The ProntoHotel Fall Hotel Guide 2014 1 - Page 19

ProntoHotel’s Recommendations for Thanks and Giving New York Hilton Midtown, New York City If you’re looking to experience the cornerstone event of Thanksgiving (aside from a huge turkey dinner, of course), then you’re looking to see the Macy’s parade in New York. As giant balloons weave through the streets of Manhattan, watch comfortably from your perch at this hotel, where the enormous characters literally float right by your window. Located in the heart of midtown, this property is close to transportation, attractions, and plenty of restaurants for a great holiday meal. Book here: New York Hilton Midtown Address: 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY, US 4 Stars ♦ 1980 Rooms ♦ City Hotel Gault, Montreal, Canada Though Thanksgiving is mainly associated with the US, Canada also partakes. The celebrations may not be as grand and the menu not as fixed, but on the second Monday in October, Canadians spend the long weekend breaking bread. One custom these neighbors do share is football, and on T-Day Canada hosts a double-header. This year, Saskatchewan plays in Montreal, and this hotel has plenty to be thankful for, including a location in between Old Town and the game. Book here: Hotel Gault Address: 449 Rue Sainte-Hélène, Montréal, Canada 4 Stars ♦ 30 Rooms ♦ City Mielparque Nagano, Japan It may come as a surprise for some, but when US troops left Japan in 1948, one tradition stuck with locals: Thanksgiving. Every November 23, harvest and labor celebrations happen across the country, the most important one being in Nagano. This beautiful hotel is located right near the highspeed train station, and though the rooms are basic, they help set the tone for a holiday that will help put you back in touch with nature and give thanks for the even the simplest things in life. Book here: Mielparque Nagano Address: 752-8 Tsuruga, Nagano, Japan 3.5 Stars ♦ 90 Rooms ♦ City 17