Staycation Sensation: Warwick Hotel Signature Suites

Hotels | By. Ken Scrudato | August 28, 2014

Above: The Modern Art Suite Although it’s the least ambitious getaway you’ll ever take, a staycation (as some or other travel marketing operative decided to brand it) should at least find you having the good sense to leave your “regular crowd” behind. After all, where’s the adventure in just lifting your patootie from your regular spot at The Top of the Standard, simply to take the el... Read More >

Photos by Stefanie Keenan We wrote last week about the Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas' secret two-day pop-up hotel happening at an undisclosed Hollywood location. And after 48 hours of swanky partying and events the last two days and nights (which several lucky BlackBook readers got to attend), we can now reveal images of what we must say, was an exceedingly stylish and glamorous space.  ... Read More >

Trend Watch: Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas Pop Up Hotel

Hotels | By. Ken Scrudato | August 12, 2014

Vegas and LA share a curious relationship. Both trade liberally in illusion, of course—and they’re also the two top American cities for making and losing a fortune in a hurry. Asian hotelier Mandarin Oriental has yet to find a permanent home in Los Angeles. But, fittingly, their Vegas outpost is setting up what is essentially a flirtation station with Hollywood, teasing the City of Angels w... Read More >

Going ZaZa in Dallas

Hotels | By. Heather Wagner | July 31, 2014

With the grim reality of Google glassware, the rise of normcore and the existence of the verb “to vape”, it’s troublingly hip to be square in NYC lately. So an escape to the capital of oil-fueled profligacy and brash glamour seemed the only antidote. And with the Obama – Rick Perry cage match already having piled some political heat onto the sweltering Texas summer, we made a beeline for ... Read More >

The Plaza Hotel Introduces Plaza-opoly!

Hotels | By. Ken Scrudato | July 18, 2014

While “gamers” obsess over mastering the new Resident Evil 37 ½ or whatever, thanks to our cultivated friends at the mythic Plaza Hotel New York, more urbane sorts will be busying themselves with a decidedly more sophisticated—and, it must be noted, refreshingly tactile—brand of summertime fun. Indeed, the enchanting new Plaza-opoly promises endless hours of high-class, cosmopolitan reve... Read More >

One Night in Midtown: The Chatwal Hotel

Hotels | By. Felicity Sargent + Mark Molle | June 20, 2014

Emma and Felicity in their room at the Chatwal We asked our favorite exploratory couple to take on an adventure to a land unknown... Midtown. And more specifically, the Chatwal Hotel. We’re ready for an adventure. To a land, far far away… Midtown To the Chatwal hotel! Where we were warmly welcomed with chocolates and a nice handwritten note. And dog biscuits too! Em... Read More >

Trash Your Hotel Room at SIXTY SoHo

Art | By. BlackBook | May 15, 2014

It used to be that you had to be a rockstar on tour to get away with hotel room shenanigans and destruction that took place last night at SIXTY SoHo, but thanks to an upcoming renovation (and transformation from 60 Thompson into SIXTY SoHo) the qualifications aren't quite as demanding. Before renovation begins on the property, graffiti collective Smart Crew helped transform the second floor hot... Read More >

Hudson Hotel

Hotels | By. Ethan Wolff | May 13, 2014

HUDSON HOTEL 356 W 58th St New York NY 10019 (212) 554-6000 For a romantic getaway with style, bring your significant other to the Hudson Hotel. You’ll feel a sense of mystery right when you pull up, as hedges mark a stark façade. The hotel’s signature chartreuse glow draws you in to escalators, which whisk you up to a realm of modern luxury. The reception desk is a work of art all its own... Read More >

While the Langham Place Fifth Avenue oozes modern NYC style, the mothership Langham London is nothing if not a resplendent bastion of white-glove, classical constancy (with, mind you, a very fabulous bar, the Artesian). An insider even remarked to BlackBook that the latter sort of plays Sean Connery to the former’s Daniel Craig. And now New York gents can be as natty as either 007, as the Lan... Read More >

Park Hyatt Chicago

Hotels | By. Audarshia Townsend | May 9, 2014

PARK HYATT CHICAGO 800 N Michigan Ave Chicago IL60611 (312) 239-4030 If you’re planning a family getaway in Chicago, a long weekend at the Park Hyatt on the Near North Side is fantastic all year round. The hotel’s central location in the city’s most vibrant neighborhood makes it perfect for when your kids want to play all day at American Girl Place across the street, or take in the sights... Read More >