Andaz Wall Street’s Extraordinary Events

Andaz Wall Street isn’t your average Manhattan Luxury Hotel. From the moment you walk into the grand lobby you are whisked away by the chic yet inviting atmosphere that blends cosmopolitan accents with undeniable New York City charm.











The Andaz is known for being downtown’s central hub but is building quite the reputation as one of the city’s premier locations for a diverse array of events.

From the Accountant in Residence Program that helped guests file tax returns to the specially crafted Mother’s Day Brunch at Wall & Water and the extravagant Manhattan Cocktail Classic at Bar Seven Five, the Andaz is going above and beyond the expectations of what a hotel should offer its guests. These special offerings have received a lot of attention from the media and have been picked up by Guest of a Guest and The New York Times.

The lavish experiences and special events at the Andaz Wall Street have transformed it into much more than a hotel!

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New York’s Paramount Hotel Offers Theater Fans a Chance to Sip Cocktails with Broadway’s Best

Paramount Hotel Partners with Broadway’s Newest Shows for Exclusive Post-Performance Parties, further Cementing Its Reputation as the After-Show Hot Spot.

Want know where to find the White Way’s leading men and ladies following their bows? Paramount Hotel has the scoop. Beginning this month, the legendary Paramount Bar becomes the stage for an ongoing series of monthly late-night “happy hours” where hotel guests, theater aficionados, and New Yorkers who appreciate a fine cocktail and a bit of drama can mix and mingle with Broadway stars.

Beginning on April 10 (and taking place on the second Tuesday of every month for the remainder of 2012) the cast of the highly anticipated theater adaption of hit movie Ghost will haunt Paramount Bar. To toast the occasion, a signature Ghost-inspired cocktail featuring coconut rum, pineapple juice, and blue curacao will be served.

On May 31, the British invade as highly-acclaimed London import One Man, Two Guvnors takes over Paramount Bar; the cast will host happy hours on the last Thursday of every month throughout 2012. The libation of choice for these evenings: a New York spin on a Pimms Cup featuring Pimms, lemon juice and simple syrup topped with club soda and garnished with orange wedges, blueberries and blackberries.

And in case hobnobbing with theater A-listers wasn’t enough, guests who show a ticket stub from that night’s performance of the show hosting the happy hour at Paramount Bar will receive 10% off their total bar tab.

Additional events with new shows such as Nice Work If You Can Get It starring Matthew Broderick and Kelli O’Hara will be announced in the coming months.


All cast happy hour events begin at 10:30pm and run until 12:30am; there is no cover charge and all events are open to the public. Featured cocktails for each event are priced at $7.00 per drink. Reservations are not required.

New York’s First Gay Hotel Finds Love in Hell’s Kitchen

Amidst growing advances in New York’s LGBT community, Parkview Developers announce plans to open New York City’s first gay hotel, THE OUT NYC. This gay urban resort is poised to become a travel and entertainment destination for gay New Yorkers and tourists alike. The complex, situated on 42nd Street between 10th and 11th Avenues, will encompass a 105-room boutique hotel, the 11,000 square foot XL NIGHTCLUB, lounge & cabaret by John Blair, Beto Sutter, and FV Events, a late-night restaurant called Kitchen 510, three courtyards, a business/conference center, function space, and a wellness center.

The first phase of the project is set for completion with the opening of XL NIGHTCLUB, lounge & cabaret in January 2012. XL NIGHTCLUB, lounge & cabaret is the newest project by noted gay nightlife impresarios John Blair and Beto Sutter, and the wunderkind party promoters Brandon Voss and Tony Fornabaio of FV Events. Blair and Sutter, famous for the legendary Saturday night party at The Roxy, helped create this new venue from the ground up. Open seven nights a week, XL NIGHTCLUB, lounge & cabaret is the first nightly gay dance club to open in New York City in the last 15 years. The space will feature an LED wall, two dance floors, and a full stage.

Subsequent phases of the project include the boutique hotel slated to open in March of 2012, which features 105 rooms with an upscale, chic décor and a starting rate of approximately $250. Kitchen 510 will be operated by the team behind the already-successful Hell’s Kitchen favorite, Eatery Restaurant. It will offer the same style of upscale comfort food for which Eatery Restaurant is famous. THE OUT NYC will host various types of function space to accommodate everything from intimate private dinners to large events and weddings. The building will be centered on three courtyards and a 5,000 square foot wellness center, creating an oasis from the city just outside its doors.

“This is an idea whose time has come.  What makes THE OUT NYC a gay hotel is the comfort level and tailored amenities for the community,” said Ian Reisner, Managing Partner, Parkview Developers. “THE OUT NYC will become a ‘can’t-miss’ for gay tourists as well as the epicenter of gay life for LGBT New Yorkers. With New York’s recent legislation, we look forward not only to hosting countless gay couples, but marrying them as well.”


