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Or so is the hope for what once was the Conrad London, then became the Wyndham Grand, and now will be known as the Chelsea Harbour Hotel, an all-suite luxury hotel in the area of the same name hidden away out west in London (across the river is Battersea, the Overground stop of Imperial Wharf is steps away).
This isn’t just a stand-alone rebrand though; the hotel will be part of Millenium & Copthorne Hotels and is the first in the launch of the group’s “Monogram Collection”, a “portfolio of hotels with individual, historic, stylish or unique characters – ranging from heritage to designer lifestyle hotels around the globe”.
Too much and perhaps too late? Hotels around the globe are completing renovations just as travelers start to rethink their vacation plans. On the bright side, you will probably be staying in new rooms for less. This week we'll be looking at some of the new-old faces out there and telling you what these spiffed up joints will cost you. Any suggestions? Let us know.
The Millennium Bostonian has officially resurfaced from a $25 million renovation, adding on a brand new restaurant and bar and tweaking the lobby and guestroom spaces with major updates.
First up, the most heavily-promoted element of the newly-remodeled property is the new North 26 Restaurant and Bar, with a menu "that blends the old world with the new, promoting natural and sustainable cooking." The resto serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with seasonal outdoor seating and windows that open onto downtown Boston.
It's the most wonderful time of the year! We love the holiday seasons because its when our alcohol problem gets overlooked all in the name of spreading cheer, peace on earth, Jesus was born on this day and blah blah blah. What better way can we celebrate this than by saddling up to a hotel bar and ordering one of their special Holiday Cocktails? We'll be taking a look at these concoctions all season long. If you have a suggestion, don't hold out on us.
The Millennium Hotels group is serving up their Millennium Jingle-tini at select hotels this holiday season. We already like the sound of that jingle bell rock, now here's what's inside:
2 oz. vodka
1/2 oz. White Crème de Menthe
1/2 oz. Peppermint Schnapps
1 splash grenadine for color.
Pour ingredients into cocktail shaker and add crushed ice. Let stand for 5 seconds. Shake for 5 seconds. Strain mixture into martini glass and garnish with a peppermint candy cane.
The Jingle-tini is available at the Millennium Bostonian, the Millennium Knickerbocker in Chicago, the Millennium Biltmore in Los Angeles, The Millennium Hotel in Minneapolis, The Millennium Broadway and Millennium UN Plaza in New York and the Millennium McCormick Ranch in Scottsdale. Prices vary slightly depending on the city.
There's tons of hotel news flying around this week and we don't have time to give each and every story the love and attention it may deserve, so you will have to settle for some news briefs.
· The World's Best 1-Room Hotels: Tee-hee! UK's Times Online has an entertaining list of the world's best hotels that only have one room. We'll go ahead and pitch a tent or a pop-up hotel room, thank you. [TimesOnline]
· Rejoice! Element is Coming to Omaha!: Yes, friends: Starwood takes its first timid step into the bustling city of Omaha and will open an Element in 2010. [Hotel News Resource]
· WhiskeyFest at San Francisco Marriott: On October 10, WhiskyFest, a tasting of more than 200 bottlings, will go down at the Marriott in San Fran. Yum. [SF Gatee]
· Palin Made the NYC Hotel Rounds Yesterday: Not only did Sarah Palin hit up the Millenium Broadway and the InterContinental in NYC, but it looks like she made it over to the Millenium UN Plaza, too. [Yahoo! News]
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Let's get this out of the way right up front--The Millennium Hotel Broadway is in dire need of a full blown room renovation. At least on the 18th floor where we ended up bunking for the night.
Televisions are old, and there is no wifi, only wired access from the desk (for a steep price we might add), but this place is a true hotel Monet. At first glance the room looks large and fine (for NYC standards), however if you take a close look at the carpets, the walls, and the bedding, you will quickly begin chanting "ren-o-vation".
The view from our room was semi-cool, if only because we were starting straight out at an architecturally interesting building that reminded us of something out of a Marvel comic book. On the plus side, check in, though crowded was a breeze, and the staff went out of their way to let us check in early.
This is one of the few hotels in NYC that can be had for right around $200. The Millennium is a staple on TravelZoo and Priceline. With taxes, you will end up paying right near $300/night all in.