Working or having meetings in New York City but don’t want to deal with the hassle of staying in Manhattan? How about choosing the Boston waterfront instead and commuting to New York by seaplane?
Tailwind will fly travelers from Boston Harbor to New York’s East 23rd Street Skyport on one of four daily flights. Guests who take advantage of this deal will get “preferential rates” at the hotel.
“We are very excited to partner with Tailwind Air and facilitate opportunities for our guests to arrive in Boston via a different and unique travel experience,” Michael Jorgensen, managing director of Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport, told the Boston Business Journal in a statement. “With the company’s Boston terminal located only a short distance from our hotel, we see this partnership as an important step in further elevating our guest experience.”
Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport opened its doors in September. It features 1,054 guest rooms, including 52 suites within two, 22-story guest room towers. The rooms feature expansive views of the harbor and surrounding cityscapes.
“Boston is such a symbolic city in our nation’s history, and we look forward to extending our presence by bringing an entirely new hospitality experience to one of the city’s growing neighborhoods,” Omni Hotels president Peter Strebel said in September. “Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport is a true reflection of modern Boston.”
The partnership with Tailwind gives guests needing to travel to New York a different option than driving or taking a train into the city.
Four flights make the trip on weekdays and Sundays — early morning, late morning, mid-afternoon, and early evening. Flights take about 75 minutes, with fares starting at $395. Each plane seats a maximum of nine passengers.
“We see exciting synergies in our collaboration with Tailwind Air, which is providing a modern approach to traveling between two of America’s best cities,” said Jorgensen. “With the company’s Boston terminal located only a short distance from our hotel, we see this partnership as an important step in further elevating our guest experience.”
Founded in 2012, Tailwind Air launched as a way to give passengers access to waterways and smaller airports closer to urban cores. Based in both Westchester, New York, and Bridgeport, Connecticut, the airline operates a fleet of 15 jet and turboprop aircrafts.
All of Tailwind’s planes are capable of landing on water or land and they feature two pilots, comfortable seating, and air conditioning, the company says.