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5 NYC Hotels Have Welcomed Guests For More Than A Century

5 NYC Hotels Have Welcomed Guests For More Than A Century

New York City is home to dozens of historic hotels, but not very many can say they have been continuously welcoming guests for more than 100 years. Iconic hotels like the Plaza and the St. Regis may have opened their doors at the beginning of the 20th century, but because they closed for years at […]

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The 18 Essential New York City Hotels, March 2014

The 18 Essential New York City Hotels, March 2014

By the end of 2014, some experts approximate that the number of hotel rooms in New York City will total 90,000. That makes it harder than ever to answer one seemingly simple question: “Where should I stay right now?” (Or, if you wish, swap out “I” for “my mom,” or “my best friend.”) Hence our […]

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In with the inn crowd

In with the inn crowd

Fashion hotels, what a fun concept.  Read article by afr Nina Karnikowski When Versace launched the world’s first fashion hotel, Palazzo Versace on the Gold Coast in 2000, it opened the doors to a radical new trend and business model for the luxury hospitality industry that took travelling in style to a whole new level. […]

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Gerber Group opens The Roof at Viceroy New York

Gerber Group opens The Roof at Viceroy New York

Gerber Group have announced the opening of The Roof, an alluring lounge and outdoor terrace crowning the top of Viceroy New York (124 West 57th Street), the recently opened luxury retreat in Midtown Manhattan. Enhancing the hotel’s highly regarded food and beverage program, The Roof will supplement Kingside, its street-level bar and restaurant, providing discerning […]

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Why Wi-Fi is Keeping Hotels from Receiving 5 Star Reviews

Why Wi-Fi is Keeping Hotels from Receiving 5 Star Reviews

There is only one thing that guests would prefer over a complimentary breakfast or free parking, and that is Wi-Fi. Nowadays, the first thing a guest tries, before your quality breakfast or your comfortable bed, is the quality of your Wi-Fi. Modern travelers are hyper connected and cannot bear to be oline. Business travelers need […]

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Jetsetter Sees Frigid Temps Affect Hotel Rates and Bookings

Jetsetter Sees Frigid Temps Affect Hotel Rates and Bookings

Jetsetter.com, which offers the world’s finest travel experiences at members-only prices up to 40% off, today announced that the Polar Vortex and its blasts of Arctic air have affected both hotel rates and bookings. In some of the coldest major U.S. cities like Chicago, Boston, and New York, hotel rates have dropped by 7%,1 but […]

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Yet Another Hyatt Hotel in the Works for NYC

Yet Another Hyatt Hotel in the Works for NYC

The Hyatt hotel is taking over New York City, another one opening soon.  Read story at hotelchatter Confirmed: Hyatt is taking over NYC. Chesapeake Lodging Trust appointed the brand to take over an existing Holiday Inn on W. 31st Street and rename/rebrand it to the Hyatt Herald Square. Not to be confused with Hyatt Times […]

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Las Colinas’ luxury Four Seasons hotel and resort sells to New York investment firm

Las Colinas’ luxury Four Seasons hotel and resort sells to New York investment firm

By Steve Brown the four Seasons hotel sell out, find out reading this article dallasnews.com One of the Dallas-area’s best known luxury hotels has quietly changed owners. The posh Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas is the home of the annual Byron Nelson Championship golf tournament. Since 2010 the 431-room luxury Irving […]

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Six NYC Hotels Have Formed a New Supergroup

Six NYC Hotels Have Formed a New Supergroup

A group of New York hotels form a new supergroup.  Read interesting article at hotelchatter.com If Crosby, Stills and Nash taught us anything, it’s that the only thing better than a super group is a supergroup made up of our favorite artists: more talent; less records/tickets to buy. It’s much the same way in the […]

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How Suite: The Broome NYC to Open Its 14 Rooms on Valentine’s Day

How Suite: The Broome NYC to Open Its 14 Rooms on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day in NY, what can be better?  Check out the Broome NYC as listed in hotelchatter.com We’ve looked at insane Valentine’s Day packages, considered a few of the sensible ones and rolled our eyes at the predictable amenities hotels will roll out over the next few weeks. But we think we’ve finally found the […]

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New York City’s Luxurious Triumph Hotels Partners with Guestfolio

New York City’s Luxurious Triumph Hotels Partners with Guestfolio

Guestfolio announces partnership with Triumph Hotels, the New York City boutique hotel group offering the key to the destination’s best neighborhoods, from the Upper West Side to Lower Manhattan. Guestfolio manages the six hotel and brandwide Guest Management System, providing a powerful medium for the growing brand to interact with guests before, during and after […]

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New York Buzz: Queens to Get Convention Center, Luxury Hotel

