Though Black Friday is the official start of the holiday shopping season, it’s certainly already kicked off with gusto in New York City. The subways are crammed, the sidewalks are jam-packed with tourists wielding shopping bags, and sale signs are populating countless shop windows. I, frankly, find it completely exhausting and am not at all excited about starting my holiday shopping. But I just heard about a spa and shopping package at The Surrey Hotel & Spa that makes seasonal shopping seem more than manageable. The Luxury on Madison package (starting at $250 per night) makes tackling some of the Upper East Side’s most daunting shopping sites downright delightful. Participants receive a curated Madison Avenue shopping map, outlining The Surrey’s Top 12 picks by Chef Concierge Lorena Ringoot. (The team can also coordinate a private shopping experience with select boutiques on Madison Avenue, and reserve guests the hotel’s private car based upon availability.) Following a day of shopping, guests can then enjoy a rejuvenating 30-minute spa treatment for two at The Spa at The Surrey, as well as two cocktails at Bar Pleiades. Finally, to end the day on a sweet note, a selection of Parisian macaroons from nearby dessert hot-spot Maison Laduree will be delivered to the guest’s room. This pampering package makes it downright impossible for guests to shop ‘til they drop.
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