NEW YORK -- More than 350 hotels, museums, restaurants, stores and
Broadway shows are offering significant savings as part of this
year's special "Paint the Town Red, White & Blue" citywide
promotion. This new version of the popular "Paint the Town Red"
winter celebration began two months early this year to include
November and December in addition to the usual months of January
For the first time, consumers will be able to choose from
do-it-yourself "Paint the Town Red, White & Blue" discounts at
businesses throughout the city or opt for new, low-priced NYC
Freedom packages that combine a hotel stay with a Broadway show,
dining, cultural and sightseeing options and parking discounts.
NYC Freedom packages begin
at $157 per person for a one-night hotel stay, a Broadway show,
dinner, donation to the Twin Towers Fund, discounted parking and
additional discounts all over town. Options range from tourist to
deluxe accommodations, and visitors can choose from one-, two- and
four-night packages. All packages are commissionable at 10%.
In addition, "Paint the Town Red, White & Blue" includes
more than 350 special offers exclusively for American Express Card
members, which provide visitors with the option to create their own
Special offers and discounts include:
Rate discounts and complimentary breakfast at more than 100
hotels, from the Algonquin to the Waldorf Astoria, with rates
starting at $69 per night.
Up to 20% off lunch and/or dinner at city restaurants with
cuisine ranging from classic American to Italian, Japanese,
Brazilian, Mediterranean, Southwestern and Continental.
Fifteen-percent discounts and gifts with purchase at stores
including Bloomingdale's, Tour-neau, Macy's and Nicole Miller.
Discounts of up to 40% for Broadway and off-Broadway shows such
as Disney's "Beauty and the Beast," "Chicago" and "The Music
New York City residents get two-for-one admission to a host of
museums, tours and visitor attractions when accompanied by a
For information about the commissionable NYC Freedom packages,
call (800) NYC-GUIDE or visit the Web at www.nycvisit.com.