Happy Thanksgiving from Courtyard New York LaGuardia Airport

Enjoy a special Thanksgiving dinner at Courtyard New York LaGuardia Airport Hotel.


We hope that everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving this holiday season. If you plan to stay at the Marriott Courtyard LaGuardia Airport hotel, consider booking our Park, Stay, & Eat package for a convenient holiday experience. Something our guests can look forward to on Thanksgiving Day is a large dinner that is available for six hours in the evening, providing everyone a chance to celebrate.

Our Park, Stay, & Eat special comes with complimentary parking, deluxe accommodations and a breakfast buffet every morning in our restaurant. Your accommodations will include complimentary shuttle service to the airport, a refrigerator in the room, large work desks complete with ergonomic chairs, new Revive bedding, in-room coffee service and more. This Courtyard LaGuardia hotel package improves comfort as well as convenience during your stay.

On Thanksgiving Day, we are serving a hearty Thanksgiving meal for our guests from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Our dinner will feature roasted turkey and glazed ham served with stuffing, gravy and port cranberry sauce. Another option for meat is sliced roast prime rib served with red wine glaze. To get your serving of fruits and vegetables, try our squash medley soup, baked eggplant, tomato dish and harvest salad. For dessert, you can fill yourself with pecan pie, pumpkin cheesecake and a selection of mini desserts.

When you're traveling for the holidays, you want to stay at a hotel that celebrates your favorite special occasions right along with you. Visit our website to book a room at the Courtyard New York LaGuardia Hotel by Marriott for a fulfilling Thanksgiving Day experience while you're in New York.


The New York Botanical Garden 2015 Holiday Train Show

Enjoy one of the most enchanting holiday events in New York City.



The Enid A. Haupt Conservatory brings one of the most remarkable holiday experiences to the Big Apple from November 21, 2015, to January 18, 2016, with the Holiday Train Show. One hundred and fifty landmarks have been recreated on a small scale, following more than a quarter mile of model railway tracks and brought to life by the creative artistry of Paul Busse. This is a great chance for the whole family to marvel at the unique beauty of the display.

Every tiny landmark has been recreated in miniature using natural materials, including bark, leaves and berries. Marvel at tiny versions of the Brooklyn Bridge, Rockefeller Center, Penn Station, the New York City Public Library, the Statue of Liberty and numerous other icons of the New York skyline. The trains wind their way along the track passing across numerous overhead bridges, all beneath the twinkling lights of the Conservatory. While the show is absolutely fantastic for kids, there are also Bar Car Nights throughout November, December and January when the Holiday Train Show has been designated for adults. You can enjoy a complimentary cocktail while watching live music and enjoying seasonal outdoor events.

The Courtyard New York LaGuardia Airport by Marriott is excited for all of the holiday events near LaGuardia Airport, including the New York Botanical Garden 2015 Holiday Train Show. Our comfortable, sophisticated hotel rooms make a great place to relax while you enjoy the city's offerings during the holiday season. Take advantage of our free, 24-hour shuttle service to and from LaGuardia when you stay at our family-friendly hotel this winter. Visit our website to book your stay.

Winters Eve at Lincoln Center 2015 Is Almost Here

The Lincoln Square celebration is one of the most anticipated holiday events in New York City.

Cheerful snowman

Nothing signals that the holidays are finally here like watching a tree lighting ceremony, and that's just one of the fun things to enjoy at the 2015 Winters Eve at Lincoln Center. For the 16th year in a row, this free Lincoln Square neighborhood event will offer visitors an evening of live music, food, shopping and entertainment. Featured musical performers this year include Chop and Quench as well as the Nigunim Trio. The festival, one of the largest NYC holiday events, will take place on Monday, November 30.

The event will be spread out along the sidewalks and available public spaces on Broadway Avenue from 68th Street down to Columbus Circle and will last approximately three and a half hours. The festivities are scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. with a countdown to the tree lighting at Dante Park in front of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. This ceremony will feature music by The Chapin Family and will be broadcast on local television.

