Guests of New Yorker Hotel Check the Weather Channel(R) Before Booking 'Hot' Vacation Deals

NEW YORK, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ — Looking for a deal on New York City hotels this summer? Until Labor Day, the New Yorker Hotel's Chill Out program will enable guests to pay room rates equal to the previous day's weather high temperature upon check-in. The New Yorker Hotel is going to the leading weather source — weather.com, the Web site of The Weather Channel, to help predict the approximate cost of rooms for the coming weeks.

According to weather.com, August weather traditionally stays close to 85oF, but historical weather highs have ranged from 85 degrees F to 104 degrees F. Based on this weather history, guests at the New Yorker can expect to pay anywhere from $85 to $104 for a room. Visitors to weather.com can find historical weather information for the month of August on http://www.weather.com/weather/climatology.

In 1918 New York City weather climbed to an unbearably high 104 degrees F, followed by a high of 102 degrees F in 1944. With any luck, visitors to the Big Apple will be treated to a cooler August.

We are excited to have the opportunity of offering our customers valuable deals on room costs, and what better way to do it this summer than based on the often fickle weather, said Barry Mann, manager of the New Yorker hotel. By checking weather.com before they book travel arrangements, our guests are able to plan their vacations based on one of the most important factors to consider when traveling — weather.

weather.com is always looking for ways to help consumers improve their travel experience, said Tom Flournoy, vice president product management of weather.com. We know that hotel choice is such an important part of anyone's journey, and we are pleased to be the online weather source New Yorker guests are checking this summer. If we can help travelers plan around the often unpredictable Mother Nature, we have done our job.

The Chill Out promotion ends on Labor Day 2002. The special rate lasts for the duration of a guest's stay with the hotel. The discount is based on single or double occupancy, is subject to room availability, and is not valid for groups or other previously discounted rates.

About the New Yorker Hotel

Located at 34th Street and Eighth Avenue, the New Yorker Hotel is only steps away from Macy's, Pennsylvania Station, Madison Square Garden, The Empire State Building, and is the closest major hotel to the Javits Convention Center. The hotel's services include a 24-hour business center, a theater ticket/sightseeing/concierge desk in the lobby, a state-of-the-art fitness center, two restaurants (including a 24-hour diner), free HBO, pay-per-view movies, gift shops, a newsstand, and an ATM in the lobby.