Conde Nast Gold List 2012 Honors NYC Hotels

Comparable to the Oscars to the hospitality industry, Conde Nast has announced their Gold List 2012: The World’s Best Places to Stay.  On this prestigious list are a number of luxurious New York City Hotels:

The Carlyle

Ritz Carlton New York, Central Park

Four Seasons

The Peninsula

Trump International Hotel & Tower

St. Regis

Mandarin Oriental

Andaz Wall Street

The Plaza

The Michelangelo Offers Thanksgiving Parade View Package

Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching which might send you into panic mode, “Where am I going to celebrate? Who’s going to cook?” No need to worry because we have a suggestion that is not only stress-free, but is rich with holiday tradition: spend this Thanksgiving in New York with The Michelangelo.

Located on the famed Macy’s parade route of 7th Avenue, the hotel’s Thanksgiving Parade view package puts guests in perfect position to watch every moment of the beloved tradition…from the comfort and warmth of their room. While giant balloons and floats of famous cartoons and marching bands from around the country pass by, families at The Michelangelo won’t have to worry about jockeying for position to catch a glimpse; instead, they’ll revel in the excitement and enjoy quality time over a wholesome breakfast with finely brewed coffees and teas served Italian-style.

The fun doesn’t end though once the crowds have cleared. Guests eager to explore Manhattan can seek the advice of James Jolis, the hotel’s award-winning Concierge, to create the ultimate tour of nearby holiday attractions from the tree in Rockefeller Center to the windows of Saks 5th Avenue. And then, when appetites begin to surface, all one needs to do is return to the hotel for a special Thanksgiving spread that mixes tradition with a bit of Italian flair.

Better then being home for the holiday?  It certainly comes close.

[rate valid through November 24, 2011]

Haute Holidays: Gramercy Park Hotel Holiday Celebration Package Offers Festive Tidings without the Midtown Masses

Although there is no place quite like New York City for the holidays, the overcrowding by eager tourists to catch a glimpse of the Rockefeller Tree or of the Saks Christmas window displays can sometimes be too much to bear. This year trade the traditional for an elegant escape that mixes festive fun with peaceful downtime (and a bit of bubbly) in one of New York’s most desirable neighborhoods!

Providing a warm and welcome respite during the wintry months, it seems as though Gramercy Park Hotel was designed for the chilly season.  Featuring hand-carved fireplaces that beckon guests to curl up and linger, rich velvety décor, and an artfully decorated Christmas tree, the hotel offers the antithesis of hum-drum holidays; those eager to experience it can now book the Holiday Celebration Package.


The package includes:

Overnight accommodations in a choice of room or suite; select a Park View and enjoy the Victorian-inspired decorations of neighboring Gramercy Park

A bottle of bubbly to cheers the season – Guests can relax by the fireplace in Rose Bar with their complimentary Pierre-Jouet, or for those seeking to cuddle up in privacy, the champagne can be sent directly to the room

A unique holiday gift – The scent of Gramercy Park Hotel is one-of-kind and this year, the hotel is gifting one of its exclusively-designed, custom-scented Le Labo candles to each package purchaser

Breakfast for two daily, high above rest, at one of Manhattan top year-round roof-top restaurants: Gramercy Terrace


Rates begin at $775 exclusive of room taxes and fees. Offer is available starting this Sunday, November 20, 2011 until December 30, 2011. To make a reservation, guests must call the hotel directly at 1-212-475-4320 or toll-free at 1-866-784-1300.

Nolitan Hotel’s ellabess Hosts Black & White Truffle Dinner

ellabess, a seasonal American restaurant headed by acclaimed chef Troy Unruh which opened in the Nolitan Hotel this summer, is hosting a luxurious Black & White Truffle Dinner tomorrow evening (November 15, 2011)!  These truffles, from P.A.Q. truffles, will be prepared in a number of ways by the one and only Chef Troy Unruh.

Nestled in the Nolitan Hotel, ellabess prides itself in serving both hotel patrons and all New Yorkers looking for an exceptional dining experience.  In fact, ellabess is quickly establishing itself as Nolita’s destination for seasonal American fare. ellabess is operated by Epicurean Management, the hospitality company whose restaurants include New York City favorites dell’anima, L’Artusi and Anfora, and offers guests a variety of market fresh dishes, house cocktails, thoughtfully selected wines and beers, and a dynamic design in one of New York’s most exciting neighborhoods.

