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GO Airlink NYC Celebrates Their Nomination as a Finalist for Exceptional Service

Press Release: New York City Hotel Concierges Honors GO Airlink NYC

GO Airlink NYC Celebrates Their Nomination as a Finalist for Exceptional Service

GO Airlink NYC, has recently been nominated by the New York City Association of Hotel Concierges (NYCAHC) as a final contender in the Transportation Service category for the 2018 Concierge Choice Awards. The CCA honors premier businesses – organizations, individuals, and companies – in the New York City that provide remarkable experiences for visitors across the different factions of the Hospitality industry – tourist, theater, restaurant, retail, service and transportation.

Every fall, the Concierge Choice Awards ceremony brings together distinguished finalists and concierges for an exquisite gala to recognize the finest in the industry. The awards strive to uphold the highest standards and as a result, finalists are hand-picked by the New York City Association of Hotel Concierges members for providing exemplary service to tourists visiting the Big Apple. 2018 saw over 400 submissions across 14 categories. 10,000 votes cast by over 1,000 concierges helped narrow the submissions down to five finalists in each category. All winners will be announced at the 12th annual black-tie gala dinner which will be held on October 1st.

Of the company’s most recent CCA nomination, Shimi Kluger, General Manager of GO Airlink NYC said, “We are truly honored to have received this nomination. This nomination is a great recognition for our dedicated professionals and airport teams and the entire GO Airlink family for working extra hard to achieve excellence in a city where transportation is a never ending logistical challenge. We thank the NYC concierge community for the ongoing support and nomination”.

For a complete list of 2018 Concierge Choice Award Finalists, visit: http://conciergechoiceawards.com/2017finalists.cfm.

About GO Airlink NYCGO Airlink NYC is a New York City based operator of share-ride, private and group airport  transfer services between Manhattan and JFK, Newark and LaGuardia airports. Running 24-Hours a day, 7 days a week, GO Airlink NYC operates a large fleet of late model modern sedans, SUVs and vans. Proudly offering customer assistance in every terminal at JFK, EWR and LGA. GO Airlink is a proud member of the New York Airport Service Group and the national network, GO Airport Shuttle.

Outstanding Customer Service Award

GO Airlink Appreciation Summer Event

On Tuesday, July 3rd we had a wonderful Go Airlink/My Sedan event.  Thank you to all the drivers who stopped by to say hello.

 

The following team members are our winners:

  • Heartland Brewery Gift Card  – Tony B.
  • Heartland Brewery Gift Card  – Kadialiou B.
  • Bateaux Dinner Cruise for 2 – Juan O.
  • Spirit Dinner Cruise for 2 – Lucien M.
  • Hornblower Lunch Cruise for 2 – Ronald M.
  • Manhattan by Sail Sunset Cruise – Kevin H.
  • Theater tickets to Smokey Joes Café for 2 – Steve R.
  • Theater tickets to Smokey Joes Café for 2 – Hatim S.
  • Bag, water bottle, cozy, t shirt and entrance to One World Observatory – Carlos S.
  • Gift card to A list of Restaurants by The Fireman Hospitality Group – Yana K.
  • Gift card to A list of Restaurants by The Fireman Hospitality Group – VIL My Sedan #43
  • A 1 day Sightseeing Pass for 2 – Michael B.
  • Century 21 Gift card – Walter M.

 

2nd Prize: American Express Gift Card to Jesse D.
1st Prize:American Express Gift Card to to Saqib S.

Grand Prize: 2 night trip to Philadelphia which includes Amtrak train, hotel and sightseeing for 2 goes to Samuel N.

A special gift card for a great job goes to Edwin B., for an exceptional job well done.  Edwin had the most and best reviews for the last 6 months.  His guest enjoy his service, vehicle and outstanding customer service.  Thank you Edwin!

Thank you to all of our partners who helped put this together. We love working with you and hope that shows by recommending you to our own customers.

Congratulations to all the winners! GO Airlink and MySedan could not run without our amazing team. We are privileged to be surrounded by such an amazing work family to continue providing great service to our customers.

City CoPilot

EASY LUGGAGE STORAGE SOLUTION IN NYC: CITY COPILOT

It’s 10 am. You’ve arrived in New York City. But your AirBnB won’t allow you to check in until 3 pm. Now what?

Head on over to Times Square, of course!

Time is of essence especially when you’re visiting a new city. City CoPilot, a luggage storage and concierge service, understands that beyond a doubt and is the perfect solution to your problem! Store your luggage at City CoPilot’s Times Square location and explore one of New York City’s iconic locations – worry-free!

City CoPilot first came into the scene in 2014 when it opened up its first location in the Lower East Side. As New York City’s first “front desk” for tourists without a hotel concierge, it’s very popular with both tourists and locals. In addition to their Lower East Side location, City CoPilot is also in Midtown Manhattan with future plans to expand to West Village and Jersey City!