Attendees have the chance to sample delicious foodie fare at tent stands set up by local bistros and bakeries. Entertainment will include dance troupes, mariachis and percussion bands while street performers, ice sculptors and holiday craft stands make the event a great place to take children. Shoppers will be able to take advantage of the special holiday discounts that many neighborhood retailers will be offering.

If you'll be flying in to attend Winters Eve or other holiday events near LaGuardia Airport, the Courtyard New York LaGuardia Airport by Marriott offers comfortable accommodations conveniently situated so that you can relax and recharge as soon as you arrive. Browse our website to see a list of other area attractions over the holidays.


Positive Intuition - Event Planning for Faith Based Groups

We make it easy to plan faith-based events near LaGuardia Airport.

If you have an upcoming celebration in Queens, NY, check out the advantages of working with a consultant from our Faith is a Positive Intuition - event planning for faith-based groups. This program allows our professional planners to handle the logistics so that you can focus on your guests. Our hotel features beautifully sculpted grounds and rooms with more than 7,000 square feet of total meeting space. 

The benefits begin with our spacious, well-appointed rooms and extend to indoor and outdoor spaces that provide a delightful setting for celebrations as diverse as weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs, and prayer meetings. When you book through our program, you'll receive access to a top-notch restaurant, double Marriott Rewards points and a fee waiver for your room rental with a food and beverage package for 50 or more guests. Your guests will also enjoy benefits that include free suite upgrades with 15 or more occupied rooms, pool access, and parking discounts.

Courtyard LaGuardia Event Planning

We offer the perfect venue for:
Prayer Meetings & Services
Choir Groups
Pastoral Anniversaries
Bar/Bat Mitzvahs
Retreats (Couples, Singles, Men & Women’s)
Fashion Shows
& several other social and formal occasions.

For more details and to receive discounts, please mention this flyer: Faith is a Positive Intuition Flyer 

When you're in town to attend events for faith-based groups in Queens, the Courtyard New York LaGuardia Airport by Marriott is a comfortable and convenient location for your stay; we're also in close proximity to local ground transportation, including our complimentary 24-hour shuttle service between our hotel and LaGuardia Airport. Our Faith is a Positive Intuition - event planning for faith-based groups program will provide your organization with a majestic setting, great facilities and a number of perks when you allow us to host your event.

We're committed to providing a wholesome atmosphere that's conducive to spiritual renewal for groups of any denomination. Contact us via our website to talk about your event and make your reservation.

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in NYC Holiday Season 2015

The popular NYC Thanksgiving Day Parade signals the start of the holiday season.

Drummers playing snare drum parade

Since 1924, native New Yorkers and visitors from all over the globe have lined New York City's streets to watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. This year marks the 89th time this beloved event will take place, and it promises not to disappoint. Featuring marching bands, giant helium-filled balloons, floats and Santa Claus, the three-hour procession will be televised, but there's no substitute for joining the spectators and watching the parade in NYC live.

SpongeBob SquarePants, Snoopy and Paddington Bear are just a few of the tall balloon characters that will glide past onlookers along the 2.5-mile route. This year's participants include marching bands from the NYPD and from high schools and universities across the country in addition to clowns, dance and cheer troupes, celebrity performers and the casts from hit Broadway shows. Macy's Tom Turkey float will lead others from sponsors such as the New York Daily News and Sesame Street.

Thanksgiving Day weekend is a favorite time of year to visit the city. The NYC holiday season goes into full swing, and in addition to the parade, there's great fun to be had shopping at retailers like Macy's and Bloomingdales, ice skating, sightseeing or simply admiring the dazzling holiday window displays.

If you're flying in and your holiday itinerary includes the parade, choose the Courtyard New York LaGuardia Airport by Marriott for your stay. You can avoid dealing with traffic and parking because Manhattan and the parade route are easily accessed via the 7 train at the subway station less than 2 miles from our hotel. Transportation to and from the hotel couldn't be easier with the use of our complimentary hotel shuttle to LaGuardia Airport, which is available 24 hours a day.


