Archive for 02/29/2012

Try Arriba Arriba for Traditional Exciting Mexican Cuisine

Down the street from Shimmie Horn’s Washington Jefferson Hotel is a wonderful

Arriba Arriba Mexican Restaurant and Bar

Mexican restaurant and bar, Arriba Arriba. Located at 762 Ninth Avenue at 51st Street in Hell’s Kitchen, you will be in for a real treat when you walk half a block west from the Washington Jefferson to enjoy authentic and delectable Mexican cuisine.
Arriba Arriba specializes in great drinks, amazing food, and a lively, fun atmosphere. Try their famous frozen margarita, with a sumptuous Mama Burrito while enjoying the live DJ to keep everyone there in a great mood. Staying at Shimmie Horn’s Washington Jefferson? Then just saunter on over to Arriba Arriba for an unforgettably exciting dining experience.

Shopping the Day Away at Barneys

Of course there are many reasons to visit the Big Apple; among them theater, great restaurants, business meetings, and of course some of the world’s best shopping. If you happen to be a guest at Shimmie Horn’s Hotel Belleclaire, then you have easy access to one of New York’s most exclusive retailers, Barneys, New York.

Within the hallowed walls of Barneys classy shoppers will be rewarded for their efforts with some of the world’s most sought-after designer clothing, up-to-the-minute styles, and even some surprising bargains during the Barneys yearly warehouse sale, which happens to be taking place right now. From February 16 until February 26 lucky shoppers can save as much as 75% on much of the Barneys collection of designer clothing, shoes, housewares, and a lot more.
Barneys also sponsors events, such as workshops to learn better make-up application techniques or a free facial as a gift with every purchase.
Shopping at Barneys is not just a shopping trip, it is an experience. So if you are staying at the Hotel Belleclaire, it is only a short walk down to Barneys, located at 2151 Broadway between West 75th and 76th Streets. Shimmie Horn’s Belleclaire is only two blocks away, at 250 West 77th Street, right off of Broadway. Happy shopping!

Explore MoMA from the Iroquois Hotel

Diego Rivera Agrarian Leader Zapata

One of New York’s most important museums, the Museum of Modern Art, is only eight blocks directly north of Shimmie Horn’s Iroquois Hotel. MoMA is located at 11 West 53rd Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues.

If you are going to be staying at the Iroquois within the next few weeks, there are several noteworthy exhibits which are certainly worth the ten minute walk over to MoMA. One such showing is “Diego Rivera: Murals for the Museum of Modern Art” which will be on exhibit now through May 14, 2012.

In 1931 MoMA brought the renowned muralist Diego Rivera from Mexico to New York, where he created five “portable murals” especially for the museum during the six weeks before the opening of the show. The murals dealt with Mexican themes of revolution and class. During the exhibition itself he produced three more murals, dealing with New York subjects and presenting them with monumental images of the urban working class and the terrible social gap which existed in the city during the Great Depression. All eight pieces were on display for the remainder of the run of the show, and Rivera’s work, “Agrarian Leader Zapata” is one of MoMA’s iconic pieces of their vast collection.

MoMA is presenting the murals together again for the first time in 80 years, and adding much more to the show. If you are staying at Shimmie Horn’s Iroquois, you owe it to yourself to see and admire these fine artworks.

Shimmie Horn’s Hotel Chandler Close to the World’s Best Carpets

Around the corner and down the street from Shimmie Horn’s Hotel Chandler is an

Nazmiyal antique Agra rug in London home designed by Douglas Mackie

unforgettable shopping opportunity, which is at least half of the reason to visit New York, isn’t it? Go check out J. Nazmiyal Inc and the DBA Nazmiyal Collection at 31 East 32nd Street, second floor.

This is one of the best places to find antique and modern rugs of every conceivable style, period and origin. Among the almost endless choices of rugs and carpets are decorative Indian Agra rugs; funky art deco rugs from the early 20th century; highly stylized and decorative Oushak rugs from Turkey; and classic Art Nouveau rugs. And that is just a shortened list.

Come see for yourself. If you are staying at the Hotel Chandler then you are only a three minute walk away. And if you are staying at any of Shimmie Horn’s other Manhattan hotel locations, Nazmiyal is still not too far away.

Kids ‘N Comedy Guarantees Laughs for You and Your Family

Ryan Drum Comedian from the "Comics in Love Show" on February 12

Looking something unique to do on a Sunday in New York while you are staying at Shimmie Horn’s Belleclaire Hotel? Why not take a chance on some of the funniest kids in New York? At the Gotham Comedy Club at 173 West 78th Street, just two blocks from the Belleclaire, catch the Kids ‘N Comedy show every Sunday at 1pm.

The show is appropriate for children as young as nine, and as old as, well according to their website, as old as “really, really old.”
Enjoy a fun afternoon with the whole family, laughing and sharing a great time.
To check their schedule and get more information call: 212-877-6115.