The World Travel & Tourism Council expects tourism to return to 94 percent of its pre-pandemic levels this year, and New York City will be no exception. As the bustling city returns to its pre-pandemic level of activity, many institutions plan to reopen for visitors and locals. In addition to several re-openings, New York City will also boast new hotels this year.
After three years closed due to COVID-19, the American Ballet Theatre makes its grand return to the Metropolitan Opera House stage. Set to return this summer, the American Ballet Theatre will feature performances like Romeo and Juliet, Swan Lake and Don Quixote. New pieces will also make an appearance on the stage, including performative works like Of Love and Rage.
Broadway lovers can also rejoice at the city’s reopening. Originally planned to open in March 2020, Broadway welcomes two-time Tony Award winner Matthew Broderick and two-time Emmy Award winner Sarah Jessica Parker at Hudson Theatre in the classic comedy Plaza Suite. This piece follows three different couples in one famous hotel room.
The long-awaited revival of Funny Girl, starring Ramin Karimloo, Jane Lynch and Beanie Feldstein, will also grace the stage. This work, based on the revived book by Harvey Fierstein, is a musical based in New York City prior to and following World War I. Stephen Sondheim Theatre also announced its return with a new musical adaptation of the beloved comedy Mrs. Doubtfire.
Visitors won’t have to worry about finding a place to stay in the city, with more than 40 hotels opening this year alone. In the Financial District, the newly opened Wall Street Hotel sits near many shops, eateries and historic landmarks, like the Charging Bull and One World Trade Center. From elegant rooms to spacious suites, Wall Street Hotel also boasts several dining and drinking options, as well as more than 4,800 square feet of flexible space for events.
The Ritz-Carlton New York, NoMad is just one of many new hotels hitting the scene in New York City. Featuring a luxurious bold design, the hotel boasts legendary restaurants and bars and immersive experiences. Catering to the modern business traveler and social guru, this new hotel includes high-end amenities, such as the restaurant Zaytinya and The Ritz-Carlton Spa.
A new and thrilling experience at The SUMMIT One Vanderbilt invites travelers and locals to visit the top of this 1,401-foot building. The tallest commercial skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan and among the top 30 tallest buildings in the world, The SUMMIT One Vanderbilt features a one-of-a-kind installation at the top. Guests can see all of Midtown Manhattan from an observation deck.
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First opened in 1742 by George William Wilton, a seller of oysters, shrimp and cockles near Haymarket in London, Wiltons continued drawing diners with its delicious food for more than two centuries. This summer, Wiltons celebrates its 280th birthday and its place as one of London’s most beloved fine-dining establishments with a unique dining experience.
Global business travel is making its way back, even as the pandemic and other world events continue to challenge its return. In a recent poll from the Global Business Travel Association, more than four in five respondents (86 percent) from across the industry said they feel more optimistic than they did at the beginning of the year. Business travel bookings, the need to travel to do business and employee willingness to travel are all on the rise.
Resting on the edge of Reykjavik’s Old Harbour next to the soaring, sparkling glass edifice of Harpa concert hall and conference center, the brand-new Reykjavik EDITION brings a new level of swish lodging to Iceland’s capital city. Steps from Laugavegur — the city’s main shopping street — and an easy walk to a wide selection of museums, restaurants and cafés, the newly opened hotel delivers high on luxury and service in a location ideal for becoming fully engaged in the energy of this spirited capital city.
Recently, more than 345 million people globally watched OMNIYAT light up the sky for the launch of AVA at Palm Jumeirah, Dorchester Collection, Dubai thanks to more than 500 drones. Now, OMNIYAT will once again illuminate the sky with one light to signify the groundbreaking of AVA at Palm Jumeirah Dorchester Collection, Dubai.
United Airlines remains firmly committed toward sustainability in aviation. The latest development in its eco-conscious goals includes working with Oxy Low Carbon Ventures to commercialize the production of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) with biotech firm Cemvita Factory. Cemvita looks to develop a revolutionary new way to produce SAF by using carbon dioxide and synthetic microbes. Additionally, United Airlines Ventures (UAV) recently announced an equity investment in Fulcrum, and United has invested more in SAF production than any other airline in the world.
In time for summer, the recently opened Palacio Provincial hotel in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, launched a new exploration-driven offer. The Sip & Savory Summer offer includes a mixology tour for two adults, a sweet or savory welcome amenity and a hotel-branded gift.
Considering an autumnal adventure or Thanksgiving trip this year? Well, with walkable cities, cozy pubs and lots of seasonal festivals, the island of Ireland is calling. And if you need more reasons to Press the Green Button and go, take a look and see what awaits you on the Emerald Isle …
Monticello, New York, population 6,400, is an old Catskill town in Sullivan County that thrived from the 1950s–70s, with hundreds of country resorts. Although the town lies just a two-hour drive from Manhattan's cultural attractions, Monticello always seemed light years away in terms of cultural ambiance.