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A Great Gatsby Gables at Grand Biltmore Hotel

Picture 14The Florida of yesteryear, the 1920s to be exact, is what the Biltmore Hotel, the grand estate property of Coral Gables, represents. This place is a true escape to another era, a la Great Gatsby, with lawns and greenery as far as the eye can see, blended with Italian, Moorish and Spanish architectural influences. Picture this: statuesque columns leading to the ceiling arches are reminiscent of a grand church and a baby grand piano sits alongside floor to ceiling French windows and begs to be played.

Although leaving the lobby might be tough, there’s much more to explore here. For dining there are four excellent options, with each one better than the next: award-winning Palme d’Or, the Italian courtyard restaurant Fontana, casual al fresco Cascade Grill, and the 19th Hole that overlooks the stellar Biltmore Golf Course. The Cellar Wine Club offers 100 wines by the glass and an intimate club-like setting. The rooms and suites are adorned with European feather bedding and Egyptian cotton duvet covers, custom-designed furniture in the seating areas, tile flooring and picture perfect windows overlooking the grounds and pool.

And if that weren’t enough luxury wrapped up in the Biltmore, there’s always the spa. The airy room filled with candles, comfy lounge chairs, beds and a gorgeous tiled spa tub, is a sanctuary for facial treatments, body scrubs, wraps, manis, pedis and all important massages. Complete the spa day with a luscious brunch, a long-time favorite for locals and guests.

Find World-Class Luxury at the St. Regis Atlanta

Embracing one of the world’s finest hotels was very easy for Atlantans clamoring for world-class luxury. So far, the St. Regis hasn’t disappointed. Tucked away near the heart of Buckhead, the St. Regis is both accessible and exclusive, so there’s a resort feel without the hassle of having to travel far to find things.

But why travel at all when Picture 15everything needed is right there? Work out anytime at the 24-hour fitness facility. Relax at Remède Spa where there’s no one service fits all policy. Instead, services are unique and customized to the guest. Therefore, no facial or massage is the same.

Envision high living on the Mediterranean at the sprawling pool piazza, with its tropical plants and cascading waterfall. Don’t lift a finger thanks to the private butler service, but do bring on the night with the traditional Champagne Sabering dating back to Napoleon Bonaparte’s era. And, of course, fine dining is a requirement at Paces 88. For serious unwinding, there’s the Wine Room or the even more popular St. Regis Bar.

With plush accommodations and such fabulous amenities, no wonder locals and travelers alike rave about the St. Regis Atlanta. All hotels are clearly not equal.

Full Hollywood Experience at the Andaz Hotel

In the land of expensive hotels and luxurious condominiums, it truly takes an amazing hotel to make any kind of impression. With views of the Hollywood Hills and Sunset Strip, it is no wonder that the Andaz Hotel in West Hollywood is making such a splash.

With modern rooms featuring panoramic views and flat screen televisions, the Andaz is the perfect place to stay when you are looking for that Hollywood experience. Along with amazing Picture 16room accommodations and amenities, the Andaz also features a rooftop deck for late night cocktails and RH Restaurant & Bar for all your drinking and dining needs.

Though beautiful and elegant, the Andaz Hotel is receiving popular reviews ultimately due to its location. Snuggled up in the hustle and bustle of Sunset Boulevard, the location is ideal for hitting the nightclub scene or daytime shopping. Unlike massive hotels like the Beverly Hills Hotel and Four Seasons, the Andaz delivers a more personal experience that makes visitors feel as though they are staying in a boutique hotel.

With exceptional views and a perfect location, the Andaz is the place to stay if you are looking for an A-list experience along with the A-listers.

Eco-Friendly Living at The Queen Anne Urban Bed and Breakfast

As the owner of The Queen Anne Urban Bed and Breakfast with a Picture 5background in both hospitality and sustainability, Milan Doshi has gone to great—make that green—lengths to make this pair of nineteenth-century Victorian houses a home for his guests.
Dotted with log fireplaces, bay windows, exquisite antiques, and even a turret as well as recycled materials galore, Doshi’s twinned inn also features woodworks, murals, and amenities courtesy of equally eco-minded area artisans—from your bath products to your morning coffee.

So before your very eyes, the historic turns progressive, the old-fashioned turns new wave—and you become an honorary local, whether over breakfast in the garden or during a happy hour that features Colorado wine and cheese.

FDR at Delano

FDR at DelanoThe SoBe nightlife scene is now underground at FDR at Delano, the hotel’s new subterranean space, named after the hotel’s presidential namesake.

As over-the-top as other clubs on South Beach, the space is a bit more intimate with Old-world elegance and comfort. Cocktails and internationally renowned music acts and DJ’s are a given here.

Check it out at 1685 Collins Ave., 305-672-2000.

Four Points by Sheraton Midtown keeps you close to the NYC action!

Get everything you’re looking for with style and service you want, all at a great price. We have what matters most to you like stylish rooms, comfortable beds, delicious breakfast and fresh coffee. Plus lots of other extras you’ll love like free bottled water in your room, free internet access, and great local beer with Best Brews™.

Hotel Wales

Surround yourself with old world charm and new world comfort in a hidden gem among Upper East Side luxury hotels. Located in lovely Carnegie Hill, Hotel Wales is a sophisticated Manhattan boutique hotel situated in a classic historic building on the Upper East Side.

Hotel Wales features comfortably luxurious hotel rooms and suites, a sprawling second floor Carnegie Lounge, scenic rooftop garden, fitness center, elegant meeting space, and more. Guests are invited to delight in delicious dining at Paola’s, an elegant neighborhood Italian restaurant, or order room service from Sarabeth’s, the cozy comfort-food restaurant located on the hotel’s ground floor.

During your stay, experience the affluent Upper East Side neighborhood that Hotel Wales calls home. Surrounded by one-of-a-kind shops, great restaurants, New York’s best museums, endless businesses, Central Park and more, our Museum Mile hotel is perfectly located for vacationing visitors.

Business travelers, alumni and medical professionals also appreciate our close proximity to Mount Sinai Hospital, NY Academy of Medicine, Parsons, and Hunter College.

Park South Hotel

In midtown Manhattan on 28th Street between Park and Lexington avenues is The Park South Hotel, a rare gem among New York City boutique hotels. The beautifully restored 1906 building lies between the stylish Gramercy Park and Murray Hill neighborhoods, drawing discerning corporate and leisure travelers alike.

Arkadia: Fontainebleau’s latest club

Hip hop superstar Drake christened the place, throwing himself a smokin’ hot birthday party and the next night at the Preview Party the likes of New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez, Miami Heat’s LeBron James, actor Edward Norton and model Elle McPherson were present. Seems like Arkadia, billed as an ultra-lounge and pool concept at Miami Beach’s Fontainebleau Hilton, is the newest celeb and beautiful people haunt.

DJ Ross spins the tunes from a booth covered in laser-cut gold mirrors (the ceiling and bars are covered in these too), while clubgoers sip cocktails, champagne and other libations from one of 25 tables and a handful of cushy, overstuffed, tufted sofas. Looks like the gem of an Art Deco hotel has hit nightclub gold again with another high-end installation. Arkadia is sure to be the spot for fashion shows and hot parties.

