November 21, 2016

New York, NY – November 21, 2016 – Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) today announced the launch of the official Destination Midtown app. The Destination Midtown Alliance (DMA) is a coalition of partners from the most iconic businesses and attractions in Midtown Manhattan.  DMA has created an app available for free on iTunes and Google Play.  The interactive Destination Midtown app provides visitors with a user-friendly, selectively curated itinerary to iconic attractions and hidden gems located in Midtown Manhattan, the Heart of New York City. Featuring insider tips, suggested itineraries, events, and themed walking tours such as “Fashion Intro” and “Family Fun,” the app enhances the visitor’s overall experience of Midtown, all within a 15-minute walk of the center of Manhattan, the Empire State Building.  

Offering a variety of services ranging from dining, shopping, entertainment, and sightseeing, the Alliance includes the following partners: 

New York Public Library 


B&H Photo 

Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises 

Madison Square Garden 

Grand Central Partnership 



“Midtown is the most important place for a tourist visiting New York City.  With its early opening and late closing shops, restaurants, entertainment, and attractions, it allows visitors to full immerse themselves in Midtown and all it has to offer. The Destination Midtown app is a gift for millions of tourists and New Yorkers and will help them get the most out of Manhattan,” said Jean-Yves Ghazi, Empire State Building Observatory Director.  “We want visitors to discover all the best that Midtown offers.   The Destination Midtown app helps users easily navigate in this world-famous neighborhood, which is home to many well-known businesses and attractions, all within 15 minutes of the iconic Empire State Building.”  

34th Street Partnership 

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum 

Mood Fabrics 

State Grill and Bar 

Grand Hyatt New York 

The Morgan Library and Museum  

Macy’s Herald Square 

Bryant Park Corp.  


Flat Iron BID 

Radisson Martinique Hotel 

Stella 34 Trattoria 

Nick & Stef’s Steakhouse 

Madame Tussauds NYC 

Garment District Alliance 

Reichenbach Hall 

Radio City Music Hall 

About Destination Midtown Alliance 

Founded in 2016 by Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ESRT), Destination Midtown Alliance is a coalition of  like-minded partners  from the most iconic businesses and beloved attractions in Midtown Manhattan seeking to communicate, enhance and grow its position as the primary visitor destination. With over 56 million tourists visiting New York City per year, Destination Midtown Alliance provides visitors with a variety of interactive itineraries of Midtown’s best sightseeing, dining, shopping and entertainment, all within a 15-minute walk of the heart of New York City – the Empire State Building. Destination Midtown Alliance makes its resources easily accessible via the Midtown App, a carefully curated, way-finding mobile application expertly developed to direct visitors on a unique walking experience, complete with itineraries, inside tips, and promotions of the best attractions and destinations that Manhattan has to offer. For more information on Destination Midtown Alliance, please visit www.destinationmidtownalliance.com


About the Empire State Building  

Soaring 1,454 feet above Midtown Manhattan (from base to antenna), 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 skyscraper's robust broadcasting technology supports major television and FM radio stations in the New York metropolitan market. The Empire State Building was named America's favorite building in a poll conducted by the American Institute of Architects, and the Empire State Building Observatory is one of the world's most beloved attractions and the region's #1 tourist destination. For more information on the Empire State Building, please visit https://www.esbnyc.com/, https://www.facebook.com/empirestatebuilding/, @EmpireStateBldg,https://www.instagram.com/empirestatebldg/, http://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 June 30, 2016, 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 724,000 rentable square feet in the retail portfolio. 


Forward-Looking Statements 

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Federal securities laws. You can identify these statements by our use of the words “assumes,” “believes,” “estimates,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “projects” and similar expressions that do not relate to historical matters. You should exercise caution in interpreting and relying on forward-looking statements, because they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which are, in some cases, beyond ESRT’s control and could materially affect actual results, performance or achievements.  Such factors and risks include, without limitation, a failure of conditions or performance regarding any event or transaction described above, regulatory changes, and other risks and uncertainties described from time to time in ESRT’s filings with the SEC.  Except as may be required by law, ESRT does not undertake a duty to update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. 


Media Contact: 

Krystle Parram, kparram@empirestaterealtytrust.com 



Stacey-Ann Hosang, shosang@empirestaterealtytrust.com  


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