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The Tao Group May Bring Bottle Service to Room Service With Tao Hotels

May 13, 2015 at 12:50 PM | by | ()

Have you ever been at a nightclub and thought, "Man, I wish this place had a hotel room for me to sleep in. " No, of course not. No one wants to sleep in a nightclub. Not intentionally anyways. But the folks behind the Tao Group nightlife company, which runs the massively popular Tao nightclubs in NYC and Las Vegas, are giving the nightclub/hotel concept a try.

The NY Post reports that Tao Group partners Marc Packer, Richard Wolf, Noah Tepperberg and Jason Strauss will open the first-ever Tao-branded hotel at 414 W. 15th Street in a new 23-story building. The hotel is expected to be completed in Summer 2016. Details uncovered by the Post show there will be a rooftop lounge that can accommodate 240 people, a 23rd floor lounge for the same amount of people, along with another lounge and terrace on the second floor.

No word yet on how many rooms this hotel will have but you can probably expect Tao's pan-Asian cuisine to be served in the rooms, similar to the Tao-run room service we experienced last month at The Maritime Hotel. Tao also runs the Tao Ink bar at the Maritime, so we would expect a similar concept for the Tao Hotel. And we're assuming bottle service can also be delivered via room service.

But hopefully Tao will ditch this "Always a Happy Ending" tagline in their hotel marketing campaign.

[Photo: HotelChatter]

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Tudor Cocktails and Faberge Eggs Are on the Menu at Hotel Chantelle

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  Site Where: 92 Ludlow St [map], New York, NY, United States, 10002
January 27, 2015 at 9:25 AM | by | ()

It has Fabergé eggs. It has King Henry VIII. And it has Tudor-inspired cocktails. That’s quite something for a hotel venue.

Welcome to New York, and to BonBonnière, the new nightclub in the basement of the Hotel Chantelle. A London import – the first one opened in Soho last year – it’s “inspired by the Fabergé egg” and all the European opulence that goes with it.

What does that mean in the 21st century? Mirrored walls, LED-lit ceilings, and a giant Fabergé egg as the DJ booth. Now that is something.

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6 Reasons Why The London Edition is All That

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  Site Where: 10 Berners Street, London, United Kingdom, W1T 3NP
March 13, 2014 at 4:28 PM | by | ()

We were one of the first people inside the London Edition when it opened back in September (an award-winning opening, we might add) and while HotelChatter contributor JasonD got to chat with hotelier Ian Schrager as well as peep the presidential suite, we never got to properly spend the night.

Thus when this editor found herself across the pond last month and in need of a hotel room, the choice was clear. How could I not stay at an Edition Hotel, after years (three) of obsessively following the brand?

So, using a combination of American Express points and pounds, I booked a superior room. At check-in, I was then upgraded to a deluxe room (no, the hotel was not aware I was coming.) My room was located at the end of a twisty, maze-like hallway that had me confused a few times later on when walking back to my room. But once inside room 229, the Edition was everything I hoped it would be.

Lest I bore you with long, overwrought paragraphs, allow me to present 6 Reasons Why The London Edition Is All That. If the list is too much for you to get through, then just scroll through the photos. You'll get the same idea anyways.

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Diamond Horseshoe Nightclub to Open at The Paramount Hotel on New Year's Eve

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  Site Where: 235 W 46th St. [map], New York, NY, United States, 10036
December 9, 2013 at 2:40 PM | by | ()

The Paramount Hotel, near Times Square, is capping off a rather good year for the hotel--multimillion dollar renovation and a new management company--by opening the Diamond Horseshoe nightclub on New Year's Eve.

