Posts Tagged: Hotels
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Tavern Assy

Is this the world's weirdest hotel, asks the Telegraph? Normally in these cases the procedure is for me to answer with a simple, "Sure, why the hell not," but I believe today it is time for you to come to your own conclusions. Do bear in mind that the hotel, "designed to resemble a giant human colon… starts with a foot at one end and finishes with a replica of [...]

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SoHo Hotel Protects Itself from Man Getting Newspaper

"Are you a cab driver?" "No" "Do you have a room here?" "Yes" Questions posed in the foyer of my new York hotel. #travellingwhileblack

— Gary Younge (@garyyounge) May 3, 2012

Guardian (and Nation) columnist Gary Younge has been in America for a few years now; he currently lives in Chicago, and is staying at the Soho Grand Hotel in New York City.

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A PowerPoint Presentation About Airport Hotels

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Wacky Hotel Tries "Pay By Age" Special

While New York City hotel room rates are back up in general, the always-odd Gershwin Hotel (half hostel, half hotel) has a new promotion. A promotion that is very beneficial to you if you are very old. Actually there is probably a good chance of lawsuit on this one but we still enjoy it.

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Local Lodges Fail To Meet The All-Important "Will Hookers Sleep There" Metric

"Super Bowl suckers are shelling out thousands of dollars to stay in flea-bag New Jersey motels that are so horrifying hookers won’t sleep there."

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Hotel Small

Is this the world's smallest hotel? Sure, why the hell not.

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Trump SoHo: What Up, Closets?

We have not been paying attention to the Trump SoHo hotel-condominium (WHICH IS BUILT ON A GRAVEYARD), unlike some people who are crazed about it, but I finally looked at the floorplans, because it opens in February? They're terrible! First of all, the non-penthouse condos top out at like 700 square feet, and most are like 450 square feet? But really: if you're going to buy a condo-ized hotel room (which you can only occupy for 120 days a year, max, and, um, no thanks), wouldn't you want an extra closet instead of 1.5 baths? One of the units has a "secure owner's closet," but the rest, [...]

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Gross Trendy Hotel Opens In New York City

Now you can spend $200 a night at a New York City hotel that is all dressed up to look like some hipster's dirty dorm room.

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Alicia Keys And Maxwell, "Fire We Make"

The new Alicia Keys and Maxwell video is some good, smutty fun. And I really like the song. But it would be better if they didn't cut the scene where John Goodman runs down the hallway with a shotgun screaming "I'll show you the life of the mind!"

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Algonquin Hotel Cat To Live On Under Better Branding

We did not notice in this morning's papers the announcement that the Algonquin Hotel is now to be a Marriott. (The cat, you'll be happy to know, will survive the transition.) I could choose to be disturbed by this news but hey, maybe it'll get a good steam-cleaning.

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The Further Decline of Union Square: The W Hotel Foreclosure Auction

Beyond the drama of the big numbers, here's a helpful explanation of what happened to the W Union Square Hotel, which had a fun and dramatic foreclosure auction yesterday. (Union Square! Such carnage, all around!) "Basically, Dubai World (or its investment arm, Istithmar) paid $282 million in total for the hotel, and took out a $115 million mortgage. Istithmar put down $50 million of its own money, and borrowed the rest in what's known as a 'mezzanine' transaction: $117 million of high-yielding debt which isn't secured against the property…. Lots of people are extremely worried about commercial real estate at the moment, saying that it's the next shoe [...]