Stay, Dine and Win a Signed Copy of Michel Richard’s “Happy in the Kitchen”

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day in style or make a late winter pilgrimage to one of the city’s most romantic new restaurants by staying at The Palace and dining at The Gallery at Villard Michel Richard to receive a personally inscribed copy of Chef Michel Richard’s best-selling cookbook Happy in the Kitchen.

Palace Guests who arrange an accompanying reservation at The Gallery at Villard Michel Richard anytime through March 1 will receive a free copy of Happy in the Kitchen, a book that broadcasts Chef Michel’s trademark creativity, charm and talent to aspiring cooks of all ability levels.

The Gallery is an intimate 50-seat space, located in the historic Villard Mansion, that serves as a picture-perfect venue for Chef Michel’s prix-fixe menu and Promenade Gourmand tasting menu, each imbued with the chef’s signature sophistication and whimsy.

Once you have reserved your stay at The Palace, please contact the restaurant at 212.891.8100 or The New York Palace Concierge team at 212.303.6033 to reserve your table in The Gallery and to arrange chef Michel’s personalized inscription on your copy of Happy in the Kitchen.

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Celebrate the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. in New York City

As an important center of African-American history and the present-day home of an array of diverse residents and travelers alike, New York City is the perfect place to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

In addition to the events and celebrations detailed below, the city offers plenty of engaging and inspiring activities to explore during the three-day weekend. Central Park is beautiful in the winter, providing a quiet respite to balance the shopping, dining and shows of Midtown Manhattan. If you do want to find excitement and elegance, it’s never far at The Palace, home to the acclaimed restaurant Villard Michel Richard and Trouble’s Trust, Manhattan’s best new cocktail bar.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2014 Events in NYC

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Tour in Historic Harlem

Home of the famous Harlem Renaissance and well-known cultural attractions like the Abyssinian Baptist Church, Striver’s Row, and the Apollo Theater, Harlem is to this day an important hub of African-American business, art and culture. This two-hour tour, operated by Big Onion Walking Tours, meets at 135th Street and Lenox Avenue (just a short subway ride away from The Palace) and costs just $20. The tour will traverse the historic blocks of Central Harlem, passing by sites frequented by W.E.B DuBois, Malcolm X, and other luminaries of African-American history.

Learn more at www.bigonion.com.

Harlem Gospel Choir Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Matinee Show

One of the country’s most prominent and acclaimed choirs delivers a special matinee performance to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. The 65-member choir will perform at noon at the BB King Blues Club, in the heart of Times Square. The Harlem Gospel Choir’s shows are known for their enthusiasm and unfettered joy – the perfect way to celebrate the birthday of one of the world’s most influential and inspiring figures.

Find out more at www.harlemgospelchoir.com.

Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art at The Studio Museum

Offering a unique glimpse of the emergence and development of black performance art in the decades since Martin Luther King, Jr. worked for integration and equality, this exhibit features more than 100 works by 36 artists. Video, performance-based photography, interactive works, and performance installations are on display this winter at the Studio Museum in Harlem.

Learn more at www.studiomuseum.org.

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A 2014 Travel Bucket List

Staff and correspondents from The Boston Globe recently published their top recommendations on where to travel, where to stay, what to do and what to eat in 2014. We are thrilled to share what Christopher Muther had to say about his recent ‘fantasy’ stay in The Towers.

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A NEW YORK FANTASY STAY

I am a fan of posh hotels (I immediately check the brand of soap and shampoo to determine the level of hotel I’m patronizing) and I tend to be a bit of a snob about accommodations. Checking the brand of shower gel was not necessary at The New York Palace. Mine was a room like no other, and I’m pretty sure the suite was larger than my Boston apartment. In a fantasy, I strolled from the giant bedroom and surveyed my temporary domain. A bath and a half, a palatial living room, and a full kitchen. Foyer? Coat closet? Check. The property just underwent a $140 million renovation and was dripping in rich materials. It was, hands down, the nicest (and priciest) place I’ve ever stayed. I even hosted a party. With a view of St. Patrick’s Cathedral below, I enjoyed a lovely night sampling the one percenter life. One-bedroom suites from $995 a night.
455 Madison Ave., 212-888-7000, www.newyorkpalace.com

Towers Suite

We are confident that you will be taken by our renovation and an enhanced Towers experience, click here for more information on Towers accommodations.

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