A trip to New York City is always a good idea. We wanted to share a little Big Apple love with some of our great guests so this August we treated a group of WestJet Rewards members to an all-inclusive weekend in New York City. It was a weekend filled with the sights and sounds of the city that never sleeps, topped off with a win for the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium. Grand slam included.
New York City is a foodie’s paradise and WestJet wanted our guests to taste some of the city’s finest treats. From a welcome reception at the Haven Rooftop in the Sanctuary Hotel, a private breakfast at the W New York Times Square hotel, and a classically New York-inspired menu at Tavern29 – we took the City’s food challenge head-on. Appetites satisfied, everyone was ready for the main event.
Donning Toronto Blue Jays’ attire, guests were taken out to the ball game at Yankee Stadium. Before the game began, our visitors were taken on a private tour of Monument Park, which included a meet and greet with R.A. Dickey, pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays, and, to end the night off, were treated to some relaxation (plus more food!) in a luxury suite. With the familiar baseball stadium smell in the air, guests took in the game from a remarkable view over home plate. Cheers and applause erupted from the suite with each passing inning as the Toronto Blue Jays swept the New York Yankees with a grand slam win, extending their winning streak to nine straight games. As a proud partner of the Toronto Blue Jays, WestJet was thrilled to cheer them on away from home. The distinctive energy of a game in Yankee Stadium is enough to turn anyone into a baseball fan.
The players celebrated their success and our guests looked forward to their next adventure. On the final day of the weekend, New York City was nothing but sunshine and blue skies, so Chelsea Piers was the perfect place to be for the Bateaux New York Sunday Champagne Cruise. Guests had the chance to take in a 180-degree view of the city’s skyline, complete with views of the Statue of Liberty and Brooklyn Bridge. It was the perfect way to relax before returning home later that evening.
The New York City and Blue Jays Rewards Experience was an opportunity for WestJet to thank our Rewards members for their loyalty, as well as celebrate the Toronto Blue Jays’ winning streak in one of our network’s greatest destinations. As the WestJet Rewards program grows, we’ll have more ways to acknowledge our guests and thank them for their support. We encourage you to sign up and find out more about WestJet Rewards.