As Gas Prices Rise, Hotel Rates Drop

NEW YORK CITY, AUGUST 2006 – Travelers rejoice! Traveling is now paying for itself. As gas prices steadily rise, hotel rates in New York City are going to tick down a few notches. One hotel in midtown Manhattan, the historic Buckingham, is providing travelers with a reprieve with its “Give Me a Break” package, starting August 7th.

The national average for regular gas is $3.004 (as of July 31, 2006), but is expected to continue in its upward trend. For every percent that the national average price for regular gas rises from this initial starting point, the property will deduct an equal percentage from its original rate of $299 at the time of booking. So if those gas prices rise another 10%, boarders will receive a $29.90 discount.

“Gas prices are out of control – flights, driving and hotels cost more than ever – and leaving families stranded without a vacation this year,” said Stephen Shapiro, managing partner for the Buckingham Hotel. “We’re doing our part to encourage families to take their vacations, instead of staying home.”

The “Give Me a Break” package, which is available through Labor Day, is following the national gas average closely on the Energy Information Administration’s website (

This penny-saving package is available for new reservations only, other restrictions may apply. For further details, travelers can visit the Buckingham Hotel web site at or call toll free at 888-511-1900. This special may be booked only by telephoning the Hotel, and using the promotional code, “Give Me a Break.”

About the Buckingham

Now celebrating its 75th Anniversary, the Buckingham is perfectly located on 57th Street and 6th Avenue in Manhattan. With décor that echoes the red velvet and dark wood of the famed concert hall, the Buckingham has been host to the world’s top classical musicians and other celebrities for generations.

Amenities at the Buckingham include a complete pre-arrival concierge service, full-service business center, in-room high-speed anywhere-Internet connection, wired meeting space and a 24-hour state-of-the-art fitness center with private shower and sauna.

The Patrons’ Lounge offers a flat-panel television that screens CNBC by day and Carnegie Hall-themed movies by night. The Buckingham also offers a lending library of live Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center music and performance on CD and DVD.

The property is just seconds from Central Park, David Letterman’s Ed Sullivan Theatre, Steinway’s piano gallery, the Museum of Modern Art, the renowned 57th Street art galleries as well as shopping destinations like Tiffany’s, Prada, Gucci, Bergdorf Goodman’s and Barney’s.

Stylish and smart, the public spaces of the Buckingham are filled with music and commissioned artwork from the property’s own permanent collection – starting right at the front door with the Buckingham’s signature stained glass “Dancing King” and eleven unique installations of deconstructed musical instruments (“Bounce Fugue”) that line the entrance way.

For more information visit the Buckingham Hotel Web site at or call toll free at 888-511-1900.

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