Category Archives: Hotel Belleclaire

Shimmie Horn’s Hotel Belleclaire Offers Summer Photo Package

Belvedere-CastleIt’s summer. It’s time to take a break from work. But for those who would rather be on the go when they are “on a break,” New York City – the city that never sleeps – is the place to be. And now is the time to do this with family, with some of the attractive packages being offered in NYC hotels, such as Shimmie Horn’s Hotel Belleclaire.

Currently on offer at the hotel is a City Sights Family Photo Package. While enjoying the sensational attractions Manhattan has to offer, tourists can then go home and relive the memories with professional photos thanks to this package. Each family gets a one-hour photo session with NYC’s top portrait studio, Photo Op NYC. Families can choose to take their photos at Belvedere Castle (right next to the Hotel Belleclaire), The High Line, South Street Seaport, or Times Square. In addition, everyone will be given an in-room movie rental, breakfast each day, children’s welcome amenities, a mini bar raid and a $75 Shake Shack gift certificate. As well, package guests do not have to check out until 2pm.

The package costs $310 but is valued at $620 and is available through Thanksgiving.

Honoring Oscar Hijuelos

oscar-hijuelosThe tennis courts located in Manhattan’s Upper West Side are to be named for the late Oscar Hijuelos –the first ever Latino Pulitzer Prize winner for fiction and author of The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love.

For those who are visiting the area and admired the late Hijuelos, the courts are at Riverside Park 96th Street, close to a number of hotels in the area, such as Shimmie Horn’s Hotel Belleclaire, Days Hotel Broadway and NYLO New York City.

According to Riverside Clay Tennis Association’s Executive Director Mark McIntyre, the reason behind this recent naming was because:

“Oscar was a very close friend of many of us. He was on our board and he volunteered a lot. [As well] he was a real bulldog on the court.”

Thus last November, the Association requested permission from the Parks Department to rename the courts for Hijuelos and just recently received approval. It took a while due to the transition in office of the new mayoral administration.