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The Michelangelo Concierge, James Jolis
Have you ever flirted with a hotel concierge? In our series, Concierge Interviews, HotelChatter goes behind the Front Desk and gets chummy with the men—and women—whose job it is to never say no. Filmed inside various lobbies, courtyards, and bar lounges, each video will offer a glimpse into the world of hotels from the people who know them best. Got a burning question you'd like us to ask? Or have someone in mind for us to interview? Email us your requests!
It's still several years away from completion, but the new 124-room tower going up on Greenwich Street has hopes of becoming one of the hottest nightlife and dining destinations in the downtown area, set to compete directly with the Trump Soho and Tribeca Grand.
But is that such a daunting task? Maybe not for the man who claims to have pushed the Indigo brand "into a higher gear" with the opening of Hotel Indigo Chelsea, which he owns.
Thank god for smartphones. Without them, how else would we manage to kill angry birds? Or produce artsy-looking photos from regular cell phone cameras? Or allow ourselves to be seduced into the sexy, efficient—and impeccably on-brand—virtual universe of W Hotels?
This week, W Hotels released their encyclopedic app, a technological marvel (and we should mention, free) that opens up the entire hotel experience to the mobile world—from searching for nearby W properties to booking rooms to learning about local nightlife to streaming W's DJ mixes. Read on to find out what W had to say about their new baby!