FAO Schwarz Partners with Omni Berkshire Place to Offer the Ultimate FAO Suite in New York City

Hotel Suite Packed with Toys Beckons Families to Stay and Play in New York City this Holiday Season


NEW YORK, New York (November 28, 2022) - FAO Schwarz, New York City’s most iconic toy store, announced the unveiling of the Holiday Wishes FAO Suite in partnership with Omni Berkshire Place. The FAO Suite Stay and Play Package invites families to celebrate the holiday season with a dream-come- true experience, immersed in toys and interactive play.

The hotel’s youngest guests will be dreaming up visions of holiday wishes as they play with some of the most sought-after toys available at FAO Schwarz. The FAO Suite Stay and Play Package is inspired by the store’s 160 years of toys, and inspiring awe and wonder. Wrapping-up the magic of the season, the package includes:

  • The two-bedroom, 1,336 square-foot luxurious Emerson Suite will play host to the ultimate selection of toys, playfully curated by the FAO Schwarz personal shoppers. Toys such as a piano dance mat, a ride-on train with tracks and a life-sized plush gorilla will have children of all ages playing during their stay. Guests may choose to purchase any of the toys they’d like to take home.
  • Guests will be greeted by FAO Schwarz Toy Soldier to personally escort them to the iconic toy store at Rockefeller Center and provide a private tour of the store.
  • Guests will be invited to make a special guest appearance in the FAO Schwarz Opening Ceremony.
  • FAO Schwarz $100 gift card for holiday shopping.
  • Guests will receive the classic FAO Schwarz plush bear as a welcome gift upon arrival.
    Enjoy daily breakfast for up to four guests.

"Holiday shopping in New York City is a magical experience and we are excited for families to extend the fun with the FAO Suite, that is sure to inspire awe and wonder for every guest," said Jill Nordquist, Chief Marketing Officer at MerchSource/ThreeSixty Group. "We're bringing the FAO Schwarz experience to the Omni Berkshire Place to make holiday wishes come true!"

The package is available starting at $4,000 and guests can make reservations now by contacting the Holiday Concierge at NYCHolidayConcierge@omnihotels.com or (212) 745-5022.

Additionally, all guests at Omni Berkshire Place can find a playful selection of FAO Schwarz toys on the hotel’s room service menu. Toys can be purchased from the convenience of their hotel room, making it easy for traveling parents to delight little ones back at home, or for young travelers to enjoy during their stay.

“This FAO Schwarz partnership is an idyllic pairing, as both companies represent quintessential New York City,” said David Kanters, general manager of Omni Berkshire Place. “Our proximity to the store, and the hotel’s love for celebrating and supporting the magic that is a playful childhood spirit make this a partnership that is likely to last well beyond this Holiday season.”

About FAO Schwarz (FAOSchwarz.com)
FAO Schwarz is one of the oldest, most historic, and iconic toy brands in the world. FAO Schwarz opened its first doors in 1862 revealing a marvelous, bountiful emporium full of extraordinary, one-of-a-kind toys from all over the world. Founded by Frederick August Otto Schwarz, FAO Schwarz has always been synonymous with quality and innovation, offering cherished memories for generations of adults and children alike. At its core, FAO Schwarz has always been known for the “theater of it all,” where toys meet deep nostalgia. FAO has been delivering wonder to families for over 160 years, celebrating awe and discovery for all children and the child inside all of us.

About Omni Berkshire Place
Welcome to your Midtown, New York residence at Madison Avenue. Conveniently located on 52nd Street between Madison and 5th Avenue in the heart of Manhattan, Omni Berkshire Place’s hotel rooms and suites provide you the power to choose when and how you access all that New York City has to offer. Just beyond the front doors of our hotel are headquarters of Fortune 500 companies, 5th Avenue and the best shopping, theater and historical attractions in the city. Central Park (0.5 miles), Times Square (0.7 miles), Rockefeller Center (0.3 miles), Radio City Music Hall (0.4 miles) and the greatest musical theaters anywhere in the world aren't just a cab ride away – they're mere steps away. Join us at Berk's Bar for an authentic dining experience featuring oversized cocktails in a lively atmosphere. Take time to enjoy our St. Patrick’s Terrace, located on the 17th floor across from the fitness center, showcasing views of St. Patrick's Cathedral. Enjoy yourself and leave the details to us, so you can focus on the more important aspects of your stay in NYC. For information or to book accommodations, visit omnihotels.com or call 1-800-The-Omni.

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