New York City is home to the world’s finest tennis, annually taking place at the US Open. Lotte New York Palace proudly joined the revelry with a special night celebrating the game. Held in the Iconic Courtyard at Lotte New York Palace, General Manager Becky Hubbard welcomed guests and press to a night of cocktails, small bites, friendly competition and star appearances.
The big draw of the evening was world-champion tennis star Rafael Nadal. About 100 attendees gathered in The Palace’s courtyard to enjoy specialty cocktails, white sangria, ceviche, waffle cones and tennis ball cake pops and the opportunity to meet Rafael Nadal. However, as the crowd mingled and enjoyed the beautiful New York evening, superstar sisters Serena and Venus stunned guests with a surprise appearance. After a brief photo-shoot, the Williams sisters played a friendly game of Xbox tennis. Shortly thereafter, Mr. Nadal made his way to the courtyard, where he posed for photos with guests and press before engaging our own Becky Hubbard in a light-hearted game of tennis on Xbox as well.
The star-studded event won’t soon be forgotten by those who attended, as guests used the hashtag #palaceperks to document the evening. Be sure to follow Lotte New York Palace on social media, and search #palaceperks to get a glimpse of Rafael Nadal and Venus and Serena Williams gracing us with their presence. For more information about upcoming events and exciting news at Lotte New York Palace, be sure to sign up for our newsletter.