Category: New York

7 star hotel ratings are now official?  Nonsense!

7 star hotel ratings are now official? Nonsense!

Self-accredited hotel classifications are a bugbear of mine. á I think they only serve to deceive the public who don’t know better. For the record, no national tourist board has a classification scheme that goes beyond 5 stars; for some, the highest accolade is only 4 stars (eg. France); only if you’re really lucky might […]

T+L Design Awards 2008

Philanthropist Agnes Gund, Nike designer John Hoke, accessory designer of the year Richard Lambertson, Neue Galerie New York director Renée Price, fashion designer Yeohlee Teng , and architects Hani Rashid and David Rockwell (phew!) have joined forces to select the winners of the T+L Design Awards 2008. á Awards span 15 categories and include The […]

Express Lunch Menu from Fig & Olive

Express Lunch Menu from Fig & Olive

New York is well-known for being one of the busiest cities in the world. If you are juggling many tasks including reports that are due to your clients or boss, a last minute shopping emergency or an important appointment and you have only a 30 minute break for lunch, the new Fig & Olive Express […]

Business class only flights from Singapore Airlines

Business class only flights from Singapore Airlines

With demand for business class only flights seemingly on the rise, Singapore Airlines has revealed that it too will be getting in on a piece of the action. They are converting all five of their Airbus A340 long-haul planes to a business class only configuration, reducing them from 181 seats to just 100. á Flights […]

Silverjet continuing to soar?

Silverjet continuing to soar?

Some have questioned whether the likes of Silverjet can survive in the aftermath of MaxJet’s bankruptcy, yet the business class only airline has áannounced its átraffic figures for February 2008 which show another record month. Out of the 13,800 available seats in the month of February, 64% were filled – up almost 10% when compared […]

Top 10 Best Luxury Hotels in the US, according to Tripadvisor

Signature at MGM Grand – Las Vegas, Nevada Sofitel New York – New York City, New York Omni San Francisco Hotel – San Francisco, California Affinia Dumont – New York City, New York The Orchard Hotel – San Francisco, California Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea – Wailea, Hawaii The Villas at Grand Cypress – […]

The Plaza is back!

The Plaza is back!

The Plaza in New York has re-opened after $400 million of investment and a two-year break. Now with 282 guest rooms, including 102 suites, the hotel offers one or two special services such as touch panel access to a personal butler. Retail outlets will open later in the Spring and the official grand opening of […]

What’s on the menu?

Ever wondered what food you might be served on a business-only airline? á Here’s what’s on the menu with Silverjet, á created by the London restaurant Le Caprice, for the month of March: London – New York daytime menu This month’s ádaytime menu consists of salt beef and green bean salad or áendive salad with […]

Flying Refined with Porter Airlines

Flying Refined with Porter Airlines

From áthe end of this month, a new airline – Porter Airlines – will begin flying between Newark (EWR) and downtown Toronto’s City Centre Airport (YTZ). á This allows passengers wanting to fly to Toronto to actually fly to within minutes of the downtown area of the city, rather than have to go to Pearson. […]

Emirates and the A380

Emirates and the A380

Emirates has 58 of the huge, double-decked áA380 planes áon order, and has announced that it will be flying from Dubai to a number of destinations before the end of the year. Flights from Dubai áto New York begin in October 2008 and áwill be áfollowed by Dubai-London Heathrow flights from 1st December 2008. Routes […]

Third time lucky for Alain Ducasse in New York?

Third time lucky for Alain Ducasse in New York?

World-renowned chef Alain Ducasse has opened a French restaurant in the Big Apple, with a focus on wine. Adour at The St. Regis, New York is named after the river in southwest France where Ducasse was born, and where he had his first culinary inspirations. Traditional French cooking will be accompanied by an interactive goatskin […]

Romantic views at Mandarin Oriental, New York

Romantic views at Mandarin Oriental, New York

One of the most áromantic spots with stunning, sky-high views of Manhattan, would have to be the Lobby Lounge at the Mandarin Oriental, New York. Reservations are now available for átheir new áChampagne Tasting Menu debuting just in time for Valentine’s Day. Toast your delighted valentine with fine Champagnes, savoury delicacies and the Manhattan skyline […]

Affinia's sizzling Passion Package

Affinia’s sizzling Passion Package

Get cozy with your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day and surprise them with Affinia‘s sizzling Passion Package. Affinia have hotels in Chicago, New York and Washington DC. With this package you will get to enjoy a rose petal turn-down service, Champagne for two, a ‘Let’s Get Frisky’ gift basket which includes items such as Chocoholics Body […]

Four Seasons to open hotel near Ground Zero

Four Seasons to open hotel near Ground Zero

Four Seasons is heading for downtown Manhattan. á It will retain its midtown location but will also occupy the first 22 floors of an 80-story residential tower that is planned near Ground Zero. á The plans form part of a proposal from World Trade Center developer Larry Silverstein. The new tower will be Robert A.M. […]

The Rihga Royal is now The London NYC

The Rihga Royal is now The London NYC

The iconic, all-suites Rihga Royal New York is now The London NYC, having been thoroughly re-invented from lobby to penthouse, in design and detail. Aiming at the cosmopolitan modern luxury traveller, it now has 561 elegant suites and flats á(with interiors by the renowned David Collins) and áa Gordon Ramsay restaurant (Ramsay’s US debut), in […]

Seduction at St. Regis

Seduction at St. Regis

Embrace romance in an alluring setting where even the smallest gesture creates indelible memories. Celebrate with Champagne, and wake up to breakfast in bed surrounded by the scent of fresh flowers. Participating St. Regis Hotels & Resorts include the St. Regis Hotel, New York, St. Regis Grand Hotel, Rome, The Lanesborough, St. Regis Hotel, Beijing […]

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