By Shari Hartford Back in the day, ladies wore hats…everyday, everywhere and the center for the millinery trade in New York City was 38th Street. Number 63, built in 1912, housed a factory where these hats, and their respective feathers, ribbons and bows (otherwise known as “trim) were manufactured.

By Shari Hartford Take a stroll down quiet tree-lined 13th Street in Greenwich Village and you will come upon…a hotel !?! The Jade NYC, a new boutique property, was designed to mirror a fine European establishment. With only 113 rooms, the elegant ambiance permeates every inch of the townhouse-like setting.

What’s the Deal: It’s cherry blossom time in the nation’s capital, and The Liaison Capitol Hill, an Affinia Hotel, invites guests to experience its newly redesigned restaurant, Art and Soul, and refreshed lobby, and to sample the new menu with the Artisanal Fare Escape. Background: The closest hotel to the U.S. Capitol, The

  What were our favorite hotels in 2012? The contributors to Everett Potter’s Travel Report covered the waterfront from Maine to Maui, not to mention Paris, London and the Caribbean. Here are the hotels we didn’t want to leave – and the reasons why we’d gladly return to each and

  By Steve Jermanok There was good news out of Haiti recently when Marriott Hotels announced that they will build a new 173-room hotel in Port-au-Prince, set to open 2014. The news was revealed by former President Bill Clinton, whose Clinton Foundation worked diligently to make this happen. The move

By Everett Potter When Michael O’Leary, the CEO of Ryanair, jokes about soon charging people for using the bathroom onboard his aircraft, he may not be kidding. Ryanair already makes you pay a fee for using your credit card to make a booking. Nothing seems to irk travelers more than

THE DEAL: Il Salviatino, one of the most sublime hotels in Italy, has winter rates. WHAT’S THE DEAL: Florence has a low season, when the crowds have left the Uffizi and you can wander in to see David without a soul around you. For true Italophiles, the winter months are

The Waldorf-Astoria. By Shari Hartford Hotels in New York City offer something for everyone. There are small boutique properties with ultra-sleek furnishings and a decidedly hip clientele. There are small –and large– comfortable and otherwise anonymous places to lay your head. There are the usual chains with their cookie cutter