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Logic would suggest that, as a notable event approaches, the excitement one feels for attending said event would increase.
The 2014 Super Bowl, however, keeps trending in the opposite direction.
When it was announced that the NFL's championship game, traditionally played in warm weather or in the comfy confines of a dome, would take place outside in North Jersey during the month of February, we scratched our heads. Then when our sister site Jaunted reported that the NFL had put a ban on tailgating for the Super Bowl -- meaning we wouldn't be able to get properly hydrated for the game -- we really dug into our scalp. Potential sub-zero temperatures and no pre-game cocktails? Hmm...
After all of that free wine at Ink48's magic hour, it's nice to see the hotel has considered a more health conscious option for those looking to stay on the straight and narrow. The Hell's Kitchen boutique hotel has launched their very own in-house fitness guru that help guests with that "butt-kicking" they might desire while on the road. (No pizza buttons here!)
The Fitness Curator service is a new offering for guests to keep mindful of their waistlines during their stay. Danielle Harrison is the name behind some of Kimpton execs own sweat sessions so it seemed fitting to call her in to spread the love (or burn) to hotel guests.
HotelChatter gets a little leery when established New York City hotel’s announce they’re opening a spa. We wonder if it’ll be some shoebox operation with a limited treatment menu and outrageous prices. Given that there are so many independent spas to choose from that do a great job, we’re approaching the buzz about the new Cornelia Spa at The Surrey Hotel with cautious, but hopeful optimism.
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Hotel gift shops often offer a dire selection of wares: chintzy city memorabilia and chocolates of questionable quality, for instance, and maybe a plush monogrammed robe if you're lucky. There are exceptions of course, usually on the higher end of the spectrum (see: offerings from Ritz-Carlton properties and The Beverly Hills Hotel, for instance).
Ace properties, however, have done a stand up job in reversing the middling retail reputation of hotels. (Partnering with bourgeoise hipster boutique Opening Ceremony added some definite street cred). Currently offering a few Holiday Bundles, these pre-packaged and branded designer goods include a themed New York pack with an Ace New York x Pendleton plaid throw, Ace x Wings + Horns hooded bathrobe, and Ace Hotel Tee ($390.00).
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If you're panicking because Father's Day is this weekend and you still haven't picked up a gift for dad, there's still time to show him that you care. Whether you want to treat him to a cooking class—or not so subtly show him there's more to food than TV dinners—or send him flying down a zip line, these hotels offer the perfect gift for dear old dad.
Check out our top five list of Father's Day hotels after the jump.
Our friend Virginia might have been wait listed at The Eventi but there is a way to get the room you want when there is availability.
Let's get this out of the way right up front, Eventi Hotel, Kimpton's giant ground up half condo half hotel tower is in no man's land as far as New York tourists are concerned. It isn't in Times Square, though you can walk there in no time, and it isn't in Union Square, though you can hoof it there just as fast. Eventi is technically in Chelsea, but if you are looking for a plethora of bars and restaurants right outside your window, you won't find it here.
However, Eventi has a courtyard, bar with a giant screen, and a take out place virtually built into the hotel. Don't like to be so agoraphobic? Ace Hotel New York is a block or two away and houses the tasty Breslin as well as a cool after work lobby bar..
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Mother's Day is this weekend and you need to get her something pronto. Instead of giving her another tchotchke she doesn't need or an impersonal gift card, go all out and treat her to a swanky hotel brunch. Let her feast on everything from eggs Benedict and pancakes to champagne.
Check out our top five spots for Mother's Day brunch.
Could it be that Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola has finally gotten over Jersey Shore boyfriend Ronnie? The constantly yelling reality star was seen stepping out of the Hotel Gansevoort with another reality star, Kim Kardashian buddy Jonathan Cheban of The Spin Crowd.
There probably wasn't any hanky-panky going on there. After all, he's not her type—a big gorilla juicehead. We're guessing she's looking to employ the publicist to give her image a much-needed makeover, since she's known as one half of one of the most toxic couples on reality TV.
Where you won't be staying this Fashion Week: The Mondrian Soho
New York Fashion Week starts today and more than a couple properties are offering catwalk-oriented events to lure big spending clothiers out of the Lincoln Center tents and into their lobbies.
Official sponsor W Hotels has a variety of events, with the headline show tonight, a Fall 2011 Global Glam collection commissioned by the brand's global fashion director to reflect the sensibilities of three new (or newish) properties around the world: W Taipei, W Austin and W Mexico City. The W Times Square is partnering with Gilt City for the launch of Kate Betts' new book "Everyday Icon: Michelle Obama and the Power of Style" on February 15. And don't forget about the cool sketch-up offer at the W Union Square we told you about, in which illustration students at achingly stylish design school Parsons will doodle you in your fineries for free.
Indoor-outdoor rooftop bar 230 Fifth, already rightly famous for its Snuggie offerings, is going even bigger this winter, just in time for a cold snap that has New Yorkers even more gripey than usual.
Set atop the former Victoria Hotel, the massive nightlife space is adding 50 new heaters and doubled the size of its Snuggie collection to more than 1,000, meaning the club now has enough fleece robes for every last guest. Also added this season is a new drink list which purportedly includes cocktails
which offer a moderate dose of that jolt popularized by the now-banned caffeine and alcohol infused energy drinks, such as Four Lokko.
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You probably won't be watching Laurel and Hardy
It's the grossest hotel promo of the month—or so we hope! In a collab with Urban Daddy, Midtown Manhattan's Le Parker Meridien is offering an "afternoon tryst" package for adulterers, office Casanovas, and assorted other bros who don't find the idea of paying hourly rates for a hotel completely repellent. The details?
You’ll have access to a Park View room from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., where you’ll be free to indulge in whatever consensual indoor activities you desire. Or you can upgrade so your room includes champagne, strawberries with whipped cream and an on-demand adult film of your choice.
The room-only rate is $150, while the upgrade is $250. Which seems a lot for some bubbly and a skin flick.
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Just the kind of place we fancy doing some push ups
There are two types of travelers: the ones who stick to routine while they’re away, hitting up the gym and eating the way they would at home, and the ones who let good intentions slide, fill up on burgers and hail a cab as exercise, because they’re on a jolly. Both, however, can benefit from a new deal that the fitness-freaky Affinia Dumont in New York is offering.
With the Push Up, Push Down Your Rate deal, you can save up to $40 on your stay by performing push ups at check in. Yes, push ups at check in. Remember to check out your modesty at the door.
The idea is simple: you book a room as normal, and, as you check in, staff will give you 30 seconds to perform as many push ups as you can (we’re not sure if there’ll be whistles and shouting, bootcamp style, but we’re crossing our fingers that there will). Each is worth a dollar, and they’ll accept a maximum of 40. The amount will then be deducted from your first night’s stay. Ta da! If you’re a lazy hotel guest, you can go and eat something greasy while feeling virtuous. If you’re an exerciser, it’ll act as a nice warm up.