When the U.S. Lawn Tennis Association was founded in May of 1881, its members agreed to hold a national championship tournament at the Newport, Rhode Island Casino in August. Twenty-six players entered the men’s singles tournament. Richard Sears won without losing a set, while Clarence Clark and W. F. Taylor teamed to win the first doubles title. Sears went on to win the next six singles championships and was also a member of the winning doubles team in each of the next six years. Today, the US Open remains an event revered for its history and respected for its drama; thousands tune-in worldwide to watch their favorite players in pursuit of the American Championship.

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For those who follow fashion like a religion, you know there are four world meccas that host the much-anticipated semi-annual Fashion Weeks: New York, Paris, London and Milan. If you’ve ever craved the fashion frenzy scene, this is your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be in New York as the best designers display their latest collections in runway shows. Find out firsthand what’s in for the coming season, from the refined signature style of Nicole Miller, to the vintage-inspired styles of Marc Jacobs, the luxurious Italian designs of Prada, the sensuality and sophistication of Vera Wang, and so many others!

Dozens of fashion shows and related events are held throughout each city during Fashion Week, providing fashion “houses” and emerging labels an international platform on which to showcase their collections. With more than 80 designer shows, Fashion Week is the premier event worldwide where style, beauty, supermodels, celebrities and glitterati come together to celebrate the best in artistic expression, practical (and not so practical!) design, and inspired trends.

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Theater performers act, dance, and sing their way into our hearts all year long, but once a year they gather for a show for which the very end is unknown – even by them! We’re talking about the Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theater, known as the Tony Awards, which are considered to be the highest US theater honor. Join in the excitement this summer as your favorite stars return to an evening live from the Radio City Music Hall that celebrates the best in theatrical plays and musicals!

You’ll be sitting among the most talented actors, singers, dancers, choreographers, directors, and playwrights at the Tony Awards, where the golden medallion statue is awarded in 26 categories, including Best Score, Best Book, Best Scenic Design, Best Costume Design and Best Sound Design, among others. So get ready for an evening full of entertainment, magical moments, and inspirational performances!

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For those who follow fashion like a religion, you know there are four world meccas that host the much-anticipated semi-annual Fashion Weeks: New York, Paris, London and Milan. If you’ve ever craved the fashion frenzy scene, this is a fabulous opportunity to be in New York and witness the best up-and-coming designers display their collections in runway shows. Feel the passion for fashion that permeates the air as you watch the models sashay down the runways, wearing new designers’ inspired creations.

Dozens of fashion shows and related events are held throughout each city during Fashion Week, providing emerging labels an international platform on which to showcase their collections. With more than 80 designer shows, Fashion Week is the premier event worldwide where style, beauty, supermodels, celebrities and glitterati come together to celebrate the best in artistic expression, practical (and not so practical!) design, and inspired trends.

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Timeless, authentic, unforgettable…A century ago The Plaza established its distinction as the paragon of luxury, replete with its trademark passion and uncompromising service, which have made the hotel a legend. From the sumptuous decor to the impeccable white glove service, The Plaza is an extraordinary hotel that will offer its guests every indulgence. From the splendor of the Plaza to the sensations of Broadway with your entertainment package, you’ll love this quintessential New York experience!

The Plaza was built by the Rockefeller family in 1907, and its location on Fifth Avenue and Central Park could not be more magnificent. The hotel was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1987, and it has since been said that “Nothing unimportant ever happens at The Plaza.” This massive complex is seen as an international symbol of modernist architectural style and contains many intriguing Art-Deco style architectural and artistic designs, and is known as one of the most elegant hotels in the world. Amenities include a world-class retail collection featuring exclusive boutiques and purveyors of fine food, as well as the spa, fitness center and salon. The Palm Court continues to offer its timeless afternoon tea, as the legendary Oak Room and Oak Bar provide the quintessential New York experience. The Plaza is the premier New York City hotel, and is New York’s most celebrated address.

The newest addition to The Plaza is the Food Hall, a space akin to European food halls not typically found in the United States. The Plaza Food Hall offers a thoughtfully curated selection of New York favorites and relative newcomers, including specialty coffees, an oyster bar, a wine bar, sushi, and so much more. Whether you’re a born-and-bred New Yorker looking to enjoy childhood favorites or a visitor who wants to sample a cross-section of the city’s best, you truly can find it all under the famous gabled roof of The Plaza.

