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The Paramount is Now the Official Partner of the Tony Awards

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  Site Where: 235 West 46th Street [map], New York, NY, United States, 10036
April 2, 2014 at 10:45 AM | by | Comments (0)

Having hosted theatrical extravaganza Queen of the Night for the past three months, the Paramount Hotel has surely earned its luvvie chops, so its recent announcement that will become the official hotel partner of the Tony Awards seems like a natural progression.

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The Eventi Hotel Has a New Bar Everyone Will Hit Up, The Business Bar

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  Site Where: 851 Avenue of the Americas [map], New York, NY, United States
April 1, 2014 at 3:36 PM | by | Comment (1)

It's never fun to arrive at your hotel only to discover you forgot your phone charger, or worse, your laptop. We've long believed that hotels should at least carry spare chargers behind the front desk yet keeping back-up tech supplies is still a rarity in this biz. But now at The Eventi Hotel in NYC, they've launched an entire Business Bar for absent-minded gadget hoarders like us.

While the "bar" is not an actual physical bar, the offerings are very real from a selection of Apple products (iPads, iPad Minis, and MacBook Pros) to reading tablets (Kindle or Nook) and even digital cameras and a GoPro. Plus, there's a plethora of tech accessories available too, including the all-important chargers.

All guests need to do is stop by the front desk to reserve their item of choice. The amenities are available on loan for the length of your stay.

Rates at The Eventi, a Kimpton Hotel, start at $379 a night next Monday.

[Photo: Eventi Hotel]

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Milk the Mini-Bar for All It's Worth at The Loews Regency Hotel

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  Site Where: 540 Park Avenue [map], New York, NY, United States, 10021
March 31, 2014 at 9:16 AM | by | Comments (2)

Ah, the hotel mini bar: source of $5 candy bars and regret. We predicted last year that this amenity was on its last legs and bid it a hearty good riddance, but now The Loews Regency Hotel has just introduced a twist on the normally overpriced service that we can get on board with.

For an additional $30 per night, guests of Loews Regency Hotel will have free reign over the entire contents of the in-room mini bar, including sweet treats like Dylan's gummy bears and M&Ms; salty snacks, beverages including fruit juice, soda, and Red Bull, beers that include Brooklyn Lager; even Champagne and hard liquor (vodka, tequila, rum and Scotch).

There is a catch, though -- and it's a big one -- the mini-bar is not replenished during your stay, and the offer requires a two-night minimum. Still, with 25 items on offer, that adds up to just a little over $1 each. A fair deal for someone hungry, accompanied, and planning an evening in.

The Milk the Mini Bar offer ends August 31st. Early April rates start at $449.

[Photo: Facebook/Loews Regency Hotel]

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The Ludlow Hotel Will Start Taking Bookings Very Soon

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  Site Where: 180 Ludlow [map], New York, NY, United States, 10002
March 28, 2014 at 10:09 AM | by | Comments (0)

At close to six years of delays and drama, we've not been quite sure whether or not to get our hopes up for The Ludlow Hotel on Manhattan's Lower East Side ever actually opening.

However, it does look like an opening date is imminent. We recently stumbled across a real, live website for the hotel, which states" "Bookings from Spring 2014.

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M-aybe CitizenM Still Has Some Work to Do

Where: 218 West 50th Street [map], New York, NY, United States, 10019
March 25, 2014 at 2:49 PM | by | Comments (0)

It looks like CitizenM Hotels were getting ahead of themselves when they opened up bookings for their Times Square property. When we stopped by earlier today to take a peek, we were told that, while a few guests are staying tonight (the projected opening date) opening date has now been pushed back to April 12. Given that this is the rather unwelcoming scene we were greeted with at the front door, we'd say that's a wise decision.

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A New Hotel on Canal Street: The Be Hotel

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  Site Where: 125 Canal Street [map], New York, NY, United States, 10002
March 24, 2014 at 10:10 AM | by | Comments (2)

A new boutique hotel quietly opened up in Chinatown last week and, with rates for the cheapest rooms (Parlor King) starting at $109, it presents a pretty good deal at the foot of the Manhattan Bridge.

The BeHotel NYC located in the old Grand Sichuan restaurant space, describes itself as a "stylishly appointed boutique hotel ... conceived for the world traveler who looks for comfort with modern sensibilities."

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Meliá to Open an Innside Hotel inside Manhattan's NoMad Nabe

March 21, 2014 at 2:37 PM | by | Comments (0)

We weren't even aware of the Innside By Meliá hotel brand, but it's certainly on our radar now that Meliá Hotels have announced the Innside Manhattan, opening in the NoMad neighborhood in 2016. Here are the details:

The new Innside Manhattan will be located in a 20-story new-ground-up-construction building on West 27th Street, between Sixth and Seventh Avenues. Just a few minutes from the Empire State building, and a short distance from Times Square, the hotel’s proximity to Penn Station and Madison Square Garden provide convenient transportation connectivity along with a privileged location. With 313 rooms, a three-meal restaurant, bar and meeting rooms, the new Innside will complement the flourishing development surrounding the NoMad area.

It's location on the fringe of the NoMad nabe also puts in within walking distance to other popular neighborhood hotels like The Eventi, The Ace and The NoMad.

