New York is the most ethnically diverse, religiously varied, commercially driven, famously congested and in the eyes of many, the most attractive urban centre in the world…
Visit the “City that never sleeps” for the experience of a lifetime as you immerse yourself in the extravagance of the Big Apple. From the glitz and glamour of Fifth Avenue, the vibrancy of Times Square and the skyscrapers of Manhattan, you can be part of Hollywood’s most famous movie set.
New York City is composed of the five boroughs namely the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island. The Bronx is the birthplace of hip-hop and the Yankees; Brooklyn is the most densely populated borough known for live music and sports events; Manhattan has world-class attractions such as museums, acclaimed restaurants and a dense population of some of the world’s tallest buildings; Queens is a diverse melting pot offering cuisine from around the world, Mets baseball and famous works of art and Staten Island, only a ferry ride away, is filled with rich history, architecture and magnificent views of New York City.
The local currency is United States Dollar (USD) and the time zone is UTC/GMT -4 hours in the summer months from March to October due to daylight saving time and UTC/GMT -5 hours in the winter months from November to February.
THINGS TO DO
Spend the night at Broadway in the Theatre District of Manhattan watching an award winning show such as Chicago, Les Miserables, Lion King or The Phantom of the Opera from some of the best seats in the house.
Luxury Dinner Cruise
Enjoy a leisurely cruise on the Hudson River in a luxurious private charter yacht and indulge in gourmet cuisine prepared by the chef on board. Iconic sights include the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridge and the Empire State Building.
Walk Brooklyn Bridge
Completed in 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States. Spanning nearly 1 600 feet across the East River, the Brooklyn Bridge connects lower Manhattan and Brooklyn. There is a pedestrian walkway above the roadway, offering great views of the Manhattan skyline.
New York City Tour
Your personal chauffeur will take you on a city tour in a private luxury sedan, SUV or limousine. You can choose the length of your tour as well as where you would like your driver to stop. Whether you want to take a photograph with New York’s iconic landmarks or enjoy the view as you walk across Brooklyn Bridge, you have the freedom to plan your itinerary.
Visit Central Park
Central Park is an open-air oasis and a visual masterpiece created by landscape designer Frederick Law Olmsted and architect Calvert Vaux. Central Park opened in 1857 and takes up 840 acres of land. No matter the season or reason for your visit, this national historic landmark is a setting for enjoying various pursuits like jogging, bicycle riding, strolling, rollerblading, ice-skating, picnicking and much more! Ir provides the perfect setting for a gourmet butler-serviced picnic. You can choose between an authentic New York set menu or a customised picnic option to fulfil your culinary tastes.
Visit the Statue of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty was a gift of friendship from France to the United States and is a universal symbol of freedom and democracy. This 93 meter high statue is one of the symbols New York is known by. Cruises to this famous New York landmark can be taken from Battery Park in downtown Manhattan.
Empire State Building
You will visit the 86th and 102nd floors of the iconic Empire State Building. Skip the queues with your VIP Express pass and enjoy the spectacular 360° views from above. Discover the heart of New York City with breathtaking panoramic views from the observation deck.
High Line Park Private Guided Tour
This public park is built on a historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to West 34th Street. Take a private guided tour to discover the distinctive architecture and horticultural design of the park.
Night Out in New York City
Your chauffeur will collect you from your hotel in a limousine en route to an elite lounge or night club of your choice where you will enjoy cocktails with a view or bottle service as you dance the night away.
New York City is home to top-notch museums in art, architecture, photography, natural history, television, radio and technology. Visit The Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met), one of the world’s finest art museums, or take a private guided tour through the modern and contemporary works of art at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in Midtown Manhattan. You can choose to take the tour of MoMA before, during or after museum hours. You could also visit the Guggenheim Museum and the American Museum of Natural History.
Visit “Top of the Rock”
The “Top of the Rock” observation deck is a three-tiered deck at the top of the GE Building in Rockefeller Center. It offers one distinct advantage over the Empire State Building, being views of the Empire State Building. Offering spacious 360-degree decks, the Top of the Rock observation deck is considered “Top of the Rock” by many to provide the finest panoramic vistas of New York City. If you’d like to see the city under varying shades of light, come by just before sunset, when the sky slowly darkens and the urban sprawl begins to glow.
Shopping with a personal shopper
New York has the best shopping options the world has on offer. One of the most luxurious stretches of retail in the world, Fifth Avenue, is the main feature of New York’s shopping scene. On any given day, the New York’s most fashionable street resembles a couture runway. Also be sure to visit other luxury department stores in Manhattan such as Bergdorf Goodman, Barneys New York and Bloomingdales. Customised to suit your individual needs and style, your personal shopper will assist you in retail therapy in Fifth Avenue, the shops at Columbus Circle, Madison Avenue and SoHo to ensure that you are dressed to impress the New York elite.
