Hilton Westchester offers a summer hotel/helicopter contest and package

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Main entrance to Hilton Westchester in Rye Brook, New York (Hilton)

RYE BROOK, N.Y., July 25, 2015 – August’s “dog days” of summer are rapidly approaching, but the luxurious Hilton Westchester Hotel is sponsoring a travel contest that can beat the heat, buck the crowds and give you a bird’s-eye view of New York in the process.

The 445-room property is tucked among 37 lush tree-lined acres in the affluent suburban town of Rye Brook, N.Y. As an incentive for traveler’s to visit New York State without the hassle of New York City traffic, the Westchester Hilton has designed a private NYC helicopter “staycation” package.

Contemporary front desk offer fast, efficient service (Hilton)
Contemporary front desk offers fast, efficient service (Hilton)

Even better, if you book by Aug. 30 for a hotel stay and helicopter tour by Oct. 30, you will be eligible for a contest offering one night for two at the hotel, transportation to and from the Port Chester and Rye train stations, a buffet breakfast for two, a 30-minute private helicopter tour of New York City for two compliments of Wings Air Helicopters, transportation between the Hilton Westchester and the hangar and a bottle of champagne upon your return.

The prize, valued at $899 for the contest winner, will be announced on Facebook on Aug. 16. The award for the hotel and helicopter is subject to availability and does not include taxes, gratuities or other incidentals.

Lobby library lounge at Hilton Westcherster  (Hilton)
Lobby library lounge at Hilton Westcherster (Hilton)

Hilton employees and their families are not eligible, and the promotion is in no way associated with, sponsored by or administered through Facebook. Contestant information is provided to the hotel Facebook page and not directly to Facebook.

Though summer in the city can be uncomfortable, Rye is the ideal getaway with easy access to all the amenities the Big Apple has to offer.

Among the attractions is Rye Playland, the 1928 Art Deco amusement park where the popular Tom Hanks movie “Big” was filmed.

Scenic Hudson River Valley is a kaleidoscope in autumn  (wikipedia)
Scenic Hudson River Valley is a kaleidoscope in autumn (Wikipedia)

Rye/Oakland Beach on Long Island Sound beckons sun worshippers while Port Chester features a multitude of trendy ethnic restaurants including Mario Batali/Joe Bastianich’s Tarry Lodge.

Washington Irving homesite in the Hudson River Valley  (hudsonrivervalley.org)
Washington Irving homesite in the Hudson River Valley (hudsonrivervalley.org)

History lovers will enjoy exploring the scenic Hudson River Valley, site of Washington Irving’s ancestral estate and the setting for his legendary tale about Sleepy Hollow. Visitors also enjoy sightseeing at the historic Rockefeller home in Pocantico Hills as well as the Hudson River Museum in Yonkers.

 

Luxury suite at Hilton Westcherser  (Hilton)
Luxury suite at Hilton Westcherser (Hilton)

Staying in Port Chester and Rye Brook allows travelers to enjoy the best of all worlds during the hot summer days before fall. The elegant Hilton Westchester is an oasis situated far enough from the madding crowds of New York, but close enough to enjoy all of its amenities, such as theaters, museums, shows and restaurants.

Or guests can simply luxuriate in the forested comfort of the resort itself, which features indoor and outdoor pools plus the on-property Harth Restaurant.

Hilton Westchester's inviting lobby fireplace is a great place to relax  (Hilton)
Hilton Westchester’s inviting lobby fireplace is a great place to relax (Hilton)

Had the Hilton Westchester existed when Washington Irving was alive, it surely would have the place he would have chosen to savor the joys of the Hudson River Valley.

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About the Author: Bob Taylor is a veteran writer who has traveled throughout the world. Taylor was an award- winning television producer/reporter/anchor before focusing on writing about international events, people and cultures around the globe.

He is founder of The Magellan Travel Club (www.MagellanTravelClub.com)

His goal is to visit 100 countries or more during his lifetime.

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Bob Taylor
Bob Taylor has been travel writer for more than three decades. Following a career as an award winning sports producer/anchor, Taylor’s media production business produced marketing presentations for Switzerland Tourism, Rail Europe, the Finnish Tourist Board, Japan Railways Group, the Swedish Travel & Tourism Council and the Swiss Travel System among others. He is founder of The Magellan Travel Club (www.MagellanTravelClub.com) and his goal is to visit 100 countries or more during his lifetime.