Your “Gold Entertainment Package” includes tickets to your favorite Broadway show, sporting event or concert. Choose from the hottest Broadway hits to thousands of events. When the lights dim and the curtain rises, be there to enjoy the thrill of a live theatrical performance!

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For a timeless, authentic and unforgettable New York experience, a stay at the Plaza is a must. This massive complex is seen as an international symbol of modernist architectural style and contains many intriguing Art-Deco style architectural and artistic designs, and is known as one of the most elegant hotels in the world. Take on the town by seeing your favorite Broadway show, musical, sporting event or concert!

A century ago The Plaza established its distinction as the paragon of luxury, replete with its trademark passion and uncompromising service, which have made the hotel a legend. From the sumptuous decor to the impeccable white glove service, The Plaza is an extraordinary hotel that will offer its guests every indulgence. Amenities include a world-class retail collection featuring exclusive boutiques and purveyors of fine food, as well as the spa, fitness center and salon. The Palm Court continues to offer its timeless afternoon tea, as the legendary Oak Room and Oak Bar provide the quintessential New York experience. The Plaza is the premier New York City hotel, and is New York’s most celebrated address. The newest addition to The Plaza is the Food Hall, a space akin to European food halls not typically found in the United States. The Plaza Food Hall offers a thoughtfully curated selection of New York favorites and relative newcomers, including specialty coffees, an oyster bar, a wine bar, sushi, and so much more. Whether you’re a born-and-bred New Yorker looking to enjoy childhood favorites or a visitor who wants to sample a cross-section of the city’s best, you truly can find it all under the famous gabled roof of The Plaza.

The Plaza was built by the Rockefeller family in 1907, and its location on Fifth Avenue and Central Park could not be more magnificent. The hotel was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1987, and it has since been said that “Nothing unimportant ever happens at The Plaza.”

Your “Gold Entertainment Package” includes tickets to your favorite Broadway show, sporting event or concert. Choose from the hottest Broadway hits to thousands of events. When the lights dim and the curtain rises, be there to enjoy the thrill of a live theatrical performance!

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A century ago The Plaza established its distinction as the paragon of luxury, replete with its trademark passion and uncompromising service, which have made the hotel a legend. The Plaza is the premier New York City hotel, and is New York’s most celebrated address. In this fast-paced city, set aside some time to slow down your pace with a horse-drawn carriage ride through iconic Central Park.

Timeless. Authentic. Unforgettable. From the sumptuous decor to the impeccable white glove service, The Plaza is an extraordinary hotel that will offer its guests every indulgence. Amenities include a world-class retail collection featuring exclusive boutiques and purveyors of fine food, as well as the spa, fitness center and salon. The Palm Court continues to offer its timeless afternoon tea, as the legendary Oak Room and Oak Bar provide the quintessential New York experience. The newest addition to The Plaza is the Food Hall, a space akin to European food halls not typically found in the United States. The Plaza Food Hall offers a thoughtfully curated selection of New York favorites and relative newcomers, including specialty coffees, an oyster bar, a wine bar, sushi, and so much more. Whether you’re a born-and-bred New Yorker looking to enjoy childhood favorites or a visitor who wants to sample a cross-section of the city’s best, you truly can find it all under the famous gabled roof of The Plaza.

The Plaza was built by the Rockefeller family in 1907, and its location on Fifth Avenue and Central Park could not be more magnificent. This massive complex is seen as an international symbol of modernist architectural style and contains many intriguing Art-Deco style architectural and artistic designs, and is known as one of the most elegant hotels in the world.

Sit back, unwind, and enjoy an open-air carriage ride through stunning Central Park! Board a historic carriage, pulled by a beautiful horse, and spend a relaxing evening in the park with your loved one, friends or family. Stroll through the scenic pathways, take in sights of the lush green park, and if it’s cold outside, snuggle up under a warm blanket! Your coachman will also be your guide as you jaunt through Central Park, pointing out the many famous historical landmarks, including the Conservatory Water, the Wollman Rink, the Imagine Mosaic, the Conservatory Garden, the Central Park Reservoir, the Bow Bridge, the Central Park Carousel, Belvedere Castle and the Central Park Zoo, as well as the places made famous by Hollywood films.

