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The growing rooftop trend is branching out. Not only are these coveted sky-high squares providing hotels with happening outdoor space, some are also serving as a valuable plot for horticulture. Hotels in cities across the U.S. are growing green thumbs in an effort to provide farm-to-table produce without... Read More

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Though the InterContinental New York Times Square actually opened July 12, the ribbon cutting ceremony last week – keynoted by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg – officially heralded this new property as one of the greenest in the city. As part of its bid for LEED certification, the... Read More


In summer, spas trot out in-season fruit and botanicals for use in spa treatments. And an Orange Blossom Scrub and Wrap sounds lovely. But if the product comes from jar (which it does 99 percent of the time) can’t I have it anytime? Combo-platter spa treatments can sound captivating... Read More


There’s nothing quite like surveying the majestic New York City skyline while sipping a cocktail as the sun slowly dips below the Hudson River. Thanks to a whole slew of new rooftop bars opening in the Big Apple, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy sky-high drinks this summer. Top... Read More


If you workout religiously and constantly scope out hotels with optimal exercise facilities before traveling, then we have the perfect deal that will help you get your sweat on while “getting away from it all.” From now through December 31, the Affinia Manhattan hotel is offering an Action Adventure... Read More


While the slick Cooper Square Hotel is no gritty downtown club and many young bands now play their first shows in Brooklyn instead of the East Village, the hotel is paying homage to the neighborhood’s music legacy by starting its own concert series. As part of the hotel’s new... Read More

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From the Pacific Northwest to the Big Apple to the English countryside, here’s a look at all the places where you can experience the thrilling backdrops of Hollywood’s latest and greatest firsthand this spring and summer. Avatar Though Avatar’s Pandora is a fictitious world created largely from James Cameron’s imagination... Read More


Take a bite out of the Big Apple this winter and save over 40 percent on accommodations with GEM Hotels’ low rates through February 28. Starting from just $129/night (regularly $219), guests can stay at one of three boutique properties in either the Chelsea, SoHo or Midtown West sections... Read More

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I recently visited Midtown Manhattan’s The Surrey to check out the hotel’s $60 million renovation. Interior designer Lauren Rottet essentially remade the hotel from top to bottom, bringing The Surrey into the 21st century while sticking with the traditional elegance of the original property. ... Read More

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Known as the Algonquin Round Table, some of the most influential literary minds of our time met at the Algonquin Hotel to share stories, opinions and meals, thus shaping the American literary landscape. Dorothy Parker, Robert Benchley and Robert E Sherwood were among the regulars (and founders) of the... Read More


Sadly, New York’s landmark Jumeirah Essex House on Central Park South was the site of a grisly murder this Saturday, September 19, committed by one of the hotel’s own employees. The body of a woman, Andree Bejjani, 48, was discovered by a hotel maid on Saturday afternoon. The police... Read More

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In the heart of the New York’s fashionable Meatpacking District, the historic Jane Hotel offers some of the most affordable and unconventional accommodations in Manhattan. Originally built in 1908 as a sailors’ lodging house, the red-brick Georgian-style building on Jane and West streets once sheltered Titanic survivors at the... Read More