For your convenience, we secured a limited number of rooms at the Empire Hotel at the special rate of $149 per night effective now through the December 10th. This rate is available Friday and Saturday (January 19-21), and we negotiated the option to add 1 extra night both before and after those dates.

To reserve a room click on our link Barry and Beka Knot – or call the reservation line at 855-265-7400 and use the discount code Barry and Beka Knot Group to secure the discounted rate. The hotel is within walking distance of the Phillips Club where we will be staying.

Some Details on the Hotel

Residing at the gateway to the Upper West Side, the Empire Hotel reflects the earth tones and modernism of our famed neighbors, Central Park and Lincoln Center. The New York hotel offers sophisticated comfort and bold decor among many of their upscale amenities and superior guest services.

The Empire Hotel’s coveted location puts guests within convenient proximity to some of New York’s top attractions. Directly across the street, guests can walk to the renowned Lincoln Center which includes the Metropolitan Opera House, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and Alice Tully Hall, all host to top live performances and major global  events all year-round. Stroll a few more blocks and you will reach Central Park and Columbus Circle.

Unwind at The Empire Hotel in style and comfort after a long day in the city. Each of the guestrooms are finely decorated, offers premium bedding and designer toiletries. In addition, the Central Park hotel also features The Lobby Bar made famous in the hit series Gossip Girl, and our newly renovated roof top indoor/outdoor Bar for evening al fresco cocktails.

Check in time is 3:00 PM and check out time is noon.

Superior Deluxe King Room – $149 per night
Superior Deluxe Double Room – $149 per night

Amtrak -Skip the Acela and save some bucks riding the Regional to NY Penn (as low as $49 one way). Although 30+ minutes slower, it is more comfortable and much less expensive. The quiet car is at the front or back of the train. Beer and wine in the cafe car in case you want to start early.

Note: The earlier you book your ticket, the less expensive it will be. Except for the deeply discounted fares, you can get a refund if you cancel before the date of departure. Use the Amtrak app on your phone or tablet to book.


Private Jet – Teterboro is your best bet. You can use the Eastside Heliport but getting crosstown is a pain. Commercial flight – No one does that anymore.


Great view from the top of the doubledecker, but no guarantee on arrival times due to traffic. Trips range from 4 to 8 hours. Most buses leave from South Station, Boston and arrive near Penn Station, NYC. Cheap rates and you get to spend all that time in a library atmosphere as everyone is heads down in their phones texting.


Always a nice drive until you have to park your car at $55+ a day. There is parking at Icon Parking at 20 W. 64th Street, down the street from the Empire Hotel.