The Big Apple has and will always be a top leisure and business travel destination. No other city can boast Billy Joel, Frank Sinatra, Taylor Swift, Jay-Z and Alicia Keys all singing about its magnetism. Throughout the years, NYC, specifically Lower Manhattan (or Downtown NYC), continues to grow as a destination for tourists and business travelers.
According to the Alliance for Downtown New York, 2017 saw an eight percent increase in tourists visiting Lower Manhattan from the previous year, at approximately 13.6 million visitors. Downtown NYC continues to invest in new attractions, including the Oculus and Brookfield Place. Lower Manhattan is growing tourism, expanding retail and restaurant offerings and adding new and repositioned offices to continue to drive business and leisure travel.
With this increased travel to downtown, staying downtown has never been better—especially if you are in the area for an extended time. When considering extended stay options to pick your home away from home, look for the trifecta in requirements: a comfortable space, needed amenities and an ideal location.
Many extended stay options offer this trifecta of requirements. For Lower Manhattan, our UltraPreferred partner, AKA Wall Street, provides a luxury experience in the Financial District. Catering to weekly and monthly stays, AKA Wall Street features 132 furnished apartments for business and leisure travelers alike. These suites have it all—including full kitchens. Stocked with necessities like plates, glasses, utensils, pots and pans, a refrigerator, an oven and a stove, residents have everything they need for a home-cooked meal, something often overlooked when traveling.
AKA Wall Street also carefully curated world-class amenities that speak to the longer stay needs of both the business and leisure traveler. For business travelers, the property boasts a business center, an executive boardroom and Wi-Fi, all complimentary. Leisure travelers will enjoy a spacious rooftop lounge with indoor/outdoor space and a cinema! Top it all off with a fitness center and the Blue Ribbon Federal Grill, an on-location dining partner. See their full list of top-notch amenities and perks: https://www.stayaka.com/aka-wall-street/amenities.
Last but not least, location, location, location. AKA Wall Street is right in the heart of the Financial District, offering world-class dining and shopping. Transit is a breeze with easy access to over ten subway lines, 30 bus routes, six ferry landings, bike lanes and pedestrian walkways.
As travel continues to rise in standout cities like NYC, be sure you are weighing all the important factors when selecting your extended stay hotel. And remember, AKA Wall Street has the accommodations, amenities and location you need for your next long visit to Lower Manhattan.
Thanks to AKA Wall Street for sponsoring this post.