New York City Guide Launches on The Purple Passport

Free online guide features the city's hippest and chicest spots as a resource for both locals and travelers

Jan 25, 2012, 09:08 ET from The Purple Passport

NEW YORK, Jan. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Purple Passport, a web-based collection of chic, one-stop-shop guides to experiencing the world's cities in style, has launched its New York City Guide. Featuring over 450 of the choicest hotels, restaurants, spas, nightlife spots, shops, and activities, the guide will point locals to nearby hotspots and help travelers plan distinctive city experiences.

Drawing on The Purple Passport team members' expertise as New York City dwellers, recommendations run the gamut from classic hotels to futuristic lounges, neighborhood pizzerias to elegant bistros, and iconic architecture to idyllic parks. The handpicked venues will appeal to stylish, discriminating individuals.

Users can also take advantage of the site's unique functionality features, including a mapping tool to find recommended venues near their primary destinations. Those who open free Purple Passport accounts can create customized "Passports" of their favorite venues to share with friends via email.

The site's user-friendly, taste-making approach is a reflection of what its founders, best friends Jennifer Garcia-Alonso and Emily C. Brands, look for when they travel. "We've been traveling together for over a decade -- with matching purple-colored passport covers in tow," said Garcia-Alonso. The pair began blogging about their journeys on The Diary of The Purple Passport in 2008 and launched the beta version of The Purple Passport in 2010 with city guides to London, Los Angeles, and Beijing, adding Palm Beach and Paris in 2011. A guide to Washington, DC is forthcoming.

About The Purple Passport

The Purple Passport ( is a web-based collection of chic, one-stop-shop guides to experiencing the world's cities in style. The site provides the full range of urban travel planning needs, from researching a trip start to finish, to reserving hotels, to creating an itinerary to be shared with travel companions. The Purple Passport team personally visits every spot that it reviews and never accepts compensation for featuring a venue on the site. First-person accounts of the team's travel experiences can be found on the companion blog, The Diary of The Purple Passport (

Jennifer Garcia-Alonso
The Purple Passport, LLC
245 Park Avenue, 24th Floor
New York, NY 10167

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