Be sure to experience the heart of New York, Times Square. Times Square is formed by the crossing of Broadway and 7th Avenue that stretches from 42nd to 47th Street. It is well known for its illuminated sign all around the square. This vibrant area hosts the famous strip of Broadway theatres, as well as various restaurants and shops .The Nasdaq Stock Exchange also made Times Square its home.
If you are a passionate sports fan and would like to watch a live game in New York City, we will reserve you premium seats for those games. Whether you support the New York Yankees or the New York Mets in baseball, the New York Giants or the New York Jets in American Football, the New York Knicks or the Brooklyn Nets in basketball, or you would like to see the New York Rangers or the New York Islanders in action on the ice hockey arena, we can assist you in reserving VIP premium seats in luxury suites, subject to availability.
Based on Long Island, this is the playground of the elite. The ‘season’ runs from July to September. Take a luxury private vehicle or helicopter ride from New York to East Hampton and spend the day in the Hamptons driven by your chauffeur. Indulge in lunch at the Dockside Bar & Grill in Sag Harbor or 75 MAIN in Southampton.
Helicopter Flight to Niagara Falls
Take a helicopter ride to the Niagara Falls, the second largest falls in the world, located on the international border between the USA and Canada. You will be mesmerised by the beauty of this natural wonder.
PLACES OF INTEREST
New York boasts 6 Michelin three star restaurants. These restaurants are:
Le Bernardin is a French seafood restaurant located in Midtown Manhattan. It was started in 1972 in Paris by Gilbert and Maguy le Coze and moved to New York in 1986. Head chef, Erik Ripert’s signature dishes include kindai maguro (sustainably raised Japanese Bluefin Tuna, Kobe beef and Escolar).
Lunch: Monday – Friday: 12:00 pm – 02:30 pm
Dinner: Monday – Thursday: 05:15 pm – 10:30 pm
Friday – Saturday: 05:15 pm – 11:00 pm
The restaurant is closed on Sundays.
Dresscode: Jackets are required for gentlemen in the main dining room during both lunch and dinner. Ties are optional. In the lounge, jackets are recommended but not required.
Address: 155 West 51st Street, Manhattan
Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare
The Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare is located in Downtown Brooklyn. It was the first restaurant in Brooklyn to receive three Michelin stars. César Ramírez opened the restaurant, which seats 18 guests around a counter, in 2009.
The food is inspired by Japanese dishes which is all about the “ingredients, freshness and simpliciy”. They serve a pre-fixe dinner consisting of over 20 small plate courses which include canapes, cheeses, soups and desserts. The restaurant uses around 900 serving pieces each night. Ramírez introduces each course by listing the ingredients. It is very hard to get reservations at the restaurant and the waiting period can be up to 6 weeks. Reservations can only be made for parties of 2 or 4. Dinner is served Tuesday and Wednesday at 7pm and 7:45 pm and Thursday to Saturday at 6:00, 6:45, 9:30 and 9:55 pm.
Dress code: Formal Business Attire, jacket required for men. Jeans, sneakers, flip-flops, shorts or short sleeve shirts are not permitted in the dining room.
Address: 200 Schermerhorn Street (at Hoyt Street), Downtown Brooklyn
Eleven Madison Park
Eleven Madison Park is a Contemporary American restaurant located in Manhattan’s Flatiron District. It is located in a landmark art deco building, known as the Metropolitan Life North Building, with soaring 35-foot ceilings and a view of Madison Square Park.
Their multi-course tasting menu focuses on the extraordinary agricultural bounty of New York and on the centuries-old culinary traditions that have taken root there.
Lunch: Thursday–Saturday, noon–01:00pm
Dinner: Monday–Sunday, 05:30pm–10:00pm
Dress code: Jacket preferred
Address: 11 Madison Avenue, Manhattan
Per Se is a New American and French restaurant located on the fourth floor of the Time Warner Center. The restaurant is owned by chef Thomas Keller and has been called the best restaurant in New York City by the New York Times. The head chef is Eli Kaimeh.
The menu cosists of a choice between a nine-course vegetable tasting menu or a nine-course chef’s tasting menu. Their philosophy is for you experience the “sense of surprise” when you taste something so new, so exciting, so comforting, so delicious, you’ll think – “Wow” – and the it’s gone.
They therefore serve a series of small courses meant to excite your mind, satisfy your appetite and pique you curiosity.