Upon walking into ellabess, guests will notice the light, airy aesthetic, courtesy of designers Grzywinski+Pons.  Two full walls of floor-to-ceiling windows provide an abundance of natural light throughout the restaurant and an opportunity for guests to look out into the bustling Nolita neighborhood.  The 70-seat space also features a number of unique design elements, such as the “eco-felt” that lines the ceiling and significantly reduces interior noise, Natura water filters, and a 20’ high wine wall next to the white Carrera marble bar.  Custom-made oak tables and chairs, Austrian white oak floors, ceramic brick tiles, and Italian polymer globe lamps, are among the other components.  A 12-seat lounge area is directly adjacent to the restaurant in the lobby of the Nolitan hotel, and guests can enjoy cocktails and small bites while they wait for a table.

Chef Unruh offers guests his inspired take on seasonal American ingredients, with appetizers such as Lentil Hummus, Steak Skewers, Chicken Banh Mi Sliders, Fried Sweetbreads, Broccoli Soup, Delicata Squash, Roasted Baby Beets, Fluke Ceviche, Charred Octopus, Quail and Seared Foie Gras. Guest will also enjoy Unruh’s larger plates, which include a Dry-Aged Steak Burger, Fried Chicken, Niman Ranch Pork Chop, Chatham Bay Cod and Roasted Monkfish.

Pastry Chef Carmine Arroyo refined his sweet talents at Citarella and Tabla before coming to ellabess, and he displays his skill with such desserts asa Tomato Upside Down Cake, Milk Chocolate Mousse, Waffle Soufflé with Maple Ice Cream and Candied Pecans, and assorted house-made ice creams and sorbets such as Malted Chocolate, Plum, Tahitian Vanilla, Raspberry Strawberry and Cherry Amaretto.Unruh’s menu is complemented by a diverse beer, wine and cocktail list featuring a variety of classic and contemporary drinks.   Developed by Beverage Director Graig Adler, ellabess’ beverage program includes takes on classic cocktails such as the White Russian; Harvey Wallbanger; Rusty Nail; and a Tom Collins; and a variety of wines by the glass, and craft beers such as Ommegang Wit, Corsendonk Pale, and Saison DuPont.

ellabess is located at 153 Elizabeth Street (at Kenmare Street) and is currently open for breakfast, dinner and lounge service daily.


Hôtel Americano Update – The Americano Now Open!

The much anticipated The Americano at Hôtel Americano is now open, serving French fare with a Latin flair! Chef Olivier Reginensi, formerly of Daniel, presides over West Chelsea’s prettiest dining room with outdoor patio and rooftop grill.






The Carlton Hotel – Midtown Hotels

Located in Manhattan’s Murray Hill, their lies a 4-star luxury hotel, The Carlton Hotel.  Boasting over 300 generously sized guest rooms designed by renowned architect, David Rockwell, these suites feature traditional materials with a modern twist – distressed mirrored furnishings, polished nickel, tall leather headboards, and dark walnut trimmings all combine beautifully to create a unique aesthetic that stands apart from other luxury hotels in New York City.

Each luxury guest room looks out onto the streets of Midtown Manhattan, allowing light to flood in and create a naturally lit and soothing environment. The popular Empire Suites have magnificent views of the Empire State Building. For a 180-degree view of Midtown Manhattan, the Penthouse Suites (the largest of all of the suites) will be right up your alley.

Guests of The Carlton can experience the hotel’s unparalleled service and luxurious amenities, secluded in a unique urban setting and perfect for a romantic getaway to Manhattan. Room amenities include iPod docking station and radio, in-room mini bar, Molton Brown luxury bath amenities, in room laptop-sized safe, 42″ flat screen LCD TV, executive work desk with leather desk chair and built in Internet data ports.

Hotel amenities include in-room dining, complimentary high speed and wireless Internet access, 24 hour fitness center, 24 hour business center, same day laundry and dry cleaning service, valet parking, express checkout and notary public.  This hotel is 100% non-smoking, as well as Pet Friendly ($50 non-refundable cleaning fee).


The Carlton Hotel’s signature, full service restaurant, Millesime, is a seafood brasserie, presenting guests with a straightforward menu highlighted by both bold and delicate French cuisine. 2 Michelin Star Executive Chef Laurent Manrique draws inspiration from the classic seafood dishes found throughout France, utilizing only the freshest, seasonal ingredients sourced from local waters and nearby farms. For guests craving a small bite, Executive Chef Manrique has crafted a menu of small plates ideal for sharing. For those looking for something a bit more substantial, this Murray Hill restaurant also offers a Burger Millesime, Croque Monsieur and the Salon Club.  The elegant upstairs dining room features a 100-year-old mosaic floor; a Tiffany Dome skylight, red banquettes, a marble raw bar and an open kitchen allow you to peek in on the culinary team at work.

Guests are invited to gather and sip artisan cocktails from barman Peter Chase, like the music inspired Train Wreck or perhaps a Tin Pan Alley favorite, the Night & Day, while enjoying French and Mediterranean inspired small plates by Chef Laurent Manrique.

