Tuesday, February 18, 2014


 Michael G. not only works at the Salisbury Hotel as a Guest Service Representative, but you can also catch him on his skates swirling away at the Rink at Rockefeller Center. This is Michael’s 19th season at The Rink. He enjoys the international atmosphere, beautiful surroundings, central location and the hundreds marriage proposals he has witnessed throughout the years. You can even book an "Engagement-on-ice" package if you are planning on proposing someone!

The Rink at Rockefeller Center is the most famous ice-skating rink in the world and has been featured in many movies. With room for only 150 skaters at a time, it is an intimate experience. If you want to skip the long lines, book VIP Skate experience. It gives you an access to a heated igloo and directly to the ice, skate concierge who'll assist you with skates and give you skating tips, hot beverages and fresh cookies as well as complimentary ice-skate rental.

Rockefeller Center has over 40 restaurants for after-skating eats. Try Bill's Bar and Burger, Rock Center Cafe, Bouchon Bakery, Harry's Italian Pizza Parlor,  Manchu Wok, Potbelly Sandwich Shop or Sushiden. There's something for every taste.

The Rink is located just 10 minute walk from the Salisbury Hotel and is open through April 20, 2014. See the session hours here. Skate lessons are available daily from 9am-6pm. 

600 Fifth Avenue (50th St.). Tel: 212 332 7654

Tuesday, February 4, 2014


New York City is known for it's many theaters and wonderful Broadway and off-Broadway shows. The Theater District sits between the 41st and 53rd Street and between the Sixth and Ninth Avenues, within walking distance from the Salisbury Hotel. The district comprises more than 40 theaters and numerous other venues beyond the actual street of Broadway. To buy tickets to any of the shows you can head out to TKTS Discount Booth, go online (Telecharge, Broadway.com, Ticketmaster, etc.), directly to the theater box office or ask one of our front desk agents to contact a ticket broker.

Picture a grown-up episode of Sesame Street, with satirical songs and jokes replacing preschool-style banter. The actors remain visible at all times and mimic the action of their puppets, adding yet another level of humor. Avenue Q is fast-moving and laugh-packed, particularly for audiences willing to embrace its rebellious, politically incorrect spirit.

In spite of the presence of puppets, Avenue Q is not a children’s musical. Older teenagers will enjoy the show because it tackles issues of growing up and leaving home, but parents should use discretion in deciding whether their kids are mature enough for Avenue Q.

New World Stages - Stage Three 340 West 50th Street New York, NY

Cinderella is surprisingly contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love—the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more. 

Cinderella is perfect for kids: Colorful costumes, on-stage magic and comic performances make this musical a great early Broadway outing for young theatergoers.

Broadway Theatre 1681 Broadway New York, NY

The Serengeti comes to life as never before through the extraordinary vision that is The Lion King. It tells the classic journey of young royal heir Simba. Giraffes strut, birds swoop and gazelles leap in a dazzling panorama that overwhelms the sense and inspires you with the wonder of life.

Lion King is a great show for kids. Just bare in mind that Simba’s creepy journey into an elephant graveyard and the death of his father can be unsettling to young viewers.

Minskoff Theatre 200 West 45th Street New York, NY

After Midnight comes highly recommended by our Head Concierge Pedro who recently saw the show and couldn't stop talking about it. This new Broadway phenomenon catapults the music of Duke Ellington and Harlem’s Golden Age into the 21st century.

Appropriate for ages six and up. If your school-age child enjoys performances with no story but plenty of singing and dancing, After Midnight is a good choice for the family.

Brooks Atkinson Theatre 256 West 47th Street New York, NY

We've heard so many good things about Rock of Ages from our guests that it needed to get on this list. Set in L.A.'s infamous Sunset Strip in 1987, Rock of Ages tells the story of Drew, a boy from South Detroit and Sherrie, a small-town girl, both in L.A. to chase their dreams of making it big and falling in love. 

Rock of Ages celebrates the 80's music and style, but might not be appropriate for kids under the age of 14. Teenagers will love it.

Helen Hayes Theatre 240 West 44th Street New York, NY

Based on the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899, this new Disney musical tells the story of Jack Kelly, a rebellious newsboy who dreams of a life as an artist away from the big city. After publishing giant Joseph Pulitzer raises newspaper prices at the newsboys’ expense, Kelly and his fellow newsies take action. With help from the beautiful female reporter Katherine Plumber, all of New York City soon recognizes the power of “the little man.”

Newsies is definitely a musical for the whole family.

Nederlander Theatre 208 W. 41st Street New York, NY

The Book of Mormon follows two young missionaries who are sent to Uganda to try to convert citizens to the Mormon religion. One missionary, Elder Price, is an enthusiastic go-getter with a strong dedication to his faith, while his partner, Elder Cunningham, is a socially awkward but well meaning nerd whose tendency to embroider the truth soon lands him in trouble.

The Book of Mormon is suitable for audiences aged 18 and upwards. Contains explicit language and sensitive themes throughout.

Eugene O'Neill Theatre 230 West 49th Street New York, NY