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Hotel Indigo to Open in NYC and Miami's Financial Districts in 2016

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March 19, 2014 at 12:56 PM | by | Comments (0)

We can't get enough of Hotel Indigos and fortunately, it's getting easier and easier to find a Hotel Indigo wherever we go.

The boutique brand from InterContinental Hotel Group has announced new hotels in New York's Financial District and in Miami's Brickell area.

The Hotel Indigo NYC Financial District will open in 2016 on Maiden Lane, one of the city's oldest streets, between Nassau and Broadway. This historic location will no doubt play a part in the Hotel Indigo's design which always works in elements from the surrounding area. And since Maiden Lane was where many of the city's watchmakers were located (there's a clock embedded in the sidewalk in front of William Barthman Jeweler), we're expecting a lot of clocks. Indeed, Hotel Indigo is already promising a "unique spin on the idea of time."

The hotel is also located one block from the new One World Trade Center. In total, the 25-story new-build hotel will have 190 rooms featuring all the Indigo brand standards--hard-surfaced flooring with area rugs, spa-inspired bathrooms, plush bedding and free WiFi, along with a bar and restaurant serving locally sourced food. And the new Interactive Neighborhood Guides will be in place as well.

This will be the fifth Indigo in NYC since it already has locations in Brooklyn and Chelsea with two more in the works in the LES and Flushing, Queens.

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NYC's Tommie Hotel is Slowly Moving Along, with New Renderings

Where: 11 East 31st Street [map], New York, NY, United States, 10016
March 19, 2014 at 9:22 AM | by | Comment (1)

It's been seven months since we noted that construction was slowly but surely happening on the Tommie Hotel in Midtown Manhattan. Seems we should have emphasized the slowly over the surely as we peeked in the other day and found only the beginning of excavations. On the brighter side, though, we also found a rendering pasted up -- albeit alongside a somewhat disappointing Spring 2016 estimated completion.

A peek at architect Gwathmey Siegel Kaufman's website throws up some more renderings revealing an interesting grid-like feature on the rooftop and at the front entrance.

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Last-Minute Hotels for Sleeping Off The St. Patrick's Day Shenanigans

March 17, 2014 at 10:36 AM | by | Comments (0)

Whatever your intentions, things inevitably get messy on St. Patrick's Day. If you are making a trip to NYC for the parade, green beer and other Shamrock-related festivities, don't try to stumble back home, check-out the last-minute deals at these hotel booking sites instead.

HotelTonight
HotelTonight's High-Roller Suite comes from the City Club Hotel where $439 will score you a Grand Duplex Suite with a private terrace and downstairs living and dining area connected to the marble bathroom and sleeping quarters via a spiral staircase. HotelTonight also has the Sixty Soho (formerly 60 Thompson) for $159 and The Roger for the same price.

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CitizenM Times Square and The New York Edition Reveal Their Signs

March 14, 2014 at 10:42 AM | by | Comments (0)

UPDATE 3.17.14: The CitizenM Times Square will now open on March 25.

The long-awaited CitizenM Times Square keeps on keeping us guessing about its opening date, but after taking a walk past the site yesterday, we're feeling pretty confident that things are going to be happening very soon.

Like many of us, NYC's first outpost of the cool Dutch brand has been shedding its winter layers over the past couple of weeks, and, in the Citizen's case, this has allowed us a peek as what looks like some very funky interiors.

We spotted bright murals, chrome, steel lampshades, what appears to be a bookstore to the right hand side and, to the left of the front door, cool wall-mounted shelves filled with objets d'art including red horses' heads and little men.

Although we still await a firm date, CitizenM's website says that "bookings starting from March," which is, like, now so...

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Here's What The Park Hyatt New York Will Look Like When It Opens on August 28th*

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  Site Where: 153 W. 57th Street [map], New York, NY, United States, 10019
March 12, 2014 at 3:57 PM | by | Comment (1)

*We've actually been informed that the Park Hyatt New York will open earlier than August 28th but that this is just a placeholder date on their website for reservations. We're not sure of the exact opening date but rest assured, we will tell you AS SOON as we know.

It's not quite the moment we've been waiting for (that will happen on opening day) but it's a very close second. Today we've got a sneak peek at what the 210 guest rooms and suites inside the Park Hyatt New York will look like when it opens on August 28th.

The room interiors were done by design firm Yabu Pushelberg who clearly went for a residential feel with plenty of seating, a perfectly positioned TV and dresser and with custom artwork on the walls. We also found out the bath toiletries will feature a custom scent from Le Labo called, Tubereuse 40.

Elsewhere in the hotel, which takes up 25 floors of the 90-story One57 skyscraper, will be an indoor pool with underwater speakers that pipe in an exclusive soundtrack from Carnegie Hall, a restaurant from Executive Chef Sam Hazen, a 25th floor spa and a bar overlooking Carnegie Hall on 57th Street. There will also be free WiFi throughout the hotel. YES.

Alas, this is a Park Hyatt near Central Park so room rates are priced accordingly, about $795 a night. And no, we don't think those will ever come down.

[Photo: Donna Dotan/Park Hyatt New York]