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Southampton Inn: Close to the Stars but Down to Earth

Southampton Inn: Close to the Stars but Down to Earth A random drive along First Neck Lane in fabled Southampton, Long Island, New York brings you very close to gorgeous homes with endless driveways, selling for 20 to 80 million dollars, and that’s in a depressed housing market. But a few feet away is the Southampton Inn an attractive, Tudor ... Read More »

NY Daily News and Foursquare Capture New York’s Past

NY Daily News and Foursquare Capture New York’s Past Imagine standing on a street corner in New York or, say, in Grand Central Station. Then imagine getting a ping on your phone showing you exactly what the spot you’re standing on looked like say 100 years ago. How cool is that. And that’s what the New York Daily News is ... Read More »

Are Ace Hotels The Coolest Hotels In America?

Are Ace Hotels The Coolest Hotels In America? Probably. And that probably makes Ace Hotel founder, Alex Calderwood, one of the hippest guys in America. If Chris Mahoney, Senior VP at BlackBook Media is right, the recession killed the big, expensive hotel model, and “Calderwood has filled a niche.” BlackBook publishes popular on and off line content on hotels, restaurants ... Read More »

Forget The Mint: Fairmont Offers An iPad in Every Room

From NMT Images Forget The Mint: Fairmont Offers An iPad in Every Room Fairmont’s flag ship property, The Plaza (NY) still offers its signature turn-down service, skips the mint, but offers the “sweetest” touch of all: an iPad in every guest room. Starting September 2010, The Plaza will offer iPads in all guest rooms and suites, and they’ll be loaded ... Read More »

CityPASS Helps With Stay At Home Vacations: Staycations

From From Kaleel A weak economy drives families (and all travelers) to seek value-driven vacations, which now often means travel in one’s own back yard, a “Staycation,” a kind of travel that fosters a sense of community, gets them to discover their own city, and saves money We think the best way to enjoy a “Staycation” is with The CityPASS ... Read More »

Rhinecliff Inn, Hudson Valley TVP Review

Listen to the Audio Postcard at the end of this post As far as we know there’s nothing like it in the Hudson Valley. The Rhinecliff, is a small inn, in a small, sleepy, NY village of the same name, It sits right on top of the Hudson River, the rolling river that dominates any stay at this historic, one ... Read More »

Mini Bar Gets Sexy

Intimacy Kits Travel has gotten sexier, and we mean that literally. The hotel mini bar is not what it used to be. Some Hotels in New York, Arizona and elsewhere now stock their mini bars with condoms, cinnamon mints, scented cloths, and even personal lubricants and feather ticklers. No, these are not your parents’ hotels. Maybe we can understand pleasure ... Read More »

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