Affinia Hotel Collection and Online Fresh Food Grocer, FreshDirect, Pair Up To Deliver Picnic Kits To Summer Travelers in New York City

New York, Ny, New York, UNITED STATES

NEW YORK, July 15, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Leave it to Affinia Hotel Collection with five locations in New York City, (Dumont NYC, Fifty NYC, Gardens NYC, Manhattan NYC and Shelburne NYC) to create an on-demand picnic supply solution for today's digitally minded traveler. Affinia Hotel Collection announces Summer Picnics, the next phase of their partnership with FreshDirect, an online fresh food grocer delivering directly to New York area residences and business.

"Grocery shopping in New York City can be inconvenient and intimidating for tourists, as the best butchers, bakeries, and specialty shops are often spread throughout the neighborhoods," said Lisa Zandee, senior vice president of brand management for Affinia Hotel Collection. "The summer picnics ensure healthy options are accessible for our hotel guests."

Starting at $52, guests choose between the SnackPack (including Stacy's Pita Chips, Gala Apples, Cheddar and Brie cheese, Crackers, Hummus, Organic Vegetables and Hubert's Lemonade) and LunchPack (including Applegate Farms Roast Turkey, Lay's Classic Potato Chips, Gulden's Spicy Brown Mustard, Potato Salad, Watermelon, Tate's Chocolate Chip Cookies and Hubert's Lemonade).

Guests who opt for the seasonal program will receive a curated map highlighting some of New York City's best picnics areas ranging from Pier 63 at Hudson River Park to Vesuvio Playground in Soho. The hotels will also offer picnic basket-designed backpacks, blankets, selfie sticks, and Republic Bikes for guests to use during their stay.

Affinia Hotel Collection's other FreshDirect grocery kit options include the Healthy Spin, Work Smart, and Keep Going, and they can be reserved through the hotel concierge or online. For more information, visit

About Affinia Hotel Collection

Just right for the modern traveler, each hotel in the Affinia Hotel Collection has its own distinctive personality. From New York City to Washington, D.C., all six hotels range in atmosphere from energetic and social to tranquil and private. Designed to offer guests more variety for a customized experience, the collection possesses a level of character not often found in hospitality.

The collection is unified by its convenient services and amenities: spacious, residential accommodations, complimentary Social Sips receptions, the VIPaws pet program, grab-and-go shops, and FreshDirect grocery kits. Inclusive packages offer guests special rates throughout the year.

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