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Where to Find a Good Cup of Joe in Midtown

  Whether you’re a dad on the go, a business woman, or simply a die-hard coffee guru, you’ve found yourself in Midtown looking for the best Joe around. Search no more. We've discovered two places that will delight your sen Read more

Best Spas in Midtown Manhattan

Ready for romance? Midtown Manhattan is a cupid's dream world. Start your romantic stay in Midtown at Hotel Mela, a boutique hotel located near Broadway. Consider Mela's In The Mood for Love Package that includes a bottle of champagne, two 1-hr mass Read more

Finding the Best Craft Beer in Midtown

Midtown Manhattan's Hotel Mela warmly welcomes business travelers. Located near Broadway, Hotel Mela offers a Business Traveler Package that's perfect for those in town on a short stay, including dry cleaning for one business apparel item and 20% of Read more

A Child-Friendly Afternoon in Manhattan

Your family just woke up in a cozy room at Hotel Mela, a Midtown Manhattan hotel that offers great views of the Midtown Manhattan skyline, and your child asks "what are we going to do today?" Well we've got some answers. Here are two s Read more

Radio City Christmas Spectacular

For nearly 100 years, Radio City Musical Hall has dazzled and delighted people from around the globe. And since 1933, it has featured a special holiday extravaganza, appropriately named the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. This year promises to be Read more

Apps Help You Get the Most Out of NYC

If a visit to NYC is on your list of things to do, you've got to get some apps. But due to the number of apps out there these days, selecting just the very best is a mindboggling task. Don't worry; we've done the dirty work for you. We dug in and di Read more

3 Excellent Ellis Island Tours

Although Ellis Island no longer bustles with immigrants seeking the promise of a better life in America, it's packed full of history, events and activities that take you back to its heyday. A tour is a wonderful way to experience the essence of Elli Read more

4 Tips for Enjoying New Year's Eve in Times Square

Like baseball and apple pie, New Year's Eve in Times Square is an American tradition everyone should enjoy at least once in their lifetime. This year it's your turn. Here are four tips to make sure your Times Square experience is everything you hope Read more

4 Places to Eat Kosher in Midtown

The last thing you want to do while you're on vacation in Midtown is waste time searching for a quality Kosher meal. So we've searched out four diverse options for you. From pizza to tapas, we've found a Kosher meal to satisfy every appetite. Enjoy! Read more

An Afternoon in Midtown

Are you looking for a cheap NYC hotel that's near the very best attractions? Hotel Mela is a perfectly priced boutique hotel situated in Midtown Manhattan- an ideal home base for all of your for NYC excursions. Here's a winning combo: a visit to the Read more

3 Places to Celebrate New Year's Eve in Midtown

If you're planning to celebrate New Year's Eve in Midtown Manhattan, but don't know where to go? From chic to active, to downright cowboy rowdy, we've dug up three diverse places for you to welcome the New Year. Empire Room 350 Fifth Ave. New York, Read more

Ho, Ho, Ho. Where's Santa?

Kids aren't the only ones who want to catch a glimpse of Santa. Whether you're travelling with little ones who can't wait to tell Santa their wishes, or you just want to enjoy the NYC winter spirit, here are  our top picks for the best NYC lo Read more

A Bit of Times Square History

Are you planning a get-a-way to Times Square? You'll get more out of your escape if you know a bit about its history before you arrive. Here are some fun facts: During the late 1800s, the Times Square area was the epicenter of the city's carriage i Read more

Romance in Midtown

Boutique hotels in NYC offer you special attention that massive chain hotels just can't match. If you're planning the perfect day of Midtown romance, include a stay at a fabulous NYC boutique hotel and you just can't go wrong. Hotel Mela, a cheap NY Read more

Magical Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

On Thursday, November 22, 2012 at 9 a.m., the magical Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will begin. If you've never seen the parade in person, we strongly encourage you to do so. It's an unbelievable display of creativity that marks the s Read more

The Wondrous Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

[caption id="attachment_125" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree"][/caption] The allure of NYC during the holiday season is undeniable. One tradition that makes it so is the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree. As i Read more

Happy Holiday Shopping in Midtown

Midtown Manhattan is a holiday shopper's dream. From massive department stores to classy boutiques, merchants decorate lavishly for the holiday season and offer goods you can hardly resist. Whether you're planning a fun-filled day of window shopping Read more

Wonderful Walking Tours of Times Square

In less than two hours and for less than the cost of lunch, a professional walking tour offers you fascinating insight into Times Square and the Theater District. Whether you’re touring Manhattan for the first time or you’re a seasoned v Read more

Young at Heart and in Times Square?

Times Square is the most visited attraction on the planet according to a survey conducted by Travel + Leisure magazine. Nearly 40 million people visit Times Square every year. If you’re young at heart, and planning a weekend in Times Square yo Read more

Hotel Mela Invites Fido

If leaving your dog at home while you hit Manhattan isn't an option, then bring your best friend along. You'll both be welcomed at Hotel Mela; a cheap New York City hotel located in Midtown Manhattan. Hotel Mela offers a Pet Package th Read more

Fun Family Adventures at Bryant Park

If you're planning a family visit to midtown Manhattan, we've got a secret spot to tell you about: Bryant Park. Surrounded by skyscrapers, the park is a green space full of activity that will entertain the kiddos, transport you back to Read more

Cheap, Tasty Eats Abound in Midtown

Are you planning a stay at a Midtown hotel and looking for a unique place to dine?  We've got great info to share on three cheap, tasty eats that locals adore. Kwik Meal. Kwik Meal is a street vendor that serves up some killer dishes. Read more

Broadway is Hot!

New York City's Broadway Theater District is hot! Broadway is the theater capital of the world; having bragging rights to more than 40 large professional theaters. A trip to NYC can hardly be complete without taking in a Broadway show. Here are two Read more

Explore Madam Tussauds in Times Square

Staying at a boutique hotel near Times Square offers you the attention you deserve and the convenience you've been searching for. Hotel Mela is a boutique NYC hotel located just moments from dynamic Times Square. One of our favo Read more

Mulberry Street in NYC shines Bright with Italian Cultureâ?" San Gennaro Festival 2012

What started as a one-day celebration to the Patron Saint of Naples is now New York's largest, most famous and longest running religious festival.  It's the Feast of San Gennaro in Little Italy!  Taking place for 11 days starting Thursday S Read more

Free Broadway Concert in Times Square 2012 â?" Broadway on Broadway

Come see one of New York's best outdoor events, Broadway on Broadway makes its way to Times Square this September and promises to be one exciting event. Attended by thousands of fans, the live show features musical numbers and appearances from curren Read more

September is the time for Spring Fashion at Mercedes-Benz NYFW 2012

Considered to be the most influential of NYC Fashion Events, Mercedes-Benz NYFW (New York Fashion Week) 2012 will be taking place September 6-13 at Lincoln Center and Hotel Mela has the perfect accommodations for the occasion! As one of the most well Read more

Labor Day Weekend Events in NYC & Times Square Hotel Drive In Package

Labor Day â?" Working Americans celebrate this national holiday in countless ways from backyard barbeques, one last day at the beach or public pool, and much to chagrin of children everywhere, even some back to school shopping. No matter how yo Read more