The Aria from a Different Perspective
You’ve heard lots of what we have to say about our new Aria Hotel Budapest, but how about hearing what other people have been saying about it too? No surprise, travel writers love the Aria! Let us count the ways. Over the past few months since the Aria opened, we have had the pleasure of welcoming many bloggers and have found their insights to be so fascinating, we felt we should share them with you. We hope they help you prepare for your
Summer in the City, NYC Style!
Summertime in Manhattan is one of the best times of the year! There are so many wonderful(sometimes free!) events and activities to choose from. If you want to see a play in Central Park, visit historic museums, or enjoy cocktails on a rooftop bar, NYC is the place to be! We’d love for you to join us this summer with your family and friends to experience an amazing summer in NYC! Kate from Hotel Giraffe has graciously compiled a list of some of her favorite ways
A Treat for Travelers: The Amazing Ballet Scene in New York City
For you ballet lovers and music lovers, the ballet scene in New York is a wonderful place to be and can always keep you on your toes! With Lincoln Center being a nice walk or a short car ride away, what a great way to spend your night! This year’s spring season, American Ballet Theatre’s 75th anniversary season, at the Metropolitan Opera House began on May 11th and will run through July 4th. Upcoming ballets to be performed are The Sleeping Beauty
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
Broadway Musical Recommendations Tailored Just for YOU
Are you wondering what show you should see tonight (or the next time you are staying with us)? Here’s Shari on the Aisle’s guide to help you decide which Broadway musical(s) to see right now, based on your personal preferences. Read the “YOU” descriptions below, choose the one that best represents you, then go see a show! Keep in mind: this list is far from exhaustive. With the Broadway Spring season well under way, there are abundant choices for both the occasional
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
Broadway Spring Preview, Part II: Musicals
Shari, our Theatre Critic in Residence, has given us the skinny on the upcoming Spring Musicals and it is enough to warm any theatre lover’s heart: Warmer weather and the new Spring Broadway season will be here before you know it, with some shows already beginning previews. Here are a few musicals that are coming up soon—two revivals and one new work. (Keep in mind that dates are subject to change). For a look at the season’s upcoming plays, read
Top 5 French Restaurants
Are you looking for a romantic evening out? No one does it better than the French. Manhattan is home to some of the most celebrated French restaurants outside of Paris. From elegant 5 star restaurants to a fun night out, let The Library Hotel Collection help you embrace your joie de vivre and enjoy New York’s finest French cuisine. Le Bernardin- 155 W 51st St (Midtown west) $$$$- Consistently a mind blowing experience. From the second you walk in to the minute you