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Tuscany Meets Audrey Hepburn: A First Look at the Refurbished Tuscany New York Hotel

Be seated.

Be seated.

When a hotel closes its doors to renovate, you expect to see something dramatic on the other end. So what went on during the year that the St Giles Tuscany New York was shuttered?

Lots, but a bit of background before we proceed. Read more

Mingling With Giles Bensimon’s Elles in the Lobby at the Sofitel New York

Cindy Crawford at the Sofitel.

Cindy Crawford at the Sofitel.

What hotel wouldn’t kill to bring Charlize Theron, Cindy Crawford, Naomie Campbell, Christy Turlington, Uma Thurman, Ines de La Fressange, Jennifer Lopez and Britney Spears (on a good day) together in one room?

The prize goes to the Sofitel New York. It got the job done, never mind that the women are present in photographs taken by French photographer Gilles Bensimon. Read more

What the Warwick Hotel Looked Like When Iran Checked In for the 67th General Assembly

The Warwick’s security blocks.

The Queen’s flag – or absence of it – announces whether or not she is in residence at Buckingham Palace. At large hotels flags flown above the entry perform a similar task, hinting that notables are in the house, whether a visiting government or a football team.

The only flags flying in front of the Warwick Hotel this week were the stars and stripes and the red Warwick banner. Read more