Waldorf Astroria’s Guerlain Spa Closes and Poses the Question: Are Hotel Spas an Endangered Species?

The Waldorf=Astoria (no spa inside -- for now).

The Waldorf=Astoria (no spa inside — for now).

Given the blast of parties, press releases and popping champagne corks whenever a spa opens at a hotel, it’s amazing how quiet a closing can be. Consider the Guerlain Spa at the Waldorf Astoria. Read more

A First Look at Andrew Buckler’s Cool Uniforms for The James Hotel

The James' stylish uniform.

The James’ stylish uniform.

New York Fashion Week unspools through September 16 in the big, gray cube planted temporarily next to Lincoln Center’s Metropolitan Opera House.

With over 100 designers strutting their Spring/Summer 2011 collections – and with more than a dozen new style-conscious hotels opening in New York this year – you’d think the two realms might overlap. And you’d be right. Read more

Taking Credit at Hyatt — Meet The Newest Hotel Credit Card

I find it really hard to get excited about a new banking product, even when there’s a hotel connection. But I can see the appeal of a new credit card that made its debut yesterday. Read more

With Plans Approved for a New Midtown Skyscraper, Is This a Last Look at the Hotel Pennsylvania?

The Hotel Pennsylvania.

The Hotel Pennsylvania.

Recently New York’s City Council approved plans for a new skyscraper to be built across the street from Madison Square Garden and Penn Station. Read more