Enjoy an At-Home Scavenger Hunt for Kids

Like a New Yorker, Travel Inspiration

Discover and Learn About NYC’s Famous Landmarks

We might not be able to travel now, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy the benefits of travel from home. Let the kids explore, discover, and learn about a new destination with the Hotel 48LEX Scavenger Hunt. Below you’ll find printable cards of New York City’s most famous landmarks, each complete with an interesting fact about the site. Print them out and hide them throughout the house, and see how long it takes the kids to uncover these gems for themselves. They’ll learn about historical sites, modern marvels, and everything else the Big Apple has to offer. Whoever finds a card earns the point value written on it, and they can earn bonus points if they remember the fun fact at the end.

Scavenger Hunt Cards


Honor the Spirit of Travel for National Tourism Week

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Celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week with our Exclusive Gift Card Sale

Early May always marks one of our favorite events — National Travel and Tourism Week — which kicked off on May 3 and ends May 9, 2020. As you can well imagine, we’re big proponents of adventurous souls indulging their desire to seek out fresh vistas and new adventures. We’re always honored to offer world-class accommodations to area visitors seeking an exceptional stay.    


However, it also goes without saying that this year’s celebration is considerably different from those in years past. Since travel is difficult (if not impossible) for many right now, we’re focused on honoring its spirit, and committed to remaining optimistic for the future. We believe that this too shall pass, and those with a penchant for voyage will soon be looking for new escapes to explore.


We completely understand. But regardless of any temporary obstacles, we remain optimistic for the future. We know that this too shall pass, and those with a penchant for voyage will soon be looking for new escapes to explore. 


That’s why we’re observing this year’s Tourism Week just a little differently. We know that everyone will be soon more eager than ever to pack their bags to wander the world once again, so we’re committed to standing strong in support of the local communities that we serve. In light of this, we’re prepared an offer for those who are looking forward to wandering the world without worry. 


Starting now through Tuesday, May 26, any gift card purchase (good for a future stay) includes 30% in savings! That means when you spend $100, you’re getting $150 in redeemable value. Buy a $200 card, and redeem it for a $300 value when you’re ready to visit. Spend $400, and receive $600. Or even spend $500, and get $750 in value! 


If you’re looking to try someplace new, 48LEX has several sister properties also participating in this incredible offer. Choose your dream destination, and discover an adventure! 



Midtown EastHotel 48LEX

BrooklynNU Hotel



The Rittenhouse



Annapolis Waterfront Hotel, Autograph Collection


Washington DC

Capitol Hill Hotel

The St. Gregory Hotel



Cadillac Hotel & Beach Club, Autograph Collection

Winter Haven Hotel, Autograph Collection 

THēsis Hotel Miami


Key West

Parrot Key Hotel & Villas



Santa Monica – The Ambrose

Santa Barbara – Hotel Milo

MontereyThe Sanctuary Beach Resort



Pan Pacific Seattle



El Paso – The Plaza Hotel



The Envoy, Autograph Collection

The Boxer

The Whitney


There’s no denying this is a difficult time. Our whole team is sincerely looking forward to serving you with true comfort, well-being and immaculate service in mind. Here’s hoping that by offering you such unbeatable savings, we’ll all be able to look even more forward to when we can see each other again soon.     


National Plan for Vacation Day: Your New York City 2020 Getaway

Art + Culture, Travel Inspiration

We’re approaching the end of January, and there’s no better way to march full steam into 2020 than by booking a trip on National Plan for Vacation Day. Join a world of fellow travelers committing to getting away this year, and start planning your special New York City vacation today. The annual booking celebration takes place on the last Tuesday of every January, and it will fall on the 28th this year. 

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The Best Ways to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in NYC

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Since 1907, Manhattan revelers have gathered in Times Square to watch the ball drop, welcoming them into the New Year. Though over a million spectators continue to gather amidst the neon glow of Times Square, there’s more to New York than the brilliant lights and dazzling energy. Here’s how insiders spend New Year’s Eve in NYC.

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How to Plan the Perfect Labor Day Weekend in NYC

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Celebrate Labor Day in the city where it was founded. Since a New York labor union first established the holiday in 1882, it has become a welcome break for New Yorkers — and a way to celebrate the unofficial end of the summer season. Here’s how to have the perfect Labor Day in NYC.

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How to Ride the NYC Ferry Like a New Yorker

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The NYC Ferry is bringing locals and visitors to the city’s once-industrial shores. Along the East River, explore some of New York’s best restaurants, bars and arts. The NYC Ferry connects lower Manhattan with the Brooklyn and Queens waterfronts, making for a more relaxed and scenic way to get around. Skip the subway and hit the spots below when you take the NYC Ferry this summer.

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48 Hours in the Upper East Side Like a New Yorker

Like a New Yorker, Travel Inspiration

If you want to follow the well-heeled locals in New York, just spend 48 hours on the Upper East Side. The neighborhood’s doors lead to many of the city’s best restaurants and cultural attractions — and chances are at least one will be held by a white-glove doorman. And because it’s located just a hop, skip, and jump from Midtown, it’s easy to spend the weekend on the Upper East Side.

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NYC Outdoor Activities to Enjoy on Earth Day

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New York may not be known as the greenest city on the planet. But on Earth Day, the city gives Mother Nature the celebration she deserves. Looking for NYC outdoor activities to enjoy on Earth Day? From Earth Day celebrations to simply taking in the sun, sea, and salty air, these are the best things to see and do this year.

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