Category: New York

Jumeirah Essex House, New York

Jumeirah Essex House, New York

Jumeirah, an international luxury hospitality group headquartered in Dubai, recently acquired its first US property, taking over the renowned Essex House in NYC; it is now the Jumeirah Essex House. Originally built in  1931,  the building  is a well-known historic landmark, recognised throughout the world as a model of graceful elegance and art-deco sophistication. Conveniently […]

New York hotel prices hit all-time high

New York hotel prices hit all-time high

New York hotels just keep on getting pricier, according to industry analysts PKF Consulting. The average price of a room in the city hit $292 in November 2005, more than its previous record yearly average of $237, set in 2000. An estimated 22 million nights were sold at city hotels in 2005, surpassing the 21.4 […]

New water park for New York

New water park for New York

New York’s Franchise and Concession Review Committee has voted to build a 26-acre water park on Randall’s Island, just off Manhattan. The £94.4m park will be paid for by a private developer, the Aquatic Development Group (ADG) under a 35-year lease with the city. Proposed facilities include a seven-acre indoor beach and 19 acres of […]

Super Spas 2006

Super Spas 2006

Interested in a seaweed wrap or a caviar facial? Forbes has run an article on the special spas for 2006.   Getting a much-deserved mention are: Monart Luxury Destination Spa, Enniscorthy, Ireland Red Mountain Spa, St. George, UT Chiva Som, Hua Hin, Thailand Canyon Ranch, Tucson, AZ and Lenox, MA Cornelia Day Resort, New York […]

Bristol Plaza, New York

Bristol Plaza, New York

Designed for the discerning long-term visitor to New York, Bristol Plaza offers the comforts and ambiance of residential living combined with the flexibility and benefits of five star services. Bristol Plaza can fill the needs of the executive who plans to be in New York for an extended stay of a month and more; the […]

Hilton's Waldorf-Astoria brand

Hilton’s Waldorf-Astoria brand

Hilton Hotels, which has owned the Waldorf since 1949, is expected to announce today that  it will launch a chain of luxury hotels under the Waldorf-Astoria brand. The new brand will include business hotels and resorts worldwide and match or exceed the chain’s current luxury leaders, Hiltons and Conrads, for its level of amenities. Starting […]

W New York and helicopter flight package

W New York and helicopter flight package

W New York offers savvy travelers refuge in a hectic world. And with the current offering from Metropolis Travel, you can combine a stay at the hotel with the thrill of a helicopter flight, flying past the Statue of Liberty, Wall Street, Brooklyn Bridge and more. Rates are $295 per room per night (January 2006), […]

Lake Placid Lodge fire

Lake Placid Lodge fire

Sadly, Lake Placid Lodge suffered a fire on 15th December 2005, resulting in substantial damage. This Relais & Chateau member is a historic Adirondacks landmark with  lots of elegance and character, not to mention beautiful views of the lake and mountains. Three guest rooms were destroyed along with the dining room, pub and porch overlooking […]