The bees are coming to town with a big buzz! The New York Hilton Midtown has just unveiled its new residents in time for National Honey Month: 450,000 adopted bees that will live permanently (and rent-free) at the hotel’s Green Rooftop in their new state-of-the art beehives.
The six queens, named Connie, Shelby, Ruby, Phoebe, Suite B and
Beatrice, received the royal treatment while they made their way to
their new homes in New York City. The bees arrived in a vintage yellow taxi and walked the blue carpet just a few blocks away from their favorite nectar destination, also known to humans as Central Park. The newly installed luxury bee condominiums will allow the new residents to roam freely and sip the best nectars that the city that never sleeps has to offer.
With the arrival of the bees, the New York Hilton Midtown unveiled the
new sustainable plans for their guests. The arrival of the bees marks
the launch of honey-infused cuisine, beauty, and specialty amenities,
such as the Autumn Apiary Package, which includes private beekeeping
encounters, honey-themed treats and jarred rooftop honey to take home
So what’s in it for guests?, you might ask. To start with, anyone staying at the New York Hilton Midtown will be able to taste local honey in the most creative ways. As the brainchild of Director of Culinary and Executive Chef Richard Brown, harvested honey will be incorporated into seasonal dishes with items like honey-dipped fried chicken and rosemary-honey flatbreads that will soon be available at the hotel’s urban market, Herb N’ Kitchen. In addition, patrons of the Bridges Bar can now sip on bourbon-based honey peach cobbler milkshakes and honey-kissed grapefruit cosmopolitans. Also, if you are a part of a group or a conference, you might get lucky: the newly debuted banquet menu includes items like the best whipped ricotta cheese crostini with honeycomb and tequila-honey cured salmon. I can assure you that these drinking and dining options are delicious!
At New York For Beginners, we want to salute the new residents of the New York Hilton Midtown and applaud this green idea. This conservational effort is a wonderful way to reintroduce nature in the concrete jungle. Although I am personally allergic to bee stings, I am supportive of any efforts geared towards the consumption of local products in the hospitality industry and the introduction of nature in our daily lives.
Working alongside New York Hilton Midtown, fourth-generation beekeeper Andrew Coté seems to share my thoughts, as he stated that “Hilton is not only at the forefront of the hotel industry but they also afford top-rate accommodation to some of the most vulnerable and hardworking New Yorkers – the nearly half million honeybees that Hilton has taken in as part of their effort to protect the environment. These four-winged guests reside in Midtown and enjoy all the amenities and pleasures that Hilton and New York City have to offer.”
For more information on the new honey-drizzled stays at the New York Hilton Midtown, guests can visit the hotel’s website www.nyhiltonhotel.com or follow the conversation on social media with #BeesOnSixth.
Please join us in giving a warm welcome to the newest beginners in New York: Connie, Shelby, Ruby, Phoebe, Suite B and
my fellow Beatrice!
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