Experience the Empire State Building’s “All Access Tour”

 The Empire State Building (ESB) today announced its new premium ticket offering, the “All Access Tour”—an exclusive, guided tour for visitors to the iconic landmark which features elements of the building which are otherwise off-limits to general ticket holders.

Available only through reservation at www.esbnyc.com for up to six people, visitors start their ESB journey in the Celebrity Entrance corridor with private access to its green room. Featuring its own bathroom and make-up room, this is the same green room where stars like Kristen Bell, John Cena, Adriana Lima, Eminem, Millie Bobby Brown, and the Radio City Rockettes get ready for special appearances. Enjoy complimentary snacks and non-alcoholic beverages, see memorabilia gifted by celebrity visitors and memorialize your visit with a selfie at the Halo Photo Booth. A chilled bottle of Veuve Cliquot is also available at an additional charge. Following the visit to the green room guests will embark on a private tour that includes a visit to the brand new guest-only entrance on 34th Street where they will receive a complimentary photo in front of a majestic 25-foot model of the Empire State Building. A behind-the-scenes look at archival construction photos on the Concourse level, a visit to the world-famous 86th floor open-air Observatory, and the grand finale, the beautifully restored Art Deco Fifth Avenue lobby, complete the package.

“As the Empire State Building continues to evolve and improve the experience for our guests, we are excited to launch the ‘All Access Tour,’ which takes you behind the velvet ropes,” said Jean-Yves Ghazi, Senior Vice President of the Observatory. “The ‘All Access Tour’ provides everyone that reserves a space with the same treatment that celebrities and other distinguished guests receive when they visit the iconic landmark. Join us and create a memory that will last a lifetime.”

The “All Access Tour” is available five times a day, Monday through Sunday and priced at $500 per person. Reservations are only available at www.esbnyc.com/.

About the Empire State Building
Soaring 1,454 feet above Midtown Manhattan (from base to antenna top), the Empire State Building, owned by Empire State Realty Trust, Inc., is the “World’s Most Famous Building.” With new investments in energy efficiency, infrastructure, public areas and amenities, the Empire State Building has attracted first-rate tenants in a diverse array of industries from around the world. The Empire State Building was named the world’s most popular travel destination in a study conducted by Uber and was named America’s favorite building in a poll conducted by the American Institute of Architects. For more information on the Empire State Building, please visit www.empirestatebuilding.comwww.facebook.com/empirestatebuilding@EmpireStateBldgwww.instagram.com/empirestatebldghttp://weibo.com/empirestatebuilding,www.youtube.com/esbnyc or www.pinterest.com/empirestatebldg/.


About Empire State Realty Trust 
Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT), a leading real estate investment trust (REIT), owns, manages, operates, acquires and repositions office and retail properties in Manhattan and the greater New York metropolitan area, including the Empire State Building, the “World’s Most Famous Building.” Headquartered in New York, New York, the Company’s office and retail portfolio covers 10.1 million rentable square feet, as of September 30, 2018, consisting of 9.4 million rentable square feet in 14 office properties, including nine in Manhattan, three in Fairfield County, Connecticut, and two in Westchester County, New York; and approximately 700,000 rentable square feet in the retail portfolio.

Empire State Realty Trust Sees Impressive Growth From Tenant Expansions

 Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) announced today that since 2013 through December 31, 2018, ESRT had 163 tenant expansions totaling over 1.1 million square feet within its portfolio. In 2018, ESRT signed 25 lease expansions within its Manhattan office portfolio for a total of 244,792 square feet.

“Our message to our tenants is: let us focus on giving you an environment in which your employees are happy and productive so that you can focus on running your business more profitably,” said Thomas P. Durels, Executive Vice President, Real Estate for ESRT. “Everything we do at ESRT, from our redevelopment programs to amenities and services, is focused on providing an exceptional tenant experience.”

Some recent expansions that were completed from October through December of 2018 at the following properties are:

111 West 33rd Street with landlord representation led by Keith Cody of ESRT, along with Scott Klau, Erik S. Harris, and Neil L. Rubin of Newmark Knight Frank:

  • Gibbs & Soell Business Communications, a strategic public relations, and marketing communications firm, expanded by 6,561 sq. ft. and relocated from One Grand Central Place into a full-floor lease for 19,285 sq. ft. on the 22nd floor. Tenant Brokers: Erik Schmall & Scott Weiss of Savills Studley.

One Grand Central Place with landlord representation by Julie M. Christiano and Leslie Nadel of ESRT, along with William G. Cohen, Brittany Silver, and Jamie Jacobs of Newmark Knight Frank:

  • Allianz Real Estate of America, LLC, the investment and asset manager for the Allianz Group, signed an expansion lease of 3,222 sq. ft. for a full floor of 12,722 sq. ft. on the 42nd floor. Tenant Brokers: Greg B. Taubin and Jason Perla of Savills Studley and Newmark Knight Frank.

Empire State Building with landlord representation provided by Shanae Ursini of ESRT, along with Paul Glickman, Jonathan Fanuzzi, Simon Landmann, Harley Dalton, and Kip Orban of JLL:

  • Kaplan Hecker and Fink LLP, a rapidly growing law firm led by founding partner Robbie Kaplan signed a full floor lease for 26,997 sq. ft. on the 63rd floor of the Empire State, expanding and relocating from a 6,091 sq. ft. suite on the 71st floor. Tenant Brokers: Ira Schuman and Stephen Steiner, Savills Studley.

About Empire State Realty Trust
Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT), a leading real estate investment trust (REIT), owns, manages, operates, acquires and repositions office and retail properties in Manhattan and the greater New York metropolitan area, including the Empire State Building, the “World’s Most Famous Building.” Headquartered in New York, New York, the Company’s office and retail portfolio covers 10.1 million rentable square feet, as of December 31, 2018, consisting of 9.4 million rentable square feet in 14 office properties, including nine in Manhattan, three in Fairfield County, Connecticut, and two in Westchester County, New York; and approximately 700,000 rentable square feet in the retail portfolio.


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