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Spinning the U.S. Open at Affinia Hotels


Table tennis coming to the Affinia Manhattan lobby.

It’s back. For two hard-hitting weeks, August 25 through September 7, Grand Slam tennis is (almost) the only game in town. Tennis courts are a rarity at New York hotels, so Affinia’s five Manhattan hotels – Dumont, Manhattan, Shelburne, Gardens and Fifty – are serving up the apartment-sized version: table tennis. All Affinia guests can log in 30 free minutes of play at SPIN, actress Susan Sarandon’s ping-pong club. With tables set up at the Manhattan, Shelburne and Fifty, ping-pong enthusiasts staying at these three hotels can also fine-tune their forehands on site. For more on Affinia Manhattan...READ ON



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Cocktails With King Kong: Five NYC Hotel Roof Bars With Killer Views of the Empire State Building

Not too long ago, you could count the New York hotel roof bars on the fingers of one hand and have leftover digits. And today? They’re so bountiful the best way to track them is by the view. I found a full hand with money vistas of the ultimate New York City icon – the …READ ON


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Overnight New York covers everything relating to hotels in New York City, from news, deals, and reviews to the culture swirling around them.

The best hotels entertain you from the moment you enter. You can see contemporary art, hear a DJ, play bingo at midnight or take in a Sunday night movie (there’s nothing like a hotel screening room).

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