As if the long awaited ‘Friends Reunion’ episode isn’t exciting enough, for the fans of the hit 90s tv show, Booking.com’s latest listing is a dream come true. Teaming up with ‘The Friends Experience’, a two-story immersive celebration of the show launched in New York in March, the travel company has created what they are calling ‘The Ultimate Sleepover’, the opportunity for a two night stay in the iconic New York City apartment.
Although interior scenes for the show were filmed in an LA studio, the exterior of the building is a real-life location in New York City, 130 East 23rd Street, where “The Friends Experience” is located. The interactive 18-room exhibit is filled with props from the show’s apartment and recreates classic scenes which any true fan could spot, and now the lucky guests will be able to take the experience to a whole new level with an overnight stay.
Could we BE anymore excited? Tag your best travel buddy who you’d like to spend an overnight at @FriendsTheExp in NYC with!— Booking.com (@bookingcom) May 12, 2021
You’ll get a chance to book the accommodation starting at 10 a.m. EST on Friday, May 21, 2021. https://t.co/QyGDvfdg3p #FRIENDSTheExperience pic.twitter.com/RugshEHLYd
According to the Booking.com announcement, The FRIENDS™ Experience are giving fans an ultimate sleepover with two officially sponsored stays at this once-in-a-lifetime experience turned overnight accommodations in New York City. With re-creations of the beloved television series’ set – guests will relive Ross’ infamously doomed sofa pivot, peek through Rachel and Monica’s purple door, relax on Chandler and Joey’s recliners after playing some foosball, explore newly added original props and costumes from the show and much more. It will leave guests gasping: OH. MY. GAWD!
As part of the Booking.com sponsored stay, guests will sleep over in the set re-creation of Monica and Rachel’s apartment, featuring a private 1-bedroom accommodations. Guests will be treated to a custom tour and safety-first itinerary with dinner and drinks, a late-night game of Phoebe’s Cab Escape Room, a FRIENDS™-themed scavenger hunt, and wake up to coffee and breakfast at Central Perk – just like the gang would. The highlight of your stay will be a private tour with a photographer to capture professional imagery reliving all the iconic moments that have defined more than 25 years of the famed television show.
The FRIENDS™ Experience is available to book for a one-night overnight stay for only $19.94, in honour of the year the show premiered, for a limited time. Bookings open on Friday, May 21st, 2021 at 10:00AM ET and are available on a first come, first serve basis for two overnight stays occurring on either Sunday, May 23 or Monday, May 24.