Staying at one of New York City's hottest hotels, like SoHo Grand Hotel? Need a cup of tea? Well, last week, a quaint, art-plastered teahouse, By Name, opened in the trendy neighborhood of SoHo. Luxury Travel Advisor attended the grand-opening on June 5 to scope it out. The Bowery, a street that was once a slum of New York City, has developed into a hipster-ish haven of hotels, art and music. To cater to this countercultural demographic, By Name opened its doors. “The people around there are more artistic and younger and looking for innovations,” said Rorschach Hou, owner of the teahouse. The goal of this new spot is to create a contemporary art space for the community of local and international emerging artists. Inside, the white enclave is accentuated with vibrant works of modern art. Food and beverage is served at a stand in the back. Free Luxury Travel Newsletter Like this story? Subscribe to The Dossier Luxury Travel Advisor’s only … [Read more...] about On Site: By Name, a New York City Art-Decorated Teahouse
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New York City is brimming with show-stopping hotels, so deciding where to stay can often be overwhelming. Which is why we’ve decided to do the hard yards for you and curate our pick of the best. From best design to best icon and best rooftop pool, consider your next trip across the Atlantic sorted. You can find our pick of the best hotels in New York City below. Best for city views: The Ludlow Where? Lower East Side. Towering above eateries and boutiques that have now infiltrated the former tenement district, The Ludlow is a hip new hotel in New York’s Lower East Side. Just around the corner from Katz Deli (of When Harry Met Sally fame) and a 10-minute walk from Chinatown, the location is ideal for exploring. Yet, the Dirty French bistro and the garden bar on the ground floor may just entice you to stay – as will the rooms with stunning views across the city. Be sure to head to the rooftop to watch the sunset as the city turns on its twinkling lights. You can read … [Read more...] about The best hotels in New York City
NEW YORK (AP) — Anna Sorokin traveled in celebrity circles and tossed $100 tips — all the more reason to believe she was the German heiress she said she was. But behind the jet-set lifestyle and pricey threads, prosecutors say, was a fraudster who bilked friends, banks and hotels for a taste of the high life. Sorokin, 28, lived in luxury New York City hotel rooms she couldn’t afford, promised a friend an all-expenses paid trip to Morocco and then stuck her with the $62,000 bill, and peddled bogus bank statements in a quest for a $22 million loan, the Manhattan District Attorney’s office alleges. On Wednesday, the one-time darling of the Big Apple social scene is scheduled to stand trial on grand larceny and theft of services charges alleging she swindled $275,000 in a 10-month odyssey that saw her jetting to Omaha and Marrakesh before landing in a cell at Rikers Island. “Her overall scheme has been to claim to be a wealthy German heiress with approximately … [Read more...] about A woman in New York City lived life as a German heiress. Prosecutors say it was all a sham.
HUDSON YARDS AERIAL VIEW COURTESY OF RELATED-OXFORD Officially open in New York City is the much acclaimed Hudson Yards. The largest private real estate development in the United States since Rockefeller Center, Hudson Yards is made up of 18 million square feet of commercial and residential space. Eight structures containing a mall, residences, first Equinox hotel, office buildings, a cultural facility and 14-acres of open space. Located between 30th and 34th Streets from 10th to 12th Avenues, Hudson Yards sits at the northern terminus of New York City’s elevated park, the High Line. Co-developed by primary developer Related Companies and major equity partner Oxford Properties, architectural firm Kohn Pedersen Fox designed the master site plan Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill, Thomas Heatherwick, Roche-Dinkeloo, and Diller Scofidio + Renfro contributed to the innovative individual structures designs. When Hudson Yards is fully completed, an estimated … [Read more...] about Inside New York City’s Hudson Yards
52 Places To Go 2019 (Tag bylines with individual items.), New York Times Published 8:47 pm CST, Tuesday, January 8, 2019 Here are some of the places The New York Times thinks you should travel this year. Read the article for the full list. Here are some of the places The New York Times thinks you should travel this year. Read the article for the full list. Photo: Louise Denton Photography/Getty Images Photo: Louise Denton Photography/Getty Images Image 1 of / 39 Caption Close Image 1 of 39 Here are some of the places The New York Times thinks you should travel this year. Read the article for the full list. Here are some of the places The New York Times thinks you should travel this year. Read the article for the full list. … [Read more...] about The New York Times picks 52 places to go in 2019