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Empire State Realty Trust Announces New Premium Experience For Visitors To The World’s Most Iconic Attraction

April 23, 2016 Destination North America No Comments Email Email

Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) today announced “The Empire State Building Premium Experience”—an exclusive, guided tour for visitors to the iconic international attraction.

The Premium Experience, solely available through limited, timed, advance reservations made online at, takes groups of up to seven guests throughout the Empire State Building (ESB), including the beautifully restored Art Deco lobby, ESB’s Celebrity Walk featuring famous celebrities and dignitaries who have visited ESB, the Sustainability Exhibit showcasing ESB’s groundbreaking, award-winning energy efficiency retrofit, the “Dare to Dream” Exhibit detailing the historic construction of the building, the 86th floor open-air Observatory, and the grand finale of the 102nd floor Observatory which provides unparalleled, 360-degree views of New York City and beyond.  ESB Observatory Ambassadors are able to customize each tour to the group’s interests, allowing group members to explore new areas, learn facts and trivia  not covered in a standard visit, and focus on those areas of the experience that are most important to them.

“‘The Empire State Building Premium Experience’ provides a private, customized, educational experience for those looking to connect with the international icon of New York City in a unique and personal way,” said Jean-Yves Ghazi, Director of the Observatory.  “The tour offers limited, timed, exclusive access each day, and will deliver the most intimate experience with the World’s Most Famous Building.”

The Empire State Building Premium Experience includes:

  • A 90-minute, guided tour with an Empire State Building Observatory Ambassador which includes VIP priority express access throughout the visit.
  • A commemorative souvenir photograph.
  • An intimate experience with a maximum of seven persons per tour.

In order to further enhance the experience, guests are encouraged to download the Empire State Building’s exclusive complimentary multimedia app prior to their visit on iTunes and Google Play.

The Premium Experience is available three times a day and is priced at $150 per person. Reservations are only available via an online appointment system at

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