The Andaz experience begins the moment you arrive through the bronze-coloured doors of our midtown Manhattan hotel and greeted by an Andaz Host. Have a drink in the bar downstairs while checking in via iPads. The whole experience feels very boutique, plus the welcome drink is a blessing and helps to pass the time while the process takes place. A really nice touch. Rooms are large loft-style rooms, spacious by Manhattan standards and minimalist in design with a great bed. Rooms are between 322 and 404 square feet but the high ceilings make them feel larger. Ask for a room as high up as possible as there is some minor street noise in the lower level rooms. The higher rooms have a superb view and a window seat so that you feel like you are sitting in your very own loft apartment. There are also 47 spacious suites offer private balconies or landscaped terraces. … [Read more...] about Best Hyatt New York: Park Vs Grand Vs Andaz Vs Centric
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He says “As far as I can tell only American schedules LaGuardia departures before 6 a.m. While it’s desirable to get out ahead of other airlines to be first in the departure queue at the crowded airport, those flights push back and… wait. It’s unclear to me the benefit of pushing back more than 5 and 10 minutes early.” … [Read more...] about Why Is American The First Airline To Fly Out Of New York?
afternoon tea at the gorgeous Oscar Wilde lounge earlier in the year. But it was last year in July (when our Oscar was just a twinkle in the eye) that I first tried the restaurant Laurent. Back then the restaurant was brand new – but I already knew I was fan of the food of Executive Chef Laurent Tourondel having tried his cuisine in Miami a few years ago. … [Read more...] about A New York Inspired Brunch at Laurent at Hotel Cafe Royal
Lisbon [Portugal] Every December 31st, Lisbon city dresses up to welcome the New Year. Many people flock the main streets and public squares to celebrate the New Year with friends and families. You can have a great meal at Cervejaria Ramiro, or you can try Casa Alentejo for a fun meal to start the New Year. You can party with locals at Terreiro do Paço; the atmosphere of this place during the night of New Year’s Eve is usually unique. You can see fireworks shows displayed in different areas of the city. The firework shows are displayed in Parque das Nações, St George’s Castle, and Terreiro do Paço. … [Read more...] about Top 5 Destinations to Spend New Year’s Eve in Europe
MLB is moving its offices in January to the west side of midtown Manhattan, near Rockefeller Center, in the tower above the retail store. The sport has been in its current offices, near Grand Central Terminal, since 1999. The new location will also house Major League Baseball Advanced Media, which has been farther downtown in Chelsea. … [Read more...] about Rags to riches: MLB to open NYC retail store at new offices