Tag Archive for: renovation

A First Look At The Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers’ Renovated Rooms

Some renovations are the hospitality equivalent of an out-patient procedure – new bed dressings, curtains, carpeting and TVs. Others are tantamount to a quadruple bypass — deep-dish metamorphoses that entail messy stuff, like ripping out showers, furnishings and climate systems. Read more

The Finish Line’s in Sight for the Grand Hyatt New York’s Big Renovation

We’ve followed the Grand Hyatt’s three-year march into the 21st century since it began, and after what we saw on a recent visit it’s official – the glass and metal behemoth nudging Grand Central Station is edging closer to the finish line, shedding the last vestiges of shoulder pads, Dynasty and other creaky 80s trappings. Read more

It Won’t Last Forever: In The Midst of The Sheraton New York’s Much-Needed Renovation

The 1,781-room Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers, a classic midtown skyscraper, is in the midst of a $150 million makeover.  And not a moment too soon from what we saw on a recent visit. Read more

Trilby: The Cooper Square Hotel Tries Out (Yet Another) New Resaurant

The Cooper Square, the chilly-chic East Village hotel that looks like it belongs in Dubai, is less than three years old, but already its restaurant is in the try, try again stage. Read more

A First Look at Style On the Cheap at The New Pod Hotel

Invasion of the Body Snatchers aside, Pod is a cool name for a budget hotel.  To my ears, it sounds upbeat and hip, because what could be more upbeat, or hip, than a place that proudly admits its rooms are small and cheap? Read more

To Your Health With The Grand Hyatt New York’s New Craft Cocktails Menu

Cocktails as health drinks? In our dreams.

Still, every day, it seems, another hotel bar announces an ingredients purge.  Out with processed juices, prefab mixes and high fructose corn syrups. In with fresh squeezed juice, mint leaves and sliced fruit. Read more

The Paramount Tweaks its Signature Lobby — Again

Last year Time Square’s Paramount hotel underwent major surgery.  And not a moment too soon.  Once quirky and cool, the Paramount was conceived in the early 1990s by hotelier Ian Schrager and designer Philippe Starck as the hotel equivalent of Target, offering chic on the cheap. A decade later, cheap had trounced chic, and the place was a dirty, neglected mess. Read more