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The Quin Keeps Kids Happy with a Charming Tale

Where: 101 W. 57th Street [map], New York, NY, United States, 10019
January 21, 2014 at 12:01 PM | by | Comments (0)

Scrolling through the in-room television programming at The Quin the other day, something caught our eye. Not the $12 gourmet peanuts on the list of provisions, nor the in-room menu of luxury items from the lobby's Bergdorf Goodman Vitrine, but something a little less grandiose. A charming tale of a girl and her new friend, as told by her dog, Peppermint, "a fun-loving, fast-talking teacup Yorkie".

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The Marlton's Margaux is Now Open

January 16, 2014 at 10:37 AM | by | Comments (0)

Remember Cafe Marlton, which was due to open at The Marlton last fall? Well, it finally opened last week and it's now going by the fancier sounding name, Margaux.

Tucked into the rear of the hotel, occupying a light-filled space behind the lobby bar, the 98-seat Parisian-inspired cafe will be keeping long hours, opening from 7 a.m - midnight, and serving a daily changing menu of Californian, French and Mediterranean-inspired dishes. The kitchen is overseen by chefs Michael Reardon (formerly of Shutters on the Beach, Santa Monica, and Tra Vigne in Napa) and Jeremy Blutstein of Tremont, Eataly, and The Crow’s Nest in Montauk and dinner selections include the Farmer's Board of red-quinoa tabouli, beets and avocado hummus ($19) and the Dayboat Cod with sea bean ($24).

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Watch North America's Tallest Hotel Top Out in Under a Minute

Where: 1717 Broadway [map], New York, NY, United States
January 10, 2014 at 10:41 AM | by | Comments (0)

Now that you've had a peek at what's inside the new Courtyard by Marriott and Residence Inn Central Park (aka the tallest hotel in North America), here's a snappy little video from EarthCam who worked with G Holdings to document the construction process with an HD megapixel webcam.

The video squeezes several years of construction work into a little under a minute, depicting the hotel rise 68 stories above the streets of New York City and blossom into the shiny new glass-fronted beauty that opened for business just last Tuesday.

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The Parc Hotel To Open In Flushing Next Month

Where: 3916 College Point Blvd [map], Flushing, NY, United States, 11354
January 8, 2014 at 12:15 PM | by | Comment (1)

Flushing, Queens' lively hotel scene is looking forward to welcoming a new Starwood Dual-Hotel next year, but options in this part of New York will grow sooner than that when new property, The Parc Hotel opens next month.

The 96-room hotel will be located on College Point Boulevard, under three miles from La Guardia airport, a little over a mile from Citi Field, and close to some of New York's best Chinese restaurants. The hotel will feature modern design, a rooftop bar, fitness center, and, later down the line, a restaurant.

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Midtown Manhattan is Getting Another Hyatt Place

Where: 120 West 41st Street [map], New York, NY, United States, 10036
December 26, 2013 at 1:24 PM | by | Comments (2)

Work has just started at 120 West 41st Street on yet another chain hotel designed by serial hotel architect, Peter Poon.

According to permits found by New York Yimby, the new building will rise 26 stories and contain 130 guest rooms. California-based Stanford Hotels is the developer and a quick peek at its website reveals that the hotel will be called the Hyatt Place Times Square -- not to be confused with the Hyatt Place Midtown, a five-minute walk south.

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Hôtel Plaza Athénée Has the Snuggliest Christmas Tree

Where: 37 East 64th Street [map], New York, NY, United States, 10021
December 23, 2013 at 12:10 PM | by | Comments (0)

The world is officially in "Countdown to Christmas" mode and now, so are we. Every day until Christmas we'll be featuring a hotel that's in a holiday mood--whether it be with gigantic gingerbread houses, over-the-top Christmas decorations, thrilling lighting displays or best of all, Santa appearances. But of course, any hotel can assemble a fake tree, put on some lights and declare themselves "festive." Which is why we're looking at hotels that are really going ALL OUT. Know of a hotel that's super excited for Christmas? Let us know!

This year we've seen Christmas trees decorated with wine bottles, macarons and umbrellas, but here comes a late contender for most over-the-top tree of 2013: it's a Babar the Elephant tree.

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Ring in the New Year at the Home of the Original Bloody Mary

Where: 2 East 55th Street [map], New York, NY, United States, 10022
December 20, 2013 at 12:16 PM | by | Comments (0)

We all love a good Bloody Mary when we're hungover. Not only is it tasty, the tomato juice and the celery stick help replenish all the vitamins we lost the night before. So, it's pretty perfect that January 1st is National Bloody Mary Day.

