Runners spend months preparing for the grueling New York City marathon taking place on Nov. 6 and it doesn’t get any easier on race day. After so much hard work, 26.2 miles to be exact, the thousands of athletes deserve a little R&R after crossing that finish line. Not only is that what they think, but also what many of NYC’s top hotels believe as well. That’s why some of them have created special packages just for those accomplishing the amazing feat.
Here they are.
1. Millennium Hilton New York Downtown
One of the most important parts of the race is properly prepping the night before. That means pasta, pasta, and more pasta. The Millenium Hilton New York Downtown has you covered though as they’re offering “Pasta Fuel Up” for runners including unlimited pasta for lunch/dinner from Nov. 3 to 5. To top it off (and in true race spirit), they have the fastest elevators in the city and some of the city’s largest hotel rooms. So, you’ll be able to get out the door quickly and have plenty of room to stretch.
2. Loews Regency Hotel
You won’t have to think about a thing except running fast when you stay at this stunning Park Avenue hotel. Their “Run & Recovery” package includes three-night accommodations, a private stretching session with onsite Julien Farel personal trainer, transfers to designated race start location, post-race treatment from Julien Farel, and a themed welcome basket to include photo props for cheering, energy drinks and snacks. They even have your meals covered. You’ll get a carb loading dinner at The Regency Bar & Grill before the race and a Sunday night dinner post-race feast as well.
3. The Ritz-Carlton Battery Park and Central Park
The “Run and Recharge” package is one-of-a-kind, well two-of-a-kind. Why? You get to stay at two Ritz-Carlton properties over marathon weekend to make the experience as stress-free as possible. It starts with overnight accommodations at The Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park on Nov. 4 located just a short walk from the starting line. Here you’ll get a marathon welcome package with energy gels, and a muscle roller and specialty carbo-load live pasting making station at 2West restaurant. Once you cross the finish line, you’ll head over to nearby The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park on Nov. 5 where you’ll receive another personalized welcome amenity, three-courserecovery food pre-fixe meal at Auden Bistro and a 60-minute Muscle Repair Massage at La Prairie Spa.
4. Hotel Hayden and Hotel Henri
It’s all about remembering the little things to make race morning a bit easier. That’s why sister properties Hotel Hayden and Hotel Henri, located in Chelsea and Flatiron, respectively, are offering a special NYC Marathon package to tackle that very problem. In addition to accommodations, the package includes late check out on the day of the marathon, an energy bar, a bottle of water, and starting line throwaways including a knit hat and gloves.
5. Langham Place, New York
If there’s one thing that’s getting beat up the most during those 26.2 miles, it’s your feet. Luckily, Chuan Body + Soul at Langham Place, New York is offering runners who have a bib number for the race a 20% discount on the Chuan Stone Therapy Massage (regularly $335), a 90 minute treatment that incorporates hot and cold pink Himalayan salt stones, and throw in complimentary foot massage ($130) as well. Now, that’s a reason to run!
6. Grace Mayflower Inn & Spa
If you’re already making the trek to New York to run the marathon, you may as well extend it a night at this destination Relais & Châteaux property in Connecticut. Grace Mayflower will be offering a full Runner’s Revival package for a limited time this November for marathon participants who will be treated to two nights in luxurious accommodations on Nov. 5 and 6, a 30-minute sound healing meditation to begin the next day on a fresh, calm note, a 60-minute light Swedish massage to soothe sore muscles, a “Recovery Menu” dinner designed exclusively by Chef Isaac Olivo with the perfect balance of proteins, carbs, and healthy fats to restore the nutritional balance of your body and a detoxifying bath salts in room for extra soothing.
7. Cachet Boutique
This Midtown West hotel isn’t even open yet but is opening two days early exclusively for runners and their families. Guests that stay for two nights (arriving on Nov. 4 and departing on Nov. 6) get two chef selected meals from EDEN Local (one protein packed to help runners prepare for the big day), and the second to speed up recovery post-race-two green juices, and a pre-race pack that includes a protein bar, dry fruit, bottled water, Advil and Band-Aids. Just mention “NYC Marathon Runners Package” when you book.
8. HGU New York Hotel
Running a marathon might be worth for all the pampering you’ll get afterward at this NoMad hotel. Their Runner Package includes a carb-load breakfast or dinner in-room provided by Restaurant at Rose Hill, post-run Hydromax Treatment at REVIV NYC, a single whole-body cryotherapy session at Vitality NYC, complimentary juice, yoga session and pre and post run pillow concierge service. Those 26.2 miles will just melt right off.
9. Dream Midtown
Your mind, stomach, and wallet will all be happy with the Run This City Package at Dream Midtown. Why? Well, you get a green juice upon arrival to refresh and hydrate, carb-loaded night-before-the-race-dinner provided by Serafina, Dream’s Guide To Self-Mediation handbook to get you in the right mindset before the race, and 10 percent off your stay. You have no excuse not to hit your PR!
10. LUMA Hotel Times Square
Check off two bucket list items at once by running the marathon and staying the night in Times Square. LUMA’s Marathon Package lets you take advantage of both by including a complimentary gym pass to Blink Fitness, fresh juice from Juice Press and “Gladiator” chocolate chip cookie, all with skyline view rooms. It’s also within walking distance of the finish line, so the family can be close by to cheer you on.