At the center of it all is a performance stage complete with baby grand piano and DJ kit, featuring a state-of-the-art Bose sound system for unparalleled musical pleasure. Nightly performers include artists from far corners of the globe to nearby neighbors, young students to iconic legends. When not performing live, there is a select roster of DJ’s the likes of Carol C, Erika and Sir Shorty.  Please click here to view Salon Millesime’s nightly live entertainment schedule.

Intimately annexed from the restaurant, Bar Millie is the balconied lounge that overlooks Salon Millesime. With the marble corner bar acting as the focal point and a collection of antique furniture accenting the space, it is the perfect spot for a social, after-hours drink or a private party. Reminiscent of an old French parlor replete with turn-of-the-century burlesque images, Bar Millie is an ideal perch for relaxing, chatting and drinking with good friends.

During the day, guests are invited to grab a coffee, tea or any other beverage or lite bite from the lobby bar and take advantage of our complimentary WIFI or watch a game on the flat screen TV.  The Carlton Hotel Lobby Bar features a mahogany bar that dates back over 100 years to the original hotel.  The Carlton Hotel lobby, with forty-foot ceilings, two story waterfall and crystal chandeliers, is a soaring and enchanting space that provides the backdrop.



The Carlton Hotel’s guest rooms put guests in close proximity to everything that NYC has to offer, while providing an intimate retreat for romance, relaxation and business. With ample space and thoughtful touches, our luxury guest rooms make you feel like you are in your own Madison Avenue hideout.

The Carlton Hotel is a Murray Hill hotel nestled within the North of Madison Square Park (NoMad) district of Midtown Manhattan. Neighborhoods surrounding The Carlton Hotel are rich in history and feature iconic landmarks, shopping and entertainment to explore during your stay at our luxury hotel in New York City.



The Kitano New York – Midtown East Hotels

“When I’m in New York, my ideal choice for a quiet and serene retreat within the heart of the city is The Kitano New York.  The service is impeccable and the hotel offers the luxury and comfort that makes a stay not just enjoyable, but memorable,” Maria Sharapova.

It’s no wonder why tennis pro Maria Sharapova is drawn to The Kitano New York in Midtown Manhattan – with 149 luxurious guestrooms, including 5 Executive Suites, 3 Townhouse Suites and 10 Junior Suites, the room options seem endless. All Executive Suites are individually appointed, with each one boasting a different personality.

Each of the guestrooms at The Kitano New York has been individually tailored with custom-designed mahogany and cherry furnishings, down comforters and pillows and luxurious pillow-top mattresses, boasting spectacular views of historic Murray Hill, Grand Central and the Empire State Building.

Featured throughout the rooms, guests will find all the accouterments of a world-class hotel including exquisite artwork, double-paned windows, minibars, flat-screen plasma televisions, personal safes, and computers/fax capabilities.  The spacious and elegant bathrooms in each guestroom feature marble floors, heated towel racks and special amenities, including Gilchrist & Soames products.

Premier Room

Located on floors 3 through 16, these spacious corner rooms offer 413 square feet of space with abundant natural light. Each room offers one king bed or two separate full-sized beds, a sitting area with loveseat, armchair and coffee table, and full marble bathrooms with combination tub/shower. King Premier rooms offer views of Park Avenue, while Double Premier rooms offer views of the Empire State Building and East 38th Street.

Tatami Suite

Located on the 17th floor, The Kitano New York features Manhattan’s only authentic Japanese Tatami Suite, offering 805 square feet of space to relax and entertain. This one-bedroom suite provides the authentic experience of Japanese class and hospitality with two twin beds or futon, all-natural wood floors, shoji paper screens, and Tatami mats. Views of Park Avenue framed through soundproof windows further enhance the tranquil atmosphere.

Hakubai Japanese  Restaurant

You don’t have to fly to Japan to enjoy the finest in Japanese cuisine. The unique Kaiseki cuisine of the Hakubai Japanese Restaurant has been described by the New York Times as “rarefied” and “excellent.”  Kaiseki is a distinctive and delicate cuisine with roots in Zen Buddhism and the traditional Japanese tea ceremony. The multi-course dinner is served on an exquisite array of porcelain, pottery and lacquer dishware at carefully timed intervals.

Bar Lounge

Located on the Mezzanine level overlooking the lobby, the Bar Lounge seats 70 people and serves light fare and a full selection of cocktails, including rare malt Whiskeys, Champagne and Sake. Menu selections are available from The Garden Café and Hakubai Restaurant. From Wednesday to Saturday, the Bar Lounge offers some of the finest live jazz in one of the city’s most intimate venues.


The Boutique at the Kitano New York

Located just off the lobby entrance is an intimate space filled with creative and unique gift items for every occasion. The boutique features a wide range of merchandise that includes fine writing pens, fashion accessories, kitchen utensils, and accents for the home.