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New York Business Guide for Private Jet Travelers

In 2008, New York City was the No. 1 business destination for private jet charter travelers in the United States, and year to year, it continues to top that list. It has more Fortune 500 company headquarters than any city in the country—44 total—so it is no surprise that business executives need efficient, safe and satisfying transport to NYC on a regular basis.

The city is built around business, and its amenities represent the needs of the business traveler. From the most accommodating hotels in the nation to restaurants made to entertain colleagues and clients, New York serves the business sector with utmost care. Here are some of the most useful business destinations to utilize and enjoy while traveling to New York City.

Luxury Business Hotels in New York:

Fitzpatrick Grand Central Hotel– For a boutique hotel with a distinctly European feel in Midtown, try the Fitzpatrick Hotel location just across the street from Grand Central Station. Its location is central to New York—a convenient starting point for the business traveler with destinations all over Manhattan. “The Fitz” is well known for its Irish roots and renowned for its impeccable service. Reviews from satisfied customers rave about the friendly, professional staff and comfortable beds, a must for a good night’s sleep while traveling for work.

With a restaurant, pub, penthouse and boardrooms within the hotel’s ten floors, guests at the Fitzpatrick are prepared to host and entertain colleagues and clients with varied preferences while on business in New York. For the executive looking to stay away from the New York “scene” while on the job, the Fitzpatrick offers consummate service and all the amenities of a larger hotel, while also providing a quiet, relaxed setting for the focused executive. You can learn more about the hotel on Facebook, Twitter or the Fitzpatrick website.

The Surrey  – The Surrey puts you in the middle of the elite neighborhood of the Upper East Side while providing all of the amenities you require and a rich history—JFK and Bette Davis once resided at this picturesque hotel built in 1926. In addition to the business features and level of service our clients anticipate, The Surrey offers a private rooftop garden for business entertaining, including butler service to provide food, drinks or anything else required by your colleagues or clients. Additionally, the 3-star eatery Cafe Boulud resides in hotel, founded by famed French chef Daniel Boulud. Now helmed by chef Gavin Kaysen, the award-winning restaurant serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner.

For the active business traveler, the fitness center at The Surrey is open 24 hours a day—no matter when your meeting ends, you can fit in some cardio complete with individual TV screens and headsets on each machine. Finally, personalized service at The Surrey extends to its spa, which features individualized treatments and bodywork in private spa rooms—perfect for our discerning clientele.

Trump International and Trump Soho New York – Who could know more about luxury and business than real estate magnate and billionaire Donald Trump? This explains why his New York hotels are some of the most utilized by business travelers to the city. Trump International Hotel in the heart of New York is the only Forbes 5-star hotel that is also home to a 5-star restaurant, Jean-Georges. Plus, it’s within walking distance of Central Park, Lincoln Center and Fifth Avenue, all major New York attractions.

Similarly, the Trump Soho offers the utmost in sophistication and, as a newly opened hotel, the exclusivity of a brand new location. With the usual attention to detail found in Trump buildings, you are treated to opulent amenities like a world-class spa, fitness center and multiple dining options. In addition, the Trump Attache service provides 24-hour dedicated concierge service for everything from luggage-free travel to anytime room service—the hotel promises “sophistication without pretension, attention without intrusion, and service without boundaries.” You’ll also find more business and event space in Trump Soho than in any other Soho hotel.

Luxury Business Restaurants in New York:

Masa– Masa is the only place to go in New York to satisfy the most knowledgeable culinarians, and the dining room, which only seats 26 patrons, guarantees a private dining experience. The omakase (or chef’s choice) lunch and dinner menus include the finest ingredients—you’ll spot black and white truffle, Osetra caviar, foie gras and Kobe beef regularly.

The chef’s touch is apparent to each diner, too. Chef Masa Takayama is found behind the bar, serving you directly and constantly editing his menu to provide the highest quality dining experience for visitors to his foodie haven. Fresh seafood is flown in daily from Alaska, Spain and the Sea of Japan. According to New York Magazine, Chef Masa provides more than a meal—he serves up “a personalized aesthetic experience of the most rarefied kind.” Masa is an ideal setting for a restful evening for our executive travelers or for entertaining discerning clients of your own.

Per Se– Located in the same building as Masa, Per Se is celebrity chef Thomas Keller’s New York eatery which serves up seasonal French cuisine in a setting focused on comfort and service. For business entertaining, the restaurant offers private dining rooms for groups of 8 or more, with a personal event staff that can assist you in every detail of your arrangements. If you are hosting anywhere from ten to a hundred guests, you can treat them to views of Central Park and exquisite dining experiences at Per Se. Additionally, you can send them home with a parting gift created by Keller himself—from Per Se classic treats like truffled popcorn and assorted macarons to stoneware designed by Keller himself, mementos from your event at Per Se will make your business event even more unforgettable.

The Four Seasons Restaurant– The Four Seasons is an iconic Manhattan eatery, known as the best location for a New York power lunch. Town & Country Magazine dubbed it the “Favorite Restaurant in the World,” and its James Beard award-winning cuisine focuses on local and seasonal ingredients in modern American dishes.

The New York landmark is as much a tourist attraction as it is a must-have dining experience. For anyone visiting New York, the Four Seasons’ name says sophistication. More importantly, it is known as one of the best business lunch venues in New York. Three dining rooms provide private settings for large meetings or receptions, and housed in a building designed by Mies Van Der Rohe with a rotating collection of modern art masterpieces, the ambiance is as impressive as the dishes.

New York is famous for its executive lifestyle—from penthouse accommodations to upscale power lunches, RYL can lead you to the best spots for traveling executives when you travel to New York City.

For more information on about traveling to New York, or to charter a private jet to New York, please contact RYL’s Charter Department at 877-391-6161.

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