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Meet Tingo — The New Online Booking Site with the Amusing Name

New York in springtime – it’s lots better than New York in January, and hotel rates reflect this. What better time to unveil a new online booking site promising low prices?

Tingo purports to offer that elusive but delectable commodity – the sure thing. Read more

Eat Yo Brunch — Yotel’s Hip Take on the Classic Hotel Sunday Brunch

What happens when a hip, budget-minded hotel decides to do a take on the classic hotel Sunday brunch?

You get Eat Yo Brunch at Yotel. Read more

Three NYC Hotels Where You Can Watch the Academy Awards

OscarWhen Hollywood’s luckiest lookers thank their lawyers, agents, stylists and Mom for their screen success this Sunday, where do you want to be? Sure, you can stay home with your TV and Twitter feed, but watching the festivities on a big screen at a hotel can be so much more fun.

We found three hotels in different parts of town that go all out for Oscar night.  The envelope, please! Read more

Best of the New: What We Saw And Loved at NYC Hotels in 2011

images-2By the time 2011 morphed into a memory at the stroke of midnight, New York City boasted an unprecedented 90,000 hotel rooms. But the year that was didn’t just set records. If 2011 was a wine we’d raise a glass (and buy several cases). Read more

Is The Hotel Check-in Desk Dead — And Does It Matter?

No check-in desk at the Yotel, but a robot stores your bags.

No check-in desk at the Yotel, but a robot stores your bags.

The massive, inquisition-style check-in desk, once as basic to hotels as beds, pillows and running water, occupies a spot high on the endangered amenity list. But so, in some cases, do check-in staff members. Read more