Manhattan- On Ice!

New York, NY: October 2006—While the snow has yet to fall, the ice is definitely frozen and the Buckingham Hotel is giving guests the chance to be some of the first to skate the frozen pond of Rockefeller Center’s ice rink. This season will mark The Rink’s 70th anniversary and to celebrate this historic occasion, the Buckingham is offering an equally exultant package, “Buckingham On Ice.”

Perfect for families or lovebirds, through November 12th the Buckingham On Ice package will present globetrotters with one of the hotel’s many spacious deluxe suites, a delicious two-course dinner for two from the dazzling Rock Center Café, as well as VIP skating on The Rink—which allows guests to skip the lengthy lines and provides them with complimentary skate rental—for $435 per night.*

For travelers who are unable to visit the city the dreams by November 12th, the Buckingham still has something special in store! For $435 per night*, visitors will still have the all the luxury of one of the boutique inn’s deluxe suites and will receive two tickets to The Rink, as well as have their skate rental covered.

“This is a historic time in New York City, celebrating a tradition that has spanned generations and lasted throughout the decades,” said Stephen Shapiro, owner of the Buckingham Hotel. “Our hotel is honored to partner with such a memorable landmark.”

For further details, travelers can visit the Buckingham Hotel web site at or call toll free at 888-511-1900. These specials may be booked by using the promotional code, “Buckingham On Ice.”

*A minimum of two nights required.

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.

About The Rink

Managed by Restaurant Associates, the renowned Ice Rink was first opened in 1936 as the premiere artificial outdoor skating pond built in New York City, complete with modern amenities: night skating, a heated house for changing skates, piped-in music and rink-side dining. Today the Ice Rink is an historic landmark and public treasure. Surrounded by views of the gilded statue of Prometheus and the magnificent, soon-to-be-lit tree, the Ice Rink expects 130,000 skating enthusiasts to enjoy the 2005/2006 season during daily sessions, ice skating lessons, group sessions, and rentals. Measuring 122 feet long and 59 feet wide, the Ice Rink, located off of Fifth Avenue, between 49th and 50th streets, will be open until early April, seven days a week. For more information on the Ice Rink, visit or call 212-332-7655.

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