Arkadia is located inside the Fontainebleau Hilton Hotel, 4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL

Fifty Ultra Lounge: Viceroy Hotel’s hot spot

One of Downtown Miami’s hottest hotels is surprisingly enough, a fabulous nightclub spot. The Fifty Ultra Lounge at Viceroy Miami is stiff competition for those clubs on the other side of the Causeway (meaning South Beach).

Appropriately named for its location, the view alone is unmatched by any other club because it sits on the building’s rooftop meaning unobstructed water and skyline views as far as the eye can see. The pool, which serves as the centerpiece here, is no slouch either, adding that perfect Miami touch.

FIFTY promises to bring you a “One-of-a-kind rooftop lounge with a fresh new look on Miami’s Nightlife scene.” There’s always something happening on this rooftop with Happy Hour, guest DJ’s, special Ladies’ Night events and Sunday afternoon pool parties. Celebrities are frequently spotted here so keep your eyes peeled.

Viceroy Miami is located at 485 Brickell Avenue, 305-503-4417 www.viceroymiami.com

Scarpetta: Italian eats at the Fontainebleau


Chef Scott Conant’s empire of restaurants is ever-present in the legendary art deco Fontainebleau Hilton Hotel and his restaurant Scarpetta. His eats aren’t cheap but the taste is amazing and the ambiance unbeatable.

Housed in the star of Miami Beach’s Art Deco hotels, it’s done up elegantly in a creamy white motif and boasts incredible views, a cool bar also done in white with silver circles to add interest. But definitely the star here is the food.

Chef Conant’s belief in simple, delicious Italian food comes through in his menu. His pastas,  like the location, are legendary. Classic preparation with minimal ingredients make them delectable, like the black tagliatelle topped with lobster which is a thing of beauty. Pastas are plated elegantly in a lovely tight circle. They’ve also got a fresh made stromboli that puts anything found at a local pizza joint to shame. These are just some of the stars on the menu.

Scarpetta is located in the Fontainebleau Hilton, 4401 Collins Ave., Miami Beach

Sunset Lounge at the Mondrian: Easy, breezy and chic

No matter how crowded South Beach gets, there’s always a cool poolside lounge to hang at that makes being in Miami well…tres cool. The Sunset Lounge at the Mondrian South Beach is one of those places. It’s elegant with the classy touches that people visiting Miami Beach have come to expect.

As always too, it’s a multiple-space experience here so everyone can find a great spot of their own. For an outdoor experience there’s plush red velvet seating with matching red and white designed carpet and a killer view of Biscayne Bay with Downtown Miami’s skyline as a back drop. Inside is the Lobby Bar and Lounge, a feast for the eyes in a different sense with a black winding spiral staircase and silent bell light fixtures designed by Marcel Wanders. The specialty cocktails, made with exotic and local ingredients as well as the live Latin and Spanish guitar players complete the experience.

The Mondrian South Beach is located at 1100 West Avenue, Miami Beach, FL


SkyBar: It’s a multi-sensory experience at South Beach’s Shore Club

One thing is for sure, visit a trendy hotel on South Beach and it’s very likely that they’ll use every inch of their space to provide multiple experiences for clubgoers and guests. The Shore Club is no exception where they utilize their interior and exterior space to the max, providing a nightclub experience among the palm trees as well as under the hot club lights.

The Redroom Garden surrounding the pool area is set up as an outdoor living room with Asian-style furniture and landscaped gardens filled with colorful perennials, bouganvilleas and passion flowers. It’s a true tropical oasis.

In keeping with the red theme, the interior Redroom is awash in the fiery color from the red lacquered teak floor, red walls that glow with intimate lighting and luxurious red bar stools. The comfy couches are filled with red-patterned cushions. No wonder local and national celebrities love to stop in and party here. Of course, a party on South Beach wouldn’t be complete without a DJ, they play here pretty much every night, Sunday afternoons there’s always a pool party.

SkyBar at the Shore Club is located at 1901 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL


Maya Kind of Hotel: Hotel Maya


If you are headed to Long Beach or are interested in taking a tour of the Queen Mary, make sure you snag a room at Hotel Maya, a boutique hotel located in Long Beach along the water. This newly renovated hotel has all the basic hotel amenities such as dining options and pool but with an added element of luxury and sophistication.

With 199 guest rooms to choose from, Hotel Maya has accommodations for everyone, from those looking for rooms with a basic gardenview or those looking to unwind in the hotel maya picGrande Vista Jr. Suite. In-room amenities can include anything from pillow-top mattresses, flat screen TVs and private balcony.

The ever popular Fuego restaurant, featured on Bravo’s Millionaire Matchmaker, is the perfect dining experience that combines Latin flavors with authentic Mexican cuisine. Other popular amenities at Hotel Maya are the outdoor heated pool, indoor fitness center and limousine transportation available upon request.

Once you stay at Hotel Maya, you may never want to utter another name.

The W Buckhead Pops for Atlanta

Sexy, fun, and vibrant but definitely respectable enough to get some business done, the W Buckhead stands out from Atlanta’s other Ws while still retaining its local charm. Simultaneously retro and modern chic, the lobby has many floral details that recall the 1950s/1960swithout any hint of stuffiness though.

Rooms are typically cozy but there are eleven suites for larger ambitions. Of them, the Extreme Wow Suite is all that and more. Spacious beyond imagination, with an eclectically, stylish pop that would make Andy Warhol proud, there’s a half bath as well as a full bath designed for two. Dreamy beds are a W standard and so are the ever nice plasma screens and the uber-fab bliss products.

Staying in the room is so boring so get fit at Sweat (where cable goes well with treadmills), cool off at Wet (the adorable pool overlooking Peachtree) and dance it off at Whiskey Blue (their elevated, rooftop club). Hungry? Just dine at Market, a delicious part of the Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s culinary empire, or lounge at Living Room.

Actually, if clothes were not required, the Living Room might rival the rooms. It has plasma TVs plus comfortably oversized chairs and nice couches which help getting neighborly a breeze. Music by a jazz trio or DJ isn’t uncommon either. And, then, there are nibbles like the truffle pizza and lamb chops from Market plus great drinks like the truly fantastic ginger margarita.

It’s pop life for sure at the W Buckhead.w buckhead 1083904

Boutique Betsy Hotel’s a Classic and Eco-Friendly Charmer

Sitting on the breezy porch of the Betsy Hotel on Miami Beach’s most famous stretch of road- Ocean Drive-this hotel is a standout structure with a colonial non-Art Deco look and an environmentally conscious green program throughout the property, something they’re proud to flaunt.

It was added to the National Register of Historic Picture 19Places in 1970 and this beauty deserves the recognition. While its traditional look is intact, it still has its South Beach touches. An inviting secluded courtyard pool beckons with an enclosed pool deck and plenty of amenities or there’s the rooftop retreat deck for unbeatable ocean views. Plantation style shutters, black walnut hardwood floors, walk-in showers, comfy custom built poster beds, and sunny colors make the suites and classic rooms an inviting place to relax and take in the views; staring at the swaying palm trees across the street and seeing endless ocean views is why they call this place paradise.

