New York Hilton Midtown and the kid’s classic Thomas & Friends partnered for the first time to introduce an over-the-top toy-filled suite for traveling families this summer.

On Monday, August 1st, 2016, I played the auntie mommy role and treated my 5-year-old niece, Chloe, and my 2-year-old son, Cayden on a quick, fun escape that they will surely remember: a preview of the New York Hilton Midtown Thomas & Friends Suite.

Cayden, Chloe and I were greeted by Sir Topham Hatt in the newly renovated Herb N’ Kitchen. Children were presented with a table full of delicious cookies and cupcakes to decorate and eat as well as homemade chicken nuggets and pigs in a blanket for snacking. Kids were also treated to their very own mocktail (adults had their version as well.) Cayden and Chloe had a table full of Thomas & Friends coloring books, stickers, and crayons to keep them occupied as we waited our turn for a tour of the limited edition room. All of this excitement as The Great Race movie played in the background for the kiddies to enjoy!

Clockwise: Sir Thopam Hatt, Cupcake and cookie decorating (eating), Coloring and sticker station.
Clockwise: Sir Thopam Hatt, Cupcake and cookie decorating (eating), Coloring and sticker station.

Midway through their play session, we were given a demo of the new Sky High Bridge Jump toy which retails for $100.

Thomas & Friends: Sky High Jump
Thomas & Friends: Sky High Jump

“This Thomas & Friends™ train set breaks new ground by taking Thomas off the tracks and sending him soaring through the air, delivering speed, excitement, and motorized action like only TrackMaster™ train sets can! After a tall, spiral ascent with Harold the helicopter, Thomas speeds down a huge ramp and the velocity launches him into the air! Thomas soars for over two feet through the air before landing safely on the other side and continuing his journey…”

After this demo, it was hard to keep my 2 year old away as he wanted to play with it on his own. During the event, we were told not to worry that kids would have an opportunity to play with a ton of toys and take one home once we went upstairs to view the room. Unfortunately, the latter was not fulfilled which caused a very excited 2 year old to become disappointed and very upset.Room Playing Thomas

When it was our turn to visit the room, our hosts wanted the children to enter the room first so that they could get an honest reaction to this new addition to the Hilton Midtown. Both Cayden and Chloe held hands and immediately gravitated towards the many Thomas & Friends toys laid about the hotel room. The sheets and pillows were adorned with Thomas, there were mini Thomas robes. Even the bathroom had a Thomas & friends shower curtain, cups, toothbrush, and rug pretty much a Thomas & Friends fanatic dream room!

Thomas room 1

For $550, including breakfast and exclusive of taxes, the package gives you:

  • Hilton Executive suite for a family of four (4)
  • One room filled with Thomas & Friends toys, books, games, coloring sheets, and an exclusive preview of The Great Race on DVD
  • The new Sky High Bridge Jump toy

This limited-edition NY Hilton Midtown Thomas and Friends-themed room will be available from August 1st, 2016 through September 4th, 2016. It’s the perfect suite for those families looking for a fun, unique and nostalgic travel experience. Thomas & Friends super fans, book now! Before booking, remember to check TripAdvisor for the latest honest reviews.


This post was written by Shani P. Mother of 2 year -old Cayden, and the 71ateChef. Visit her website or get social with her on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram.

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