A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from January 01, 2019
Arabic Amenity (hotel tray of dates, dried fruit and nuts)

"12 Shocking Things I Learned by Working as a Butler at the Plaza Hotel” by Brandon Presser, published in Time magazine on August 16, 2017, stated how Manhattan’s Plaza Hotel treats some of its guests:

“Middle Eastern VIPs get what is called an ‘Arabic Amenity’—a tray of dates, dried fruit, and nuts; they tend to prefer these to chocolates, cakes, or other sweet desserts.”

The Mandarin Oriental (Prague, Czech Republic) and Six Senses Zighy Bay (Oman) also offer “Arabic amenities.”


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Time magazine
12 Shocking Things I Learned by Working as a Butler at the Plaza Hotel
By BRANDON PRESSER / BLOOMBERG August 16, 2017
(...)
Middle Eastern VIPs get what is called an “Arabic Amenity”—a tray of dates, dried fruit, and nuts; they tend to prefer these to chocolates, cakes, or other sweet desserts.

Hozpitality.com
January 5, 2018
Enjoy Valentine’s Day at Six Senses Zighy Bay
(...)
. Arabic sweet platter upon arrival and throughout stay
. Arabic amenities of Zighy dates and dried nuts

Beauty News—Middle East
The perfect hideaway—Six Senses
Zighy Bay

(...)
Inclusions:
. Arabic sweets platter
. Arabic amenities (dates, mixed nuts)

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityHotels • Tuesday, January 01, 2019 • Permalink