Lake Placid, N.Y. - New York-based charter operator Wings Air Helicopters and Lake Placid Lodge, a Relais-Chateaux property, join forces to offer guests luxury helicopter transportation to/from New York City and other locations in the Northeast. For those looking to minimize the stress of travel, Wings Air's state-of-the-art helicopters can fly the 290-mile, normally five-hour trip between Manhattan and picturesque Lake Placid in just two hours. Helicopters can carry two to five passengers and are equipped with various in-flight comforts from noise-cancelling BOSE headsets to magazines for the passengers' enjoyment.
Upon arrival at Lake Placid Airport, guests are transported in style to Lake Placid Lodge in the hotel's own SUV. A complimentary glass of champagne is offered at check-in to begin an unforgettable and relaxing stay at the only hotel on Lake Placid. The Lodge's luxurious accommodations include 13 guest rooms and 17 cabins that sit at the water's edge and feature wide stone porches, wood-burning fireplaces and breathtaking views of the Adirondacks.
For guests flying in by helicopter, a special afternoon indulgence treat is prepared daily by the lodge's culinary team along with a special turn down Nightime Nibble. A gourmet Lodge breakfast is included in-suite or at the beautiful Artisans dining room. Helicopter service is available seven days a week upon request, starting at $3,100 for two people roundtrip (excluding room).
About Lake Placid Lodge
Lake Placid is the jewel of the Adirondacks, clear, cold and strewn with leafy islands; Lake Placid Lodge stands upon its emerald shore. A majestic hotel, built by hand in the Arts and Crafts tradition, is perfectly at home in its lakeside setting. There are 30 guest rooms at Lake Placid Lodge: five in the Main Lodge, 17 cabins on the shore of the lake, six suites in the Lakeside Building, and two cottages, Pine and Birch, overlooking the lake, just steps from the Main Lodge. Each is spacious, luxurious and imaginative: rich and romantic with soft fabrics, polished wood, stone fireplaces, stacks of logs, a hand-built, cloud-soft bed and wilderness through its windows. Each is private, supremely comfortable and entirely individual; no two are the same. Lake Placid Lodge is a proud member of Relais & Chateaux, a collection of the finest hotels from 55 countries around the globe. www.lakeplacidlodge.com
About Wings Air Helicopters
Wings Air Helicopters was founded in 2002 by former investment banker Javier Diaz. As an experienced pilot he wanted to create a company that would stand above the rest and meet aviation needs for the sheer pleasure and beauty of airborne travel. Wings Air offers a wide variety of helicopter services including private charter, luxury travel experiences, sightseeing, flight instruction and aerial cinematography, serving the Northeast USA and parts of Canada. Wings Air is registered with Wyvern Ltd. (global aviation safety auditing) and currently operates a fleet of 5 helicopters including a Eurocopter AS350, AS355 (Twin Star), MD600 and Robinson R44, safely flying an average of 3,500 hours per year. Wings Air is the Official Helicopter of the Monticello Motor Club and its personalized customer service has been recognized by a Certificate of Excellence from Tripadvisor. www.wingsairhelicopters.com