Professional staff at City CoPilot’s Midtown Manhattan location, which is conveniently located inside the Gray Line Visitor Center in Times Square,

City CoPilot’s wide range of services not only caters to tourists but NYC locals as well. They are well known as a short-term luggage storage service but City CoPilot offers a plethora of other services like 24/7 key exchange, apartment cleaning and turnoverairport transportation to all major NYC airports, as well as package acceptance for locals without a doorman.

At City CoPilot, you can also book affordable transportation to La Guardia, JFK, and Newark airports thanks to our partnership with GO Airlink NYC! Customers can choose from multiple vehicle options, including sedans, SUVs, vans, and more – perfect for any group size!

Professional staff at City CoPilot’s Midtown Manhattan location, which is conveniently located inside the Gray Line Visitor Center in Times Square, help guests book tours and attractions while they pick up their Airbnb key or drop off their suitcases. You can even get Broadway show tickets!

City Co Pilot’s 5 star reviews on Yelp are a testament to the quality of service provided to customers. Customers are thrilled about the secure, reliable and convenient way to store luggage in New York City. And the best part is that rates start at only $10 per bag!

Valentine’s Day 2018: NYC Sweet Treets

With Valentine’s Day just a week away, it’s time to decide how sweet you want it to be!

Jacques Torres Chocolate
Making chocolate an exquisite art form, Mr. Chocolate, Jacques Torres uses his love of the culinary arts and passion for New York City to devise the ultimate chocolate treats. With multiple locations throughout New York City, find the one closest to you and taste everything form homemade hot chocolate to ice cream sandwiches.
Looking to elevate your sweet treats for your Valentine? Visit New York’s first ever chocolate museum which Jacquest opened just last year – “Choco-Story New York, Chocolate Museum and Experience with Jacques Torres.”

Baked By Melissa
With her specially designed Valentine’s Day Flavors, it’s hard not to pick up some mini cupcakes this Valentine’s Day. Create your own box or choose a themed box like “My Gluten Free Valentine”, “Sweet Talker”, or “The Love Letter”. Baked By Melissa has convenient locations throughout NYC including Times Square, SoHo and Columbus Circle.
Won’t be in New York City this Valentines Day? No problem, Nationwide delivery is available.

Li-Lac Chocolates
Looking for something with a bit of history? Li-Lac Chocolates is Manhattans oldest chocolate house. Since 1923 they’ve stayed with the same recipes and classic techniques. Li-Lac has locations in the West Village, Greenwich Village, Grand Central Market, Chelsea Market and Brooklyn.

Milk Bar Bakery
Looking to impress with some award-winning desserts? Milk Bar brings sweets to a whole different level as Christina Tosi creates some of most out of the box desserts your childhood self could image. Cookies, Truffles, Pies, and Cakes – you’ll want to leave with one of each. Flavors include Cornflake-Chocolate-Chip-Marshmallow, Confetti, Chocolate Malt and Strawberry Lemon.

Service Advisory: UN General Assembly

Traffic conditions in New York City will be challenging this week due to the UN General Assembly along with heightened security in and around the city. We encourage our customers to leave extra travel time while getting around the city and to the airport. Our Customer Service Team is available by calling 212-812-9000 to adjust your scheduled pick up time or for any additional questions you may have. Thank you for your patience, we look forward to you traveling with us!

About the UN General Assembly 

2016 marks the 70th UN General Assembly which nations from all over the globe meet and make recommendations for General Assembly Resolutions. The first session was in January 2046 in Westminster Central Hall in London and included representation from 51 nations – currently there are 193 members of the United Nations.  Since then it’s been in New York City ever year except in 1988 when it was held in Switzerland.

Each Generally Assembly is planned about seven months in advance as they plan the agenda sessions which are then numbered. Depending on the agenda, the sessions could take place during the assembly or appointments could be made months down the line.

When the UN General Assembly is held at the United Nations, which is located on the East side of Manhattan. The members meet in a special building designed just for the purpose of this meeting. Although the UN is closed to Visitors during the General Assembly, you could visit weekdays between 9am and 4:30pm for a guided tour.

Press Release: GO Airlink NYC Honored by Hotel Concierges

Leading New York City Transportation Company Finalist for Exceptional Service

July 20, 2016 – GO Airlink NYC, operators of share-ride and private airport transfer services between hotels in Manhattan and JFK, Newark and LaGuardia airports, has been nominated by the New York City Association of Hotel Concierges (NYCAHC) as a candidate in the Transportation Service category for the 2016 Concierge Choice Awards honoring premier businesses in the New York City business/visitor industries.

