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Eat Your Way Through a Cupcake Tour of NYC, Courtesy of Affinia 50

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  Site Where: 155 E. 50th St. [map], New York, NY, United States, 10022
June 9, 2010 at 11:00 AM | by | ()

If you love cupcakes so much you want to wear them as a bra like Katy Perry in her "California Gurls" video, head to Affinia 50 for its How Sweet It Is Cupcake Tour. Though you'll likely want to eat the tour cupcakes rather than use them as undergarments.

Since the Midtown Manhattan hotel is around the corner from Buttercup Bake Shop, created by the one of the original bakers of the famed Magnolia Bakery, it partnered with the dessert haven for a cupcake-crazed tour.

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Get a Fourth Night Free at The Former W Hotels, The Court and The Tuscany

May 27, 2010 at 10:50 AM | by | ()

U.K. budget hotel brand St. Giles only added former W Hotels The Tuscany and The Court to its collection last month, but it wants to celebrate its new properties by giving you a free night in one of them.

If you book a four-night stay at either hotel from June 6 to September 6, you'll get the fourth night for free. So you'll have three full months to take advantage of the buy-four-get-one-free deal—we'll definitely celebrate that. A room at The Court costs around $259, while The Tuscany charges about $269 for a room, so the free night would be a nice savings.

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Hotel Staff and Guests Beware: Omarosa Lives at the Hotel Mela

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  Site Where: 120 West 44th Street [map], New York, ny, United States, 10036
January 9, 2008 at 1:08 PM | by | ()

Omarosa...oooh that name used to send shivers down our spines way back in 2004. The first-season Apprentice cast member was so crazy-mad-evil. Remember how she botched Kwame's chance to win? She was one of the most evilest reality TV characters we'd ever seen.

But while love for the Apprentice waned (after the second season, we were like, "Done!") so did the public's love/hate for Omarosa, despite her well-publicized breast augmentation.

Still she's working away at increasing her Q score, especially now that she's been invited back by Donald Trump to appear on Celebrity Apprentice, a show most people are tuning in to because nothing else is on, thanks to the Writer's Strike.

Thus Omarosa appeared in this week's issue of InTouch (um, our dog bought it for us) in the layout titled "Celebrity Apprentice Stars at Home."

Normally, we could give a crap about how Omarosa keeps her home but what surprised us was that she keeps an apartment/penthouse suite at the Hotel Mela in Midtown Manhattan. And she's still totally bitchy!

Room service, fresh flowers and lots of special amenities keep Omarosa's famous claws in check.

"They've never gotten anything wrong and believe me, they don't want to," laugh Omarosa...."

Omie also dishes on the suite's "earth-tone colors, the windows and the amazing view." And the hotel's must be pet friendly because in the photo spread there were two crazy cats posing on the bed with their claws out. Oh wait, just one cat next to Omarosa.

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Burger Joint at Le Parker Meridien Still Has the Beef But Now With Newer Tables

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  Site Where: 118 West 57th Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues [map], New York, ny, United States, 10019
February 27, 2007 at 3:03 PM | by | ()

A few years back, the big NYC hotel secret was the Burger Place in the Le Parker Meridien Hotel in Midtown. Back then, we gave you a little map to help you navigate your way to this little hamburger heaven.

Well, folks it's 2007 and the place still seems to be hitting the spot. The Social Diva blog says this place is no longer a well-kept secret (apparently, autographed posters line the wall), but the $6 "char-bequed" burgers will satisfy your midnight meat-eater cravings. So hotels should really stop charging $18 for a cheeseburger. We also like the dig that Social Diva takes at Gramercy Park.

I noticed that the normally grafitti-ed tables were spanking new, a little bit of an improvement one would think, but in my book, it takes away from the charm, like the new bar at the Gramercy Park Hotel.

Perhaps Ian Schrager should ditch his ambitious celeb chef restaurant and open up a greasy spoon?

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· Burger Joint at Le Parker Meridien Hotel [Social Diva]
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