And when it’s time to eat, BLT Steak is where it’s at, with delectable items prepared by award-winning Chef Laurent Tourondel, whose skills have been praised by both Bon Appetit and Food and Wine Magazines.

Have an Eco-Friendly Night’s Sleep at Element

Recent trends in lifestyle have been about elementsgreener spaces, relaxing environments, and soothing your spirit. Westin Hotel took note of this trend, and created the new line of Element Hotels. With a new Element open in Irving/Las Colinas by DFW airport, travelers and residents alike have a chance to try out this new hotel concept.

Complimentary nutritious breakfast is a stress-free way to start your day, or should you choose to work in your room, there are paper recycling bins in each. (Not to mention recycled materials in carpets and low VOC interior paints, which everyone can feel good about.) Full-sized, energy efficient appliances are available for making a quick snack or preparing your own meal. Bathrooms are environmentally friendly as well; rain shower heads with shower wand helps conserve water. You won’t find wasted plastic mini-bottles of shampoo and conditioner  either-those are dispensed in the shower to cut down on clutter and increase the eco-friendly nature. The Element Hotel is full of forward thinking ideas that help you sleep better at night, both literally and figuratively.

Chipper at The Charlie

You’ve seen hotel rooms with private kitchenettes, blackout shades and even a personal butler. If you think you have seen it all when it comes to living in the lap of luxury, you haven’t seen anything yet. Welcome to The Charlie Hotel.

Picture 73It may sound like an ordinary hotel but it is anything but. Located in West Hollywood, The Charlie is made out of 14 bungalows all named after famous faces such as Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable and of course, Charlie Chaplin himself. The 14 bungalows all located on the street N. Sweetzer are the most luxurious and elegant bungalows, if you can even call them that, that anyone would be lucky enough to stay in. Whether you choose a two bedroom bungalow or a two bedroom apartment, each guest is meant to feel as though they are in someone’s home rather than a guest at a hotel.

Each bungalow features typical hotel services such as room cleaning and internet, but what separates The Charlie from others is its commitment to personal assistance, with amenities such as dog walking, weekly fresh flower deliveries and a gardener.

If a month or even a day at The Charlie sounds ideal, join the club. Celebrities such as Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson were once spotted checking in to one of the bungalows. Apparently Chaplin is trying to keep the tradition alive, from one celebrity to another.

Sleek Grand Opening of Le Meridien

Picture 46What’s black and white and red all over? Philadelphia’s Le Meridien, of course! This sleek spot in the heart of Philadelphia’s business district is a new product from the luxurious Le Meridien hotels. This hot and posh hotel group has over 120 hotels in 50 different countries, so if anyone knows hotels, it’s these guys. In keeping with its worldwide tradition of upscale accommodations, Le Meridien has 10 stories of stylish rooms, a Grand Ballroom fit for weddings and meetings looking over Philadelphia’s magestic City Hall, and a chic bar and brasserie, Amuse, which offers traditional French bistro fare.

All the comfort, plus the award-winning concierge staff will guarantee that you have a great stay while in Philadelphia. Even though the place has it all, if you ever do happen to want to leave, it is less than a block away from the Convention Center and other Philly sightseeing to satisfy every need.

Any Season’s a Good Season at The Four Seasons

Four Seasons poolThe name Four Seasons immediately conjures up images of a luxurious hotel filled with beautiful, well-to-do people, and the five-star Brickell Avenue Four Seasons does not disappoint. If anything, it exceeds those expectations with a fabulous location in the heart of everything that is pulsating in Miami, but offers the best of quiet serenity, too, making it the perfect place to stay for relaxing AND living it up.

Of course, in a subtropical climate like sunny South Florida, the pools (yes, there are two) are one of the main attractions. They are surrounded by gorgeous private cabanas for stylish and comfortable relaxation, and the hotel’s spa offers treatments in those cabanas as well as in-room service.

The guestrooms are luxuriously designed and feature city and bayviews, so the balconies are the perfect spot to begin or end the day. If splurging is an option, take it to the top and stay in the Presidential Suite, complete with dining and living rooms, impressive bayviews, a large soaking tub and oversized separate shower in the master bedrooms, and comfy lounging chairs throughout.

If you find the urge to get out of the hotel (although we don’t blame you if you don’t!), it’s easy to hit up one of Brickell’s many nearby hotspots for some dancing and cocktails to top off the night.

Stay in Faneuil Hall at Millennium Bostonian

Faneuil Hall is one of the most popular destinations for anyone coming to Boston, so snagging a hotel room here just might be your best bet. The Millennium Bostonian Hotel is just two miles Picture 20from Logan Airport and located in the historic Blackstone Block, the city’s oldest pattern of streets and alleyways. It sits prominently in the heart of Faneuil Hall Marketplace where you can check out farmer’s markets, outdoor festivals, restaurants, shops and cafes.

The hotel just recently completed a $24 million renovation, which included the opening of its on-site restaurant, North 26, which features contemporary New England cuisine. A stay in a newly renovated standard room here overlooks the city’s famed Italian North End section and comes complete with Frette linens, high def TVs and complimentary access to the Beacon Hill Athletic Club.

Insider’s Tip: If you’re booking a romantic getaway, try the North 26 dinner package, which includes dinner, a bottle of wine and an overnight stay at the hotel.

Livin’ the Beach Life at Hotel Erwin

Picture 5Hotel Erwin, the boutique hotel situated in Venice, is the perfect place to stay when you want to get a little sun and beach front location without all the hustle and bustle of the Venice Beach boardwalk.

This hotel is extremely chic and brings a whole new element to the beach. With great views of the boardwalk and Abbot Kinney, guests rave about the location and amenities. A great amenity is the restaurant Hash, featuring a mouth watering breakfast and lunch with favorites such as Cap’n’s French Toast and Venice Benedict. Another plus is the rooftop bar, High Lounge, where guests and patrons can get ocean front views during the evening.

Mixed in with the henna tattoo parlors and cotton candy stands, there is an amazing hotel just waiting to be visited. The next time you are at Venice Beach, you should definitely deal with Erwin.

Nothing Standard About This Rooftop

Picture 7The rooftop bar at the Standard Hotel is the ultimate place to be seen in Los Angeles. The “who’s who” of L.A. gather to this swanky bar as often as possible during the summer time to enjoy their time around the pool. The rooftop bar is a place where the drinks are refreshing and the amount of beautiful people is overwhelming.

Those who choose to gather Downtown usually engage in a dip in the pool or lunch by the water. But if you choose to venture out at night, don’t be surprised to witness a “famous” L.A. DJ spinning or a celebrity or two walking by.

Though some may ask why the Rooftop bar is consistently so popular, the reason is a perfect combination between beautiful people and beautiful views. Overlooking Downtown LA, filled with high rises and skyscrapers, views during the days and nights are anything but standard.

