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Is TripAdvisor’s 2016 Best U.S. Hotel for You? A Look at The Sherry-Netherland

No matter how you may feel about TripAdvisor and the reliability of its crowd-sourced reviews, it’s impossible to ignore “the world’s largest travel site.” And this year we wouldn’t dream of ignoring it: for the first time TripAdvisor users voted a New York City property the #1 hotel in the U.S.

Renaissance Murals on the Ceiling: The Sherry-Netherland Lobby Gets a New Old Look

If you last visited the Sherry-Netherland hotel two or three decades ago – or even early last year – expect a jaw-drop moment when you next enter the lobby.

For nearly 40 years, the lobby ceiling – a parade of graceful arches stretching what seems a mile high – was white. Generations passing through assumed it was always so.But history buffs, Art Deco enthusiasts and Sherry aficionados with long memories (and even longer lives) know otherwise. Read more

What NYC Hotels Do Tripadvisor Reviewers Like Best?

It’s January, and once again Tripadvisor rolls out its annual Best Lists compiled from the bazillion reviews filed by hotel-goers each year. How did New York City’s nearly 100,000 hotel rooms fare?

Lots better than in 2012, when not a single Big Apple hotel landed on the Tripadvisor top 25 best US hotels list (New York has yet to crack the ranks of the 25 best hotels in the world). This year there are three:  Read more

Fifth Avenue Star Power: The Pierre and The Plaza Co-Star with Richard Gere in the New Thriller “Arbitrage”

You’re out of luck if you wanted to try the Eggs Benedict at  Le Caprice. The Pierre hotel’s gleaming by-the-numbers copy of the popular London brasserie closed earlier this year. (We wonder who got their hands on the gorgeous David Bailey photos of Jean Shrimpton that dressed the walls.) Read more