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6 Boutique Hotels In NYC For The Cool Crowd

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 We contribute with Glamour Brazil  magazine with posts about the hottest spots in town. In this posts we listed 6 Boutique Hotels in NYC that attract some of the coolest guests.

We’ve translated the original article, that is originally in Portuguese, so everyone can understand! We selected some boutique hotels in NYC to share with you. Some newer, some older but still great!

Unlike traditional hotels, these boutique hotels in NYC attract a young, modern crowd, who appreciate art and like to have fun.

Therefore, they offer great restaurants, hype bars, a fantastic décor with art works and design pieces, plus a bustling nightlife!

Take a look at our selection:

Paramount Hotel



Built in the 1920’s, the hotel was considered one of the best in town. At the time, everyone passing through Times Square (between 1938 and 1951) would certainly enter the hotel to go to Diamond Horseshoe – a club / theater serving dinners in the basement of the hotel.

After being sealed and closed for 62 years, the hotel was repurchased by a millionaire by $20 million and reopened in the New Year’s Eve of 2014.

One of the great attractions at the hotel is the show Queen of the Night, which takes place inside the famous Diamond Horseshoe which was also revitalized. Giovanna Battaglia is the Creative Director of this “theatrical dinner” that mixes theater, music, circus and design. The Dress Code? They ask you to “Dress for the Queen”, so only formal attires, cocktail dresses or luxurious costumes are accepted.

The hotel is also the home of a restaurant called Paramount Bar & Grill and the Corso Coffee, an Italian bar with coffee, cakes, pastries, sandwiches and salads.

The rooms have contemporary decor and modern design with flat-screet televisions, internet, iPod docking station…and your floor tells you what is the temperature out there to help you get dressed.
Interesting, right?!

Location: 235 West 46th Street


The Refinery Hotel

Refinery Hotel Guest Room
Refinery Hotel Guest Room
Refinery Hotel Rooftop
Refinery Hotel – Rooftop

The hotel was built inside a former hat factory of the early 20th century. Located in Midtown, it has 12 floors with 197 rooms and offers a really cool entertainment.

Parker & Quinn, the restaurant with seasonal foods offers breakfast, lunch, dinner and for those who want a good cocktail, its nostalgic décor recalls the early 1900’s in NYC. They offer live music with pianists, jazz singers and even DJs in certain week nights.

The Winnie’s Wine Lobby Bar recalls the era of the US Prohibition when the production, sale and distribution of alcoholic beverages was prohibited. With a beer and wine menu for every singular possible taste, the bar also offers live music.

Since all true New Yorkers love a rooftop, the hotel did not forget to make its own! The Refinery Rooftop is cozy, with a rustic space and an amazing view of the Empire State Building. The cocktails created by Alex Ott are made from natural ingredients and certainly will make a difference in your night!

Location: 63 West 38th Street


Marlton Hotel

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The Marlton Guest Room
The Marlton – Guest Room

Located in Greenwich Village, The Marlton Hotel is a hotel with small rooms, yes. But, it did become one of the most hip spots in the city where the cool gang hangs out.

In the past it hosted poets, artists and writers such as Jack Kerouac, Julie Andrews, Carmen McRae seeking work in New York and that enjoyed the neighborhood.

After a revival, it was reopened in September 2013.

The restaurant called Margaux, has a menu with influences blending cuisines from California, France and some of the countries bordering the Mediterranean. It offers dishes with fresh seasonal ingredients.

The Cocktail Bar is opened from 7pm through 2am. It attracts the cool local NYC crowd we mentioned above, for after hours. Something that is pretty common in the New York nightlife scene.

Location: 5 West 8th Street


Ludlow Hotel

Ludlow Hotel – Garden


The Ludlow Hotel, inaugurated in 2014 in the Lower East Side, instantly became one of the coolest boutique hotels in NYC to stay at.

The hotel has 184 rooms and 20 suites – that can cost up to $2,000/night. But, the other suites do have good, affordable prices, so don’t worry!

The very unique décor has marble tiled floor, handmade silk carpets, handcrafted lamps from Morocco and giant industrial windows.

We guarantee the hotel has everything you might want…even a mini bar with gluten-free products. WOW!

