Travel Made Stress Free at the Radisson Lexington

Popular Midtown Hotel Provides an Essential "Travel Kit" to Guests for their Stay in New York City

. October 14, 2008

NEW YORK, NY, September 25, 2006. The recent security restrictions surrounding air travel has forced business and leisure travelers to think twice about something as simple as a carry-on bag. Now, guests of The Radisson Lexington Hotel (511 Lexington Avenue at 48th Street; 212-755-4400) can cross several items off their "to pack" list, as the hotel offers guests the option to purchase a custom-designed travel kit containing a variety of toiletries needed during their stay ($5/kit). The travel kit contains a razor, shaving cream, travel toothbrush and toothpaste along with a deodorant. The Radisson Lexington also offers a range of Asira(R) luxury in-room body care amenities, such as high-end shampoos, conditioner, and soap. Contact lens solution is also available at the Gift Shop in the lobby of the hotel for those who require it.

"This travel kit is a natural extension of the commitment we make everyday to ensure our guests' comfort," says Brendan Moraes, General Manager of the Radisson Lexington Hotel. "We recognize this can be a particularly challenging time to travel, and we want our guests to arrive relaxed, ready to take on business or leisure, knowing their travel necessities are taken care of."

Following a nearly $20 million renovation, The Radisson Lexington Hotel has emerged fresher and sleeker than ever, with world-class amenities and six distinct dining and entertainment outlets that have positioned the hotel as the ultimate leisure destination in New York City. Located in the heart of Manhattan's fashionable East Side, the Radisson Lexington Hotel offers guests the best of New York City all under one roof. Visitors can experience several different types of world cuisine, a top-notch dance club and superior athletic facilities without ever leaving hotel grounds. The 27-story hotel has been a hospitality landmark for decades, and now features 705 newly renovated guest rooms including a variety of suites, as well as rooms with terraces, in addition to spacious meeting facilities, luxurious amenities and a fully redesigned lobby.

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