And just in time for the biggest hangover day of the year, the St. Regis New York has completed renovations at its King Cole Bar -- reopening under the direction of Chef John DeLucie (he of Waverly Inn fame) -- so you can sip on a Mary in the very place it was birthed in 1934.

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While We Wait For New York and Paris, citizenM Rotterdam Is Open

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  Site Where: Gelderse Plein 50, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 3011 WZ
December 16, 2013 at 10:32 AM | by | Comments (0)

We hope one of you readers out there was able to head over to citizenM Rotterdam and be a test guest earlier this month. For the rest of us, the hotel is now accepting normal reservations, with opening specials (non-refundable) starting at an affordable €59 ($81) a night.

citizenM partnered once again with Dutch design firm Concrete for the look of the 151-room hotel, with furniture by Vitra. Rooms will be familiar to those that have stayed at, or seen our coverage here and here of, citizenM Bankside in London. Public spaces include canteenM and look equally inviting to set up shop for a few hours and work, read, eat, or socialize.

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The William Hotel is Taking Bookings for Luxe Extended New York Stays

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  Site Where: 24 East 39th Street [map], New York, NY, United States, 10016
December 9, 2013 at 9:38 AM | by | Comments (2)

Not long ago, just back in October, we told you about The William Hotel; the Williams College alumni clubhouse being converted into an extended-stay hotel by Warner Hospitality of Hard Rock fame. It seems things have been moving swiftly for the project as the hotel is already taking bookings -- for stays beginning January 6.

As we said before, this isn't an extended stay hotel of the Residence Inn-type caliber. No, the mere 33-suite William Hotel features interior spaces created in a collaboration between designers Mason Wickham, Edwin Zawadzki, and Lilian Bakhash and artist William Engel, who transformed each individually decorated suite into a "livable three-dimensional painting".

Suites are colored in bright blues, teals, reds, greens or oranges, and floating walls separate living and sleeping quarters. Some suites also have their own terrace, and all feature linens by Mascioni, Frette bath towels, L’Occitane bath products, Nespresso machines, and Miya Japanese tableware.

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The Carlton Hotel Will Let You Buy its Designer Tree Ornaments

Where: Madison Avenue [map], New York, NY, United States
December 6, 2013 at 3:23 PM | by | Comments (0)

The Carlton on Madison Avenue is partnering with Caravan Stylist Studio, the one-stop wardrobe and beauty shop, to present a collection of one-of-a-kind tree decorations designed by over 30 fashion designers from NYC.

Baubles designed by the likes of Nanette Lepore, Anna Sui, Nicole Miller and Malia Mills are all on display on a mini tree in the lobby, next to the check-in desk -- the Carlton's traditional fir tree is at the entrance, decorated in its own bling. These designer ornaments are all for sale for a very reasonable $30 each, and all proceeds will benefit Save the Garment Center, a non-profit organization that aims to preserve NYC’s Garment District.

[All photos: Karen Gardiner for HotelChatter]

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Grand Hyatt New York Unveils a Delicious New Chocolate Line

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  Site Where: 109 East 42nd Street [map], New York, NY, United States, 10017
December 4, 2013 at 9:08 AM | by | Comments (0)

Hyatt Hotels are going big in the big city this week. Not content with opening up the brand's largest NYC build in the past 30 years, today the Grand Hyatt New York is launching its first-ever artisanal chocolate line.

Available at the hotel's Market cafe, located in the lobby, the line features milk, dark, and white chocolate bars, and truffles in five flavors, each with a signature color and design: passion fruit, citrus, gianduja & white truffles, coffee, and dulce de leche (given that the chef is Argentinian, you've got to try that last flavor).

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Inside and All Around The Just-Opened Hyatt Times Square

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  Site Where: 135 West 45th Street [map], New York, NY, United States, 10036
December 3, 2013 at 9:33 AM | by | Comments (2)

Today is opening day for the Hyatt Times Square and we are fresh from a opening-eve visit to bring you a first look.

The 54-floor, 487-room property is Hyatt's largest new build in the city in more than 30 years and sports a striking, shimmering glass exterior by SLCE Architects and a bright LED sign that changes colors. Stepping into the almost entirely white George Wong-designed lobby, you will first come across a line-up of iPad check-in stations, with a human check-in counter to the right and the (also Wong-designed) T45 Diner to the left. The diner is not quite ready to go yet -- they are hoping to open in a couple of weeks -- but it will feature a menu of classic diner dishes given a modern twist, retro decor, a milkshake bar, back wall of moving lights and a photo booth off to the side.

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