Royal Treatment at the Ritz-Carlton Denver

Opening in 2008, the Ritz-Carlton Denver is the newest kid on the block—and boy, is he rich. Befitting one of the world’s most celebrated luxury hotel chains, this downtown accommodation lavishes its guests with every amenity imaginable. Nearly half of the 200 rooms are suites, but even the “basic”Picture 11 accommodations—purportedly the largest in the city—boast featherbeds and Frette robes, flat-screen TVs and iPod docking stations.

Meanwhile, if you need to whip your body back into shape after an extravagant meal at Elway’s Steakhouse, the health club is equipped with everything from a basketball court to a climbing wall, while the spa offers such specialized treatments as a Thai herbal poultice and a four-hand massage.

Wild & Wonderful at the W Hotel in Westwood

The W Hotel in Westwood is the perfect hideaway for a Los Angeles vacationer. Hidden in a residential neighborhood, you can forget about the hustle and bustle of foot traffic, but are minutes away by car. This perfectly situated hotel has everything you could every want: from an amazing spa to beautiful rooms, a perfect place to grab a cocktail and an even better place to sweat it all off.

With great rooms and even better service, the Picture 20W Hotel is home to Bliss Spa, one of the most prestigious and well known spas in LA. Over-the-top treatments and indulgences are waiting behind the blue signage and it’s a perfect perk for the hotel guest.

Along with a great spa, the W Hotel features an amazing pool area called “WET” and fitness facility titled “SWEAT.” Both “WET” and “SWEAT” are two reasons people choose the W, from the newly redesigned heated pool to a state-of-the-art workout room that any gym enthusiast could dream of.

The W Hotel also features some great dining experiences, from NineThirty, a great place to experience American cuisine, to The Backyard, located poolside and also recently redesigned.
If all of this sounds intriguing and you are ready to make plans, make sure to check the website before you do. The Starwood Hotels are always offering amazing deals and packages to make sure your stay is as perfect as what the hotel can offer you.

Business & Pleasure at InterContinental Buckhead

Picture 6New neighbors haven’t disturbed the InterContinental Buckhead’s groove. Still a top choice for many, the InterContinental is contemporary in feel, but traditional in service. “Space, space, space” is a welcoming theme as there’s plenty to be had from conference rooms to guest rooms. Relaxed and elegant is the general verve. While guests at the club level do enjoy the added amenities of a private fitness center and lounge, great service is a perk available to all.

Dining at Au Pied de Cochon, the InterContinental’s very own outpost of the famous Paris eatery, is a first class, 24-hour affair. Few places serve fresher oysters. Staying at just the hotel isn’t mandatory either, not with Lenox Mall and Phipps Plaza on the same street along with the many restaurants and handful of clubs in the area. It’s not just fun and games; at the InterContinental Buckhead, business and pleasure are great bedfellows.

French Charm in the Heart of Union Square at Petit Auberge

Luxury, exceptional customer service and convenience don’t have to come from a big corporate hotel.  Look past the over-starched bellhops and stay at Union Square’s Petit Auberge, ranked one of the top 75 hotels in the US by Conde Naste Traveler.

Like a French B&B you might discover Picture 8down a back alley in Paris, Petit Auberge’s tucked away, downtown location is convenient for all the sightseeing San Francisco has to offer all while acting as a peaceful escape from the high-traffic city scene.  Anyone who’s ever gone out for a day of sightseeing in San Francisco knows that it’s also like spending a full day with Jillian Michaels; the hills and excitement will surely leave you exhausted, and you’ll look forward to the crackling fire, wine and hors d’evoures that await you back at Petit Auberge.

Even honeymooners searching for joie de vivre can find it in the hotel’s luxury Petit Suite with a private entrance and deck, hand-painted French king bed, and champagne and chocolates.  In the morning, enjoy a fully stocked gourmet breakfast, and out the beveled glass French doors are only two blocks from Chinatown, Union Square shopping and the Nob Hill cable cars.

The Joule Hotel Speed Dials Martinis & Neiman Marcus

Picture 14Historic doesn’t always conjure up images of sleekness and sophistication, but in the case of the Joule Hotel in downtown Dallas, it does that and much more. With 129 masterful rooms and amenities like a full martini station and direct dial to Neiman Marcus from your guestroom, it’s easy to see why The Joule has quickly become popular.

Revamped from a 1920’s Neo-gothic building structure, the hotel now houses the PM Lounge, award winning-Charlie Palmer’s restaurant, wine bar, poolside café, and a sumptuous wine shop. The heated rooftop pool and high-tech fitness center are guest favorites, as well as the Joule Art Collection that can be seen throughout the property. This hotel may have historical roots, but modern charm and delicious dining rounds out an already spectacular landmark.

It’s All About The Fung Shui Views at Mandarin Oriental

Occupying the top eleven floors of a 48 story building in the Financial District, and bumping windows with the famous Transamerica Pyramid, The Mandarin Oriental hotel is the third tallest building in San Francisco.  The unobstructed views are so awesome they give you binoculars at check-in.

Arriving by taxi but traveling by Picture 18cable car, this hotel’s location is perfect for the business traveler looking for some tourism in the agenda.  The financial district is the hub of the city’s enterprise, but surrounded by the most popular destinations: Union Square, Fisherman’s Wharf, Coit Tower, and North Beach are all within several blocks.

Your time within the luxurious Mandarin Oriental will not be wasted, with Silks Restaurant offering Pacific Rim fine dining, and the Mobar Lounge serving appetizers and Asian-inspired cocktails.  Of course, if the stay is strictly business, there’s a 24-hour staffed business center and event space for your stay-connected needs.

Guest rooms nestled in the top ten floors are colored with clay and chile red hues, dressed with fresh orchids, and a perfectly fung shui’d window and raised bed design that allows you to enjoy the city skyline without even getting up for your binoculars.

The Standard Sets It Very, Very High

Whether you are poolside or cozying up in The Purple Lounge, nothing is standard at The Standard. It only takes one step into the lobby to realize that you are at one of the swankiest hotels in Los Angeles. Filled with modern furniture and a staff that looks like they were castPicture 17 from Ford Models, The Standard upholds its reputation of combining trendy elegance with a retro chic vibe.

If you are a lucky patron of the hotel, make sure your room has views to match its interior. Placed on Sunset Boulevard, views overlooking Hollywood are as worthy as the price you are paying for it.

For those just looking for a night out on the town, this is probably the only hotel you will ever see where the lobby gets as much action as a Las Vegas Casino. If you venture further into the 24/7 restaurant, you can find yourself in a club-like experience with flashing neon lights and select DJs.

Though the rooms and lobby are equally as amazing, nothing truly beats being poolside at The Standard. While sipping cocktails in the sun, don’t be surprised to run into celebrities who also ventured out to frolic under the shades of this fabulous pool.

Overall, the Standard can please any need, from the clubber to the sunbather. If you are looking for an over-the-top experience, you might as well go Standard.

Rosewood Crescent is a Landmark of Luxury

It’s impossible to miss The Rosewood Crescent Hotel. Its eye-catching French windows and pristine white exterior beckon a peek inside the uptown landmark. Upon entering, the vaulted ceilings, marble floors and fresh flowers confirm what you already suspected: this is a first class hotel that doesn’t compromise on style or service.

