THE RIDE New York’s Multi-Million Dollar Spectacular Traveling Theatres Created For Group Exhilaration, Critical Acclaim on Wheels, The Award Winning, Drama Desk Nominated, New York Celebrated, Fourth Smash Year, 200,000 Riders, 42 Sold-Out Months, PROUDLY ANNOUNCES AN EXCLUSIVE ALLIANCE with The Hotel @ Times Square & nyma, the new york manhattan hotel & La Quinta Inn Manhattan of Apple Core Hotels.
AFFORDABLE CHARM WITH ALL OF THE AMENITIES OF A FIVE-STAR HOTEL in THE CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE.
THE RIDE, New York’s multi-million dollar spectacular fleet of traveling theatres has become an integral part of Times Square’s Broadway theatrical community and Seventh Avenue’s fashion district. After 42 sold-out months, the award-winning and critically acclaimed phenomenon has strategically partnered with three of those neighborhoods’ charming, affordable and centrally-located hotels: The Hotel @ Times Square (59 West 46th Street), nyma, the new york manhattan hotel (6 West 32nd Street) and La Quinta Inn Manhattan (17 West 32nd Street). The alliance will establish a special V.I.P. discount ticket arrangement for guests at these boutique, historic, independently chic and amenities-laden hotels for all scheduled performances of THE RIDE, the now virtually sold-out experience that Broadway’s stars and music industry titans are favoring over all else. The Apple Core Hotel experience is a guest-obsessed event. THE RIDE is an audience-obsessed adventure. Their alliance is a winning opportunity for the clients of the participating chosen Apple Core Hotels. Each Hotel’s Concierge Desk has been provided with a special connection to THE RIDE’S Times Square Box Office which is now dedicated to providing these Hotels’ guests with V.I.P. treatment and affordable discount specially arranged tickets. Like attracts like. Award-winning like always attracts award-winning like. THE RIDE’S reinterpretation and re-imagining of the immersive experience has captured the unanimous acclaim of Broadway’s critics. Apple Core Hotels’ turn-of-the-century attention to detail combined with today’s technology and convenience has garnered even more acclaim from the Hospitality Industry’s reviewers, bloggers and reporters. In announcing the alliance, THE RIDE’S CEO/President, Richard Humphrey said that, “The partnership between these two visionary and accessible brands creates a gateway to even more opportunities for the over 53 million tourists expected to arrive in Manhattan in 2014.” “New Yorkers and tourists see entertainment as an integral part of their everyday lives, and we’re looking forward to expanding the value of offerings we provide to our guests,” said Vijay Dandapani, President of Apple Core Hotels. “We are excited to partner with THE RIDE because we share a similar clientele – people who appreciate quality value and a tremendous experience.”
ABOUT THE RIDE
Los Angeles hosts The Universal Studios Hollywood Tour. Leavesden, England just opened Warner Brothers’ The Making of Harry Potter Tour. New York City owns THE RIDE, which has become the singularly most requested ticket at Travel Agents’ offices all over the country. The concept is a brainstorm of design that has resulted in a fleet of multi-million dollar motor coaches whose interiors are a state-of-the-art wonderland of electronic wizardry that guide 49 dazzled tourists around the most fascinating city in the world. THE RIDE’S original genius was its realization that the streets of Manhattan are a fifty-mile stage exhibiting the most riveting visuals on earth. Adding its own actors to the crowded mix on the street, the huge motor coaches deliver a show worthy of the standing ovations and group euphoria that results at the end of each RIDE. The motor coaches are events in their own right. They are specifically designed theatrical vehicles; the tallest allowed by federal law, fitted with stadium-style seating that orients the 49 fortunate participants sideways so as to look through the massive windows that deliver New York as the most successful Broadway show on earth. These multi-million dollar coaches are equipped with surround sound, 3,000 LED lights and 40 video screens. They are, in essence, rolling state-of-the-art theatres that introduce their travelling audiences to an interactive experience that only the most interactive city in the western hemisphere could deliver. Each motor coach’s external speakers and lighting allow riders and on-board performers to interact with THE RIDE’S street performers as well as anyone else they pass on the street. THE RIDE is an EVENT whether you are on the bus or on the street. But it’s better on the bus.
ABOUT APPLE CORE HOTELS
Apple Core Hotels is a group of five, centrally-located, midtown Manhattan hotels that offers the most comprehensive list of complimentary amenities of all independent and small chain properties located in NYC. All five properties feature: free Wi-Fi Internet access in all rooms and public spaces, free nationwide and toll-free calling, complimentary daily breakfast, fitness facilities, business centers, movies on-demand, and in-room iPhone docking stations. The properties are located within walking distance to must-see New York attractions such as the Empire State Building, Times Square, Central Park, Macy’s, and iconic Fifth Avenue shopping. Apple Core Hotels properties include nyma, the new york manhattan hotel, on 32nd Street west of Fifth Avenue; the smoke-free Broadway @ Times Square, west of Sixth Avenue on 46th Street; The Hotel @ Times Square, on 46th Street off Sixth Avenue; the landmark La Quinta Inn Manhattan, on 32nd Street west of Fifth Avenue; and the Ramada New York/Eastside, at 30th Street and Lexington Avenue.