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Global Travel Leader Offers a Three-Day Experience of a Lifetime Curated by Mariah Herself, Complete with Cocktails and a Christmas Card Photoshoot at the Award-Winning Singer’s Penthouse

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LONDON, 30 November, 2022 – In true festive travel spirit, Booking.com is teaming up with beloved musical icon, singer-songwriter and “Queen of Christmas” Mariah Carey to bring fans Mariah’s Ultimate Holiday Experience in New York City this December. One pair of guests will be the first and only to book a weekend-long experience specially curated by Mariah with her top travel preferences, including a three-night stay at The Plaza, a Fairmont Hotel in New York – where Booking.com will put them up in a lavish room fit for the star herself. The lucky bookers will also be treated to an epic itinerary filled with festive attractions around NYC, culminating in cocktails and a Christmas card photoshoot at a private space in Mariah’s gorgeous New York City penthouse apartment. The experience also comes complete with flights and airport transfers, all bookable on Booking.com.


New York continues to be an iconic holiday destination in the U.S., and according to recent Booking.com data*, it ranked number one in the nation amongst the top-searched destinations for Americans leading up to the festive season. In keeping with Booking.com’s mission to make it easier for everyone to experience the world  – from booking places to stay and car rentals to finding local attractions and flights – the pair lucky enough to book Mariah’s Ultimate Holiday Experience will be fully immersed in all that New York City has to offer during the holidays on Booking.com, from Mariah-approved hotspots to the city’s holiday sights and attractions, and other travel favourites from the “Queen of Christmas.”


Mariah’s Ultimate Holiday Experience will be bookable on a first-come, first-served basis exclusively on Booking.com starting 14 December at 5 p.m. ET, for an unforgettable experience taking place from 16-19 December priced at just $20.19 – in honour of the year Mariah’s modern classic hit single, “All I Want for Christmas is You” first reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The three-day, holiday-inspired experience will include:


   Cocktail hour in a private space at Mariah Carey’s gorgeous New York City penthouse apartment (see listing details for an overview of rooms that guests will have access to)

   A professional Christmas card photoshoot on Mariah Carey’s rooftop terrace

   A three-night stay in a Grand Luxe King room at The Plaza, a Fairmont Hotel

   Flights, airport transfers, and local transportation to and from attractions and activities

   Tickets to Mariah’s “Merry Christmas To All!” concert at Madison Square Garden on December 16

   A signed copy of Mariah’s new holiday classic book, “The Christmas Princess”

   A shopping spree at the world-famous Saks Fifth Avenue

   Stops at Top of the Rock for a private guided tour and a VIP ice skating experience in front of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree with a private skating session, access to a VIP hospitality tent for warm hot cocoa and photo moments, set to a soundtrack of some of Mariah’s greatest hits

  Tickets to the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes, presented by QVC, including a VIP pre-show reception in the historic Roxy Suite and a private tour of Radio City Music Hall, as well as the opportunity to meet a Radio City Rockette

   Dinner reservations at Mariah’s favourite NYC restaurants, including Nobu and Mr. Chow

   And more!

“Christmas in New York is an experience of a lifetime, so I partnered with Booking.com to create a special holiday-themed travel experience in my hometown during the most wonderful time of the year,” said award-winning singer, songwriter, actress and record producer Mariah Carey. “For one time only, I’m giving two fans the opportunity to have an unforgettable and magical extravaganza! I hope the bookers will enjoy the chance to see my concert at Madison Square Garden, visit the Top of the Rock, eat at my favourite restaurants, and stay at a luxurious NYC hotel.”


Known for its vast selection of travel booking options, Booking.com connects millions of travellers with local attractions, a range of transportation options like rental cars and flights, and 30 accommodation types – from homes and hotels, to unique properties like houseboats, treehouses, igloos and glamping stays. For those not staying at Mariah's Ultimate Holiday Experience, there’s still time to book a holiday getaway anywhere in the world through Booking.com’s easy-to-use website and mobile app.


For more information on Booking.com and Mariah Carey’s Ultimate Holiday Experience visit https://www.booking.com/hotel/us/mariah-careys-ultimate-holiday-experience-in-new-york-city.html.



*The Booking.com datapack features top destinations searched per nationality with check-in dates between December 12, 2022 and January 1, 2023. The search period was the last two weeks of October 2022 (between October 17, 2022 and October 30, 2022).

Additional Mariah Carey Quotes

  • “Darlings! You MUST come try your luck to enjoy the Ultimate Holiday Experience here in my hometown of NYC! I personally curated every detail of this whirlwind holiday vacation with Booking.com to give you a taste of my "fantasy" Christmas in New York! I hope the bookers will enjoy the chance to see my concert at Madison Square Garden, visit the Top of the Rock, eat at my favourite restaurants, and stay at The Plaza, a Fairmont Hotel.”
  • “For the first time ever, two lucky fans will get the chance to snap Christmas card photos and sip Black Irish in a private space, decorated exclusively for them, in my New York City penthouse. I really hope my fans will be able to create memories of a lifetime as they celebrate the holiday with this ultimate experience that Booking.com and I planned for them.”

About Booking.com:


Part of Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG), Booking.com’s mission is to make it easier for everyone to experience the world. By investing in the technology that helps take the friction out of travel, Booking.com seamlessly connects millions of travellers with memorable experiences, a range of transportation options and incredible places to stay - from homes to hotels and much more. As one of the world’s largest travel marketplaces for both established brands and entrepreneurs of all sizes, Booking.com enables properties all over the world to reach a global audience and grow their businesses. Booking.com is available in 44 languages and offers more than 28 million total reported accommodation listings, including more than 6.6 million listings of homes, apartments and other unique places to stay. No matter where you want to go or what you want to do, Booking.com makes it easy and backs it all up with 24/7 customer support.

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About The Plaza, a Fairmont Hotel

As one of the world’s most iconic hotels, The Plaza, a Fairmont Hotel has set the standard for luxury and service since first opening its doors in 1907. Ideally situated on Fifth Avenue at Central Park South, The Plaza’s prestigious address continues to define elegance with unmatched service and an ever-evolving modern sensibility. A true urban resort, The Plaza boasts an extraordinary portfolio of refined experiences. Lifestyle, beauty, and wellness offerings cater to guests and locals alike and include a world-class retail collection with The Shops at The Plaza, the flagship location of Warren-Tricomi Salon, home to the luxurious Guerlain Spa, and the preeminent integrative medical and fitness center, LA PALESTRA. The Palm Court provides a quintessential New York experience with its famed Afternoon Tea, and the opulent Grand Ballroom continues to host the world’s most memorable events. The Plaza hotel is managed by Fairmont Hotels & Resorts. For reservations and additional information, please call 888-240-7775 or visit fairmont.com/theplaza.