For the health nut, the fitness center’s classes,Picture 13 like Pilates and kickboxing, are added perks. For those looking to relax during their stay, the spa offers over 77 treatments ranging from wraps, scrubs, massages and nail care.

When you want to venture out of your room that includes 480-threadcount Egyptian sheets and cuddly terry bathrobes, the Shops and Galleries of The Crescent are the perfect solution. The shops carry bath and beauty products, fine art, linens, home products, and you’ll also find dining that rivals the best restaurants in the city.

It isn’t uncommon to see a beautiful bride celebrating her day at this hotel as it boasts some of the most luxurious weddings and special events in Dallas. From the moment you arrive to the moment you check-out, The Rosewood Crescent lives up to its look and reputation, and instills the desire to return again soon.

Posh and Pet Friendly Palomar

Hotel Palomar is everything you would expect from a swanky Dallas hotel: upscale and contemporary decor, a wine hour for guests in the early evening and a nationally recognized restaurant (Central 214) to enjoy a delicious meal. What you might not expect is that the Palomar is pet friendly, with no size restrictions or pet deposit needed. AniPicture 11mal lovers who live in town, or visitors passing through, can enjoy all the upscale hotel amenities with the added benefit of bringing along their four-legged friends.

Other complimentary perks at Palomar include your choice of morning newspaper and overnight shoeshine, Nintendo on all televisions, L’Occitane bath amenities and iHome docking stations so you can listen to your favorite tunes. You won’t want to miss the fitness center and heated outdoor infinity pool. If you need a little extra motivation, the Exhale Spa will be glad to send over a personal trainer or nutritionist for an extra fee.

No bones about it, Hotel Palomar will have both you and man’s best friend living in the lap of luxury.

The Viceroy Hotel’s Bold Biscayne Bay Statement

The importance of making a statement is evident at first glance of the Viceroy Miami. Bold statement pieces, like massive, Dali-esque face sculptures, greet both arriving guests and people driving along posh Brickell Avenue. The Viceroy is a unique boutique hotel situated in the heart of the Biscayne Bay- and takes full advantage of its prime location with fabulous amenities.

Picture 23There’s rooftop partying and dining on the 50th floor’s aptly named Club 50, which wraps around the hotel’s pool and where deejays play the hottest tracks during happy hour and for the night owls. The 28,000-square-foot spa bathes guests in relaxation and luxury with a floating library, reflecting pond, hot and cold plunge pools and floor to ceiling windows showcasing dramatic bay views as far as the eye can see.

The Viceroy Hotel is as unique, luxurious and bold as its decorative pieces.

It’s Modern Charm at the Inn on Castro

The Inn on Castro may be Edwardian charm on the outside, but it’s all modern design inside – reiterating what it means to not judge a book by its cover.  This guest home has 8 bedrooms (and yes, 8 private bathrooms!) that give youPicture 19 a comfortable mix of modern eclectic décor with old-fashioned service.  Each room is decorated with original artwork and adorned every morning with fresh exotic flowers.  Enjoy a locally famous homemade breakfast in the morning, and brandy in the warm Italian style living room for your evening, complements of your host.  There are also three self-catering apartments available off site for those who want to fully be a part of the Castro community.

Located in the heart of the lively Castro District, at Castro and Market intersections, you are immediately immersed in everything this vibrant part of town has to offer: boutique shopping, modern bars, local and friendly restaurants, and four types of public transportation to help you with your sightseeing.  In this part of town, you will never be bored and nothing will ever be out of reach.

Four Star Service at the Four Seasons

When you think of the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, the words elegant and refined immediately come to mind. This beautiful hotel that has seen more weddings and Bat Mitzvahs than any church or synagogue is the ultimate destination for saying “I do” or “L’chaim.” Four Seasons Pic

The Four Seasons, filled with rolling greens and stunning gardens, is the perfect place to stay overnight or come just for the day. Though this isn’t the spot for a twenty-something looking for a club or bar, it is the perfect place to relax by the pool or hit the spa.

Speaking of which, The Spa at the Four Seasons is an absolute must for any tourist or L.A. native. Offering the finest services, massages and body treatments, your visit to the spa will make you feel A-list worthy in a matter of minutes. If you aren’t lucky enough to ever actually spend the night, the spa offers visitors a chance to lounge by the pool before or after a service to give you the ultimate Four Seasons experience.

Hotel Palomar – Luxury with a Twist

Picture 8After a long afternoon of flights, taxis and bustling streets, how do you feel about starting your stay with an in-room full body massage? The Hotel Palomar offers unique twists on the basic amenities most luxury hotels have to offer. For no extra change, you and your VIP (Very Important Pet, that is) can stay with you and also receive the pamper package via pet sitting, grooming, walking and massages.

Hotel Palomar is an eco-friendly hotel that up and down sets an example for a better environment. The hotel has been recognized for a multitude of green things, like design innovation, water and energy efficiency, and opening the first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) registered restaurant in the city, Square 1682.

Sunrise to Sunset at The Mondrian

The best part about staying in a Los Angeles hotel is mixing your down time in the room with the best restaurants and nightlife this glamorous town has to offer. The Mondrian is the go-to hotspot for hotel guests and non-guests alike.

Picture 15Skybar at The Mondrian is constantly packed and never seems to lose its elegance or wow factor. Along with the great late night spots are even better places to eat. Asia de Cuba is one of the most popular restaurants right now and it’s the perfect spot to eat great food either on the patio or in a lavishly decorated dining room. The Mondrian is also infamous in the summer for hosting pool parties for people looking to catch some rays and celebrity sightings.

Due to its location on Sunset Boulevard, The Mondrian is the one-stop shop for all of your tanning, dining and nightlife needs.

The Renaissance Atlanta Midtown Has It All


The Renaissance Atlanta Midtown Hotel is a world of modern sophistication in the epicenter of Atlanta’s music and artistic scene. Discover a sense of arrival as you mingle with friends or co-workers in our inviting Atlanta luxury hotel lobby, showcasing an alluring fireplace, a floating 442-gallon salt water aquarium and dramatic backlit onyx ceiling and wall. The boutique Midtown Atlanta hotel is home to one of midtowns great dining experiences, Briza Restaurant, and local hotspot Rooftop 866. With its central location, this luxury hotel is steps from Georgia Tech, Piedmont Park and surrounded by attractions, restaurants and nightlife. The Renaissance Atlanta Midtown is among the premier hotels in Midtown Atlanta offering charming ballrooms and outdoor Terrace Space, accented by seating areas, cabanas and inspiring views ideal for intimate weddings or elegant affairs.

Business or Pleasure – Loews is a Treat

The Loews Hotel in Philadelphia is in the heart of Center City located in the historic PSFS (Philadelphia Savings Fund Society) Building, a silhouette that has dominated the Philly skyline in its modern form since 1932.

loews2The hotel has terrific amenities, some of them utterly unique. If you love toting along your furry friend, pets are welcome at the hotel with open arms complete with a cat or dog bed in your room. Kids also get all-star treatment by receiving Fisher-Price welcome gifts and special “Kidbanas” by the pool. A full-service health spa, two-lane heated lap pool and twenty-four hour room service amenities round out the ways you can be pampered while staying with the acclaimed, four diamond Loews Hotel.

