Sleeping Around NYC

by Shari Hartford And now for something completely different. There seems to be a plethora of new [and new/old] hotels in New York City these days. And, unfortunately, a great many of them are cookie cutter variations on each other. You know? Take a basic sugar cookie recipe and decorate

Shari Hartford Parts of the midtown area known as the Garment District was, until recently, a jumble of old office buildings (some housing less-than-credible factories), wholesale-only showrooms and an assortment of parking garages and small stores. But there has been a slow revolution for this area of prime real estate.

By Shari Hartford Photos courtesy of Archer Hotel What more can you want from an urban hotel? Great location? Check…two doors down from Lord & Taylor, in the shadow of the Empire State Building, excellent proximity to all transportation venues. Cozy without being overly intimate? Check…with 180 rooms, Archer New

By Shari Hartford I just love quirky, out-of-the-way hotels. And when I can find one in New York City, I feel as if I have found the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Such is Gild Hall, a Thompson Hotel, located on tiny Gold Street in very-lower

  By Shari Hartford As I’ve stated time and time again, New York City is chock full of hotels: big ones, small ones, luxurious ones, budget ones and practically one of every chain that there is. And, contrary to the wishes of a certain former mayor, there are still those

By Shari Hartford One of the first hotels I visited for this column was the Conrad. And, I loved it. That was in early 2012 when the landscape of downtown was changing, but not yet changed. That was then. With the opening of the September 11 Museum and Memorial, the

By Shari Hartford One of the great things about New York City – and I do mean one of many – is the wide variety of hotel accommodations. No matter your taste, budget or area of interest, there is a place for you to rest your head. When I am

By Shari Hartford In the not too distant past, the Lower East Side was synomous with immigrants and crowded apartments buildings that were cold in the winter and broiling hot in the summer. The fire escapes that draped the structures provided the only indoor/outdoor amenity. That was then. The now

By Shari Hartford Stepping into the new Quin hotel is like entering a very hip art gallery. In this opening year, the hotel will host a series of artist salons in addition to the 15-foot video wall that graces the lobby. That artistic theme, in keeping with the artistic history

Shari Hartford Location, location, location. Certainly not to be taken lightly, it makes the difference between meh and wow when it comes to hotels. During a recent visit to the High Line Hotel, I had the ultimate New York City hotel experience…trendy location, quirky and unusual structure, fantastic room and