The restaurant, Dirty French, is also a “must-go” when you come and visit. Be sure to make a reservation!

Location: 180 Ludlow Street


The High Line Hotel



Located on a terrain where apples were once cultivated, the hotel offers 60 rooms in a beautiful brick building bordering the High Line Park – an old train track that was turned into a suspended park, in Chelsea.

The rooms are large, with beautiful décor mixing American and European styles, vintage looking furnitures. In addition, generous windows overlooking the High Line Park and the private garden of the hotel.

Unlike other boutique hotels, it does not offer famous restaurants or bars, but it does host the 1st Coffee Bar in New York, Intelligentsia. They have a wonderful coffee that you can enjoy in their garden area.

In front of the hotel you can find a coffee truck with coffee and delicious sweets that are perfect to enjoy during the summer.

In the evening, Champagne Charlie’s, their outdoor lounge on the hotel’s patio, is a great option to have some appetizers and a great selection of beer, wine and champagne.

Location: 180 10th Avenue


Viceroy New York

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The Roof at Viceroy Hotel
Viceroy Hotel Guest Room
Guest Room at Viceroy Hotel

Located in Midtown, the Viceroy is one of New York’s hotel that blends the cool Downtown style, with the luxury of Uptown, in a subtle and intelligent way.

The rooms have amazing views of the city, mainly of Central Park. The design was created by the renowned duo called Roman and Williams, famous for decorating other luxury hotels too.

The Kingside restaurant brings the creations of Chef Marc Murphy. In addition, the famous and always crowded rooftop, The Roof, is definitely an attraction.

With a lounge and outdoor terrace, the drink menu is great and offers handcrafted local beers, wines from every corner of the world. The cocktails are made with fresh ingredients and the food menu offers small snacks and dishes – the most popular dish is surely their burger.

Enjoy any time of the year to visit the Viceroy. Go up to the The Roof to be “awed” by one of the most beautiful views of Central Park and Manhattan!

Location: 120 West 57th Street


We are sure you will enjoy any of these Boutique Hotels in NYC. And, even more, your experience in the city will be unforgettable!

Do you need help with something? Take a look at our Concierge Services and countless ways we can make your vacation even more memorable!

Are you a Company needing assistance in NY for your executives? Contact us to learn how our Corporate Services can make their work trip seamless!

Photo Credits: Courtesy of Hotels
*Last Update on Feb/2020.*

Some of the Best Hotels in Williamsburg Brooklyn

Hotels Wythe Hotel Williamsburg Broooklyn

Brooklyn is not only growing and attracting more businesses into it, but it’s also becoming one of the best neighborhoods to stay at, while you visit New York! Take a look at some of the best hotels in Williamsburg Brooklyn!

Hotels William Vale Williamsburg Brooklyn Rooftop View

What was once an outcast neighborhood, is now becoming the place to eat, play, sleep and work. Brooklyn, as we all know, is the second biggest boroughs in New York, but is the most populated one by far!

Today, people are moving into Brooklyn, new businesses are opening every week and now, even the tourists are keen in exploring what this neighborhood is all about.

That said, we decided to share a quick post, listing a few hotels and accommodation options to stay, if you’re also looking to spend more time in Brooklyn.

Check them out below!

The William Vale

Hotels William Vale Williamsburg Brooklyn

Ok. We know that this hotel is a bit touristy, but it’s today the most prestigious and grandiose place to stay in Williamsburg.

The William Vale opened to the public in September of 2016. There is no way to miss it, since it’s the biggest building by the river with a unique architecture. In addition, it’s very well located and easy to commute to and from.

Its rooftop is one of the most coveted ones during the hot months, since if offers a 360º view of New York. You can literally see everything from up there – Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, Staten Island and even New Jersey. Phiuf!

It has a few dining options from Leuca, on the ground floor, to the rooftop bar called Westlight on the 22nd floor and even the Vale Pool, opened seasonally, exclusively for guests. They also offer great cocktails to start off, or end the night.

The rooms are very modern and fully equipped with everything you might need!

Location: 111 North 12th Street


Wythe Hotel

Hotels Wythe Hotel Williamsburg Broooklyn

The Wythe Hotel was probably the first, trendy boutique hotel in Williamsburg. Housed inside a former factory, the brick façade gives their guests a nostalgic feeling.

