from across the globe, bringing to life 5,000 years’ worth of history through galleries, exhibitions and events.
Also, why not take a private horse-led carriage ride through Central Park or a helicopter tour over the city’s iconic landscape, or head to Fifth Avenue to find some of the most high-end fashion brands in the world.
Where to Stay
Here at Blend Group, we pride ourselves on having access to the most luxury hotels in every destination we send our clients to. Coupled with this, we possess the expertise to ensure we can marry our guests’ specific requirements with their most suitable accommodation options.
In New York we’re spoiled for choice, as there’s a plethora of high-end, exclusive hotels to choose from across the city. Among our favourites is the iconic 5-star Plaza Hotel, with its prestigious Fifth Avenue address and castle-like appearance. Having opened at the start of the 20th century, the lavish Plaza has since played host to world leaders, dignitaries and Hollywood royalty, and was even the location of a Miles Davis album recording in 1958.
Where to Dine
A foodie’s paradise, New York is home to some of the finest restaurants there are, including the three-Michelin-starred Le Bernardin, which arrived from Paris in 1986 and specialises in seafood fine dining.
At Blend Group, we also love Per Se – Thomas Keller’s second three-Michelin-starred property which features a nine-course tasting menu and an award-winning wine menu consisting of over 2,000 bottles.
The US Open
From the 28th of August to the 10th of September this year, New York plays host to the US Open, one of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments held annually across the world. Basking in its own prestige, the US Open takes place on the hard courts of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Centre in Flushing Meadows, Queens, as the fourth and final major of the year.
This year’s US Open marks the 50th anniversary of gender-equal prize money at the event and will attract the most accomplished players from across the globe. Fitness and personal circumstances allowing, fans should be set to see the likes of Djokovic, Nadal, Gauff and Raducanu grace the courts and battle it out for one of tennis’s biggest prizes.
We specialise in curating bespoke experiences for our valued clients. Should you wish to visit New York and take in the US Open, we’d love to put together a once-in-a-lifetime itinerary just for you. We can organise everything from your travel and accommodation requirements to match hospitality and culinary experiences.