You may have visited New York, but never like this. Over a long weekend in early December, when the city glimmers with festive holiday decorations, we’ve created an unforgettable, 20-passenger tour packed with insider experiences that even the most well-connected and enterprising concierge would have trouble arranging. Book today using a qualifying American Express card and receive 10,000 Membership Rewards™ points!
- Guided, private shopping at designer showrooms
- Private cooking class and dinner
- Private rehearsal of a musical number from “The Book of Mormon” with a cast member
- Dinner at Blue Fin in the Theater District
- Orchestra seating to see “The Book of Mormon”
- Tour the High Line and Chelsea Market
- Book using a qualifying American Express card and receive 10,000 Membership Rewards™ points
- Limited to 20 participants
Friday, December 7, 2012
Morning: Arrive in New York City and transfer on your own to Mandarin Oriental New York on Columbus Circle. Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall and Fifth Avenue shopping are all within easy walking distance.
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.: Meet your expert shopping guides and transfer via private coach to the Garment District for private shopping experiences in designer showrooms not open to the public, where savings are up to 70% of retail.
5:00 p.m.: Return to the hotel.
6:00 p.m. (Estimated): Meet your guide on the ground floor of the Mandarin Oriental New York and proceed to a private cooking class for a hands-on lesson with a wine pairing.
6:30 to 9:30 p.m. (Estimated): Indulge in a private cooking experience, preparing a sumptuous Italian dinner accompanied by a wine tasting with a wine expert. All guests will receive a chef’s apron to use during the class and take home with them.
9:30 p.m.: Return via private coach to the Mandarin Oriental.
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel either in the restaurant or through room service.
9:45 a.m.: Meet your guide on the ground floor in the lobby of the hotel and transfer via private coach to a professional rehearsal studio used by Broadway actors and musicians.
10:00 to 11:30 a.m.: Experience a private rehearsal with a cast member and the musical director from “The Book of Mormon” and learn “Two By Two,” a song and dance routine from the show.
Afternoon at leisure
5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Estimated): Transfer by private coach to dinner at Blue Fin seafood restaurant on Times Square in the heart of Manhattan, hailed as “unstinting in sophistication and skill” by New York magazine.
7:30 p.m.: Walk to the Eugene O’Neill Theatre.
8:00 p.m.: Enjoy orchestra seating for “The Book of Mormon,” a ribald musical comedy from the creators of South Park called “the best musical of this century” by The New York Times and “the perfect Broadway musical” by Entertainment Weekly.
After the show, transfer by private coach to the Mandarin Oriental.
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel, then check out and store your luggage with the hotel’s bell staff.
9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.: Your guide will meet you in the lobby of the hotel and transfer with the group to a walking tour of the High Line, a mile-long New York City public “park in the sky” built from a section of the former elevated New York Central Railroad.
Next, you’ll visit the Chelsea Market, an enclosed urban food court – formerly the home of the Nabisco Oreo cookie, and now a New York foodie paradise. Nibble your way through the market tasting the various treats found there.
1:30 p.m.: Arrive back at the Mandarin Oriental for your departure home.
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