Tag Archive for: New York City hotels

What City Has the Third Most Expensive Hotel Rooms in the World?

bryant park exteriorIt’s not your imagination. Hotel rates in New York City have gone up.

In fact, they’re third highest in the world – just behind Moscow (priciest for the ninth year) and Lagos. So says the newly released hotel survey from Hogg Robinson Group (HRG), which compared rates for 55 international cities. The New York average is $341.59 a night, up 4 percent from 2011. That uptick reflects confidence in the financial sector, a good thing until you have to swipe your credit card. Read more

The Peninsula New York Launches a Summer Festival of French Movies on its Roof — With Pastries

It was billed as Cinema under the Stars. Under the clouds was more like it. But the clouds didn’t dribble. The wind didn’t blow (too much). And with barely a hitch, The Peninsula New York unveiled its first outdoor movie night on the terrace of its roof bar Salon de Ning on Monday night. 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