Airbnb launches holiday promotion allowing New Yorkers to stay overnight at FAO Schwarz

Airbnb launches holiday promotion allowing New Yorkers to stay overnight at FAO Schwarz

Nathan Bomey

| USA TODAY
Airbnb has over a million homes with Enhanced CleaningAirbnb has implemented an Enhanced Cleaning Protocol for hosts and they have over a million hosts using their new system. Buzz60’s Keri Lumm has more.New York City families can register for a chance to book a night’s stay at the FAO Schwarz toy store in Manhattan this holiday season.Vacation rental service Airbnb is hosting a promotion allowing one family the chance to “experience the magic of FAO Schwarz” on the night of Dec. 21 for $25.The selected booker will get to wander solo through the two-story, 20,000-square-foot store at Rockefeller Center and get a private tour from a “real FAO Schwarz toy soldier who will remain masked and six feet apart throughout,” Airbnb said.They’ll also get to enjoy a shopping spree, a feast and a music lesson on the store’s iconic dance-on piano, which was featured in the 1988 Tom Hanks film “Big.”Other features including a Build-A-Bear workshop session and “whimsically-designed lounging and sleeping spaces, including a real life sleigh bed and bunk beds with a slide,” according to Airbnb.People can “request to book” the experience beginning at noon Dec. 15. The selected family, who will be picked by Airbnb, must live in the same household in New York City.Time to make a change: Half of Americans with incomes over $100,000 fear they’ll never retireHere are some gift ideas: Shopping for someone who is hard to shop for or has everything?If it becomes unsafe to do the overnight stay due to the pandemic, the booker will get a $1,000 USD Airbnb coupon and FAO Schwarz store credit.Follow USA TODAY reporter Nathan Bomey on Twitter @NathanBomey.


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