Virtual Offices – a Mail Forwarding Solution for Travelers

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If you don’t operate a business, a virtual office may not be a service that you’ve looked into, but if you’re about to embark on a lengthy international trip or a camping and driving adventure across the US or even outback Australia, the chances are you’ve discovered a slight problem – mail forwarding! Don’t panic – a virtual office can help you with mail forwarding when others can’t!

Let’s see – you asked the post office folks but they couldn’t help you. You thought about using the address of a friend or relative and having them forward the mail to wherever you are at the time…but there could be a few hiccups with that:

  • They might forget to do it and cause you to miss an important deadline or bill payment
  • They’re likely to get sick of doing it, and do it less often or not at all;
  • You don’t really want them seeing who you receive mail from, knowing just how many credit cards you have, or discovering those odd publications you subscribe to
  • They might open your bank statement accidentally and find out how much money – or how little – you have in there!

Another problem you can have when you’re planning a lengthy trip is that some organizations – like banks – are a little uncomfortable with the idea that they may not be able to get hold of you by telephone or find out where you are! Some of your relatives might have a similar concern.

How can a virtual office help? Starting from around $30 a month we can provide you with a stable physical address for your mail and a local phone number. Telephone messages can be forwarded to you and if you’ve given us an up-to-date address, we can forward your mail to you by high priority service so you receive it before you move on. As an added bonus, should you need errands done that you can’t manage from your location our virtual office staff may be able to help you.

Virtual offices are a great mail forwarding solution for travelers!

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Website: Manhattan Virtual Office
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Fax: 1.646.861.6610

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Work Progress on the Flatiron Hotel

The ground floors of 1141 Broadway were boarded up on Friday, March 19 to work on the lower levels / entrance of the Flatiron Hotel on 26th and Broadway.

We are looking forward to their opening – which as of today was quoted as “hopefully May 2010!”

For details on what to expect from this fabulous addition to the neighborhood, here’s information from their August 2009 press release.

The new Flatiron Hotel (flatironhotel.com) will bring sophisticated rooms and classic amenities to the trendy Flatiron neighborhood when it opens this fall. The 64-room hotel sits on Broadway and 26th Street, with rooms facing the Empire State Building and Broadway.

Once a popular area for photographers and toy manufacturers, the Flatiron District has become known for housing advertising agencies and publishers, computer and internet start-up companies, and trendy restaurants and shops. The infamous Flatiron Building – for whom the hotel is named, is one of the City’s original skyscrapers.

“The Flatiron Hotel is within walking distance of the Empire State Building and Madison Square Garden. It’s in the center of all the action – right in the heart of Chelsea,” according to Bob Handler, Lead Project Manager of the Flatiron Hotel. “Guests from all around the world are looking to experience New York and all it has to offer. In the Flatiron District, there are fantastic restaurants, famous bars and the rich history of New York all in one neighborhood. Between our location on Broadway, our brand new rooms, multi-lingual staff, and Chelsea right outside our front door, we will offer the ultimate New York experience.”

The property will include 64 guestrooms, a rooftop bar, full-service restaurant, a fitness center and even a two-story fish tank in the lobby. The guestroom décor will be reminiscent of the finest hotel rooms. With Venetian walls, platform beds, luxurious linens, mechanized drapes, wall-mounted flat screen plasma televisions, and even a television embedded in the bathroom mirror, guests will have the latest technology at their fingertips while being surrounded by luxury at every turn.

The property is managed by Meyer Jabara Hotels. Meyer Jabara Hotels is an award-winning hospitality company owning and operating hotel in thirteen states. Their portfolio of hotels includes Marriott, Hilton, Sheraton, Hampton Inn and Holiday Inn brands as well as several independent hotels. For over 25 years, Meyer Jabara Hotel s has distinguished itself as an employer of choice within the hospitality industry by creating a culture where associates are encouraged to reach their fullest potential and customers receive unique offerings. Each property features a unique destination experience, an experience that differentiates a Meyer Jabara Hotel from the competition by engaging the guest in experiences which support the geographic region. The destination experience themes and story lines emphasize and blend unique aspects of property amenities, location, and associate talent that transform an ordinary hotel stay into a special memory worth repeating.

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Website: Manhattan Virtual Office
Tel: 1.212.627.8900
Fax: 1.646.861.6610

Since 1990.

VH International Business Solutions, Inc.
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Summer in the City – Hotel Giraffe Summer Sale


One of our local hotels, the Hotel Giraffe, is having a summer sale, good for rooms from Memorial to Labor day.

If you are planning on visiting the City this summer for a meeting at your virtual office, this hotel is a is just a quick walk away on Park & 26th. To take advantage of the office, you must book by March 29.

Details:

Plan a summer getaway between Memorial Day thru Labor Day and receive 20% off our best available rates. This is your opportunity to discover the unparalleled service and amenities of Hotel Giraffe at an exceptionally low price during the summer months.

Rates starting as low as $212*

As always, Hotel Giraffe rates include the following signature amenities:

  • European Style Breakfast Daily
  • Selection of coffee, tea, juices, cookies and fruits throughout the day
  • Complimentary Wine & Cheese Reception Monday-Saturday 5-8 pm
  • Complimentary Wireless High Speed Internet Access
  • Evening Turndown Service
  • Complimentary passes to nearby New York Sports Club


Enter Promo Code: SUMMER

*Reservation must be booked by Monday, March 29, 2010 to receive discount. Package rate is based on availability and excludes of tax. This offer is not applicable to groups, negotiated rates, via third parties, and cannot be combined with any other special offer. Full prepayment is due at time of booking. This offer is non-refundable and not applicable to date changes. Once reservations have been booked, they are charged in full and dates cannot be changed or modified.

Source & Photos: Hotel Giraffe Email

Click here to chat with a Virtual Office Expert

Website: Manhattan Virtual Office
Tel: 1.212.627.8900
Fax: 1.646.861.6610

Since 1990.

VH International Business Solutions, Inc.
Follow us on Twitter: @ManhattanOffice