For the eighth consecutive year, Australian travelers make up the largest sector of international guests staying at the Hotel Beacon NYC on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.
The extraordinary achievement – considering the total number of Australian visitors to NYC is significantly less than those arriving from the United Kingdom, Europe and Brazil – has been attributed to location, amenities and a warm welcome.
“It’s all about location in New York City and we have a great one, right in the heart of the Upper West Side neighborhood,” says Hotel Beacon NYC’s general manager, Tom Travers. “We’re close to great shopping, dining, museums and Central Park; the 72nd Street subway is just a block away.”
Surpassed in number only by American guests, Australians continue to make up the majority of the New York property’s overseas clientele with many visitors returning for a second or third stay.
“Australians have been staying with us for the past 24 years, but it’s really over the last eight years they’ve become the number one group in terms of visitor numbers,” says Mr Travers. “They stay longer and really try to experience all that New York has to offer.”
For the typically longer stays enjoyed by Australians who must travel further to visit NYC, Mr Travers says the hotel offers convenient amenities. Rooms are spacious, freshly decorated and come equipped with private kitchenettes. The one- and two-bedroom suites are decked out with full-size kitchens. Popular grocery store Fairway Market is located across the street, making it a cinch to self-cater or prepare a picnic basket to take to Central Market.
Other popular amenities include free WiFi, the recently introduced gym and workout room, as well as a coin-operated laundry room. “Aussies often arrive here after a couple of weeks on the road so they really appreciate the opportunity to do their laundry,” says Mr Travers.
The new Beacon Bar in the hotel’s stylish lobby is a popular spot for guests to relax with a drink after a long day of sightseeing. It should come as no surprise that more than a dozen beers are featured on the menu.
“Our second largest international group is from the UK, and the British like a beer too,” says Mr Travers.
For more details and bookings, see beaconhotel.com.
Contact: Tom Travers, +1 646 277 3220 (direct line), [email protected]