When Blackstone Group sold the fabled Waldorf Astoria to a little-known Chinese insurer in 2014 for a record-breaking $1.95 billion, it looked like a done deal. But this week brought news that Blackstone is thinking about buying back the landmark Park Avenue hotel.
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It’s dream time for dog lovers. On February 12 and 13, the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show unfurls, and the world’s top dogs descend upon the city. You can buy a ticket to the big show at Madison Square Garden. Or you can save your money, hang out in the lobby of a hotel that […]
Now that the 2018 Winter Olympics are officially underway, you get to decide where you want to watch half pipe, ice dancing, Nordic combined and the 95 other events unfurling in Pyeongchang between February 8 and 25. Sure you can watch in the privacy of your home. But if cheering on mixed doubles curling or speed […]
With the recent death of John Portman, the game-changing architect you can thank — or blame — for hotels with sky-scraping atriums, dizzying glass elevators and revolving rooftop restaurants, I decided to pay a visit to his most famous New York City creation, the Marriott Marquis. Though it no longer looks like an alien creature […]
As NYC Winter Restaurant Week 2018 roars into town for a three week stint from January 22 to February 9, this seems a good time to pause and take a look at its history. Dozens of cities, large and small, offer promotional prix-fixe meals once or twice a year, but until 1992 that wasn’t the […]
It’s hard to recall a colder, darker New York City holiday season than 2017. But for much of the month, an upbeat antidote to the relentless chill could be found at the city’s hotels — enough to make it worth your while to duck into a lobby for a welcoming blast of warmth and sparkle. […]
What new designs and creature comforts can you expect to see when you visit a hotel in the near future? For a hotel products preview, I attended the industry’s real life take on a crystal ball, the two annual trade shows — HX: the Hotel Experience and BD Boutique and Design Fair — that eat […]
By Terry Trucco Where do you want to be when the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade marches into town later this month?
You’ll need an invitation to get into the more than 130 shows by the likes of Marc Jacobs, Alexander Wang and Fenty Puma by Rihanna that comprise New York Fashion Week, aka NYFW, unfurling September 7 through 15. The parties, too. But not every NYFW event is roped off with velvet. You may need to […]
Watch a movie set in New York, and there’s a good chance you’ll see a Manhattan hotel, whether in a starring role or an unforgettable cameo (think of the The Plaza’s Oak Bar in North by Northwest). But Broadway shows? Not so often. Which brings us to War Paint, the engaging, multilayered new musical about the […]
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