New York

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New York City, half-jokingly referred to as the center of the universe, rumbles with energy, ambition and gusto.

Experience the neon at night in Times Square, the bustle of Grand Central Terminal, or some freewheeling fun at Coney Island’s amusement park. New York also has its serious side in Brooklyn’s hip, artistic neighborhood or the sobering 9/11 Memorial at World Trade Center Ground Zero. Out on the harbor, the Statue of Liberty — a beacon of hope for millions of immigrants fleeing war and famine in the late-19th century — still symbolizes freedom and New York’s reputation as a make-or-break city, attracts millions of dreamers, who come to try their luck in The Big Apple.

Divided into five boroughs — Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and the Bronx — New York is home to more than eight million people and a diverse multi-cultural mix. You'll find authentic ethnic eateries throughout multi-cultural hubs like Chinatown and Little Italy. Diversity in New York is embraced and celebrated, from African American music and culture in Harlem to Judaism in Brooklyn’s Borough Park, which has one of the largest Orthodox Jewish communities outside of Israel.

The iconic subway system forms an intricate labyrinth above and below the ground. It’s the easiest public transportation option for visitors; purchase your MetroCard and refill on a pay-as-you-go basis. Walking is the best way to soak up the city’s sights and explore Manhattan’s eclectic neighborhoods, from the wealthy Upper West Side to the lively East Village.

Midtown East, where you’ll find the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, Chrysler Building, Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library, is an ideal stop for those new to the city. First-timers needn’t feel anxious about finding their way. The city’s grid system is simple to navigate and New Yorkers are quick to offer assistance should you lose your way.

New York caters to culture buffs, with galleries like the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Opera to Broadway’s cozy theaters and the Upper West Side’s Lincoln Center. Those in search of proof that the city never sleeps won’t be disappointed, with countless shops, bars and clubs open until late hours of the night.

Where to stay in New York

Hotel Edison Times Square
Hotel Edison Times Square
4 out of 5
228 W 47th St, New York, NY, 10036
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is HK$954 per night from 30 May to 31 May
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in New York. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the clean rooms and the family ...
3.9/5 Good! (2,763 reviews)
"Excellent location, comfortable stay, good breakfast."

Reviewed on 17 May 2022

Hotel Edison Times Square
Millennium Hotel Broadway Times Square
Millennium Hotel Broadway Times Square
4 out of 5
145 W 44th St, New York, NY, 10036
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is HK$1,201 per night from 30 May to 31 May
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in New York. Enjoy free WiFi, room service and a 24-hour fitness centre. Our guests praise the convenient parking ...
3.5/5 Good! (6,132 reviews)
"Good spacious rooms. Great shower. Comfortable beds. Great location and helpful staff. Great they kept bags after check out. Very useful. Thank you Coffee station in the room would have been lovley. Otherwise tahnk you"

Reviewed on 17 May 2022

Millennium Hotel Broadway Times Square
Arlo Midtown
Arlo Midtown
4 out of 5
351 West 38th Street, New York, NY, 10018
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is HK$1,476 per night from 30 May to 31 May
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in New York. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace and breakfast. Our guests praise the clean rooms in their reviews. ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (1,576 reviews)
"Cool vibe and very helpful and friendly staff. Glad we booked an accessible room as the standard King rooms were really small (although this is the norm for Manhattan).Once it was dark it didn't feel particularly safe - a lot of drunks and homeless along 38th."

Reviewed on 4 May 2022

Arlo Midtown
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31 Street Broadway Hotel
31 Street Broadway Hotel
2 out of 5
38 West 31st Street, New York, NY, 10001
The price is HK$353 per night from 31 May to 1 Jun
Stay at this aparthotel in New York. Enjoy WiFi, room service and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the quiet rooms and the property condition in their ...
2.6/5 (500 reviews)
"Absolutely loved this place and it’s location as it was easy to commute. I would definitely recommend staying here, the front desk was polite and helpful as we got there earlier then our check in time and assist us with our luggage accommodations and later return to check in at a later time as well. ..."

Reviewed on 22 May 2022

31 Street Broadway Hotel
Radio City Apartments
Radio City Apartments
3.5 out of 5
142 West 49th Street, New York, NY, 10019
The price is HK$1,201 per night from 30 May to 31 May
Stay at this 3.5-star aparthotel in New York. Enjoy free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk and a business centre. Our guests praise the WiFi and the helpful staff in ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (2,649 reviews)
"Great location for going to the theatre. Felt safe and close to the subway."

Reviewed on 26 May 2022

Radio City Apartments
The Beekman Tower, Trademark Collection by Wyndham
The Beekman Tower, Trademark Collection by Wyndham
3.5 out of 5
3 Mitchell Pl, New York, NY, 10017
Stay at this 3.5-star aparthotel in New York. Enjoy free WiFi, 24-hour room service and a 24-hour fitness centre. Our guests praise the comfy beds and the property ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (182 reviews)
"Great location"

Reviewed on 26 May 2022

The Beekman Tower, Trademark Collection by Wyndham
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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