New York Buzz: Queens to Get Convention Center, Luxury Hotel

The New York Daily News is reporting that a new convention center is planned for an outer borough of New York City. According to the paper, the new space will be joined by a 25-story hotel and apartment complex near the Mets’ home of Citi Field. Fleet Financial Group plans to break ground on the […]

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Preview 2014: Hotels

Preview 2014: Hotels

When it comes to prognosticating about the U.S. lodging industry in 2014, analysts are no longer fence-sitting — and, much to the delight of prospective hotel developers, neither are bankers. Granted, the year ahead could hold unavoidable risks. Speaking at the STR Data Conference in Nashville in September, PKF Hospitality President Mark Woodworth ticked off […]

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WestHouse New York is the newest Manhattan hotel to open their doors

WestHouse New York is the newest Manhattan hotel to open their doors

It’s official, as of December 27, 2013, the newest property to join the collection of luxury hotels in New York is open to their first guests (or in the case of this hotel concept, “hotel residents”) – welcome to the neighborhood WestHouse New York. Part of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, the WestHouse […]

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Resorts sold to New York firms

Resorts sold to New York firms

By Gareth Finighan Coral Beach & Tennis Club and Horizons & Cottages have been sold to a subsiduary of New York-based Three Wall Capital in partnership with ROC Group. Two flagship Bermuda resorts have been snapped up by a New York-based boutique hotel investment firm. The Coral Beach & Tennis Club and its sister property, […]

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Loews Regency Hotel Set To Open In January 2014

Loews Regency Hotel Set To Open In January 2014

NEW YORK – Loews Hotels & Resorts today announced that Loews Regency Hotel in New York is now accepting reservations for stays beginning on January 16, 2014. The highly-anticipated reopening of the flagship property follows a comprehensive $100 million renovation, and the landmark hotel once again combines the best of design with thoughtful service, including […]

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Mandarin Oriental New York debuts new Suite 5000

Mandarin Oriental New York debuts new Suite 5000

The way of luxury suites is getting more luxurious. Last week I told you about the new signature suites at New York’s The Plaza Hotel, and this week comes the debut of another Manhattan hotel suite: Mandarin Oriental, New York’s Suite 5000. The Mandarin Oriental, New York’s newest signature suite, Suite 5000 spans 3,300-square-feet on […]

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Courtyard New York Manhattan/Fifth Avenue Offers Parking Deal That’s Too Good To Pass Up

Courtyard New York Manhattan/Fifth Avenue Offers Parking Deal That’s Too Good To Pass Up

New York is a city of pedestrians, Broadway shows and yellow taxi cabs. Visitors in town with vehicles but who want to experience the shimmering sidewalks of the city will love the new deal from the recently renovated Courtyard New York Manhattan/Fifth Avenue. The Parking Package in New York City affords guests deluxe accommodations from […]

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Slick new NYC hotels are opening fast and furiously

Slick new NYC hotels are opening fast and furiously

By Lois Weiss A slew of fancy hotels are soon to open, joining the thousands of more moderately priced hotel rooms that have been developed in the city over the past few years. But the days of the $99 hotel room are gone forever, said John A. Fox of PKF Consulting, who compiles the official […]

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Babymoon at Trump Hotels: The Perfect Package for Parents-To-Be

Babymoon at Trump Hotels: The Perfect Package for Parents-To-Be

Expecting a baby? The Trump Hotels have put together a special Babymoon Package where couples can enjoy a two night stay in the luxurious Deluxe Suite! The parents-to-be will enjoy plenty of relaxation time as they indulge in exceptional spa treatments, a breakfast for two, and a twice daily selection of teas, mocktails and smoothies! […]

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Get to Know The Chatwal

Get to Know The Chatwal

If there is a ‘heart’ of New York City The Chatwal may as well be located next to the aorta, it’s views extend over 44th and Times square, and is just a steps from the Theatre District. So although this is a luxurious purchase for your vacation stay, we can say from experience tourists save […]

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Culinary Independence at The Blakely

Culinary Independence at The Blakely

As much as we may enjoy ordering room service, going out to dinners and continental breakfasts, it becomes challenging to eat healthy, find your favorite foods, and stick to a regimented diet. That’s why we love Blakely New York’s full kitchenettes! An artist in your own kitchen, you can easily attend to your own taste […]

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Are Apple Computer Users Paying More than Windows Users for Hotels on Orbitz?

Are Apple Computer Users Paying More than Windows Users for Hotels on Orbitz?

We recently read in the Wall Street Journal and Travel Weekly about a troubling article claiming Apple computer users were paying higher rates for hotel bookings than Windows users on Orbitz!  The theory is that Apple users, based on their previous history, have accepted higher offerings so the online booking sites are targeting them differently. […]

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