Cheers! The Best Hotel Drinks of the 2010 Holiday Season

Christmas 2010 is history, but the holidays roar on. And so does this season’s round of holiday drinks at around town, even if holiday libations at hotels are rare this year.

We found a trio of New York hotel bars that remain in a holiday mood. Read more

A Gingerbread House, er, Hotel, er, Tower at Essex House

We’ve gone a bit overboard with holiday hoopla this month. But how do you pass up a gingerbread house that’s a grand-scale replica of the Jumeirah Essex House Hotel and stands ten feet tall? Read more

The Merriest Hotel Trees in New York City, Dressed Up For Holidays 2010

The tree at Rockefeller Center isn’t the only show in town that rocks this month.  Here’s a look at some of our favorite holiday trees at Midtown hotels. Read more

King Kong Meets Hansel & Gretel: Gingerbread Houses Inspired by Movies at Le Parker Meridien

King Kong made from Gingerbread.

King Kong made from Gingerbread.

Ever wondered how King Kong perched on top of the Empire State Building might look rendered in gingerbread?

Me, neither. But King Kong is just one of seven movies interpreted in grand-scale gingerbread in the second annual holiday gingerbread exhibition at Le Parker Meridien hotel.  And the result – an Art Deco gingerbread skyscraper with a frosted ape balanced atop a fondant finial – is scrumptious. Read more

Stuck With Thanksgiving Leftovers? Turkey + Gravy + Cranberry Sauce = Pizza at the Maritime Hotel’s La Bottega Restaurant

What to do with that leftover turkey, gravy and cranberry sauce sitting in the ‘fridge? If you run an Italian restaurant, there’s an obvious solution: make pizza. Read more

Can Do: Is This Replica of the Standard Hotel Really Constructed from Tuna Cans?

Q. When is a can of tuna more than just a can of tuna?

A. When it’s grouped with more than 4,000 others to create a grand-scale sculpture of New York’s Standard Hotel, aka The Candard Hotel. Read more