The New York Palace on Madison Avenue


Junior Suite in The Towers at The New York Palace

Gold Chocolate themed package, decked-out Lindt Chocolate Brunch and oversized LINDT GOLD BUNNY figures fete the arrival of spring, while supporting Autism Speaks at this luxury hotel

New York Guests at The New York Palace will taste the sweetness of the spring season with the Gold Chocolate Package, celebrating Easter and the 60th birthday of the iconicLINDT GOLD BUNNY. The month-long initiative begins March 24 to coincide with the start of spring, and features premium Lindt chocolate experiences, allowing guests to indulge during their stay. A themed hotel package, a custom-created Gold Chocolate Weekend Brunch featuring the LINDT GOLD BUNNY in restaurant Istana, and giant LINDT GOLD BUNNY figures greeting guests from the hotel courtyard all help to usher in the Easter season and spring weather.

The Palace’s Gold Chocolate package gives guests yet another reason to revel in New York’s warm spring weather and Easter celebrations. The package is comprised of luxury accommodations and a myriad of ways to enjoy premium Lindt chocolate, including a $100 daily food and beverage credit, which can be used towards the Gold Chocolate Weekend Brunch, and an iconic LINDT GOLD BUNNY and special welcome amenity.GILT Restaurant at The New York Palace

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The Palace’s Pastry Chefs have custom created a Gold Chocolate Weekend Brunch, featuring the LINDT GOLD BUNNY and premium chocolate dishes, including:

· Raspberry Lemon Pancakes, made with Lindt Classic Recipe White Chocolate Mousse and Almond Brittle Crumble

· “Banana Split” Belgium Waffle, with Chocolate Ice Cream, Caramelized Banana, and Lindt Chocolate Fudge Sauce

· Orange Brioche French Toast, with indulgent Lindt EXCELLENCE 70% Cocoa Ganache, Citrus Segments

· Crème Patisserie Crepes with “Hot Chocolate Affogato”, with Vanilla Bean Gelato, and Shaved Lindt EXCELLENCE A Touch of Sea Salt Chocolate

Two limited-edition chocolate desserts will also be offered at the special brunch, including: a Lindt Classic Recipe White Chocolate macadamia tart with coconut ice cream and Lindt EXCELLENCE 70% Cocoa ganache; and a Lindt chocolate sphere with blood orange brulee paired with a flourless Lindt chocolate brownie. All that glitters at Istana may not be real gold, but it is all certain to be delicious. Over the past 60 years, LINDT GOLD BUNNY has been a cherished centerpiece of families’ Easter celebrations.  Today, LINDT GOLD BUNNY is the #1 selling chocolate bunny in the United States*, and fills Easter baskets in more than 60 countries. In honor of this special milestone birthday, two oversized LINDT GOLD BUNNY figures will greet visitors in the Palace courtyard, perfectly situated for photos.

In addition to celebrating 60 sweet years, LINDT GOLD BUNNY is the also the bunny that gives back.  Since 2009, Lindt has partnered with Autism Speaks during the Easter season and has raised nearly $500,000 for the autism cause.

For more information on Lindt’s partnership with Autism Speaks, visit

Rates start at $369 per night with availability from March 24-April 21.Click here to reserve the Gold Chocolate Package at The New York Palace, or to learn more, please visit:

* Source: Nielsen ScanTrack Total U.S. Food/Drug/Rem Mass 12 W.E. 4.23.11 vs. 12 W.E. 4.3.10

About The New York Palace

The very finest in old-world elegance and new-world opulence can be found just beyond the courtyard gates of The New York Palace on the corner of 50th & Madison.  With 805 rooms and 88 suites, The Palace is known for unparalleled splendor, spectacular views, sumptuous rooms and exquisite service.  Located in the heart of Manhattan – across the street from St. Patrick’s Cathedral and only steps from Rockefeller Center – the hotel’s world-renowned courtyard incorporates motifs from several 15th-century Italian cathedrals and has served as the entranceway to the historic Villard Mansion since 1882.  Today, The New York Palace gracefully blends the landmark Villard Mansion with a contemporary 55-story tower. Guests can book accommodations online at or contact reservations at 1-800-NY-PALACE (1-800-697-2522).

About Lindt & Sprüngli
Founded in 1845, Lindt & Sprüngli is a global leader in the premium chocolate category, offering high-quality products in more than 100 countries.  Lindt & Sprüngli operates eight production facilities in Europe and the United States and employs 7,400 worldwide.  Lindt USA operates more than 40 retail stores in the U.S., Lindt Chocolate R.S.V.P., the company’s premium direct selling program, and maintains wide distribution through extensive retail and wholesale channels.  For more information on Lindt, visit


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