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While we think Hurricane Sandy has been one hell of a Halloween trick, it appears that today on All Hallows' Eve, Hotel Tonight became the innocent-looking neighbor that offers unwrapped candy to trick-or-treaters.
We received the above email and thought "Wow, there's some good deals here!" And like a big kid searching for the full-size candy bar in a bucket o' treats, we saw good rates--rooms in Atlanta for $79! Dallas for $55! Even San Francisco, where today they had an banging Halloween Day ticker-tape parade celebrating the 2012 World Series champion's, the Giants, beds for $105! These were the Snickers, Reese's, and Baby Ruth's of hotel deals.
So what's the problem? We'll show you.
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We're going to do it. Use every Halloween pun known to man, because it's just the thing to do. Everyone likes to get their fright-on for Halloween including some of our favorite hotels. So don’t be squeamish – dig into some of these devilish deals and ghoulish goings-on. See? We're doin' it!
If you’re looking for a horrifically good time, visit the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas as it transforms into a Victorian London terror attraction: Bloody English, through Oct. 31. Jack the Ripper, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Sweeney Todd, Phantom of the Opera – you know you’ll find them all there. Why? Because it’s Vegas baby!
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Nevermind the bikes at Hotel Lincoln, zero in on that cool safari-style helmet
The cool air, the brilliant leaves, the pumpkin spice lattes, the big sweaters to hide our bellies—ah, fall, how we’ve waited for you. And how we love to getaway to big cities like Chicago now, when the autumn season makes for a beautiful, sensory backdrop to our hotel shenanigans. Think it's a coincidence "The Layover's" first episode is in Chi-Town next month? We think not!
Speaking of Chicago hotels, several grabbed our attention this week, especially those hotels wooing us in with all the right moves well before the wicked cold snap of winter kicks in. Leaf peeping in Lincoln Park? Check. Hearty fall fare and ghoulish cocktails? Right on. Spooky pumpkins carved side-by-side with a chef? Sweet.
Yep, we’ve honed in on the best Chicago hotels to get your fall swagger on, so go on and get it now.
Is your costume all ready? We've been working on ours for well over a week (OK, more like fifteen minutes, but hey—we're New Yorkers, we're busy people!). In any case, it looks like there are a few options for you crazy hotel party crashers out there this weekend. From vodka open bars to haunted hotels to a fashion editor-judged costume contest, you certainly won't be twiddling your thumbs!
First up, Hudson Hotel has commissioned the talent of Adam Aleksander to transform the entire hotel into a creepy, crawly, underworld lair. Each of the hotel's three venues (Hudson Hall, Hudson Bar, and Library Bar), in addition to hosting eight separate DJ acts on Saturday night, will morph into different "concepts" like the formaldehyde-ridden Laboratory, Overgrown Swamp, and Butcher's Den.
Scared yet? It only gets better!
Halloween may be a crisp, fall-weather kinda holiday but that doesn't mean South Beach doesn't get into it big-time. After all, it involves slutty costumes and getting drunk and those are two things the beach knows back to front and back again.
If festive cocktails and mingling with monsters is what you're after, your best bets for spending Halloween in Miami is to head to one of the South Beach Group hotels--these boutique party palaces have decorated their lobbies and are offering Halloween guests a slew of 'treats'...
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West Hollywood is raising the bar for this year's Halloween Carnival, with a Project Masquerade contest that will attempt to pre-determine the most outlandish costume designs. Contestant are asked to submit their sketches to West Hollywood's Facebook page by next Monday, and three creative minds will be rewarded with a free night at The London West Hollywood. On the day of the parade, one finalist will be chosen for the $250 grand prize.
Luckily, The London isn't the only hotel getting in on the fancy-dress action. Several other spots around the city are doing it up with costume parties of their own. So whether you're into Oompa-Loompas or dead British people, we're pretty sure you'll find something that appeals. And if none of these options seem scary enough for you, just be thanksful you don't have to attend any parties at the spookiest hotel of them all.
