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The Cheeriest Holiday Decorations at New York City Hotels, 2018 Edition

What’s the best way to thwart the darkness this winter? Light it up!

New York’s hotels seem especially merry and bright this holiday season. Even construction scaffolding is embellished. Maybe it’s the easy availability of LED lights. Or the primal urge to out-decorate the competition. Or perhaps it’s just a simple desire to drum up some cheer.

Can’t come to New York to see what’s aglow? Here’s a sample of what’s on view at Manhattan hotels Downtown, Uptown and in the middle.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Overnight New York! Read more

Super Duper: Three NYC Hotels Where You Can Catch Superbowl 50 with Beer, Wings and Big Screens

Half a century ago at Superbowl I, there were 30,000 empty seats, college marching bands supplied the halftime entertainment, and no one remembers the ads. (To put things in perspective, Lyndon Johnson was President, The Sound of Music won the Oscar, and the Green Bay Packers beat the Kansas City Chiefs.)

Fast forward to the Denver Broncos vs. the Carolina Panthers and Levi’s Stadium, the sparkling Santa Clara home of the San Francisco Giants and Superbowl 50. Read more

NYC Hotels Where You Can Watch the Olympics (Without Getting a Room)

We love the Olympics regardless of where they occur, but we’re especially jazzed that they’re in London this year. As the capital city of a country steeped in theater – Shakespeare, anyone? — London knows how to put on a show, with royals and rock stars to boot. So bring it on! Read more

Hotel Bars Where You Can Cheer the Super Bowl (and the Giants)

The ads! The half-time show! Madonna! We love football (Go Giants), but it’s not the only reason to watch the Super Bowl this Sunday.

Where do you want to be when the Giants and the Patriots go helmet to helmet? We suggest a hotel bar that’s geared up for the big showdown. We found six  — three in midtown and three downtown — where you can settle in with a pitcher of beer and a bucket of wings and drink in the early February festivities, be it the game, the sideshow or both, on a big screen (or two, or 17). Read more

Is The Hotel Check-in Desk Dead — And Does It Matter?

No check-in desk at the Yotel, but a robot stores your bags.

No check-in desk at the Yotel, but a robot stores your bags.

The massive, inquisition-style check-in desk, once as basic to hotels as beds, pillows and running water, occupies a spot high on the endangered amenity list. But so, in some cases, do check-in staff members. Read more