Start Your New Year Right With Our Must-Try Recommendations

Begin 2017 with new experiences and adventures. The staff at Lotte New York Palace has compiled their recommendations for must-try, must-see and must-experience activities at both The Palace and around New York City. Take it from our experts and start the New Year right, with some of our insider picks, from craft cocktails and fine foods to live music, spa treatments, unique museums and much more:


Our on-site French patisserie, Pomme Palais, is a delight for guests and locals alike. Ola, Pomme Palais’ Manager, recommends the homemade macaroons, as well as the honey and ginger tea to boost wellness and beauty. Pomme Palais team member Alreni says the chocolate bar is a must-try: “It’s an adult Kit-Kat…made of hazelnut crunch and chocolate mousse on top.”


The culinary options don’t end at Pomme Palais. Director of Restaurants, John Gulinello, recommends stopping by VILLARD for the Lobster Pearl Pasta, which he says is a “dish like no other”, as well as the Billionaire’s Bacon, prepared with five spices and offering an Asian inspired twist. Felix Hum, Food and Beverage Manager of Trouble’s Trust, says the Ruby Kiss cocktail is a must-try, featuring muddled raspberries, schnapps, vodka and champagne; while the Queen of Mean is a house classic consisting of whiskey, apple juice, ginger beer, elderflower syrup and baked apple chips.


Of course there is more to do at Lotte New York Palace than simply sip and savor. Guest Experience team member, Adrianna, recommends enjoying a performance by jazz duo, Acute Inflections, who performs every Monday in the Lobby Lounge. Shanowa recommends a visit to the Spa at Lotte New York Palace, and experiencing a clarifying facial which leaves skin feeling soft and rejuvenated.


Explore the best of Manhattan and New York City’s outer boroughs with destinations like Café What?, which boasts some of the best music in the city and has been a hangout for legends such as Jimi Hendrix and Bob Dylan. Diego Chingo of the Front Desk suggests visiting Queens to catch up on your movie and television history at the Museum of the Moving Image. Emma of the Guest Experience team loves to visit the Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, while Chris Mendez recommends the Bronx Zoo, the biggest zoo in New York.


NYC offers a vast array of excellent food and dining options, such as Joe’s Pizza, which Josephine says is a New York classic, and Molly’s Cupcakes in the East Village. Jason on the financial team loves ABC Kitchen, while Illana suggests Las Margaritas for authentic Colombian cuisine and frozen margaritas.

No matter how you want to start your New Year, you will find it in New York City and at Lotte New York Palace. Be sure to contact us before your stay, and allow our Concierge team to help plan your getaway. We look forward to seeing you in NYC!

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