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Don't be scared, Blake, it's just make believe!
OK, we'll be honest. When we first saw this photo, and read the caption about a special Halloween suite at the Renaissance Times Square being decorated by Madame Tussauds, we thought they were referring to a wax sculpture of Ms. Lively. Sorry, Blake! Your features just looked so....erm,
Blake Lively stopped by last week for the debut of the hotel's "Dare To Check-In" Halloween suite. And since she is on the rebound from her short-lived relationship with Leonardo DiCaprio, Renaissance made sure there were plenty of toys to keep her distracted. Like tarot cards. Obviously, when you've just had your heart broken on the national news, a fortune teller is exactly the person you want to speak to.
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Baker Street, London: Where you'll find The Park Plaza Sherlock Holmes and a Taste of Detective Drama
If you're anything like us, hearing the phrase "Murder Mystery Night" conjures up images of hokey "whodunnit?" performance pieces and a certain so-bad-it's-good episode of Saved by the Bell. (Yeah, you know the one.) Still, there's something appealing about the over the top kitch of these faux felony evenings, which promise fun and a hearty laugh if nothing else.
If you're one of those people whose Halloween costume was planned way back in June, then you're probably eager to book your NYC hotel stay waaay ahead of time. In which case, we thought we'd do you a favor and scout some low rates for the month ahead. By then, September madness will have petered out, and rates will have dropped back down to more reasonable (relatively speaking) numbers.
Now, since the infamous Village Halloween Parade (happening on Monday October 31) starts on Sixth Avenue in the West Village, our first thought was to simply find some deals nearby. Not as easy as you might think! Four Points Sheraton Soho, Hampton Inn Soho and Courtyard By Marriott Soho all failed to impress. So we took matters into our own hands and explored some other neighborhoods.
Halloween is over but these pictures from The Standard New York's invite-only Heaven and Hell Halloween Party at the Boom Boom Room have us completely frightened.
Aside from the appearance of [REDACTED because she might make another death threat on Twitter about us] who looks as if she went as herself, we see that hottie hotelier Andre Balazs went as a priest. Creepy!
The party was only for the A-list NYC crowd and that included actors, fashion designers, models, modelizers and more. And yes, costumes were mandatory. You can peruse the full gallery of entertaining party pics here.
On Friday, we called out for hotels to send us their Halloween Costume Pics and this year we have to give out some pumpkin-scented scratch n' sniff stickers to the fine folks at Denihan Hospitality (The James New York, The Surrey Hotel) for going all out this year at their company costume party.
We're also loving the Addams Family getups sported by the staff at the Iron Horse Hotel in Milwaukee, which is always down for a good time (and by good time we mean a party with lots of booze.) Down in San Diego, staffers at The La Costa Resort & Spa participated in a pumpkin carving contest (housekeeping won the scariest award) while celebs got done up for the massive Halloween party at the Hard Rock San Diego. Back up in Portland the Hotel deLuxe hosted a Trick or Tweet Up where guests showed up in costumes and the hotel handed out the treats (including some prizes.)
Halloween is over for now, we'll still add some of your costume photos throughout the week so send 'em on in!
Thanks so much to all the hotels for sending in their photos. You are awesome!
What you're looking at here is one of the most excellent photos we've received in a while--it's the staff at The Iron Horse Hotel in Milwaukee dressed up as The Village People!
These staffers are getting prepped for the big Halloween party going on at the hotel tomorrow night. There will be a custom-made DJ booth inside the hotel--in the shape of a fire escape--, drinks from Rehorst, a Milwaukee-made vodka, lots of tricks and treats and loads of wicked fun.
While the Iron Horse Hotel gets freaky this weekend, we have to wonder what other hotel staffers are dressing up? If you've got the pictures, then send 'em to us and if we've got enough, we'll put them in a fun gallery on Monday morning! As for our costumes, we're thinking of going as Eloise with our date going as coked-out Charlie Sheen. Sound good? It's more original than a Snooki poof.
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