Articles tagged “new york city”

Luxury Hotels Follow Developers to Manhattan’s Far West Side

Luxury Hotels Follow Developers to Manhattan’s Far West Side

Patrick Clark, Bloomberg

Right now Hudson Yards – a once industrial, grimy side of New York – is mostly a ghost town. But the High Line gave the area a major boost, and hotels and restaurants are building up around that ecosystem.

3 weeks ago

New Report Alleges Airbnb Raised New Yorkers’ Rent by $616 Million

New Report Alleges Airbnb Raised New Yorkers’ Rent by $616 Million

Christine Maurus, Bloomberg

The truth is that rising rents and a lack of affordable housing in any city is never the result of one single factor, and blaming those crises on one business alone doesn't do enough to figure out the real, multiple reasons behind those problems.

2 months ago

New York Tourism Hires Former Starwood Exec to Woo Chinese Meetings

New York Tourism Hires Former Starwood Exec to Woo Chinese Meetings

Jing Travel

Visitation from China declined in the first half of 2017, which makes the role of individual destination marketing organizations even more crucial. New York City has a multi-layered approach, which includes targeting convention business.

4 months ago

New York City Hotels Appeal to Tourists and Locals With Innovative Design

New York City Hotels Appeal to Tourists and Locals With Innovative Design

Beth J. Harpaz , Associated Press

From historic bars and rooftop mini golf courses to creative co-working spaces and a veritable library of thousands of books, these NYC hotels have something for everyone, whether you're just visiting town or a local.

7 months ago

New York City Is Reminding Travelers That It’s a Cultural and Creative Capital

New York City Is Reminding Travelers That It’s a Cultural and Creative Capital

Beth J. Harpaz, Associated Press

NYC & Company is still using ubiquitous buzzwords and phrases such as "local," "authentic" and "unique experiences" in its latest marketing campaign. But it seems like the tourism board is finally using those catchphrases in a useful way – to encourage tourists to support local businesses – which often rely on tourism dollars for survival.

7 months ago

Times Square Desnudas and Costumed Characters Have Businesses Moving Elsewhere

Times Square Desnudas and Costumed Characters Have Businesses Moving Elsewhere

David M. Levitt, Bloomberg

With Time Square's central location and iconic reputation, the area is unlikely to ever become a business ghost town.

7 months ago

Self-Driving Cars Likely to Be Tested on Manhattan Streets in 2018

Self-Driving Cars Likely to Be Tested on Manhattan Streets in 2018

Dee-Ann Durbin and Tom Krisher, Associated Press

New York wants to be a testing ground for autonomous technology, and General Motors is looking to bring fully automated Chevy Volts to the streets of Manhattan. We're glad an engineer and a second person will be in each car, just in case.

8 months ago

The New Luxury Vacation Is Crunchier and Quieter

The New Luxury Vacation Is Crunchier and Quieter

Samantha Shankman, Skift

As guests seek personalization, authenticity, and experiences outside their daily grinds, these well-designed outdoor lodges hit a sweet spot by maintaining a low profile that appeals to their customers' underlying desire to disconnect.

8 months ago

Uber Owes Millions of Dollars to Its New York City Drivers

Uber Owes Millions of Dollars to Its New York City Drivers

Tom McElroy, Associated Press

Uber's very bad year only seems to be getting worse.

1 year ago

Airbnb Tries to Clear Away Political and Legal Challenges in New York and San Francisco

Airbnb Tries to Clear Away Political and Legal Challenges in New York and San Francisco

Deanna Ting, Skift

With its latest public policy efforts, Airbnb is inching toward legitimacy by being more willing to share information with cities. But is this enough to appropriately address the real issues, and will cities be willing to meet them halfway?

1 year ago

New York’s Grand Central Terminal Strives to Be a Destination in Its Own Right

New York’s Grand Central Terminal Strives to Be a Destination in Its Own Right

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

Grand Central Terminal's main concourse is well known worldwide for its constellation-covered ceiling. But tourists who are willing to peek around its corners will find many more delights.

1 year ago

Skift Podcast: How New York City Tourism Changes the City

Skift Podcast: How New York City Tourism Changes the City

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Visitors keep coming to New York City, and the effort continues to strike a balance between tourist playground and place where people actually live.

1 year ago