Our Park Here Fly There Package - Hotel Airport Package

This LaGuardia Airport hotel deal gives you a more affordable way to travel and secure your vehicle while you're gone.

Hotel exterior

You can book a flight out of LaGuardia Airport and head to just about anywhere in the world. To get your travels off to a good start, stay at the Courtyard LaGuardia Airport Hotel. We're conveniently located just over half a mile away from the international airport, and our complimentary hotel shuttle to LaGuardia can get you to your terminal in only a few minutes. The shuttle runs every 15 minutes, 24 hours a day, so we're here for you whether you board a red-eye flight or take off first thing in the morning. We'll strive to get you to and from LGA airport safely and efficiently.

Our hotel is one of the only properties in the area with a sundeck and an outdoor swimming pool, and we also offer complimentary Wi-Fi service, GoBoard technology and an in-house restaurant. We provide an area where you can work if you're traveling on business or check in for your flight if you'd like to streamline things at the airport. Our guests have in-room coffee service, so you'll be able to get your daily dose of caffeine before an early flight.

Our affordable Park Here Fly There Package provides you with overnight accommodations for one night and parking for up to three nights for one car. Browse our website to book your hotel airport package at the Courtyard New York LaGuardia Airport by Marriott. We'll give you a comfortable place to stay and a secure place to leave your vehicle. Once you check in with us, you can relax and enjoy the first leg of your adventure.


The Many Things to Do Near LaGuardia Airport

Queens is full of exciting and interesting attractions that should not be missed.


Whether New York is your final destination or just a stop on the way, there are so many things to do near LaGuardia Airport that you should consider spending a night in the area in order to take in all the sights. A small sampling of attractions in the vicinity include:

  •  Queens Historical Society - Housed in one of the neighborhood's earliest residential homes, this museum provides an overview of the area from its earliest colonial days to the present, taking a look at many important moments in history that are connected to the surrounding streets.
  •  Queens Zoo - This is a highly popular zoo with many animals, a discovery center for kids and daily animal feedings.
  •  Queens Botanical Gardens - This is the perfect place to find some greenery in the heart of the city. Many exotic flowers can be seen here, and the Children's Garden is a great place for the little ones.
  •  Louis Armstrong House Museum - Once home to one of the greatest trumpet players of all time, the museum keeps the rooms much as they were when he lived here. Sound recordings of Armstrong's music provides extra depth to this intimate look at the musician's life.
  •  Citi Field, home of the New York Mets - This ballpark was specifically designed for baseball and features a natural grass field. It is a great place to see a game, and the stadium features a Mets Museum and Hall of Fame. Guided tours that take you through the clubhouse and onto the field are available at select times.

The Courtyard New York LaGuardia Airport by Marriott is the ideal hotel to help make the most of your stay. If New York is your final stop and you're looking to stay somewhere more laid back than downtown, our hotel offers convenient access to all of New York City. Visit us online today to learn more.

Plan Your Holiday Party at Courtyard LaGuardia and Save

Holiday event planning just got easier for New Yorkers.

HOLIDAYS_CHRISTMAS_ people-relaxing-together-at-party

No more are employees tethered to their desks while working. Today's busy employees work off site, telecommute from home or simply travel often for the job. These days, it can be difficult for companies to find a place to hold holiday parties that work for everyone with so much movement going on.

One way to resolve this issue is to find an event venue near an airport or major transportation hub. This will ensure that employees and their families coming in from out of town will have an easy commute, allowing more employees to participate in the festivities. For New Yorkers, one great idea is to book an event venue near LaGuardia Airport. With many flights in and out every day, LaGuardia is a convenient place to set as a central travel hub.

It's never too early to start planning a company holiday party; if you have several employees who regularly travel or telecommute, then planning early can only benefit you and your company. You can plan your holiday party at Courtyard LaGuardia and save some money.

