New York’s Intimate Lowell Hotel Celebrates the Holidays With Victorian Charm

NEW YORK, NY — (MARKET WIRE) — October 18, 2006 — Bustling holiday city streets, as immortalized in Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” inspire Christmas Present at New York City’s stylish Lowell Hotel. Listed among the National Register of Historic Places, Lowell guests become part of a Victorian Christmas card come to life with the hotel’s “Christmas Carol at the Lowell” holiday package.

As the only luxury hotel in New York City with wood burning fireplaces, The Lowell will hang and fill guests’ stockings with care above their pine-scented glow for a warm and festive ambience. The Lowell’s “Christmas Carol” package also features luxury overnight accommodations for two in one of the hotel’s residentially appointed guestrooms, sumptuous holiday cookies and choice of hot toddy or warm cider at turn-down; and a choice of either a romantic horse drawn carriage ride through Central Park, replete with cashmere lap blanket, special holiday picnic basket and session of ice skating at Wollman Rink; or a chauffeured tour in the hotel’s Bentley to Gotham’s most spectacular holiday sites, lights and window displays, along with a gourmet picnic basket and a session of skating in Rockefeller Center. The “Christmas Carol” package starts at $1,000.00 per night, based on double occupancy, plus applicable tax and service charges.

Holiday Afternoon Tea & Gift Wrapping

The Lowell celebrates its place amid New York City’s famed Madison Avenue boutiques with complimentary gift wrapping service offered to patrons during Afternoon Tea throughout the season. Served daily from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., The Lowell’s Holiday Afternoon Tea will feature a selection of teas from around the world or a choice of a hot toddy or warm cider, fresh scones, festive cakes and pastries, as well as sumptuous clotted crème, preserves and delicate finger sandwiches, all served on fine hand-painted china.

Listed among the Top 100 Hotels in the World and Top 25 Hotels in North America, The Lowell is consistently named in Travel + Leisure Magazine’s Annual World’s Best Awards. Centrally located on 63rd Street between Madison and Park Avenues, the Lowell offers 47 suites and 23 deluxe rooms, all of which are uniquely decorated with exquisite antique furnishings. Many of the suites, including the recently renovated Manhattan Suite and Lowell Suites, feature private terraces as well as wood burning fireplaces. For reservations and more information, please call 800-221-4444 or www.lowellhotel.com.

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