NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - August 20, 2013) - To cater to the increasing number of travelers who come to New York City for more than a night or two, Affinia Hotels, a boutique hotel collection with five hotels in Manhattan, many with suites and kitchens, is teaming up with FreshDirect, a New York City based grocery delivery service, to provide Affinia guests with ready-to-make meals delivered to the hotel.
The new partnership, which launched today at Affinia Dumont and will be rolled out at the additional four New York City hotels this month, will enhance the collection's fully equipped kitchens and kitchenettes; spacious rooms of up to 950 square feet, many with separate dining areas, and furnished outdoor patios and terraces, are ideal for longer stays.
With the Business Kit and Healthy Kit, guests will have kitchens stocked with fruits and vegetables, Greek yogurt, chips, salsa and cookies. The kits are also equipped with a variety of four-minute meals and microwavable options including curried chicken salad and lemon-dill salmon.
These kits can be ordered in advance through Affinia's online e-concierge service, at the time of booking, or at the hotel at any time during a stay. Starting at $50, this service is subject to taxes and delivery fees.
"Grocery delivery from FreshDirect gives our growing number of extended-stay guests, from international visitors and families to business travelers, the flexibility to eat in and stock their kitchens with items they want," said Lisa Zandee, senior vice-president of brand management for Affinia Hotels. "It liberates them from the limitations of room-service, mini-bar and restaurant fare," she added. "Our work with FreshDirect is part of our commitment to providing customized experiences for guests," continued Zandee. "They feel at home with the convenience of quick snacks and easy-to-prepare meals, saving time and money so they can focus on the travel experience, be it business or leisure."
Later this month, guests of Affinia Shelburne, Affinia Manhattan, Affinia 50 and Affinia Gardens will also be able to take advantage of this new service. The hotel collection is also developing kits that will be locally sourced.
About Affinia Hotels
Affinia is a distinctive collection of boutique hotels with locations in New York City and Washington, D.C. targeting the growing base of travelers looking for a uniquely comfortable and customized experience. The brand combines modern business amenities with the comforts of home, including custom-designed Affinia beds, pillow menu and a range of programs and services giving guests the opportunity to customize their stay. Each hotel embraces the local attributes of each city and community, and was awarded the 2013 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor as a result of travelers consistently recommending the hotels with high praise.
Affinia Hotels is operated by Denihan Hospitality Group, a privately-held hotel management company with 50 years of hospitality management expertise.
FreshDirect is the leading online grocer in the U.S., delivering premium quality fresh-from-the-farm foods and brand-name groceries to customers in the greater New York, New Jersey and Connecticut metro areas and the Greater Philadelphia area in Pennsylvania. With a 2,600-member workforce that is still growing, FreshDirect places an emphasis on nutritious, delicious meals and convenient services that allow customers more time to live healthy lives. FreshDirect aspires to be a valued corporate partner in all communities in which it serves.