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Corned beef, pastrami, turkey, matzah ball soup, pickles, knishes, cheesecake – yes, we’re talking about deli food, a nothing-fancy-but-oh-so-delicious culinary genre all its own! New York City is the American hub for world-famous delicatessen restaurants, since so many people emigrated there from Europe just a few generations ago, and now boasts dozens of family-owned deli landmarks. Make this trip to New York City one of a kind with a gift card that will treat you to three of the best meals in town: nosh your way through the Carnegie Deli, Katz’s Deli, and the 2nd Avenue Deli.

Founded in 1937, the world-famous Carnegie Deli is a true New York City landmark situated in Midtown on 7th Avenue at 55th Street. The restaurant is family-owned and operated, and also smokes and cures its own meats, and bakes it own renowned cheesecake and desserts. Celebrities, dignitaries, athletes, locals and out-of-towners continually come back for more – and you’ll want to, too!

Since 1888, Katz’s Deli has maintained the tradition of quality that made the restaurant a beloved deli among the immigrants who crowded into the Lower East Side over one hundred years ago. Since then, generations have stood before the carver as he skillfully carves piles of pastrami, turkey and corned beef.

The 2nd Avenue Deli started out as a ten-seat luncheonette, owned by European immigrant Abe Lebewohl. Over the past sixty years, the 2nd Avenue Deli has become one of New York’s most beloved restaurants, and has earned its reputation of serving the finest kosher Jewish culinary creations in the city.

By day you’ll enjoy old world European food, but by night you’ll be relaxing in modern comfort at the Grand Hyatt. Just steps away from Grand Central Terminal, Grand Hyatt New York boasts an ideal Manhattan location, and from your hotel room it’s a pleasant stroll to Park Avenue, Fifth Avenue, Central Park, Times Square, Rockefeller Center, Broadway theaters and numerous opportunities for dining, shopping and entertainment.

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You’ll have a blast in the fast-paced rhythm of New York! This is one of America’s most fascinating and diverse cities, and boasts an eclectic mingling of locals and foreigners, arts and culture, theater and museums, delectable cuisine and spirits. Set just steps from Grand Central Terminal stands the Grand Hyatt New York, which offers oversized guestrooms that evoke the luxury and modernity of New York City. Paint the town with tickets to your favorite Broadway show, musical, sporting event or concert!

Set ideally in midtown Manhattan, the Grand Hyatt New York is a longtime legend to the Manhattan scene, and offers a luxurious experience from the moment you enter its expansive lobby. All of Manhattan awaits you from this perfectly located midtown New York City hotel. You’ll be a short stroll from Fifth Avenue, Central Park, Park Avenue, Times Square, and so many other landmarks – so take advantage of all the wonders this metropolis offers!

Your “Gold Entertainment Package” includes tickets to your favorite Broadway show, sporting event or concert. Choose from the hottest Broadway hits to thousands of events. When the lights dim and the curtain rises, be there to enjoy the thrill of a live theatrical performance!

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New York City is a city set apart from every other, one where the pace never slows and the energy never fizzles, making it one of America’s most fascinating and diverse cities, and boasting an eclectic mingling of locals and foreigners, arts and culture, theater and museums, delectable cuisine and spirits. Set just steps from Grand Central Terminal stands the Grand Hyatt New York, which offers oversized guestrooms that evoke the luxury and modernity of New York City. Paint the town with tickets to your favorite Broadway show, musical, sporting event or concert!

Set ideally in midtown Manhattan, the Grand Hyatt New York is a longtime legend to the Manhattan scene, and offers a luxurious experience from the moment you enter its expansive lobby. All of Manhattan awaits you from this perfectly located midtown New York City hotel. You’ll be a short stroll from Fifth Avenue, Central Park, Park Avenue, Times Square, and so many other landmarks – so take advantage of all the wonders this metropolis offers!

Your “Gold Entertainment Package” includes tickets to your favorite Broadway show, sporting event or concert. Choose from the hottest Broadway hits to thousands of events. When the lights dim and the curtain rises, be there to enjoy the thrill of a live theatrical performance!

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