Known for hosting some of the best rooftop parties with a breathtaking view of the city, it’s attracts a pretty high-end, hip crowd.

The New American restaurant is called Reynard, is open up through mid-night and welcomes walk-ins. They offer breakfast, lunch, brunch and dinner, so you’ll be sure to find a time to pass by.

Finally, rooms are decorated with some of the original historic industrial detailing, setting the vibe to the place. But, nonetheless, it offers a full-service mini bar, heated floors, free wifi, beauty products in the bathroom and more! Enjoy!

Location: 80 Wythe Avenue


The Williamsburg Hotel

Hotels The Williamsburg Hotel Williamsburg Brooklyn

Steps from the Wythe Hotel, you’ll find The Williamsburg Hotel. It’s recently launched in 2017 and has quite a few unique tweaks to it.

It’s 150 rooms, spread throughout 8 floors are fully equipped and many have a great views, so be sure to pick the ones where you’ll see Williamsburg from above.

They offer great little tuk-tuks to take guests to bars, restaurants, to the subway, helping them commute in the neighborhood. Pretty cool, right? If you enjoy biking, you can borrow them at the hotel for a full day too!

The restaurant, Harvey, offers dishes with locally sourced ingredients. Their bread is made in-house and their tea time is a must-go. Ah! breakfast is “their treat” as they explain, and we just love it! Come on, paying for breakfast at a hotel is always quite annoying, right? Bonus points for them!

In addition, if you’re into good Jazz music, stay tuned at their upcoming events!

Location: 96 Wythe Avenue


The Pod Hotel

Hotels The Pod Hotel Williamsburg Brooklyn

Finally, the Pod Hotel is also a new addition to the neighborhood.

With other 3 locations in Manhattan – Midtown, Murray Hill and Times Square, they have finally opened in Brooklyn.

The Pod’s restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with indoor, outdoor and rooftop seating, which we love! It also offers a lounge area and work space, if you’re in the city for work.

This hotel is very budget friendly, while also offering a great experience. The design is very modern, rooms are small, but they all have private bathrooms and it’s super well located.

You’ll be able to explore the neighborhood, while sleeping in the heart of it!

Location: 247 Metropolitan Avenue


Here are some other options we’ve written about before:

Explore our website for stores, restaurants, bars, nightclubs and more!

Enjoy the beauty of Williamsburg, and welcome to Brooklyn!

Photo Credit: Courtesy of the hotels
*Last Update on Feb/2020.*

Gurney’s Montauk Resort: A High-End Experience In Montauk

Day Trips and Travels Gurneys Montauk Resort

People that know us well are aware of how we’re huge fans of summer time! So yes, we can’t wait for the NY summer and head to Gurney’s Montauk Resort and Seawater Spa. It’s a fabulous high-end experience in Montauk.

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In the spirit of Summer, we’d like to help you guys get your itineraries ready when you come and visit. If you’re a New Yorker, Gurney’s Montauk Resort is a fantastic spot to go for high-end experience. It’s a fantastic destination to spend your summer weekends.

So,  this is a place you should definitely experience once in your life!

Gurney’s Montauk Resort and Seawater Spa is around 2.5h away from Manhattan. It’s located at almost the very tip of the peninsula of Long Island.

The suites are gorgeous, with a sophisticated and clean decor. Be sure to ask for the ocean view!

Their spa offers an indoor pool with water extracted and filtered from the sea, heated up to a warm nice temperature. It’s also great of a late afternoon chilling spot, or a morning exercise, if you’re into swimming.

There are a few activities in the pool like Aquatic Yoga, which is pretty cool and great to stay in shape! The spa also has a rock sauna, a steam room, fitness center and numerous different services you can book.

Plus, Gurney’s has several dining options which you won’t get tired of.

Tillie’s has an American kitchen with comfort food for breakfast and lunch. For a classy seafood dinner, make a reservation at Scarpetta Beach. If you want to have a quick grab-and-go during the day, Corso Coffee is an Italian-style coffee bar located at the lobby of the hotel.

