This week we spent one night in NYC at the InterContinental New York Times Square. Paid rates at this hotel for a weeknight were over $600 per night plus tax. I used my free night from my Priority Club Visa credit card link. This card has a $49 annual fee after the first year free. By paying the annual fee you receive one free night at any of their properties worldwide.
The InterContinental New York Times Square hotel link is a new modern green hotel. The staff is friendly and the location is great if you want to see a Broadway show and spend some time in Central Park. This hotel is located on 44th Street just off of 8th Avenue. It is only a couple of blocks from the Port Authority Bus Terminal and around the corner from Shake Shack.
When we checked into the InterContinental Times Square, Brett asked us if we needed anything to make our stay more enjoyable. We told him would like a quiet corner room on a high floor. We were given room 3002. This corner room was small, but the views opened the room up for us with two walls of huge windows with beautiful views of the city. The bathroom was clean, bright and the shower was big with beautiful tile and a great rainfall shower head.
Tom Hanks was playing in Lucky Guy only a one block walk from our hotel. What a great treat to see Tom Hanks live on Broadway with a fabulous supporting cast.
We got tickets the day of the show to this sold out performance by purchasing standing room tickets for $27 each. The show is almost two hours in length and it was a long time for us to stand for a play. We prefer standing tickets for musicals. When we see musicals, we enjoy dancing in the dark together rather than just standing during the performance.
Standing room tickets are usually located directly behind the last row of the orchestra seats. You actually receive a number so you know where to stand. For Lucky Guy were in the center at the aisle and we had a direct clear view of stage throughout the entire show. For more information about standing room tickets and other discounts show tickets in NYC checkout this recent article from Playbill.com link. Additional information about discounts may be obtain from the box office for the show you want to see. Also I suggest you check Broadwaybox.com and Theatermania.com for discount offers.
The next day we met clients’ of my husband in the lobby restaurant area at our hotel and enjoyed a couple hours together. I requested and was given a 2 pm checkout time. At checkout we were told our bill had a zero balance. Great stay at a wonderful hotel with an amazing price. Looking forward to returning again to the InterContinental New York Times Square.