NYC paints prices low in citywide promotion

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 and February.

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.

The New York Palace Hotel is one of more than 100 city hotels offering reduced rates and incentives as part of the 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 vacation experiences.

Special offers and discounts include:

Hotels

Rate discounts and complimentary breakfast at more than 100 hotels, from the Algonquin to the Waldorf Astoria, with rates starting at $69 per night.

Restaurants

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.

Shopping

Fifteen-percent discounts and gifts with purchase at stores including Bloomingdale's, Tour-neau, Macy's and Nicole Miller.

Theater

Discounts of up to 40% for Broadway and off-Broadway shows such as Disney's "Beauty and the Beast," "Chicago" and "The Music Man."

Twofer Tuesdays

New York City residents get two-for-one admission to a host of museums, tours and visitor attractions when accompanied by a visitor.

For information about the commissionable NYC Freedom packages, call (800) NYC-GUIDE or visit the Web at www.nycvisit.com.

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