According to NYCAHC, the awards celebrate organizations, individuals, and companies that excel at creating exceptional experiences for visitors to The Big Apple.  Chosen by the New York City Association of Hotel Concierges, these annual awards are highly selective. Winners will be announced at the annual gala dinner on September 26.

According to Blanca, Executive Director of Sales & Marketing of GO Airlink NYC, “This nomination is an acknowledgement of the hard work and dedication by our professional team of drivers, dispatchers, mechanics, reservations staff and hotel sales team. We are truly honored by this nomination”.

The complete list of 2016 Concierge Choice Award Finalists can be found at http://conciergechoiceawards.com/2016finalists.cfm. For more information about GO Airlink NYC, please visit www.goairlinknyc.com.

Navigating New York’s Famed Penn Station

Navigating New York’s Famed Penn Station

You’ve likely heard stories of the New York City’s Penn Station, or seen pictures of this architectural and engineering wonder in its heyday. However, this historic building was demolished back in the early 1960’s. Today, an office building and the equally-famous Madison Square Garden stand in its place. Yet simply because the old brick-and-mortar structure no longer stands doesn’t mean that Penn Station no longer exists; it’s simply gone underground.

Currently, Penn Station lies underneath the Garden and Pennsylvania Plaza, with entry points on 7th and 8th Avenue, as well as 32nd and 33rd Street. It remains the central hub for all of New York City’s train lines, as well as rail services coming in from New Jersey and Long Island. Thus, you’ll see a good portion of the city’s workforce arriving at work and subsequently heading for home during the morning and evening hours. Being located next to Madison Square Garden and within easy walking distance of famed landmarks such as Macy’s department store as well as the Empire State Building also makes Penn Station a place that visitors to the city will likely become familiar with.

Know Before You Go

It’s estimated that nearly 500,000 people shuttle through Penn Station every day. Therefore, if you’re not familiar with public transportation in New York, and you’re not accustomed to dealing with large crowds, a visit to this famous spot can seem quite daunting. Don’t worry, though: taking a few moments to plan ahead can make navigating your way through Penn Station a breeze.

Here are just a few tips to follow to make a visit Penn Station an enjoyable one:

  • Know where you need to go: Floorplans of the station are available online. By reviewing them ahead of time, you’ll know where you can find ticket kiosks and counters, as well as the train terminals that will take you where you want to go. If you do get lost in the Station itself, head to 34th Street Partnership Information Booth near the Amtrak terminal. It’s open every day from 9-5, and its attendants will help you figure out where you need to be.
  • Purchase tickets beforehand, if possible: You’ll be overwhelmed by the number of ticket booths in the Station. Unfortunately, you can only buy tickets for the rail service that you wish to use at that line’s own ticket counters. If you’re able to buy and print out your tickets ahead of time, you can simply bypass the counters altogether.
  • Find the amenities: There are a number of snack counters, newsstands, and restrooms located throughout Penn Station. There are also restaurants located right outside of the entrance. Thus, you can easily plan to grab a bite and freshen up before catching your train.

To truly get a glimpse of the beating heart of the massive metropolis that is New York City, you need only make a visit to Penn Station. Here, the constant flow of passengers serves to reaffirm the fact that nearly 8.4 million people call The Big Apple home. Whether you’re looking to get anywhere in the local area, or are simply in the mood to do a little people watching, a stop at Penn Station should be at the top of your local destination list.

The 83rd Annual Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting

The 83rd Annual Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

It’s that time of year again! With the weather being as warm as it has been in NYC, it’s hard to get into the holiday spirit, but fear not, we have just the thing to put you into the holiday mood. The 83rd Annual Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting is happening tomorrow, December 2nd, with live performances starting at 7 pm.

To find the best tree, a helicopter flies over thousands of trees in areas such as Connecticut, New Jersey, upstate New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Vermont and Canada. Once chosen, the tree is decorated with up to 30,000 multicolored LED lights (that’s five miles of wire!). The star on top contains 25,000 Swarovski crystals with one million facets, and 720 LED bulbs. It is the largest of stars to ever top the tree and weighs in at around 550 pounds!

If you are worried about the environmental impact of all of those lights, don’t be! The tree has been solar powered since 2007 by 300 solar panels installed on the roof One Rockerfeller Center. Believe it or not, the tree saves enough energy to power a 2,000 square foot home for a month!

This year, the tree will stand at 78 feet, and was found in Gardiner, New York. Once lit, the tree will be available for viewing from 5:30 am to midnight, and all day on Christmas Day until 8pm on January 6th.

Even though the tree is lit exclusively for the holiday season, that doesn’t mean it will be thrown away. The tree will be donated to Habitat for Humanity to create lumber for families in need. Come support this great tradition, and create memories for years to come.