We know spring is in full swing in NYC when the TriBeCa Film Festival is in town. The international film festival was founded in 2001 by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, and Craig Hatkoff as a response to the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center in an attempt to revitalize lower Manhattan’s cultural scene. The festival has attracted an audience of over 2.3 million people thus far and generated an estimated $600 million in economic activity since its founding. Activities begin on Wednesday, April 21.
AKA, the newest flexible-stay hotel residences by Korman Communities, has partnered with the 2010 TriBeCa Film Festival to extend a luxury NYC hotel experience filled with perks. Each of its four apartment suite choices in NYC offers modern amenities and accommodations and specializes in stays of a week or more, offering beautiful furnishings and a “home away from home” experience.
Guests who stay at AKA Central Park, AKA Sutton Place, or AKA Times Square for seven nights or more will receive a complimentary room upgrade, a $200 value. Additional complimentary amenities offered throughout the duration of the TriBeCa Film Festival include a film festival concierge to assist with ticket purchases, snacks to bring to screenings, a class with celebrity trainer Amie Hoff at AKA Central Park’s 2,500 square foot fitness center, access to individual training sessions and fitness consultations with Amie Hoff, a DVD Lending Library of past TriBeCa Film Festival films, and a dedicated screening room to watch special festival footage including movie trailers. Foodies will also be sure to enjoy the “Tastes of TriBeCa” menu at AKA Central Park’s new A Café.
The 2010 TriBeCa Film Festival runs from April 21 through May 2. Tickets are on sale now. The film schedule/guide can be viewed here. Rates at AKA start at $295/night and can be made at http://www.hotelaka.com/ by using promo code TFFUPGRADE.