NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Nov 20, 2014) - Between school, sports and work, sometimes it can feel like life conspires against family time. But not at the New York Marriott East Side. With its new Family Connect Package, this hotel near Grand Central Station in NYC is giving parents one more reason to pack up the kids and head to Manhattan for plenty of fall family fun.

Guests staying at this family-friendly hotel in NYC will discover countless things to do, especially over the holidays. The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade kicks things off, for example, on November 27, and those who can should definitely stake out a spot on the parade route. But visitors can get a head start on the action the day before by visiting the Upper West Side to watch as unassuming piles of fabric transform into the larger-than-life balloons destined to float in the parade the next day.

Other family-friendly options range from the popular (think Disney on Ice's adaptation of "Frozen" between November 12 and 16) to the quirky (like "Canstruction" where leading architects and engineers compete to build the coolest structure out of canned food). Additional attractions include the Big Apple Circus with its acrobats and animals, the groundbreaking Brooklyn Children's Museum, the National Museum of Mathematics and even the bucolic Queens County Farm Museum, which is located within city limits but feels worlds away.

Helping families reconnect over exhibits and performances is one of the most elegantly luxurious hotels near Grand Central Station. In addition to its stylish American restaurant, 525LEX, and state-of-the-art fitness center, the hotel welcomes families with more than 640 guest rooms that feature lavish new bedding, tasteful marble bathrooms and a variety of suites with family-friendly layouts.

And this Midtown Manhattan hotel's latest offer, the Family Connect Package, only enhances its appeal. Guests who book the package enjoy deluxe accommodations for two or more nights, as well as unlimited Internet access throughout their stay. And every morning, families of four can refuel with 525LEX's mouthwatering buffet options, which include eggs, home fries, breakfast sandwiches, fruit, salads, dim sum, smoothies and more.

Travelers are invited to book the Family Connect Package, which is available through March 31, 2015, by using the promotional code ZJ5 when making reservations. Rates start at $229 per night, and a minimum of a two-night stay over a Friday or Saturday night is required.

About the New York Marriott East Side
The New York Marriott East Side is one of the city's finest historic treasures and welcomes guests with luxury accommodations near popular Midtown Manhattan destinations. Elegantly restored and offering modern, state-of-the-art guest rooms and suites, the hotel is located near the United Nations, Rockefeller Center, Broadway and some of Manhattan's finest restaurants, museums and shopping. Whether traveling for business or leisure, this prominent NYC lodging provides an unforgettable retreat with convenient access to local transportation.

Contact Information:

New York Marriott East Side
525 Lexington Avenue at 49th Street
New York, New York 10017