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grandlife hotels sign on as official hotel sponsor of internet week new york 2014


Jenny Chang, jenny@pkpr.com
Marc Shatzman, marc@pkpr.com
PKPR, 212-627-8098

New York (March 11, 2014) - GrandLife Hotels, the culture brand behind two of downtown Manhattan's most celebrated boutique hotels, has partnered with Internet Week New York 2014 as the festival's Official Hotel Sponsor, organizers announced today.

As part of the sponsorship, festival speakers, partners and participants will receive exclusive rates and benefits at the Soho Grand and Tribeca Grand Hotels, an unparalleled pair of luxury boutique hotels located in the heart of downtown Manhattan.

A global showcase for New York City’s vibrant tech-based economy, Internet Week New York celebrates the impact of technology on business, entertainment and culture. More than 45,000 people are expected to attend over 250 panels, Meetups, exhibits, screenings, parties, and more taking place at IWNY Headquarters at Chelsea’s Metropolitan Pavilion and at venues across the city. Actor and investor Omar Epps, Netflix Chief Product Officer Neil Hunt and Buzzfeed Founder and CEO Jonah Peretti are among the initial keynote speakers confirmed to headline this year’s festival.

Known for their unfailing ability to balance service and style, attention to detail and stunning interiors, GrandLife Hotels, designed by William Sofield, have become an integral part of the neighborhoods' fabric. Their reputation as hubs of cultural activity and influence, stemming from their acute awareness of art, film, fashion and music, is reflected on < a href=http://www.grandlifehotels.com>GrandLifeHotels.com. The online destination elevates the guest experience by offering an authentic, multi-faceted downtown New York lifestyle experience.

“GrandLife Hotels is an integral part of New York City's identity, with two downtown locations that are world-renowned as hubs of cultural activity and influence," Allison Arden, Managing Director of Internet Week New York. “We are thrilled to have them joining us as an Official Hotel Sponsor, providing a home base for festival-goers that perfectly complements the vibrancy, stylishness and innovation of Internet Week New York itself.”

“GrandLife Hotels have pioneered the NYC hotels’ online culture, our synergy with Internet Week New York has been a natural one” said Steven Rojas, Social Media Director of GrandLife Hotels. “Both parties engaging tech savvy New Yorkers and travelers alike who are themselves influencing business and culture through the internet, our collaborations and possibilities are endless with new technology.”

As Official Hotel Sponsor of Internet Week New York, GrandLife Hotels will offer special group rates starting at $315 + tax for Superior Queen and $335 for Superior King to festivalgoers requesting the Internet Week New York Group block. For the Soho Grand, reservations can be made via their website or by calling 800.965.3000; for the Tribeca Grand, reservations can be made via their website or by calling 877.519.6600. The special rates are available through April 28th; from then on, reservations will be accepted on a space available basis, at the prevailing best available rate at time of booking.

About GrandLife Hotels
The Soho Grand and Tribeca Grand Hotels are known for establishing themselves as two of the first downtown boutique hotels; they pioneered the way for the hotels that followed. The Hotel’s unfailing ability to balance service and style has been the key to its success and continuously sets the highest standard amongst hotels of its kind.

With 24-hour guest services, extensive technological amenities, and impeccably designed guestrooms, they offer visitors an unparalleled luxury boutique hotel experience.

Centrally located in the heart of downtown Manhattan alongside world-renowned art galleries, boutiques, and restaurants, the hotels are steps from notable downtown NYC neighborhoods - making them perfect destinations for romantic getaways or exciting New York City weekends. Attention to detail and stunning interiors designed by William Sofield have enabled them to become an integral part of the neighborhoods fabric, favorites to savvy locals and sophisticated travelers alike.

Their reputation as hubs of cultural activity and influence stem from their acute awareness of art, film, fashion, and music, and is culminated on GrandLifeHotels.com. By removing the physical boundaries of the Hotels, our online destination elevates the guest experience by offering an authentic, multi-faceted downtown New York lifestyle experience. www.grandlifehotels.com

About Internet Week New York
Launched in 2008 in cooperation with the New York Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment, Internet Week New York is a week-long festival celebrating Internet business and culture. In 2013, more than 45,000 people attended nearly 400 events throughout the city. Sponsors of Internet Week New York 2014 include CBRE (Real Estate Sponsor), Vitamin T, The Trade Desk (Classroom Sponsor), Telescope (Social Engagement Sponsor), Swissnex (Global Start-up City Sponsor), Neustar (Co-Presenting Data Sponsor), SheKnows, MediaCom (Live Feed Sponsor), Quantcast and MediaPost’s Omma. Partners include VICE (Content Partner), Architizer (Content Partner), Webby Media Group (Content Partner), Mixcloud (Music Partner), GrandLife Hotels (Hotel Partner) and Design Within Reach (Design Partner). Internet Week New York is co-presented by Made in New York, the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment and Crain Communications. The official site for Internet Week New York is www.InternetWeekNY.com.

About Crain Communications Inc
An industry leader, Crain Communications Inc is one of the largest privately owned business media companies with 30 leading business, trade and consumer brands in North America, Europe and Asia. The company's 850 employees in 11 locations produce exciting publications, digital products, events, marketing services, custom publishing, lead generation and research and data products to help its millions of readers and clients succeed. Crain Communications took a majority stake in Internet Week New York in August 2012, taking the reins of day-to-day management while working with the Internet Week New York team to grow the festival under a shared vision. The company's website is www.crain.com.