New York City – 2017 At A Glance

Let’s face it, there is no bad time to visit New York City.  Manhattan is a good idea, no matter when you decide to come.  It just depends on why you want to visit or if you enjoy crowds or perhaps you like to enjoy a bit of peace (hard to find in this city that doesn’t sleep).  With 2016 coming to a close and the fantasies of 2017 nearing, we know you all want to get a head start booking your city escape!  But when is the best time?  That’s the question!  You can come during fashion week (oh! the clothes!), or maybe US Open (got to LOVE tennis), there is also shopper’s weekends (crowds, crowds, crowds!)  Whatever blows your hair back, we want to make sure you get the most out of your trip.  See the most economical times to visit and the days you might want to book in advance before prices start to increase!  Dates in green will get you the most for your money and dates in red signify that you should book as early as possible.


  • BOOK EARLY! ROOMS GO QUICKLY ON: Tuesdays & Wednesdays.
  • GREAT DEALS ON: Sundays, Mondays, and Fridays!
  • HOLIDAY WEEKENDS: New Year’s, Martin Luther King Day
  • RESTAURANT WEEK: Great time to enjoy NYC fine dining at discounted prices!!

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Seen and Heard at Aria: Celebrities love Aria Hotel Budapest!

All of our guests at Aria Hotel Budapest are special — some are just a little more well-known to the public than others! We love when celebrities visit and get to enjoy all of the wonderful amenities we have to offer. Here’s the who’s-who of celebrity guests who visited Aria in 2016:Continue Reading


Food Fads in NYC: Try these Culinary Crazes!

New York City is a mecca filled with the latest trends, whether they be in fashion, technology…or food! Some foods have and always will be our go-to staples(NYC pizza, anyone?),  but every now and again there comes a new culinary craze that we can’t get enough of. When it comes to trendy foods, NYC has got you covered; we’ve picked 5 of the top food fads in 2016 and highlighted the best places to try them in NYC!Continue Reading


Top 5 Budapest’s Cafés with a Classical taste for Culture

The coffee houses of Budapest have a unique charm. Guests visiting the coffee shops here can admire the beautiful interiors that are deeply rooted in the city’s history, turning a simple coffee run into a rich cultural experience. Just one visit to a café around town will have you traveling back in time to the early 20th century, when Budapest was known as the city of cafés.Continue Reading


Explore Christmas Markets in Budapest


The Christmas season in Budapest is truly the most beautiful and a delightful sensory experience of the year: full of colours, festive sounds, and enticing smells. From mid-November through December, the city comes to life as outdoor holiday markets pop-up throughout the town selling arts and crafts, unique locally-produced souvenirs, clothing and so much more. Even if you don’t plan to do much shopping, the atmosphere is fun and many markets offer fantastic seasonal foods and warm drinks. Here is our list of the best Christmas Fairs and Markets in Budapest:Continue Reading