There’s nothing better than having a beach bar right at your feet. The Beach Club will set up a great spot for your beach chairs and umbrellas. If you need a snack while enjoying the beach, they have a nice menu with sandwiches, appetizers, salads and drinks you can pick from.

Lastly, the The Regent Cocktail Club has a lounge and bar area for drinks. A great spot to relax before or after dinner.

The nightlife in Montauk during the summer is pretty amusing and parties are endless in the Hamptons. That said, if you need help getting ready for your party, book an appointment at their hair salon. You’ll be surely the most gorgeous girl in the party!

They have a concierge service to make your life easier too, to don’t hesitate to ask for assistance! Take advantage of this service to had a fantastic experience in Montauk.

Oh! Are you looking for a place to get married? This is a definitely a great place to have a wedding and they do offer a wedding planner to help you out! Check out Kamila Almeida’s wedding to see how gorgeous it was!

Check out what we think about the neighbor town of Sag Harbor! It’s just a 30min car ride from Montauk!

Location: 290 Old Montauk Highway, Long Island, NY


Photo Credits: Courtesy of Gurney’s Montauk Resort
*Last Update on March/2020.*

The Renwick: An Artful Luxury Boutique Hotel

Renwick Hotel Boutique Entrance

New York is overflowing with countless hotels for every style and every budget. If you’re looking for an Artful Luxury Boutique Hotel, you might want to try, The Renwick.

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“Like many travelers, I look for a place that is quiet, clean, and has free Wi-Fi. Furthermore, location is key: it could mean the difference between spending a $30 cab ride to get across the city and being right where the action is (and I’ve done both).

With the vast selection of hospitality companies offering standard and specialty accommodations there is no need to visit anyone place twice. Until now! Say “Hello!” to The Renwick, an intimate 173-room boutique hotel, and full of big city dreams. This brick and mortar classic is packed with stories from the early 20th century.

Built in 1928, the hotel is named after its architect, James Renwick, Jr., who is best known for his design of St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Although not a formally-trained architect like his father, Renwick Jr. studied engineering and was influenced by his world explorations.

Originally, the building was comprised of oversized artist’s studios and lofts that were eventually turned into a long-stay hotel.

It was home to many creative types and prominent literary figures, such as John Steinbeck, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Thomas Mann.

Plus, it’s charming to pause at the doorway of The Renwick, to soak in the inspiration of the streets of Midtown New York. Just like the title character in Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby.

Eventually reimagined into an “artful luxury hotel”, the Renwick offers inviting guest rooms designed as its own ’artist studio’, equipped with ’blank canvas’ white walls. The TV stand is fashioned to look like a painter’s easel.

In addition, for window shades, local artist Ben Cowan produced unique renderings of the New York skyline for each room, using a dry brush technique on painter’s drop cloth. From Erin Lass’ wall quotes to the ceramic pen cup by Yuka Uchida of OVO Ceramics, each guest room has a unique curation that begs to be noted.

However, the art theme does not end there. The stairwell leading to the fitness center has drawings by Heather Heckel as motivation. Moreover, even the housekeeping staff dons outfits that replicate an artist’s smock!

To conclude, there is much at The Renwick to acknowledged and admired. The design is in the details, and the details are everywhere. I look forward to my upcoming stay, so that I can continue to revel in the history and draw on creativity for my future endeavors.”

It’s surely and artful luxury boutique hotel in Manhattan!

“People don’t take trips. Trips take people.” – John Steinbeck

Are you busy that an extra pair of hands to help you with your trip would be simply a gift? Take a look at our Concierge Services and let us know what we can do!

Are you a company, organizing the agenda and activities for your executives? Or, do you need a local production team for an event, meeting, seminar or a dinner? Learn about our Corporate Services and contact us to be your local team.

Location: 118 East 40th Street


Guest writer: Elena Murzello
Photo Credit: Courtesy of The Renwick Hotel

*Last Update on Feb/2020.*

Baron’s Cove: Getting ready for the Summer in Sag Harbor

Barons Cove Hotel Sag Harbor Pool View

Located in a village, in the town of East Hampton and Southampton, Baron’s Cove is an amazing place to visit if you’re looking at options for this upcoming summer in Sag Harbor.

