Explore Queens from an eco-friendly hotel with contemporary design
Hotel at a Glance: Hotel De Point
Solar power is just one initiative that makes the Hotel De Point a go-to for environmentally conscious guests. This modern hotel in Queens has also installed on-demand water heaters, LED lighting, and onsite power stations for electric or hybrid vehicles. And upstairs near the solar panels, guests can sample tapas and take in sweeping views of the Manhattan skyline at View de Point.
- Grab a bite to eat at the complimentary continental breakfast, or one of two restaurants including a buffet-style, Asian-fusion restaurant on the fourth floor.
- Surf the web using the hotel’s complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Take a complimentary shuttle to and from LaGuardia Airport, for ease of travel and no worries about cab fare.
- Enjoy unique contemporary art placed throughout the hotel’s lobby and public spaces as well as guest rooms.
Flushing, Queens: Diverse NYC Neighborhood Home to Museums & Stadiums
Flushing is located in the northern part of Queens, the easternmost and largest borough of New York City. This is considered one of the country’s most ethnically diverse places, so much so that the 7 train, which connects Queens to Manhattan, is often referred to as the International Express. The train runs through neighborhoods nicknamed Little Colombia, Little India, and Jamaica, each with its own cultural institutions and family-run restaurants.
Built for the 1939-1940 New York World’s Fair, Flushing Meadows Corona Park is Queen’s largest public park and also the site of the US Open Tennis Championships in late August or early September. Here, you’ll find a botanical garden, a zoo, and the New York Hall of Science, which contains space-race-era rockets and more than 450 interactive exhibits. The nearby Queens Museum of Art houses the beloved Panorama of the City of New York, an 890,000-piece scale model of the five boroughs. Citi Field, the New York Mets ballpark that opened in 2009, is just down the street.