Lunch: Friday to Sunday: 11:30 am to 01:30 pm
Dinner: Monday to Sunday: 05:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Dress code: Formal – Jacket preferred
Address: 10 Columbus Circle, 4th Floor, Time Warner Center, corner Broadway and 59th Street, Manhattan
Jean Georges located on the lobby level of the Trump International Hotel and Tower has been named after its owner Jean-Georges Vongerichten. The current executive chef is Mark LaPico.
The restaurant presents exquisitely crafted dishes blending French, American, and Asian influences. The local farmer’s market is the driving force behind the seasonal, ever-changing menu. Chef Jean-Georges is a master at maintaining the essence of ingredients while using them inventively to produce the best flavor. Jean-Georges’ chic and intimate dining room was redesigned by Thomas Juul-Hansen, with striking lighting by L’Observatoire. Impeccable service, tableside preparations, and floor-to-ceiling windows with stunning views of Central Park and Columbus Circle all contribute to an unforgettable dining experience.
Jean-Georges offers a three-course prix-fixe menu and two six-course tasting menus: a traditional tasting of the chef’s signature dishes and a seasonal tasting featuring fresh market ingredients. The prix-fixe and tasting menus are available Monday through Sunday for dinner. The restaurant also offers a two-course lunch menu.
Hours: Daily – 11:45 am to 11:00 pm
Dress code: Gentleman are required to wear a jacket. No jeans, sweatshirts or sneakers allowed. A tie is not required.
Address: Trump Hotel Central Park,1 Central Park West, Manhattan
Masa is a Japanese and Sushi restaurant located on the fourth floor of the Time Warner Center. The restaurant was opened by Chef Masa Takayama in 2004 and is considered one of the most expensive restaurants in the world, as well as the most expensive restaurant in New York City.
The restaurant’s sushi bar is a $60,000 piece of rare hinoki wood from Japan. Reservations for the 26 available seats are taken three weeks in advance. Chef Masa takes the guests on a tour with a multi-course prix-fixe menu according to seasonal availability. Diners enjoy five carefully composed appetizers, followed by a sushi entree featuring fifteen to twenty types of exotic seafood directly flown in from Japan, and a dessert course to complete the meal. Each ingredient is given its own spotlight to reveal its original essence.
Lunch: Tuesdays to Fridays: 12:00 pm to 01:00 pm
Dinner: Monday to Saturday: 06:00 pm to 09:00 pm. The restaurant is closed on Sundays.
Address: 10 Columbus Circle, 4th Floor, Time Warner Center, corner Broadway and 59th Street, Manhattan.
Subject to availability, we can reserve a private table for you at these or any other elite restaurants in New York.
NIGHTLIFEEnjoy designer cocktails especially prepared for you at exclusive cocktail lounges in the Meatpacking District include Zerzura on the rooftop of the Gansevoort Hotel, a sky-high oasis with spectacular views of the Hudson River and Manhattan skyline and The Top of the Standard in the Standard High Line Hotel, an opulent penthouse lounge with dramatic city views. PH-D Rooftop Lounge at Dream Downtown is the ultimate penthouse with panoramic Manhattan skyline views including the Hudson River and Empire State Building. You could also visit a lounge at Times Square such as The View Rooftop Lounge which is the only revolving lounge in New York serving or the R Lounge at Two Times Square offering breathtaking views over Times Square and a stylish oasis for you to relax in. For an authentic New York club experience we can arrange access to elite clubs such as 1OAK, Provocateur and Marquee. Subject to availability, we can reserve a private table for you at these lounges and clubs.
New York City has humid hot summers and wet cold winters. The weather can change dramatically in a matter of hours, and tourists and visitors should take this into account when packing for their trip.
Fall – September to November
These are some of the most pleasant months in New York City. The air is crisp and clear, and the sun shines often. Pack light slacks and long sleeve tops. You will also want to pack a warm sweater or coat for the evenings which can dip below freezing.
High: 12° to 24°C (54°F to 76°F)
Low: 5° to 16°C (41°F to 60°F)
Winter – December to February
During winter it can get very cold and windy. Snow and sleet can also make walking slippery and your clothes may get wet. Pack heavy, warm and waterproof clothing and shoes.
High: 3° to 6°C (38°F to 42°F)
Low: -1° to -4°C (26°F to 30°F)
Spring – March to May
These months are often quite pleasant. Pack light slacks and long sleeve tops. You will also want to pack a warm sweater or coat for the evenings.
High: 9° to 21°C (49°F to 70°F)
Low: 6° to 17°C (34°F to 53°F)
Summer – June to August
The summer months can bring stifling heat and humidity to the city. Even at night, temperatures may remain in the 90’s. Pack shorts and short sleeve shirts, preferably cotton.
High: 26° to 29°C (79°F to 83°F)
Low: 17° to 20°C (63°F to 68°F)