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Founded in the 1960’s Baron’s Cove frequently hosted big names like Truman Capote, Jackson Pollock and Paul Newman. The hotel recently passed through a 2 year renovation and is at full speed ready for the Summer Season!

To start, it’s located around 100 miles from Manhattan. In a few hours, you’ll get there to have a fantastic time!

They offer 67 super charming rooms and villas, a heated salt water pool, tennis court, fitness studio and spa services. What else? Complimentary beach service with transportation.

Also, their dining options and experiences are fantastic. They have an all-American restaurant where you can enjoy your meals and take advantage of the gorgeous view from their porch. There is nothing like an outdoor meal, right? Chef Matty Boudreau uses fresh and local ingredients to prepare his delicious dishes.

In addition, the Lobby Lounge is great for drinks, while the outdoor terrace is perfect for enjoying some small bites to hold off ’till dinner!

The hotel offers everything for a perfect Summer at Sag Harbor. From an outdoor pool, spa and fitness center, to the beach just steps away, they have it all! If you forgot something at home, they have a small store to purchase anything you might need.

“On foot, stroll up and down Main Street to discover singular boutiques, galleries, and local museums, or dine at the most widely-acclaimed restaurants in the Hamptons.

By boat, explore the stunning local waterways, coves, and marinas. Or drive just minutes to the freshest local farm stands and some of the finest ocean beaches on the East Coast.”

In short, do visit them during this upcoming summer in Sag Harbor.

You can also take a look at a YouTube video we shot at Sag Harbor showing you more about Baron’s Cove, as well as other places to visit!

It’s surely one of the best times of the year to enjoy all the outdoor activities.

And also, watch a gorgeous sunset, explore the North Fork lavender fields (Yup! We have lavender in New York!). Or, experience tastings in the local wineries like Macari Vineyards.

Location: 31 West Water Street, Sag Harbor


Photo Credit: Courtesy of Baron’s Cove
*Last Update on March/2020.*

Urban Cowboy: Arrive As Strangers, Leave As Friends

Urban Cowboy B&B Breakfast Communal Table

Urban Cowboy is one of the coolest B&B’s (Bed & Breakfast) you’ll ever find in Brooklyn! It’s a place where you’ll arrive as a strange and leave as friends!

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Located in the hype neighborhood of Williamsburg, the B&B created by Lyon Porter, offers 4 bedrooms in a freestanding townhouse. Oh, plus it’s the only B&B in Willyb! Pretty intimate, right?

“The Cowboy is luxury with a local sensibility. In the morning, breakfast is delivered from their local hospitality partners, so one can decide between an almond chocolate croissant, biscuits and gravy, or keep it healthy and have an organic green juice.

At night, guests can mingle with the native Brooklynites during the various dinner parties and events hosted by the owner.”

The décor is rustic and intimate at the same time, making you feel you’re at home, or at least, at a friend’s place. Every detail is intriguing, done with much love, but effortless at the same time, which definitely gives it a twist.

Urban Cowboy is definitely the place to stay to have a real Brooklyn experience!

Not sure what you’ll find close to it? We can suggest a few spots to pass by!

If you’re in the mood of eating fantastic seasonal American food, at a neighborhood style restaurant, try Concord Hill.

Beco Bar is one of the spots where the cool kids hang, so be sure to go there for some super traditional Brazilian food and drinks! Try the famous Caipirinhas!

If you’re in the mood of shopping and you love vintage store, you should schedule some time to visit these 3 stores in Brooklyn. Are you traveling without your girl? Go there buy her a great gift! She’ll surely love it!

Still craving more…just search our website to see what this fantastic “hood” has to offer!

We LOVE it!

Location: 111 Powers Street


Photo Credit: Courtesy of Urban Cowboy, Mikeyawilson and Bethany Marieco
*Last Update on Feb/2020.*

Mirror Lake Inn: One Of The Best Resorts In The US, In Lake Placid

Hotels Mirror Lake Inn Lake Placid Spring

Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa was founded in 1926 by the couple Climena Alford, a native of Lake Placid, and her husband, William Rufus Wikoff from Massachusetts. It’s one of the best resorts in the US!