Located in the basement, the Horseshoe originally opened at the hotel in 1938 by eccentric theater impresario, Billy Rose, as a supper club that featured dinner theaters, vaudeville-style revues and a chorus of showgirls called, "Billy Rose's long-stemmed beauties." Seventy-five years later, the Diamond Horseshoe will now feature a show called, Queen of the Night, from Randy Weiner of Variety Worldwide, and who also produced "Sleep No More." Here's how a release describes the new show:

Queen of The Night is a unique theatrical experience that integrates food, music, dance, fashion, theater and circus performances, as well as an impressive creative team that includes Giovanna Battaglia for the creative vision, fashion designer Thom Browne for the costumes, and Jennifer Rubell for a curated food experience, to name a few.

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Which Chicago Hotel is Putting in Some Cabaret Music?

November 12, 2013 at 3:29 PM | by | ()

We not only answer questions by mail, we're checking our Facebook page too! That's where we found this latest question from one Polly P.

Which Chicago hotel is putting in cabaret music?? Anyone know??

After doing a quick internet search, we suggested The Drake Hotel which has regular live music in their Palm Court. When we followed up with Polly she told us that the Drake has had music for a long time and that this was a hotel looking for a NEW cabaret music offering. She mentioned that she thought it might be The Godfrey which is opening in February to which we replied, The Virgin which is opening this summer. Or possibly, Public. Polly thinks it could even be the new Langham Hotel. But maybe it's The Kinzie aka the Amalfi, which is rebranding in February.

Really, it's a bit of a shot in the dark/wild goose chase. Literally, any hotel could be looking for a cabaret act. But if you've got a lead on which new or new-ish hotel is looking for a cabaret music act, let us know, old friend. Or else, just put which Chicago hotels you wish had cabaret music in comments below!

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Viva Gansevoort: NYC Party Hotel to Bring Brand to Vegas

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  Site Where: 3595 S Las Vegas Blvd [map], Las Vegas, NV, United States, 89109
March 18, 2013 at 3:06 PM | by | ()

After striking out in Miami and long after ditching plans for an LA location, Gansevoort Hotels has landed in a pretty spectacular place--Las Vegas. Specifically, the old Bill's Gambling Hall on the Las Vegas Strip.

On Friday, it was announced that Caesars Entertainment, the parent company of Caesars Palace, Paris Bally's, Bill's and a bunch of other casino hotels, would be turning Bill's into the Gansevoort Las Vegas. USA Today reported:

The Old West-style casino hotel, which closed last month, will reopen in January as the Gansevoort Las Vegas, with rates starting at $249 a night. The building's currently in the midst of a $185 million renovation that will transform the guest rooms, casino space, restaurants and public areas into stylish, upscale spaces.

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Maybe Juvenile Should Have Backed That Thang Up at The Fontainebleau

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  Site Where: 4441 Collins Avenue [map], Miami Beach, FL, United States, 33140
August 20, 2012 at 12:54 PM | by | ()

Another night at LIV at The Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami, another crazy event goes down.

This time it was rapper Juvenile who was involved in some sort brawl at LIV that spilled outside to the front of the hotel, according to TMZ. And things got kind of scary:

Security told police the people involved in the fight were "creating a threat to life and property as well as the overall safety of the patrons inside."

The rapper, who had reunited with former bandmate Lil' Wayne earlier in the evening onstage at LIV, was arrested by Miami PD and hauled to jail.

Being one of the most popular nightclubs in Miami, LIV certainly has seen its share of wild action from the Miami Heat celebrating their championship win to Lebron's mom's bad behavior and even to some natural destruction. So we had to wonder, does any of this nightclub drama affect a hotel stay, especially if there's a brawl breaking out while guests are waking up for breakfast?

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At Long Last, The Jane Hotel's Rooftop Has Finally Opened

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  Site Where: 113 Jane Street [map], New York, NY, United States, 10014
August 17, 2012 at 1:08 PM | by | ()

It has been years, literally, since we heard any news about the rooftop bar that was supposed to open at New York's Jane Hotel. Back in 2008 we managed to get a peek at what the space looked like at the time with its killer views of the Hudson River but by the following year, plans for the bar were seemingly gone with the wind. Until today.