The art deco style combined with original bank vault doors and granite floors makes for a chic and elegant space to stay. Conveniently situated by the Reading Terminal Market and Philadelphia’s Convention Center, the 38 floor hotel is in a prime location for business or pleasure.

Contemporary and Cool at Parc 55 Hotel

Sometimes all you want is a convenient and comfortable place to stay.  At the Parc 55 Hotel off Union Square, you’ll get all you need: central location, friendly service, modern style, and an uncluttered room with a view.

With its downtown location, Parc 55 is perfect for business and vacation travelers. You don’t have to walk far to experience the best of San Francisco: take a stroll to the Museum of Modern Art oParc55lounhrr Yerba Buena Gardens, enjoy downtown’s fashionable night scene, attend a function at the Moscone Convention Center or ride a cable car– just a block away.

Within the hotel, there is plenty of business space with 15 board-style meeting rooms.  You can also invite your friends up to the 31st floor club lounge for your birthday soiree or plan your wedding reception in the 5,610 square-foot grand ballroom.

At the end of the day, you’ll be pleased to enter a room that doesn’t overload your senses with stale air conditioning and dated floral prints.  Each of the hotel’s 1,010 rooms are the model of contemporary sophistication, having recently celebrated a $30 million renovation.

Parc 55 is so confident with their new look, they’ve hosted a 55-hour party in Union Square and even outfitted every room with a 36” plasma TV – show offs!

The Ellis Hotel, A Truly Unique Boutique Hotel

Picture 5The new and improved Ellis Hotel, located in the heart of downtown Atlanta is a piece of Atlanta’s history. From its luxurious modern guest rooms – fully equipped with iPod docking stations – to its elegant crystal chandeliers, there is no limit to the luxury at Ellis.

Its recent $28 million hotel renovation brought much more than a fresh paint job, Atlanta’s Ellis Hotel offers 21st century conveniences and amenities. Among them are sleek and sophisticated interior design and furniture, on-site event planning service, and WiFi access throughout the entire hotel.

But the new Ellis Hotel didn’t stop with luxury amenities, they also have an exclusive women’s only floor. It’s complete with necessities for the woman-on-the-go (i.e. snuggly slippers and curling irons).

After prepping in your luxurious room or on their exclusive floor, it’s time to dine at the fine Terrace on Peachtree Restaurant. This Atlanta restaurant offers its patrons recipes from local vendors, giving a simple escape to America’s finest. Be sure to try the Sweet Potato Ravioli, stuffed mushrooms or even the Chocolate Indulgence Brownie. Andrea, the restaurant manager, will ensure that your dining experience is that of royalty.

These features make The Ellis not just an Atlanta hotel with comfortable beds, but also a lavish retreat from the usual chain hotels. This truly unique boutique Atlanta hotel offers its clients options while relaxing in luxurious accommodations.

The Bellevue: The Grande Dame of Broad St.

Nicknamed “The Grande Dame of Broad Street,” this historically-rich building has kept the same charm since her opening in 1904. Famous guests, including every U.S. President since Roosevelt (!), PHIbellevuehave stayed in the hotel segment of the building.

Besides the hotel, the Bellevue holds dozens of luxury shops (Nicole Miller, Tiffany & Co.), a food court with cuisine ranging from sushi to gyros, and a top-notch health club.

XIX (Nineteen) is one of the finest restaurants at the Bellevue and often has jam-packed happy hours after work. The restaurant is on the 19th floor, hence the name, and has some of the best views of Philadelphia.

Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland is in the main lobby as you enter off of Broad Street; the champagne truffles are bursts of decadent goodness. The shop is adorable and their chocolates are packaged beautifully, making great gifts for your return to home or the office.

2. Chicest NYE Party at Mondrian 12/31/09

Many Hollywood types head to the warm beaches of Miami for New Year’s Eve and many of them will be headed to the elegantly chic Mondrian Hotel on South Beach. Ring in 2010 with class and luxury poolside or in a private cabana with you and your friends. An open bar runs all night from 9pm until 2am, while multiple DJ’s spin until 4 am. The Mondrian shows you how to have a New Year’s Eve party Miami style.

East Coast Meets West at The Thompson Hotel

On one of the busiest streets in Los Angeles you can finally get a taste of New York. The Thompson Hotel looks like it came straight out of the Big City with its leather sofas and swanky rooftop pool. With five other hotels in New York, The Thompson brings a similar glamorous New York vibe as well as New York favorites, such as Dean & Deluca goodies in the minibar.Picture 7

If you are looking for a trendy hotel where you won’t find drunken clubbers and late night action, this hotel is the perfect spot to be in. It’s a perfect location to put you in the heart of daytime shopping action and then withdraw you into seclusion at night.

This is also a place where you might actually enjoy staying around the corridors. BondSt is a phenomenal sushi restaurant that was replicated after the one in New York. The ABH bar, which stands for Above Beverly Hills, is a great place to grab a cocktail and enjoy the view. With restaurants straight from New York and the décor and vibe to match, it’s definitely time to be in a New York state of mind- but with better weather.

Luxury and Elegance at The Rittenhouse Hotel

There’s a reason that celebs like Oprah Winfrey and Bruce Willis call this their home away from home when staying in Philadelphia. The Rittenhouse Hotel is the #1 Hotel in Pennsylvania, as voted by Travel & Leisure Magazine, and boasts more amenities and perks than one could imagine.

For guests staying on the weekend, the hotel offers a complimePHIrittenhousehotelntary champagne reception on Friday and Saturday afternoons, with butler service and scrumptious treats that would make even the most skeptical person feel warm and welcome.

The Adolf Bieker Spa and Salon is located within the hotel and has a fantastic reputation. Employees of the spa recommend the “Aroma Glow” treatment and have absolutely perfected the basic Swedish massage.

The Mary Cassatt Tea Lounge is located on the first floor and looks out onto a beautiful outdoor garden; it’s a wonderful way to spend the afternoon. The Rittenhouse even has a hopping bar, Bar 210 at Lacroix, that overlooks Rittenhouse Park and serves handcrafted cocktails and hors d’oeurves.

There’s no question – the Rittenhouse Hotel will make every stay in Philadelphia as fabulous as you would hope, with elegance and style!

Hotel Lawrence Bakes Up Homey Touches

Picture 20Cookies and milk have stood the test of time as a combination that creates the warm, fuzzy feeling.  Hotel Lawrence is clearly in the warm fuzzies business, because it serves just that in the lobby at 8:00 p.m. every night.

Besides the sweet treats, this European style hotel that dates back to 1925 also boasts spectacular views of downtown and is walking distance from Reunion Tower, several parks, the Dallas World Aquarium and the Sixth Floor Museum.  Founders Grill restaurant offers great meals and room service, and complimentary breakfast is provided to kick start your day.  Free transportation within a 3-mile radius is perfect for out of towners who need to do business downtown without the hassle of cabs or shuttles.

