When was the last time you went to New York? In the city that never sleeps, the world is in constant evolution, and I’m here to tell you the latest, newest and everything that’s hot right now! This week we begin with the NEW YORK series and all the RoviTips you need to know on your next trip to the Big Apple!
HOW TO GET HERE: FLY NORWEGIAN
I flew to NYC with Norwegian, the new airline company with a huge base in Barcelona and I have to say it has been a wonderful experience. The planes are totally new, they have screens on each seat (no other airline to US has). Flight time from Barcelona-NewYork is 7h and to fly back is 6h30, the fastest plane I ever took from BCN-NY.
I flew premium class I suggest you try to get seats 5A, 5B, (or the other side) its the last one in premium and it gives the sensation of space as you have nobody on the right side, feels like your own private room.
The seat is super comfortable and they give you a nordic style blanket for a good night flight sleep.
The food is one of the best I ever had on a plane, tomato mozzarella as a starter and steak with french fries with Farggi ice cream as dessert. And for the drinks (and snacks) you can choose directly from your touch screen and the stewardess will bring it to you, they even have cocktails, fancy a Mohito in the sky?
You will land in Newark Airport, which is about 45 min to the center, take an Uber (around 80 dollars)
WHERE TO STAY: HOTEL AMERICANO
The it place to be in NYC is Chelsea and there you will find the coolest hotel where all the artists are staying now, the Hotel Americano. This luxury boutique hotel belongs to the Mexican group Habita, I discovered them on my last trip to Mexico last year, where the coolest hotels in town are the Habita and the Condesa DF hotels in the group*. Well, because they are the place to be in Mexico, the Americano had to be the place to be in NYC and it was the perfect choice.
The HotelAmericano offers the most amazing views from the rooftop floor, where you also have a swimming pool and a very cool terrace to relax.
The rooms are very modern focused on design, with a huge window by the bed (which is on the floor but very comfortable) , great for instapics 😉 and the bathroom amenities are from Le Labo, my favourite fragrance.
On Halloween night, the hottest party in New York City that all my local friends were attending happened to be the one at the Hotel Americano. From the reception to the rooftop floor, the whole hotel transformed into a club. I have never seen more dressed up people in a Halloween party (and I have been in LA for Halloween too a couple of years ago) super fun night to remember! One thing is forsure the Mexicans know how to party, tequila cocktails and Veuve Clicquot champagne all night!
Also you can see that Mexican touch in details such as the breakfast, where you can have many Mexican dishes, such as huevos rancheros, the Mexican tortillas the green chile sauce and I recommend you the Avocado toast!!
The restaurant at the Hotel Americano is also cool hotspot to visit!! The neon lights from the terrace make the vibe super and the music is perfect to put you in the mood for a night out, the most famous club Marquee is just around the corner and so are all the best and most famous clubs in NYC, such as 1 OAK. Here for dinner have the rib eye with truffle french fries! As dessert do not forget the chocolate mousse! If you want a healthy meal during day time I recommend you here a delicious quinoa salad! top top
The best RoviTips I can give you when you come to NYC is that you explore it by foot, so pack a pair of trainers and be ready to walk around the city. When you stay at the Hotel Americano you are at the heart of the art district and you have so many places to see , visit.. You even have bikes at the hotel you can take for a tour. Visit the Chelsea Market, and the High line and the galleries surrounding the hotel! Get lost in the streets and discover!
On the next chapters on the blog I will give you more info about NYC, restaurants, shops etc !
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Thank you for reading and see you in New York amigos!