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Cocktails With King Kong: Five NYC Hotel Roof Bars With Killer Views of the Empire State Building

 

Roof bars are no longer an oddity at hotels, but that doesn’t make them any less appealing. Drinks with an eye-popping view a pairing the never gets old. I found a full hand with money vistas of the ultimate New York City icon – the Empire State Building. Four are open year round so you can gaze whenever the mood strikes upon “the closest thing to heaven” to quote a line from not one, but two legendary movies.

 

 

 

 

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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

Hotel Week NYC Returns January 4 to 20, 2013

The library at the Library.

January is the slowest of slow seasons in New York. And small wonder. The weather is dreary, days are still dark, and the holiday fizz has gone flat.

In short, it’s the perfect time to come to New York if you’re looking for deals. Read more

A Chat With Vanessa Guilford About Designing Pod51 and Pod39, the Hip Budget Hotels

A red room at the new Pod 39.

In early 2011 I spent a night at the Pod Hotel on East 51st Street in one of the tiniest rooms on the planet. But what my little cell lacked in size it made up in style and smarts. Read more

Pod 39 Throws Open its Doors with an $85-a-Room “Sample Sale”

On sale, limited time only.

New York is the capital of sample sales for everything from designer T-shirts to sofas, so why not hotels? During early July Pod 39, the new East 39th Street sibling to the original Pod Hotel, aka Pod 51, is offering guests a chance to “sample” the new hotel for $85 a night. Read more