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Hotel Hugo NYC Opens Today, Will Loan You a Vespa During Your Stay

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  Site Where: 525 Greenwhich Street [map], London, NY, United States
September 12, 2014 at 9:39 AM | by | Comments (0)

It didn’t take Hotel Hugo New York nearly as long to open as was expected after its name change earlier this year: rather than winter 2014, the hotel soft-launched in April, and today the hotel is officially saying “we’re here, come on in!”.

Located on Greenwich Street in Hudson Square, the hotel has 124 rooms with gleaming walnut headboards and lots of design features, but there are interesting amenities to be found outside too. We’re not just talking about the city and river views either: you can get your hands on a Vespa to tool around Manhattan with.

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When A Hotel Ride Is A Hotel RIDE

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  Site Where: 10 Basin St [map], Astoria, OR, United States, 97103
September 3, 2014 at 7:25 AM | by | Comments (0)

There are rides, and then there are Rides. This is definitely a Ride.

This is a 1958 Chevrolet Biscayne and it’s the house car at the Cannery Pier Hotel in Astoria, Oregon. One of the house cars, to be precise – there’s also this 1937 Studebaker:

The vintage cars come complete with chauffeur, and will ferry you in and out of town for free on weekend nights. You don’t have to reserve a slot, though it’s recommended – we didn’t, and had to wait an hour or so until there was space.

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There's Nothing Subtle About the Langham's New Taxi

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  Site Where: 250 Franklin St [map], Boston, MA, United States, 02110
December 16, 2011 at 9:30 AM | by | Comments (0)

Though we don't know what exactly goes into converting a British car to fit fit US driving standards, we're grateful the work's already been done by Langham Boston. Eager to show off their imported London-style taxi, the hotel has started a promotion which will award a plane ticket to London, plus a three-night stay at sister hotel the Langham London, to anyone who spots the taxi on the streets of Boston and posts a photo onto the Langham's Facebook page.

Sound easy? Well it's about to get easier. As you can tell from the above photo, the taxi has been painted a bright, though still rather elegant, shade of pink, in honor of the hotel's signature color. So now, instead of just hunting through Boston for a rare model of car with the steering wheel on the wrong side, now you'll be hunting for a rare model of car with the steering wheel on the wrong side, and one that happens to be pink. Already, this contest sounds a lot easier than the art thief tournament going on in Melbourne.

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Click-Clack-Clomp Your Way Through Paris On a Horse-Drawn Carriage

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  Site Where: 10 Avenue d'Iéna, Paris, France, 75116
December 15, 2011 at 4:00 PM | by | Comment (1)

Thanks to the Shangri-La, Paris can add more reserves to its romantic cache. If strolling the City of Lights' snowy streets this holiday isn't enough to sate your taste for the maudlin, guests of the hotel can book a horse drawn carriage ride from December 23-27.

The tour will take you and your S.O. to the Trocadero, located across the Seine and providing prime views of the Eiffel Tower for you and your sweetheart to "ooh" and "aah" over with delight. Shangri-La's old-fashioned carriage—a white stunner complete with top hat-clad driver—is perhaps the closest some may get to feeling like Cinderella, without fear of the equine-led ride turning into a pumpkin at midnight.

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