Articles tagged “times square”

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Caesars Looks to Build Casino in New York’s Times Square

Caesars Entertainment and SL Green confirmed in a New York Times story that they are partnering up to bid for a downtown New York City casino license. The two plan to redevelop 1515 Broadway in Times Square as an entertainment and gaming destination. Caesars Palace Times Square will even be designed to include a Broadway Theater for The Lion King. Since…

Hotels

Generator’s Takeover of Paramount Hotel in Times Square Is Part of Broader Hostel Reboot

Generator makes an intriguing case that there's an opportunity to target well-off millennial travelers looking for distinctive places to stay in cities where budget hotels with buzzy bars are scarce.

Generator’s Takeover of Paramount Hotel in Times Square Is Part of Broader Hostel Reboot

Hotels

Hotel Developers Still See Opportunities in Travel’s Crowded Hotspots

Recent moves by MCR, JL Capital, Indian Hotels Company, and Generator show how developers pry their hotels into built-up destinations.

Hotel Developers Still See Opportunities in Travel’s Crowded Hotspots

Coronavirus

How a Hotel GM Tackled the Pandemic From Years of Surviving Terrorist Attacks

This general manager of an iconic Times Square property experienced turbulent times in Turkey, and tempers expectations of a quick recovery for New York.

How a Hotel GM Tackled the Pandemic From Years of Surviving Terrorist Attacks

Tourism

Boutique Luxury Hotels Elevate Times Square Food and Beverage Options

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.

Boutique Luxury Hotels Elevate Times Square Food and Beverage Options

Overtourism

Times Square Desnudas and Costumed Characters Have Businesses Moving Elsewhere

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

Times Square Desnudas and Costumed Characters Have Businesses Moving Elsewhere

Tourism

Times Square Costumed Characters Face New Restrictions

Under the proposed legislation, at least if Spider Man or Batman get aggressive with the tourists they'll be easy to find and apprehend.

Times Square Costumed Characters Face New Restrictions

Tourism

Will Times Square Tourists See Topless, Painted Women as an Attraction or Nuisance?

City and state officials are at a loss for how to ban the topless, painted women because both going topless and panhandling are both legal activities in NYC.

Will Times Square Tourists See Topless, Painted Women as an Attraction or Nuisance?

Online Travel

Rethinking the Visitor Center in the Age of Connected Travelers

Visitor centers can rebrand themselves as places where travelers can get help both online and in-person. Offering Wi-Fi is a big incentive that gets them closer to the real monetizer: the gift shop.

Rethinking the Visitor Center in the Age of Connected Travelers

Media and PR

10 Most Instagrammed Places of 2014

It is no surprise that most of the locations are tourist destinations, with the exception of two sites in Russia.

10 Most Instagrammed Places of 2014