Courtyard New York LaGuardia Airport by Marriott is near LaGuardia Airport and conveniently reached via taxis, shuttles or car service. By booking your holiday party soon, you can take advantage of the Early Bird Special and save money on every guest. Besides our convenient location and top-tier amenities, group rates are available on our newly remodeled rooms, so your employees can come for the party and stay for a few days to enjoy more of New York's most iconic attractions.

When you plan your corporate or family holiday party with us, we welcome you to take advantage of our room rates, fine dining and friendly staff while you are in the Big Apple. We wish you and yours the best of the holiday season.

New York Comedy Festival Serves up Laughs in 2015

Stand Up for Heroes 2015 is just one of the performances at this five-day festival.


From Carnegie Hall to Madison Square Garden to Caroline's On Broadway, the 2015 New York Comedy Festival venues are as famous as the comedic talent who will be headlining the performances. This event will feature comedic stylings from a range of top performers. Sarah Silverman, Billy Crystal, Bill Maher, and John Leguizamo are just some of the highlights included in the 60 shows scheduled during the five-day run from November 10-15.

The NY Comedy Festival Schedule includes acts like Stand Up For Heroes, a charity that has raised tens of millions of dollars benefiting veterans and their families who served in the post-9/11 era. This year promises top-notch performances from a range of famous comedians and includes a musical performance from Bruce Springsteen. Other shows promise to deliver classic stand-up routines from talented stars, innovative shows conducted in a question-and-answer format, and collaborations between groups of well-known comedians. It is difficult to find such a diverse range of comedic acts in one place, making this year's event an opportunity you will not want to miss.

Conveniently located near the airport for out-of-town visitors and a quick taxi or subway ride to midtown Manhattan, the Courtyard New York LaGuardia Airport by Marriott makes an excellent base from which to attend the festival's performances. With its own Big Apple Bistro, fitness center, and swimming pool, guests can make good use of their downtime between shows. Our hotel's excellent concierge services can assist visitors in planning their schedule while they visit the city, from booking tickets to New York's famous attractions to giving advice about must-see locales. Whether you need a good laugh or a good night's sleep, our attentive staff will be there to make your stay memorable.

New York City's Village Halloween Parade Is Scary Fun!

The annual event features hundreds of artists, dancers, and musicians in elaborate costumes.


Halloween is one of America's most popular annual holidays. If you are looking for a special place to celebrate All Hallow's Eve in the Big Apple, why not attend New York City's Village Halloween Parade. The annual event at 7 p.m. Oct. 31, 2015, on Sixth Avenue in Greenwich Village features hundreds of revelers in elaborate costumes.

The parade, which is sponsored by NY1 from Time Warner Cable, is an annual tradition for many artists, musicians, and dancers in the bohemian Greenwich Village. Hundreds of participants in elaborate costumes line up on Sixth Avenue just north of Spring Street shortly after nightfall. This year's theme is "Shine A Light," but in past years, revelers have dressed up in costumes inspired by everything from Greek Mythology to Las Vegas legend Liberace. Many participants even have elaborate floats that feature zombies, ghost busters, and even ladies in a bubble bath.

New York City's 42nd Annual Village Halloween Parade began in 1974 with a small group of puppeteers. Since then, it has become a beloved tradition attended by around 100,000 people each year. The parade combines Halloween revelry with a focus on Greenwich Village's thriving arts scene. The parade is part of a special Hallow-week in New York City where you will find themed events throughout the shops and restaurants in the Village.

The Courtyard New York LaGuardia Airport by Marriott is a great place to stay if you are visiting New York for the Halloween Parade. Our premier service will begin as soon as you arrive at LaGuardia airport. Our complimentary shuttle services
run to and from LaGuardia every 15 minutes, and it is also available for a night out at several top Queens' restaurants. After the parade, you can return to your comfortable room, relax, and watch highlights on NY1.