Meanest streets don't have to cost you dear

Meanest streets don't have to cost you dear

said the programme was launched in response to the lack of affordable hotel accommodation in Manhattan.

"People who've stayed elsewhere in the States are used to getting value for money but when they go to New York they are hit with sky high prices and a tiny box room,"she said.

"We didn't want to go head to head with the major operators so we decided to offer something a little bit different."

The A5 brochure, featuring a range of bed and breakfast accommodation, boutique properties and apartments, has already been distributed to travel agent members of the Visit USAassociation but Pusey said it was available to any agent on request.

The company features just a handful of guest houses but Pusey claimed the company had access to hundreds of properties through its New York-based ground handler.

All properties are regularly vetted to ensure standards are maintained and that the location is suitable. Guests are given their own keys and can come and go as they please. Room rates range from £65 per night up to £110 per night based on double occupancy and tend to include continental breakfast.

However, Pusey said clients should not expect a traditional English B&Bexperience.

"People basically rent out one or two rooms in their own apartment so guests are staying with people who live and work in New York and get to find out the best places to go and how the New Yorkers live."

With a few exceptions, properties are located in Manhattan and range from traditional brownstone houses in Greenwich Village to modern apartment blocks overlooking Central Park.

For larger groups travelling together, Pusey recommended renting an apartment. The operator has access to around 800 privately owned apartments in Manhattan, ranging from studios to three bedroomed properties. Some of the apartments can sleep up to eight people."These represent very good value for a group of friends who are plannning to stay five or six nights," she said.

Rates for a studio apartment start at £80 per night rising to £200 per night for a three bedroom apartment. Linen, crockery and full cooking facilities are supplied.

The brochure also features a selection of nine boutique style properties for clients looking for something a little more upmarket. "All the properties are one-offs, they are small, individually furnished and offer personal service. It's not like staying in a Holiday Inn where all the rooms are the same and you could be anywhere in the world."

Bed and breakfast in the Big Apple is an increasingly popular option for clients wanting to visit New York on a budget.

However, it has only recently become available through the trade with the launch earlier this year of America As You Like It's new accommodation programme.

Product director Cath Pusey said the programme was launched in response to the lack of affordable hotel accommodation in Manhattan.

"People who've stayed elsewhere in the States are used to getting value for money but when they go to New York they are hit with sky high prices and a tiny box room,"she said.

"We didn't want to go head to head with the major operators so we decided to offer something a little bit different."

The A5 brochure, featuring a range of bed and breakfast accommodation, boutique properties and apartments, has already been distributed to travel agent members of the Visit USAassociation but Pusey said it was available to any agent on request.

The company features just a handful of guest houses but Pusey claimed the company had access to hundreds of properties through its New York-based ground handler.

All properties are regularly vetted to ensure standards are maintained and that the location is suitable. Guests are given their own keys and can come and go as they please. Room rates range from £65 per night up to £110 per night based on double occupancy and tend to include continental breakfast.

However, Pusey said clients should not expect a traditional English B&Bexperience.

"People basically rent out one or two rooms in their own apartment so guests are staying with people who live and work in New York and get to find out the best places to go and how the New Yorkers live."

With a few exceptions, properties are located in Manhattan and range from traditional brownstone houses in Greenwich Village to modern apartment blocks overlooking Central Park.

For larger groups travelling together, Pusey recommended renting an apartment. The operator has access to around 800 privately owned apartments in Manhattan, ranging from studios to three bedroomed properties. Some of the apartments can sleep up to eight people."These represent very good value for a group of friends who are plannning to stay five or six nights," she said.

Rates for a studio apartment start at £80 per night rising to £200 per night for a three bedroom apartment. Linen, crockery and full cooking facilities are supplied.

The brochure also features a selection of nine boutique style properties for clients looking for something a little more upmarket. "All the properties are one-offs, they are small, individually furnished and offer personal service. It's not like staying in a Holiday Inn where all the rooms are the same and you could be anywhere in the world."

Places to stay

in New York

Bed and breakfast

B&Bclose to Greenwich Village offering single and double bed and shared bathroom. £66 per room per night, double occupancy. Minimum three night stay

Apartments

One bedroom apartment two blocks from Central Park £121 per night. Minimum four night stay

Boutique Hotel

Hotel San Carlos on East 50th Street between Lexington and 3rd Ave. All rooms have kitchenettes, voicemail, hairdryer and safe. Continental breakfast included. Rates from £144 per room per night.

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