The historic look and feel evoke a warmth and comfort that can’t be found in newer, more modern architectural styles and designs.  Not to mention those delicious cookies and milk that will have you sleeping like a baby. Sweet dreams!

W Midtown Atlanta: Where Guests Do Much More Than Sleep

The W Atlanta Midtown is oneATLwmidtown of Atlanta’s coolest hotels where guests can indulge in a good night’s rest and then some. With weekly celebrity attended events, why would you want to sleep? This boutique hotel in Atlanta invites its guests to get pampered, get rejuvenated, and get away- all within Atlanta’s city limits.

Wanna see celebs? Many of the city’s elite are at this Atlanta hotel on any given night. The Real Housewives of Atlanta have been spotted here on various occasions, including during their OK Magazine photo shoot. Incorporating LA style with Southern hospitality, the Playboy Pajama Party was also held at this Atlanta luxury hotel.

This W Hotel is the first Atlanta destination for the ultra-modern, Bliss Spa. Here, guests may fulfill decadent desires including an oxygen blast facial, carrot & sesame body buff, and the “blissage” head-to-toe massage.

Opened in 2008, this hotel paradise in Midtown has 466 luxury guest rooms, a relaxing spa, and tons of special event space. So whether you want a girls night out or a sensual night in, the W Hotel Midtown has the sophistication & sex appeal to feed all your senses.

Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers

The view alone makes a stay at this hotel an impressively elegant experience. Each guest room boasts a magnificent view of either the Chicago River, Lake Michigan, or the city skyline. Sleep like a king on exclusive Sheraton Sweet Sleeper beds, and get squeaky clean with complimentary Bliss bath products. Plush, peaceful, and posh–Sheraton Chicago knows how to treat its guests.

Holiday Inn Chicago-Mart Plaza

Experience the Windy City in its urban entirety at this high-rise hotel that offers sweeping city views and much, much more. The surrounding River North area offers restaurants and stores galore for visitors who hold shopping highest. When your feet get tired of exploring, take a dip in the hotel’s indoor pool or retire early to a comfy room equipped with high-speed Internet. Long live luxury!

Four Points Downtown Chicago

Take your pick from shopping, dining, or going out on the town at this hotel where anything and everything is possible. Request a whirlpool and balcony rooPicture 7m if you’re a lover of lounging or bare your bikini at the indoor pool and sundeck. There’s an outdoor terrace for private business functions, and make sure to take advantage of special deals like the Nickel Package that includes two VIP Shedd tickets, a deluxe guest room, and a surprise upon arrival. Four stars for Four points!

Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare Hotel & Conference Center

Just a hop, skip, and a jump away from O’Hare Airport, the convenient locatioPicture 10n is only one of this hotel’s many strong suits. Take off your shoes and loosen your tie in one of the markedly tasteful guestrooms or suites; print, fax, and copy at the full-service business center; wine and dine at one of the 3 on site restaurants; and take a dip in the heated luxury pool in the hotel’s all season atrium. This place is fit for a queen…or businessman.

W Chicago – City Center

The city is all around you at this hotel in the Chicago Loop near the Sears Tower and theaPicture 64ter district. Get some shut-eye on the hotel’s plush beds each equipped with pillow top mattresses and 350-thread-count sheets. For those who want to relax to the max, loosen up with a deep-tissue massage brought to you by the in-room spa service. Don’t you just love to lounge?

Best Western Chicago Hillside

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If you’d rather avoid the bustle of downtown Chicago, this hotel may be exactly what you’re looking for. Just 15 minutes from O’Hare Airport, this is a great place for travelers in transition. Take advantage of complimentary transportation to Brookfield Zoo, Oakbrook Mall, and O’Hare, and feel free to break a sweat at the fitness center and outdoor pool. Can you say convenience and comfort?

Best Western River North Hotel

Picture 36Guaranteed the Best service in the Windy City, this hotel is truly first rate. Marvel at the stunning view of downtown Chicago from one of the 150 guestrooms equipped with free high-speed internet access and a beautiful contemporary bath design. Bored? Swim a lap at the full-size indoor pool or pump some iron at the Nautilus Weight station at the fitness center. You’ll instantly feel right at home.

Hotel Allegro

Picture 13The second you step foot into Allegro Hotel, you’ll find yourself in the lap of luxury. Take advantage of personal assistant services, a state-of-the-art on-site fitness center, and a spa where you can relax and reboot. Located in the heart of Chicago’s theater district, you’ll have entertainment right outside your door.

Carleton of Oak Park Hotel

Picture 37Whether you’re visiting for business or pleasure, The Carleton of Oak Park offers gracious accommodations in the Oak Park tradition. Conveniently located just off interstate 290, this hotel, with its elegant lobby and beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites, has been providing area visitors with comfortable, convenient accommodations for over seventy years.

Embassy Suites Chicago – Downtown

Experience the essence of the legendary metropolis that is Chicago at the Embassy Suites. Just steps from the world-famous shopping of the Magnificent Mile and moments from the glittering restaurants and nightlife of downtown, the all-suite hotel is as vibrant and cosmopolitan as the Windy City itself. If you’re a business traveler, you’ll appreciate the hotel’s proximity to the financial district and the Fortune 500 corporations lining the city’s renowned Loop. This sleek downtown Chicago hotel offers upscale accommodations, distinctive amenities, and attentive service, all in a pulsing urban setting.

Hotel Monaco

The Hotel Monaco, a Chicago Four Star boutique hotel (and part of the collection of Kimpton Hotels) is nestled in the energy and excitement of the thriving city of Chicago, a place where thousands of people visit every day. Indulging in the cultural attractions of Chicago, meeting for important business of the day or inspiring industry events of the year, something happens every hour of every day. After a long day of meetings, shopping or sightseeing, visitors want to return to a stylish downtown Chicago hotel. Like all the Kimpton Hotels, the Hotel Monaco is a Chicago luxury hotel that indulges in the sights, sounds, textures and tastes of its environment. Indulge in the free and freeing chair massages during the Hotel Monaco’s wine hour or the mouthwatering menu of next door’s South Water Kitchen.

Northbrook Hilton

The Hilton Northbrook hotel is close to Downtown Chicago, Illinois (and O’Hare International Airport) and offers complimentary shuttle service to local area companies and attractions. Whether you are visiting for business or pleasure, you will experience a tradition of excellence at the Hilton Northbrook hotel…in service, amenities and fine dining. The Hilton hotel prides itself in offering luxurious accommodations in a warm and comfortable setting. The 248 spacious guestrooms, suites and hospitality parlors include deluxe amenities to pamper you.

