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So the New York Yankees won the World Series last night and we're sure The Hotel Indigo Chelsea has popped plenty of bubbly for their Philly guest losers. But the celebrations aren't over yet. The city of New York will throw a traditional ticker tape parade to honor the athletes tomorrow in downtown New York. The official route:
The parade will begin at 11 a.m. at Broadway at Battery Place and proceed northbound up the fabled Canyon of Heroes to City Hall, at Chambers St.
At City Hall, the Yankees will be presented with Keys to the City at 1 p.m. by Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
You don't need a hotel room to watch the parade but it does make things easier. Since this is so last minute we fully expected hotels to bump up their rates for tonight, but surprisingly there are some deals. It's just a shame that Andaz Wall Street and W Downtown aren't open yet.
See that bubbly on the bed? That could be yours if you're a Phillies fan. Or not.
Tomorrow is the first game in the 2009 World Series Championships with the Yankees facing off against The Phillies in the Bronx. We've told you about some of your options for booking a hotel room but here's a deal especially for Phillies fans from The Hotel Indigo NYC Chelsea, which just opened the other week. But it's not quite a "nice" deal.
Called "Drown Your Sorrows", the package offers Phillies guests a bottle of Perrier-Jouet champagne if their team loses--"As expected", says the hotel. Oh smack! You must show your game ticket and a valid ID showing your address in the city of Philadelphia as well as that you're over 21 in order to get the loser's bubbly. Our question is: Would you actually accept this bottle of champagne from the hotel if your team lost? If so, then we think the hotel better put in some clause about vandalizing the room with champagne.
The Yankees and The Phillies are set to square off in the 2009 World Series Championships on Wednesday at Yankee Stadium and tickets on Stubhub.com are starting out at nearly $300 a piece. That's definitely steep but if you're a fan, then money's no object. Your hotel room, however, is another issue.
Yankees fans can snack on grilled sirloin sliders and crisp calamari fries, or throw back a few celebratory drinks in anticipation of their team’s win. Fans that really want to hit it out of the ballpark can opt for the Fall Unwind special, available in Bar 10 from 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Customers can sample the beer package, which includes a choice of four bottles of their favorite brews (Sam Adams, Budweiser, Bud Light, Miller Light and Coors light) and an order of select lounge fare, all for just $28.
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*UPDATE* As of today, the Palomar is offering another introductory rate, and like last week’s, it starts at a very reasonable $119 per night, including continental breakfast. The special rate is for stays Thursday–Sunday until Feb. 28, 2010—but must be booked by October 30. The rate code to use online or on the phone is DINE1. (But it’s not available for those Phillies World Series dates—we checked.)
So the Phillies clinched their World Series spot, and now everyone awaits the Yankees to follow suit tonight. But it’s not just sports fans craving the drama of the big east-coast rivalry. The city of Philadelphia would love a Phillies-Yanks matchup, and all the money it could bring, partly through hotel-room taxes.
Which is great news for the new Hotel Palomar Philadelphia. During a quick trip to Philly yesterday, we popped into the city’s first Kimpton to have a peek at the lobby (small but, indeed, cozy as we predicted from the photos we saw last week.) There was plenty of activity and a front-desk clerk told us that the hotel had “hit the ground running” since its opening last Thursday. Rooms were fully booked for the first six nights, but you can snag one tomorrow night from $259 or this Sunday night from $159.