NEW YORK, NY – Hotel 3232, the luxury boutique hotel situated in the heart of Manhattan’s Flatiron-Murray Hill neighborhood, accommodated participants of the May 3rd Five Boro Bike Tour – the largest recreational cycling event in the United States. Launched in 1977, it has grown into an annual event with over 30,000 riders taking on the 40-mile ride through all five boroughs, across five major bridges, and even on the Staten Island Ferry. Held every first Sunday of May, the tour is fun for all ages and a unique way to experience the city first-hand. Just a few blocks from the bike route along Fifth Avenue, Hotel 3232 has proven to be an ideal site to accommodate riders and eager watchers from out of town. Meanwhile guests who were unable to sign up for the official tour can take advantage of the hotel’s free bike rental program and explore the city on two wheels.
“The surge in bike riding all over New York City is an amazing phenomenon, certainly propelled and promoted by the nearly 40-year history of the TD Five Boro Bike Tour,” said Mark Shemel, CEO and Principal at Think Properties, owner and operator of Hotel 3232. “So many of our guests are active, hard-working and hard-playing people that our establishment strives to cater to their needs. We have had great response to our free bike rentals, free guest gym access at Boom Fitness along with free gym clothes rental, and other amenities we offer to make their stay unforgettable.”
Since opening in early 2014, the hotel has been racking up impressive feedback across social media channels, including the traveller platform TripAdvisor, where a recent guest from St. Paul, MN, raved: “The place is simply as close to perfect as I have ever found in a New York City hotel at this price point. We love the stylish, comfortable, clean, bright rooms. Floor to ceiling windows, are you kidding me? In a New York boutique hotel? That’s so cool it’s ridiculous… I will not be looking any farther than H-3232 on my future trips to New York. This is the place for me.”
The hotel’s location in the heart of midtown Manhattan is one of the most eclectic, vibrant, and cosmopolitan areas in the city. The ideal location means it is only a quick walk – or even faster bicycle ride – to dozens of restaurants, bars and clubs as well as to the convenient transportation hubs and renowned tourist attractions like Grand Central Station, the Chrysler Building, Madison Square Garden, and Times Square. Hotel 3232 even offers an incomparable experience for returning guests who can store their personal items and clothes with the hotel, which will then arrange them in the room prior to arrival, marking a level of personal luxury that few other establishments provide.