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The Best of the New at NYC Hotels, 2012 Edition

When hotel historians – hey, they’re out there somewhere — look back on 2012, they’ll say what we already know: it was, for the most part, a very good year. New York City boasts 91,500 hotel rooms – up from 90,000 in 2011. Put another way, 29 million hotel room nights were sold in New York City in 2012. Read more

How Clever Hotels Keep Their Spare Pillows and Blankets Clean

Clean at the Conrad.

First came washable duvet covers that replaced heavy, dry-clean-only bedspreads and lowered the “oogie factor,” as one hotel executive so aptly described, well, you know. Read more

Your Hotel Doesn’t Have a Spa? No Worries — Select Spa-less Hotels Now Offer Treatments

The new Hyatt 48Lex is a small, upscale hotel that offers guests everything you’d expect, from a restaurant and room service to a well-equipped fitness center – everything, that is, except a spa.

But that doesn’t mean you can’t get a hot stone massage or an herbal facial without leaving the premises. Read more

A First Look at Hyatt 48Lex, Midtown’s Newest Hotel Built From the Ground Up

Is the latest, must-have luxury hotel amenity a dishwasher?

I wondered after a recent tour of the new Hyatt 48Lex, a 116-room glass box with the moniker of a chain hotel and the heart – and size — of a boutique. The first thing you see as you enter is a butler’s pantry outfitted with gleaming versions of the expected (stainless steel sink, microwave, mini fridge). But voila, a pair of surprises.  A clever cabinet swings open to display a superbly stocked, mirror-backed bar (full-size bottles instead of minis). And a Fisher-Paykel stainless steel dishwasher drawer nestles under a cupboard. Read more