Hotels

The Plaza Hotel Introduces Plaza-opoly!

Hotels | By. Ken Scrudato | July 18, 2014

While “gamers” obsess over mastering the new Resident Evil 37 ½ or whatever, thanks to our cultivated friends at the mythic Plaza Hotel New York, more urbane sorts will be busying themselves with a decidedly more sophisticated—and, it must be noted, refreshingly tactile—brand of summertime fun. Indeed, the enchanting new Plaza-opoly promises endless hours of high-class, cosmopolitan reve... Read More >

One Night in Midtown: The Chatwal Hotel

Hotels | By. Felicity Sargent + Mark Molle | June 20, 2014

Emma and Felicity in their room at the Chatwal We asked our favorite exploratory couple to take on an adventure to a land unknown... Midtown. And more specifically, the Chatwal Hotel. We’re ready for an adventure. To a land, far far away… Midtown To the Chatwal hotel! Where we were warmly welcomed with chocolates and a nice handwritten note. And dog biscuits too! Em... Read More >

Trash Your Hotel Room at SIXTY SoHo

Art | By. BlackBook | May 15, 2014

It used to be that you had to be a rockstar on tour to get away with hotel room shenanigans and destruction that took place last night at SIXTY SoHo, but thanks to an upcoming renovation (and transformation from 60 Thompson into SIXTY SoHo) the qualifications aren't quite as demanding. Before renovation begins on the property, graffiti collective Smart Crew helped transform the second floor hot... Read More >

Hudson Hotel

Hotels | By. Ethan Wolff | May 13, 2014

HUDSON HOTEL 356 W 58th St New York NY 10019 (212) 554-6000 For a romantic getaway with style, bring your significant other to the Hudson Hotel. You’ll feel a sense of mystery right when you pull up, as hedges mark a stark façade. The hotel’s signature chartreuse glow draws you in to escalators, which whisk you up to a realm of modern luxury. The reception desk is a work of art all its own... Read More >

While the Langham Place Fifth Avenue oozes modern NYC style, the mothership Langham London is nothing if not a resplendent bastion of white-glove, classical constancy (with, mind you, a very fabulous bar, the Artesian). An insider even remarked to BlackBook that the latter sort of plays Sean Connery to the former’s Daniel Craig. And now New York gents can be as natty as either 007, as the Lan... Read More >

Park Hyatt Chicago

Hotels | By. Audarshia Townsend | May 9, 2014

PARK HYATT CHICAGO 800 N Michigan Ave Chicago IL60611 (312) 239-4030 If you’re planning a family getaway in Chicago, a long weekend at the Park Hyatt on the Near North Side is fantastic all year round. The hotel’s central location in the city’s most vibrant neighborhood makes it perfect for when your kids want to play all day at American Girl Place across the street, or take in the sights... Read More >

  The rather cool thing about having hotels dotted across several continents, is the international talent pool that comes with it. To wit, the W Union Square hotel (www.wnewyorkunionsquare.com), which itself boasts a restaurant (Oilves) run by The Gerber Group, has just recruited the Michelin-starred chef Sergi Arola from its new Swiss sister hotel W Verbier for a rather unique undertaking... Read More >

Fashion Window Walking Tour

Hotels | By. Ethan Wolff | April 4, 2014

FASHION WINDOW WALKING TOUR 349 5th Ave New York NY 10016 (646) 827-2288 New York is a capital of art and fashion. To catch the best of both in one place, round up your style maven friends for the WindowsWears Fashion Window Walking Tour. You’ll get started at legendary Macy’s Herald Square, one of the first stores to use windows to draw in customers. An expert guide illuminates the pas... Read More >

New York Aquarium – Undersea Wonderland

Hotels | By. Ethan Wolff | March 23, 2014

NEW YORK AQUARIUM 602 Surf Ave New York NY 11224 (718) 265-3474 The “oh, wow” shouts start from the moment you step inside the door of the New York Aquarium, where a gigantic reef teeming with sea life greets you. Your kids will be thrilled with this family day out, as they rush to the tank glass to get better views of vibrant queen angelfish, stealthy moray eels, and ginormous hogfish. Yo... Read More >

The Langham London hotel’s parade of famous faces reads like a veritable who’s who: Madonna, Lady Gaga, that Bieber kid. But its unerring sense of class and sophistication far transcends any gossip page column inches it may have racked up over the years. Its impossibly chic Artesian Bar, named the world’s best bar in 2013 by Drinks International, epitomizes said sophistication. And with... Read More >