Meet Kornél Magyar, Musical Director of the Aria Hotel Budapest
A very special and unique position demands a very special person to fill the role. For guests at the Aria Hotel, our Musical Director, Kornél Magyar, is an ambassador of music and culture, and all things Hungarian. A perfect fit for the position, even Kornél’s last name means “Hungarian.” As a performing artist and music critic from Hungary, Kornél studies mainly traditional and classical music of India and Indonesia. Since 2001, he has been performing and teaching ethnic music genres, but
Library Hotel and Aria Hotel Budapest Co-Sponsor 2015 Haiku Challenge!
It is our favorite time of the year again…National Poetry Month! With our 3rd Annual Haiku Challenge under way, we have already received a number of fantastic entries. If you haven’t already, you absolutely must check out the competition! We’re truly hoping that if this year is anything like our challenge in 2013 and 2014, there are many more beautiful, creative, and insightful haiku to come!
Where to get the best burger in The Big Apple
New York City is a foodie’s paradise! Whether you’re craving authentic foreign cuisine or something closer to home, this is the place for you. For me, close to home means a yummy mouthwatering burger. David, the Reservations Manager at Hotel Giraffe, happens to agree! David was born and raised in The Big Apple and he was kind enough to share his favorite places for an American Classic.
St. Patrick’s in New York City!
In just a few days, revelers dressed in green will descend on the streets of New York City to celebrate what is perhaps one of the rowdiest days on the NYC parade roster: Saint Patrick’s Day! Did you know that the New York City St. Patrick’s Day parade has happened every year for the past 253 years? That’s 14 years before the Declaration of Independence was signed! It is billed as the largest parade in the world with over a quarter
If you asked someone to go to Williamsburg, Brooklyn ten years ago, they probably would’ve called you crazy. “Dangerous,” “crime ridden,” “industrious”…these are all words that used to describe Williamsburg. Nowadays, you’re more likely to hear people refer to Williamsburg as “hipster,” “the new Manhattan,” or “trendy.” Williamsburg is no longer a place to avoid when visiting New York City but rather a “must see” on every visitor’s itinerary. Only a short subway ride from the East Village, I encourage everyone
NYC for Dance Lovers
Traversing the busy sidewalks of New York City can sometimes feel like a waltz with strangers. People pirouette, side step and cha cha in order to reach their destination quickly without spilling their double macchiato. Dance is everywhere in the city, and we know where to look! Whether you want to witness the beauty of this art form on stage or work on your own dance moves, NYC has plenty of theaters, studios, and dance halls for you to cut a rug in or take in a
Have a Happy Holiday Season in NYC!
“It’s the most wonderful time of the year…” – Andy Williams Who doesn’t love the holidays in New York City? Kate, Hotel Giraffe’s Sales Coordinator, sure does! Growing up on Long Island, she has been lucky enough to experience this magical time in NYC since she was a little girl. As we count down the days to the 2014 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the kickoff for the holiday season, Kate shares with us a few of her favorite attractions.
Our Top 5 Indian Restaurants in NYC
We’ve shared our favorite Mexican & Pizza options in NYC, but with the cold winter months descending upon New York City, it’s time to add a little spice to your palate to keep you warm. The chilies, cumin, cardamon, mustard seed and turmeric used to flavor the fares will get you through the long winter. The Indian Cuisine food scene in Manhattan is by far the best in the nation. There are hundreds of Indian restaurants to choose from so to help you sort
Dress for Every Season in NYC!
Millions of travelers from all over the world come to visit magical, invigorating New York City! As we have visitors from all over the globe from many different environments and climates, it’s important to be prepared when visiting a new place! Dressing for NYC is a very important part of planning your trip. Depending on the time of year and season, temperatures can change drastically throughout the day. As NYC is the ultimate walking city, we recommend a plethora of options in your
Escape to Serenity with the Library Hotel Collection
This November, TipsForTravelers is participating in National Blog Posting Month, offering you a blog a day for 30 days. We’re delighted to begin the month by sharing with you all the wonderful benefits Library Hotel Collection has to offer our guests. Let us be your guide to relaxation and rejuvenation in the bustling city with our complimentary amenities and Escape To Serenity Program, designed to provide you with a peaceful stay in the City That Never Sleeps!