Guest of a Guest passed along their new photos of the Jane Hotel's rooftop which apparently just opened.

Alas just because you scored a $79 cabin room at the hotel (with shared bathrooms down the hall) doesn't mean you will have access to the rooftop oasis.

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Revel HQ Teases Us With Another Preview On July 6

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  Site Where: 500 Boardwalk [map], Atlantic City, NJ, United States, 08401
June 29, 2012 at 9:17 AM | by | ()

After missing out on all the fun over Memorial Day Weekend, Revel HQ, the four-level nightclub venue inside Revel, is finally ready to make its debut. Kind of.

The nightclub's official opening date isn't until September, but it is hosting another "preview" weekend on July 6 (yes, another—the first preview was held on June 14, and Revel even posted photos on its website for your browsing pleasure). The club will open to offer revel-ers a taste of the bottle service, the bass-thumping DJs, the suspended stage, and all the rest of it.

Oh, and incidentally, this preview happens to coincide with a two-night run at Ovation Hall by a little known rapper called Kanye West. Ever heard of him?

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The Miami Heat Celebrate Their Win at (Where Else?) LIV at The Fontainebleau

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  Site Where: 4441 Collins Ave [map], Miami Beach, FL, United States, 33140
June 22, 2012 at 12:02 PM | by | ()

Lebron James, Dwayne Wade, Chris Bosh and the rest of the Miami Heat team finally captured the NBA Championship last night over the Oklahoma City Zombie Sonics Thunder in Miami and once the celebrations moved out of the American Airlines Arena, the ballers took their partying to the LIV nightclub at The Fontainebleau, arguably the hottest nightclub in Miami depsite having been open for a few years now.

And here's exactly how they spent their night up in the club:

LeBron James with fiancé Savannah Brinson were greeted at the luxurious resort around 3AM to club goers chanting MVP as bottles of Ace of Spades Champagne arrived. Teammates Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh along with their significant others Gabrielle Union and Adrienne Bosh arrived with Heat owner Micky Arison to the sounds of DJ IRIE spinning at the party.

Wade revealed to the crowed his new Twitter hash tag , #LMT stands for "Love my Team" just as James grabbed the mic and took the LIV stage rapping to Jay-Z and Kanye West's "Ball So Hard," DJ Khaled's "All I Do is Win" and the obvious, Queen's "We Are the Champions." In a final surprise moment, electropop duo LMFAO took the stage to perform for the winning team and the still raucous crowd at 4:50AM.

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How Easy Is It Getting Up To The Dream Downtown's Rooftop?

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  Site Where: 346 W 17th St [map], New York, NY, United States, 10011-5020
May 9, 2012 at 9:00 AM | by | ()

Oh, Dream Downtown. In a perfect world, we'd love you all the way. But you sure don't make yourself easy to get to!

Back a few weeks ago, we thought we were doing y'all a favor by posting our list of which hotel rooftop bars to hit up on which days of the week, but since we've gotten some flack on the feasibility of actually getting past the door and up to some of those places, we thought we'd offer some advice on entering one in particular, PhD at Dream Downtown.

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Revel's HQ Nightclub Will Not Make The Big Opening Weekend

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  Site Where: 500 Boardwalk [map], Atlantic City, NJ, United States, 08401
May 7, 2012 at 12:40 PM | by | ()

While Revel Atlantic City is just weeks away from its sold-out Grand Opening weekend (featuring Beyonce*) it looks like not everything will be up and running as initially promised.

When the hotel soft-opened on April 2, only a handful of restaurants and public areas were open. But the rest of the resort was set to be revealed over Memorial Day Weekend. Except according to @NYNightlife, Revel's massive four-level nightclub HQ Nightclub along with the HQ Beach Club is not going to make the MemWeekend party. Instead a July opening is looking more likely.

We got in touch with a rep for Angel Management Group, who is operating HQ, and she confirmed the club's opening delay.

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