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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 2010 ˆ The Strand hotel, New York City‚s newest hot spot, is sharing the love this spring with all moms seeking a little R&R and much-needed pampering.  The Mom Knows Best package, available weekends from May 7 through June 6, 2010, features luxe accommodations and an array of special treats and amenities guaranteed to bring all moms to a state of bliss.  The package includes:

Two nights in an upgraded Deluxe room with a breathtaking Empire State Building view
Deluxe European continental breakfast daily
Welcome box of Leonidas Belgium Chocolates
Gift certificate for a manicure & pedicure or blow dry at „Eruan Salon and Spa‰
Car service to the Black Duck Bistro, a Murray Hill favorite, where dinner for two will be enjoyed
Late checkout at 2:00 p.m.
Rates for the Mom Knows Best package are from $599.00 for two nights, based on single and double occupancy.  Package is based upon availability and tax is not included.  For more information or reservations please call (212) 448-1024, visit or email  The Black Duck restaurant is located at 124 East 28th Street.  Eruan Salon and Spa is located at 6 West 37th Street at 5th Avenue Gift certificate is valid for Friday or Saturday service only.
The Strand, which enjoyed a December 2009 opening, is a member of the Green Hotel Association and is a new, modern tower featuring 20 intimate floors housing 177 deluxe guest rooms and junior suites at 33 W. 37th St. just off Fifth Avenue. The hotel is the newest addition to the Atlantic Stars Hotels & Cruises portfolio which operates boutique hotel and cruising experiences in New York City, Newport, RI, Martha‚s Vineyard, South Beach and the Caribbean.
Fresh and innovative guestrooms feature floor to ceiling windows framing Empire State Building views.  The Strand‚s lobby with staircase of stone and glass and a two-story waterfall engages the ear and helps guests leave the city‚s cacophony at the door.  Fashion photographs from Conde Nast archives are found throughout the common areas and guestrooms and may be purchased.
The hotel‚s new rooftop lounge, Top of the Strand, was recently named Best New Rooftop Lounge in NYC in New York Magazine‚s annual Best of New York issue.  The lounge features a retractable glass ceiling and walls ˆ one of only two hotels in Manhattan that offer this design element - allowing guests to enjoy four seasons worth of Empire State Building views and a private lounge ambiance.  The lounge was designed by Lydia Marks, known most recently for creating the set designs for Sex and the City the movie. The Top of the Strand is open to both guests and the general public and features a full-service bar.
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