Articles tagged “new york city”

Boutique Luxury Hotels Elevate Times Square Food and Beverage Options

Boutique Luxury Hotels Elevate Times Square Food and Beverage Options

Kate Krader, Bloomberg

New Yorkers may scoff at the idea of heading to Midtown Manhattan for a great dining experience. With the relatively recent openings of the Times Square Edition and Aliz hotels, however, this neighborhood is gaining some seriously sophisticated — and delicious — offerings.

4 weeks ago

Marriott to Showcase New Look for W Hotels in Downtown New York

Marriott to Showcase New Look for W Hotels in Downtown New York

Patrick Clark, Bloomberg

It's commonplace for a franchisor to update a property to showcase a refreshed look before asking its real estate partners to invest in similar upgrades. But Marriott International's redo of W Hotels matters more than most such efforts. The wider hotel industry will be curious about the direction of W Hotels, a brand Marriott won as part of its 2016 acquisition of Starwood.

3 months ago

New York Helicopter Tour Company Blames City for Its Bankruptcy

New York Helicopter Tour Company Blames City for Its Bankruptcy

Jeremy Hill, Bloomberg

New Yorkers have good reason to be wary of helicopters overhead — particularly after a crash last summer. Regulations might lead to lost revenue, but smart businesses will find ways to overcome them.

3 months ago

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Executive Q&A: Susanne Hatje of Mandarin Oriental, New York

Executive Q&A: Susanne Hatje of Mandarin Oriental, New York

Mandarin Oriental, New York + Skift

Change is the norm in New York City’s highly competitive luxury hotel sector. But some iconic properties, like Mandarin Oriental, New York, have had remarkable staying power in the eyes of guests. We explore the keys to its success in this executive interview.

4 months ago

New York City Projects Record-Breaking Visitors as U.S. Inbound Travel Cools

New York City Projects Record-Breaking Visitors as U.S. Inbound Travel Cools

Rosie Spinks, Skift

The picture of U.S. inbound travel overall is not particularly bright. But New York City has proved uniquely equipped to weather the storm.

5 months ago

Redesigning New York’s East End for Year-Round Luxury

Redesigning New York’s East End for Year-Round Luxury

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Small towns across the world like Montauk are becoming luxury destinations. Hoteliers building luxury experiences within them face a handful of challenges to balance the local community and original allure with high-end service and amenities. It will be interesting to watch how these brands and locations evolve as tourism continues to boom.

6 months ago

Uber to Launch Helicopter Rides in New York City

Uber to Launch Helicopter Rides in New York City

Hailey Waller, Bloomberg

It makes sense that Uber would start carving out a market in the air mobility space. Launching helicopter ridehailing is a first step toward paving a path for its electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft, which are currently in development.

8 months ago

Airbnb Goes Manhattan Upscale With Apartment-Style Suites at Rockefeller Center

Airbnb Goes Manhattan Upscale With Apartment-Style Suites at Rockefeller Center

Isaac Carey, Skift

It’s got to be hard to get that “local feel” when you’re staying at one of the biggest tourist destinations in New York City.

9 months ago

Marriott to Build World’s Tallest Modular Hotel in Manhattan

Marriott to Build World’s Tallest Modular Hotel in Manhattan

Patrick Clark , Bloomberg

This unusual style of construction has been gaining popularity over the past few years. Still, despite its advantages, upfront costs and limited factory size could make more widespread adoption slow.

9 months ago

New York’s Iconic Chrysler Building Might Become a Hotel

New York’s Iconic Chrysler Building Might Become a Hotel

Katya Kazakina and Lily Katz, Bloomberg

First the old TWA Terminal at JFK and now the Chrysler Building? Is it just us, or is everything being converted into a hotel these days? And is that necessarily a bad thing?

11 months ago

New York’s LaGuardia Airport Is Now Less Awful Than Ever

New York’s LaGuardia Airport Is Now Less Awful Than Ever

John McCorry, Bloomberg

The LaGuardia passenger experience will make a big leap forward this weekend and is slowly getting better. But outside the terminals, anyone who's flown through the airport recently knows that traffic patterns are a mess.

1 year ago

Amtrak Rail Tunnel Funding Still Unclear After Cuomo-Trump Meeting

Amtrak Rail Tunnel Funding Still Unclear After Cuomo-Trump Meeting

Elise Young, Toluse Olorunnipa, and Henry Goldman, Bloomberg

President Trump promised voters an overhaul of the country's infrastructure and so far he hasn't delivered. The northeast corridor rail tunnel is perhaps the greatest infrastructure test the president will have to put money where his mouth is.

1 year ago