When you live in New York City everyone wants to visit you. With the theater, museums, great restaurants, and all of the fantastic landmarks and sites – and amazing shopping of course – NYC is a fabulous place like no other. Add in the holiday lights, the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, the Rockettes and all of the magic that makes NYC especially glittery at holiday time, and it’s easy to see why friends and family want to come and stay. However, there is one other reality about living in NYC, the lack of space. Stepping over aerobeds and no privacy aren’t exactly the makings of a great visit. I love the idea of putting up family at a reasonably priced hotel instead. Hampton Hotels has launched a wonderful new Hampton Holiday Program where the central theme is making guests feel taken care of and providing a clean, warm place to call their own. All of the 1,900 Hampton locations feature:
- Free, hot breakfast with fresh-baked waffles. (This is ESSENTIAL when traveling with kids!)
- Free wired or wireless high-speed internet access in all guest rooms, so you can post about your holiday travels while visiting family in other towns.
- The clean and fresh Hampton bed® – so you can rest up for your big holiday weekends.
I always enjoy staying at the Hampton Inn in Maine when we visit our girls for camp visiting day. We’ve always been impressed with the service, the breakfast and the clean rooms. Plus, the free wifi is a must for me! Now I know all of those little things add up to “Hamptonality.” Also, I love earning Hilton Honors points! Here in NYC it’s nice to know that even if we can’t squeeze people into our apartment there are ways we can personalize their stay in a hotel. Hampton has partnered with entertaining expert, Jenny Steffens Hobick, to provide simple tips for making out-of-towners feel at home – especially when they’re staying in a nearby hotel. I love these tips especially:
- Plan a welcome bag with treats, water, (and my tip in NYC – a metrocard and a list of great NYC apps to download!)
- Hire a babysitter one night and host the kids at your place so the grown-ups can have a kid-free night out together.
- Make time for resting. This is so important especially in NYC! Set a time where everyone just meets to relax, have a hot drink and snacks and regroup.
Here in NYC the Hampton Inn Times Square North is ideally situated for walking to the theater, Central Park and midtown shopping. Plus it’s close to every subway imaginable. Everyone could use some time away, whether it’s a quick trip or a longer vacation. And it’s so nice when everyone has their own space too. So, I’m giving away a one night stay to use at any of the 1,900 US Hampton locations!
How to Enter the Hampton Be My Guest Giveaway:
Follow @beccasara on Twitter and tweet your “Hamptonality” tip. What’s the thing you do to make your guests feel special? Be sure to include @beccasara and #HamptonHoliday. Then leave a comment below with a link to your tweet! You can also follow Hampton throughout the year for great travel ideas and promotions:
One winner will be chosen at random using random.org on December 31st at 12:00pm Eastern. Hampton Hotels will mail the winner a “Be My Guest” card, which entitles the bearer to (1) free night stay at a Hampton location. Winner will be notified via twitter and must respond within 48 hours to claim the prize. Open to U.S. Residents 18+ only. This is a sponsored post. Compensation was provided by Hampton Hotel via MomTrends. The opinions expressed herein are mine and are not indicative of the opinions of Hampton or Momtrends