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Hotels Are Pissed as Macy's Thanksgiving Parade Changes Its Route

March 10, 2011 at 8:31 AM | by | ()

See ya Times Square!

We know, that title might be off putting. After all, who can think about Thanksgiving when everyone's plotting out where to get wildly inappropriately drunk for St. Patrick's Day? Hotels, that's who. And that's because the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is changing up its route in 2012.

Instead of floating down Seventh Avenue, the route will switch over to the more manageable Sixth Avenue and hotels on the old route are pissed to be missing out on the parade revenue.

NY Daily News reports:

Marriott expects to lose $2 million to $3 million from the shakeup, according to Mike Stengel, a Marriott vice president. He said the company's two Times Square hotels, the Marquis and the Renaissance, will no longer be able to charge premium rates, enforce minimum 2-to-3 night stays or rent out restaurant space on Thanksgiving weekend.

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The Five Best Hotels for the 2009 Macy's Thanksgiving Parade

November 2, 2009 at 12:54 PM | by | ()

Yes, once again it's time for our annual list of Best Hotels For Watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. This is our fourth installment and while last year's choices and anything in the vicinity of Times Square still holds true, we decided to do away with the old and bring in some new choices. And it looks like the Macy's Day parade will be trying something new itself on November 26th.

This year the parade will go down 7th Avenue instead of the old Broadway. The start will still kick off at 77th and Central Park West.

Sadly, the cast of Glee will not be performing at the parade, a lame decision on Macy's and NBC's part but there's still plenty of traditional fun to be had. However, you may miss out on all of it if you don't book soon. As we said last year, the early bird totally gets the good, crunchy, still warm part of the stuffing here.

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The Five Best Hotels for the 2008 Macy's Thanksgiving Parade

November 3, 2008 at 1:06 PM | by | ()

It's that time of the year again--The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. And the annual tradition on HotelChatter has been to round up the best hotels with views of the parade. We've come up with a new batch this year but just in case, you can peruse our previous selections here.

As we were writing this, we found that a lot of hotels in Manhattan along the parade route have availability and most were asking for reasonable prices (considering it's Manhattan during the Macys parade.) However, the rates may change as Thanksgiving gets closer so remember, the early bird totally gets the best part of the stuffing here.

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Best Hotels for the Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade

October 24, 2007 at 3:17 PM | by | ()

A few years back we did a list of Hotels on the Macys Parade Route for those of you considering a visit to the Big Apple to see the action live and in person.

While not much has changed, there are some new hotels we think are worth a look. Like the newly opened Six Columbus. Or the Mandarin Oriental (if you can afford it). How about Vikram Chatwal's funky Dream Hotel?

For more mainstream options if you want to use your rewards points we say try the W Hotel Times Square or the Doubletree Guest Suites in Times Square. Really, anything along Broadway in Times Square should offer you a view. Even if you can't book a room with a parade view, you can watch from other floors.

If you want to study the parade route, the NYCvisit.com has their own list of hotels with parade views. One last piece of advice? When booking make it absolutely clear to the reservations agent that you want a room with a view of the parade. Not just a view but of the parade.

[Photo: MTKR]

Related Stories:
· Hotels on the Macys Parade Route [HotelChatter]

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Hotels on the Macy's Parade Route

October 28, 2005 at 2:28 PM | by | ()

For some, Thanksgiving is a time to see everyone you are related to, and for others it's all about football. But everyone loves the damn parade--so where is all the hotel action for next months Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Here is a list of some hotels on the parade route:

·   Sheraton New York Hotel & Tower
This hotel is just finishing renovations, according to October guests, which means nice new rooms for your parade watching comfort.

·   Crowne Plaza
Offers comfort and location.

·   Hotel Walcott
A NYC bargain choice that offers typically small rooms, slow elevators, and cold showers, according to some recent visitors.

·   Ameritania Hotel, beware of the small rooms. However, you can find some great rates at this property from time to time, and we hear they recently added free WiFi .

Related Stories:
·   Macy's Parade[NYC Tourist]
·   Thanksgiving Parade Hotels [About]
·   New York City Hotel Reviews [TripAdvisor]