You might think that when a hotel offers perks, the only place to take advantage of them will be at the hotel itself. But the Keys to the Kitchen program, offered by The Peninsula New York, is just one way this luxury hotel is different.
The program gives you insider access at some of the city’s most iconic restaurants. At Thomas Keller’s Per Se, for example, Keys to the Kitchen makes a special meal there even more unforgettable by adding a behind-the-scenes tour of the kitchen, a meet-and-greet with the executive chef, and the chance to sample a new dish.
This VIP treatment is one of the many perks of staying at The Peninsula New York, which offers a range of one-of-a-kind experiences exclusively to its guests, whether they’re foodies or families. The iconic Fifth Avenue hotel continues to raise the bar, making it a go-to pick for visitors who want a true luxury stay.
Here are a few of The Peninsula New York’s exclusive experiences.
Dine Like a Star
The Peninsula New York’s Keys to the Kitchen program was designed with culinary fans in mind. The experience gives diners insider access to some of the city’s most coveted restaurants—including Per Se, The Modern, Gramercy Tavern, Daniel, and Jean-Georges—as well as VIP perks. If you reserve a table at Danny Meyer’s Manhatta, for example, you’ll receive extra bites from the chef at the start and end of the meal (and of course take in the incredible 60th-floor views). And at Daniel Bouloud’s beloved namesake restaurant, guests of The Peninsula New York will get a private tour of the kitchen and enjoy a special menu created just for them.
Of course, this being a Peninsula Hotel, you don’t have to go far for a memorable dining experience. The Peninsula New York’s own restaurant, Clement—a contemporary American restaurant that showcases local ingredients—is a culinary celebration right inside the hotel. Here, the Keys to the Kitchen perks include a custom menu and complimentary half-bottle of Champagne—all to be enjoyed from a prime table overlooking Fifth Avenue.
Camp in the Comfort of the Hotel
Imagine the excitement on your kids’ faces when they enter your hotel suite and find a tent to call their own, complete with a “campfire” (made of stuffed logs and rocks) and a s’mores kit. It’s the makings of a fun, memorable stay for kids—complete with luxury bedding, of course!
Called Camp Peninsula, the experience begins at check-in with a welcome note and includes activities sure to delight young ones: a scavenger hunt around the hotel, a picnic lunch by the pool, and kid-sized robe and slippers at turn down, so they can get nice and comfy before settling in to make delicious chocolate, marshmallow, and graham cracker treats.
Embrace the Holiday Season
It’s never too early to start planning a winter getaway, and New York during the holidays is particularly magical. If you’re visiting between November 15 and December 30 with kids in tow, the Nights Before Christmas rooms package is the perfect way to get everyone into the holiday spirit. The offering includes plenty of in-room excitement—a gingerbread playhouse, candy cane scavenger hunt, and even a Christmas tree (for Deluxe Suites)—as well as a gingerbread cookie decorating kit, a Nutcracker ornament, and access to the on-site Sweet Shoppe.
Couples and families with older children may prefer something that provides insider access to experiences throughout the city. For these guests, there’s the Holly Jolly New York Holiday package, which features a range of seasonal favorites, such as a walking tour of the most elaborate department store window displays, VIP access to Saks Fifth Avenue before it opens (perfect to shop for gifts!), and an excursion to Brooklyn’s Dyker Heights neighborhood, where the beautiful homes are famously adorned with lights and decorations.
Explore all the options for foodie and family fun available with your stay at The Peninsula New York.