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Mom-Daughter Weekend at a Midtown NYC Hotel

The Muse NYC, a Kimpton Hotel

By Holly Rosen Fink, GoGirlfriend Contributor

We live just 15 miles north of New York City and it’s not uncommon for my 12-year-old daughter and I to take time out there, just to hang out together. After all, we live in the suburbs and we often crave a dose of culture and street life. We usually take the train in, camp out at a hotel for our home base and then enjoy the city life – great food, plays, shopping and sometimes just gazing at the skyline from our hotel windows.

A respite from daily life

the lobby at the Muse Hotel, New York CityVisiting NYC also gives us time to reconnect with each other away from our daily routine. We’re a bit like Lorelai and Rory from Gilmore Girls – we are a mother/daughter duo who happens to get along like two friends and really enjoy our time alone.

Having recently undergone stressful renovations at home, we both needed a respite from daily life. So it was kismet when an invitation arrived to try out The Muse, A Kimpton Hotel. We decided not to make any plans for our night away. We would take it one step at a time and see where the city pavement would lead us, or maybe we wouldn’t leave the room and binge watch Jane the Virgin.

Our Stay at the Muse

the wonderful Muse Hotel roomThe Muse is a boutique hotel located on West 46th Street. Our ultra-modern room was one of 181 rooms and 19 suites – stylish with bold pop-art pillows and silvery blue walls. We were treated to complimentary cheese and crackers, which we snacked on while lounging on the king size bed. To our delight, they served hot chocolate for my tween and a glass of complimentary wine for me, which are both served daily from 5-6pm (free of charge to guests).

What to do in NYC

The hotel is centrally located in the heart of Times Square on West 46th Street, just steps away from all the Broadway theaters and great restaurants. We were both excited to be so close to an area that’s buzzing at night. The hotel is steps from TKTS, the ½ price ticket booth, Forever 21, Junior’s Cheesecake, the Richard Rodgers Theater where Hamilton is playing and just about everything my daughter loves about NYC.

mmm ... NYC cheesecake!Sometimes our nights in the city are eventful, and other times they’re spontaneous. This was the latter. We decided to go to Junior’s for NY cheesecake and join the tourists in a delicacy we ourselves rarely partake. We played “guess where that person is from” and watched what everyone else was ordering, which led to peals of giggles while noshing on our treat. Afterward, we waited outside the Richard Rodgers Theater, home of Hamilton, to go backstage and meet the actors in the show. Thankfully, we’d already seen it and this was a chance to do something we normally get an opportunity to do.

We’re not typical tourists, as we live only 15 miles away – but we never take our city for granted.

Good value for NYC

If you’re considering a trip to NYC, the Must hotel offers specials that can make your visit cost-effective. For example, if grab some Richard Rodgers theateryou visit between now and May 1st, you can save up to 25% off the best available rate on weekends. Up to 25% off best available rate Thursday – Sunday nights and up to 10% off best available rate Monday – Wednesday nights, available March 1 – May 1, 2016.

They also offer free parking, a steal for midtown as overnight parking costs can run as high $55.

If you’re interested in learning more about The Muse, visit them online:

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About Holly Rosen Fink

Holly Rosen Fink ~ @HollyChroniclesHolly Rosen Fink ~ @HollyChronicles

Holly Rosen Fink is a Marketing, Communications, Public Relations, Branding and Social Media expert with over 15 years’ experience increasing brand awareness and sales at leading publishing houses and media companies. She is the founder of theculturemom.com and is a current contributor to This Girl Travels, Ciao Bambino, Family Vacation Critic, The Broad Side, BlogHer and Women & Hollywood.

Last year she edited Come Closer: How Tourism is Shaping the Future of Nations and associate produced the off-off-Broadway hit The Best of Everything and the NYC production of Listen to Your Mother.

Disclosure: Holly was a guest of The Muse Hotel, but all opinions were her own.

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