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In no time, Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa was transformed from an old estate into one of the most high quality resorts in the US.

Therefore, in no time their reputation spread everywhere and attracted wealthy guest from all over the state, and specially from New York City.

The Inn was always involved with sports events where they hosted entire teams. Also, they enjoyed sport-related innovation like the first electric rope-tow, the first snow making machine and the first bobsled run!

With locally sourced, fresh ingredients, they are also famous for their delicious food and treats!

They offer 3 dining options at the resort: The View – Lake Placid’s only AAA Four-Diamond “Exceptional” rated restaurant; Taste Bistro & Bar – serving a casual dinner and cocktails; and The Cottage – a great hangout spot year-round and named one of the top Après Ski spots in North America, by the readers of Ski Magazine!

In addition, they have a fantastic SPA that offers countless incredible treatments like the Vichy Shower and different massages with different purposes. Pamper yourself with the marine-based skincare product line, Phytomer. For the gals, manicure and pedicures are available and for the gentlemen, a variety of services too.

And, of course, pool, sauna, jacuzzi. Yes, they have it all!

Are you into fitness? You can book your personal trainer and hit the gym at any time!

With extremely comfortable and classically decorated rooms, you’ll certainly feel the nostalgic vibe! Take a look at the accommodation options.

It’s a 4-5h trip from New York City and definitely worth it!

In addition, they’ve been featured by renowned publications like Condé Nast Traveler, so do check them out if you’re planning an escape up state.

So, we have no doubt that you’ll have the most fantastic and relaxing time at the Mirror Lake Inn. Enjoy!

You might also want to take a look at a few other Day Trip ideas!

Location: 77 Mirror Lake Drive, Lake Placid, NY


Photo Credits: Courtesy of Mirror Lake Inn
*Last Update on March/2020.*

The Ludlow Hotel: One of New York’s hippest destinations

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The Ludlow Hotel launched in the end of 2014 and in no time was considered “the place to stay” in town! It’s surely one of New York’s hippest destinations.

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Located in the Lower East Side, between Houston and Stanton Streets, the hotel offers 184 guest rooms, including 20 suites and can cost up to $2,000 one certain nights, but other rooms have fare, accessible prices,  so don’t worry! It sure is “the place to stay”.

With a cool décor that includes marble mosaic floors, handmade silk rugs, artisan-crafted Moroccan pendant lamps and huge industrial windows, the hotel offer every luxury you expect when you want to travel in style.

Their mini bar offers even gluten free options! How cool is this?!

A few of the amenities are: free wifi, concierge service, outdoor dining area, a fitness center, a fantastic rooftop with the most breathtaking view of the city and so much more!

The Dirty French restaurant offers a French cuisine mixing the classic french recipes with modern tastes and techniques! Note: They take reservations are taken 1 month in advance.

The restaurant has also hosted some of the top events in the city, from fashion dinners to private parties. Be sure to consider them for your next event! In a separate area, the Ludlow Hotel has a private dining room that can also host your guests.

Furthermore, be sure to check out their lounge area and garden, where you can chill and grab a drink.

And still, the Lower East Side is one of our favorite spots to explore in the city. There is always a few store, restaurant, bar, coffee shop or gallery opening, making it one of the most dynamic neighborhoods in Manhattan.

What to explore while you’re there? Well, that’s a very tough question, but here are a few ideas:

Restaurants, you can try: Souvlaki GR, a charming greek spot and Sweet Chick that also had a location in Williamsburg;

Fashion: We are in love with Vaute, the first full Vegan fashion brand! Simply fantastic.

Nightlife: Rockwood Music Hall is one of the coolest places to watch upcoming bands just vibe off each other and meet some of the most interesting kids in town; and Piano’s is also on the top of the list!

Yup, it’s “the place to stay” in town! Enjoy!

Location: 180 Ludlow Street


Photo Credit: Courtesy of The Ludlow Hotel
*Last update on Feb/2020.*

HGU New York in the NoMad District

HGU New York Hotel Façade

HGU New York is located in one of our favorite areas in New York City, the NoMad District – with stunning architecture and its convenience to both Midtown and Downtown.

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The beautiful $18 million dollar renovation of HGU New York, marries both style and substance. The hotel definitely stands as crown jewel to the Park/Madison area.