Fairfield Inn New York

Fairfield Inn by Marriott New York Manhattan/Times Square hotel features 244 rooms and suites in the heart of New York City Times Square. This Midtown Manhattan hotel, located at the crossroads of the world, features affordable prices and is perfect for family vacations, business travelers, and small group meetings. Work in our brand new spacious guest rooms with free internet. Work out in our state-of-the-art fitness room and enjoy free breakfast before exploring some of the nearby Midtown attractions such as the Broadway theaters, Rockefeller Center, 5th Avenue and Central Park. Our newly built New York City hotel is proud to be the first Fairfield Inn by Marriott in Manhattan and invites you to experience first-class NYC accommodations, amenities and Marriott service. And getting to the Fairfield Inn New York Times Square is easy. We are centrally located in Times Square, across from Port Authority Bus Terminal, minutes from Penn Station and within walking distance of the Jacob Javits Convention Center.

Affinia Dumont

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With a unique focus on wellness, the Affinia Dumont offers an array of services and amenities to help guests relax, maintain balance and keep fit while traveling. A key element of the hotel’s wellness philosophy is the Oasis Day Spa, a state-of-the-art urban fitness center and a full spa for health and life balance.

Affinia Gardens

Picture 10This stylish, 14-story hotel is located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Affinia Gardens is less than a two mile walk from some of the best New York attractions, including Times Square, Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.Recently renovated in 2005, Affinia Gardens is nestled amongst sycamore-shaded blocks and stylish brownstones. This all-suite hotel was converted from an apartment building, and exudes the feeling of a private Manhattan residence. The hotel’s lounge offers complimentary morning coffee and herbal teas, in addition to weekly wine-and-cheese receptions. A lobby area workstation has a laptop, and wireless Internet access is available in public areas and in guestrooms for a fee.

Algonquin Hotel

Picture 13The Algonquin Hotel is a true landmark, with a tradition of elegance that began over a century ago. Superb accommodations and a gracious atmosphere make the Algonquin an oasis of polished sophistication amid the hustle and bustle of the city. And their ground-floor restaurant is also the location for Dorothy Parker’s infamous Round Table.

Avalon Hotel

Picture 14For many years, the Avalon Hotel has served as a popular favorite among Manhattan area hotels, offering business and leisure travelers the perfect setting. Vincci’s Avalon, a unique European-style boutique hotel in Manhattan, is situated just minutes away from the Empire State Building and Penn Station. Times Square, Broadway, The Jacob Javits Convention Center, Herald Square shopping, and the heart of Manhattan’s business district are also within walking distance.

Belvedere Hotel

The Belvedere Hotel is an Art Deco monument, providing elegant lodging to discerning travelers since 1928. Style and exceptional service are the hotel’s hallmarks, with a tradition of warm hospitality to all guests.

The recently introduced Executive Boardroom is an ideal choice for exceptional corporate meetings.  Combined with a spacious 900 sq.ft. meeting room, The Belvedere offers flexiblility and state-of-the-art audiovisual capabilities for your meetings, intimate training sessions and private gatherings.

Helmsley Carlton House

Picture 28This hotel features tastefully furnished studios and one and two bedroom suites, complete with everything from full kitchens to individual climate controls. It can be a live-in suite, offering full hotel amenities including a 24-hour doorman, attended elevators, valet, full security, as well as full linen and nightly turn-down service.

Holiday Inn Express Chelsea

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The Holiday Inn Express located on West 29th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues is in the Northern Chelsea neighborhood and near to Madison Square Garden. The hotel is a 15-story high-rise with wireless access, free local calls, fitness center, rear garden terrace and a full business center.


Picture 55A quietly sophisticated hotel offering understated elegance, Morgans boasts a home-away-from-home atmosphere. Twenty years ago the hotel opened with a chic, decidedly residential feel. The restaurant Asia de Cuba is an ongoing hotspot, and they also have a great bar.

On the Ave

Picture 4On the Ave, a distinctive Upper West Side hotel, features a guest-access balcony with Adirondack chairs and great greenery on the 16th Floor. The interiors are chicly sophisticated and the rooms have sumptuous linens. It’s a lush hotel with a real neighborhood feel.


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At the Paramount Hotel Times Square, guests are greeted by vibrant décor in the lobby. Don’t miss the Dean & Deluca Gourmet Specialty Shop, a branch of the New York City gourmet coffee shop that provides takeout for guests on the go. Finally, for a quiet setting, the Library Bar beckons drinkers with mahogany bar stools, inviting white sofas draped with soft throws, and soft lighting.

Park 79

Picture 6It offers exquisite style, unique charm, and luxurious amenities at attractive room rates. Surrounded by museums, shops and fine dining, this hotel exudes a quiet sense of luxury. Beyond that, the boutique hotel has exquisite style, unique charm, and attractive rates.

Plaza Athenee

Picture 9Nestled among the residences of the East Side, on a quiet tree-lined street, this charming boutique hotel is just a stroll away from Central Park, Madison Avenue shopping, museums and business areas. This elegant, European-style hotel, known for providing the ultimate in personalized service, has 114 guestrooms and 35 suites, some with glass enclosed indoor terraces and outdoor balconies.

Ritz-Carlton Battery Park

Picture 13Look out across the waterfront as Lady Liberty stands proudly over symbolic Ellis Island. Sweeping views command your attention at every turn. American history surrounds you as the Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian and other impressive tributes are just steps away. The Ritz-Carlton Battery Park immerses guests in luxury and the cultural heritage that is lower Manhattan.


Picture 19Experience the exclusive ambiance, private setting, and unparalleled personal service that distinguish The Sherry-Netherland, a landmark Central Park hotel. Topped by an elaborate Gothic minaret, The Sherry adds a note of drama and history to the Manhattan skyline. Featuring European-style service–including full concierge assistance, elevator attendants, and valet parking–to the spacious accommodations, a stay at The Sherry has been an expression of privilege since 1927.

St. Regis

Picture 22The Butler Service at the St. Regis sets the stage for an experience that is tailored to individual needs, and a collection of special packages provides discerning travelers with several options to further customize their stay with The St. Regis Hotel. The world-renowned hotel has an award-winning reputation for excellence in accommodation.

The Lucerne

Picture 28The beautifully restored Lucerne is one of the most elegantly appointed boutique hotels in all of Manhattan. From the moment you step inside, you will experience the charm and sophistication of this upscale property famous for its service, comfortable, entirely non-smoking accommodations, and affordability. It is conveniently located between Central Park, The American Museum of Natural History, Lincoln Center, the Theatre District, Columbia University, and the many cafes, fine restaurants, and upscale shops on the charming and ever popular Upper West Side of Manhattan, including the award-winning Nice Matin restaurant located on the ground floor of the hotel.

Tribeca Grand

Picture 37A luxury hotel in New York City, the Tribeca Grand Hotel is a lower Manhattan hotspot. And, it’s pet-friendly! Tribeca New York is an exclusive neighborhood and the hotel is one of the best in the city. With its open atrium, screening room, Apple Store products and Church Lounge—a downtown hotspot—staying at Tribeca Grand during your travels ensures a great stay in a boutique hotel.

Hampton Inn Chelsea

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New York City is a melting pot of neighborhoods. The Hampton Inn® hotel in Manhattan-Chelsea is in one of the coolest. Within just a few blocks of our front door, you’ll find incredible shopping, dining, art galleries and history.