Preserving the history of the 1905 landmark Beaux-Arts structure, designed by architect Frederick C. Browne, Alfa Development collaborated with hospitality designer Peter Guzy (of Asfour Guzy Architects) as well as DD Allen (of Pierce Allen Design) to ensure all spaces are both comfortable and chic.

Furthermore, Gallery 151 provided the curated art throughout the hotel featuring New York’s emerging artists among icons such as Fab 5 Freddy and Liz Markus. The walls are bursting with artwork accented with large, ornate flower arrangements that create an atmosphere unique to HGU New York.

Establishing a home-away-from-home experience, each of the 90 guest rooms is decorated with serene grey and white décor. Also, you’ll find 300-thread count Frette bedding, bath and beauty products from New York’s own C.O. Bigelow Apothecaries.

Also, the pillows deserve a special mention – they are incredible. Varying in firmness with white goose down and feather fill, the hotel provides guests with options to complement their sleep.

The 1905 Lounge is complete with a fireplace from the building’s original structure.

A large TV is masked behind a mirror, not competing with the décor. Eventually, it will serve as the perfect place for film screenings as well as meetings and intimate events.

In October 2016, the hotel’s restaurant opened and now provides room service. Plus, in 2017, guests will enjoy the city’s night lights when the rooftop inaugurates.

Lastly, there is so much to do in the City, that is can be pretty overwhelming, so do contact us to learn more about our Concierge Services. We will make your trip to NYC a perfect, seamless experience! Do you need help organizing your company’s business trip? Look at the Corporate Services we offer and how we can help.

Location: 34 East 32nd Street


Text by: Elena Murzello
Photo Credits: Courtesy of the Hotel

*Last Update on Feb/2020.*

For fun or business at NoMad NYC: Innside New York

Innside Hotel Reception

The NoMad NYC area is slowly becoming my favorite hood in New York. You’ll be able to find hotels good for fun or business, like the INNSIDE New York.

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For reference, the “North of Madison” (a.k.a. NoMad) area is contained to East 25th Street to the South, East 29th Street to the North, Sixth Avenue (Avenue of the Americas) to the West and Madison Avenue to the East.

The Nomad area is bursting full of new boutiques, restaurants and hotels including the INNSIDE New York, which opened in March 2016. Meliá Hotels International, one of the largest hotel companies in the world, opened INNSIDE New York as their first INNSIDE by Meliá brand hotel in North America.

To start, the 313 room (eight suites and three terrace suites) hotel, serves the business traveller and discerning tourist who wants subtle solitude. That, combined with central convenience of being able to head Downtown and Midtown with ease.

Also, guests are treated to a complimentary minibar stocked with water, soda and juices and standard complimentary Wi-Fi access. My favorite part of the hotel room was the large oversized window that overlooked the city’s water towers. In the distance, the beauty of the One World Trade Center.

While there is a Nepresso coffee machine in each room, you need to pass and try out the signature restaurant. Impero Caffè is helmed by the celebrity chef, Scott Conant.

Guests can grab Italian coffeehouse fair before starting their day and host lunch/dinner engagements later in the day.

The lobby bar which seating spills out on the outside (heated) patio, serves old-fashioned drinks and seasonal hand-crafted cocktails. In addition, a good selection of local draft and bottled beers, wine, champagne and spirits.

Staying for business? This is a great option to consider.

INNSIDE New York features two meetings suites that are equipped with Smart Kapp. This program has modernized the experience of a dry erase board. It allow meeting participants to receive content as it’s created on the board across multiple devices.

They can also connect to a laptop or mobile phone via Bluetooth. This allows guests to upload images directly from their device to the board.

Finally, the rates start at $146 (depending on the season), but are very reasonable. As we said, it’s a great hotel for fun or for business, in the Nomad area.

To relax after a full day and get some down time, visit our friends at City Wellness Collective, just around the corner from the hotel. You may also go for a delicious gastronomical experience at By Chloe.

Need help in New York?
Talk to our experts and see how you can use our Concierge Services and Corporate Services to make your stay seamless.

Location: 132 West 27th Street


Guest Author: Elena Murzello
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Innside NY


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