Wardrobe Teams Up With Gregory Hotel in New York

Wardrobe, the peer-to-peer digital marketplace to rent women’s and men’s clothing and accessories from people’s closets, has struck a fashion and sustainability partnership with The Gregory Hotel in New York. This is the first hotel partnership launch for Wardrobe.
The way it works is prior or during a stay at The Gregory at 42 West 35th Street, hotel guests can reserve items from the Wardrobe app, and the items will be delivered to them at their hotel room for the duration of their stay. After wearing, they can leave it in the hotel closet or with the concierge. The partnership begins Monday.
Asked why they decided to partner with Wardrobe, Yaniv Packin general manager of The Gregory, said,  “As a sustainably minded hotel, this partnership with Wardrobe was an exciting opportunity to be a first mover in the industry and offer our guests an unforgettable experience during their stay. As a hotel we are trying to showcase more sustainable and mindful ideas from hosting an Earth Day event with @insteadofmovement and hosting mindful events including a gallery featuring the work of jewelry designer Ariana Ost.”
Adarsh Alphons, chief executive officer and founder of Wardrobe, added, “We hope to learn a lot from this

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Whitworth Locke, Manchester: hotel review

The grand 19th-century buildings of this aparthotel and co-working space reflect the city’s past while offering a vision of future city-centre hotels

Like a swollen river, Manchester city centre is breaching its banks. Property money is flooding in and central Manchester is being redrawn, as unprofitable, arty activity is swept out into Salford. Ancoats, to the east is being reinvented as an (oddly sterile) neighbourhood of indie bars and restaurants and swanky flats, while Oxford Road – a drab student corridor – promises, as the waters recede, to emerge as a green hub of tech-entrepreneurship.

Who benefits from all those cranes on the skyline is a point so moot it will be one for historians to discuss, not travel journalists. But any immediate pluses come with caveats. Juries are out. At street level, this city is as gritty as ever.

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Must Read: LVMH to Develop Luxury Hotel in London, Influencer Marketing as Explained by a 19th Century Economist

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Friday. LVMH to develop luxury hotel and flagship in London When LVMH acquired the luxury hospitality group Belmont at the end of 2018, it was a sign that the conglomerate wanted to expand into high-end experiences. This week, the company …

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Inside The Hotel Where Hollywood’s A-List Felt Safe To Misbehave

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In 1927, 22-year-old silent film star Clara Bow would tell her protective father she was going to Joan Crawford’s house, then she would drive to the USC campus to pick up her friends on the football team and take them to the secret room she maintained at the Garden of Allah hotel on Sunset Boulevard. Once there, they would party the night away before taking a sunrise dip in the pool.

In 1949, when Ronald Reagan’s first marriage was heading towards divorce, the future president moved into the hotel, where his lifestyle of drinking, partying, and getting lucky with the ladies once led him to comment that he couldn’t always remember his overnight guests’ names.

In the 1950s, Marilyn Monroe and her crew of fellow starlets decamped to the favored hotel haunt to spend long nights on the dance floor drinking, smoking, and enjoying the fruits of celebrity.  

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Mollie’s Motel and Diner: Oxfordshire – hotel review

This bid to revive UK roadside stays – by the Soho House chain – offers a smart take on the classic US motel but with swish rooms and quality food

The words “motel and diner” conjure up many images – US highways, neon, palm trees, Edward Hopper, cherry pie and coffee refills – but rarely rural Oxfordshire. Yet here I am, turning off an A road near the pretty village of Buckland at a big red sign for Mollie’s Motel & Diner.

The location is not the only unusual thing about Mollie’s. It may be next to a BP garage but the reception area’s glass cabinets filled with Hershey’s chocolate and popcorn, shelves of design books, objets d’art and plants, and Scandi-style chairs feel a million miles from a petrol forecourt. If I had booked via the app, as the billboards advise, I could have gone straight to the room using my phone as a key. Instead, I wait at check-in behind families with accents as crisp as their shirts, who look like they’ve just popped over from the nearest Cotswolds village.

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TWA Hotel at New York’s JFK airport to open for bookings

TWA’s classic Flight Center has been turned into a new hotel inspired by 1960s decor and Jet Age nostalgia

“Nobody likes to hang around airports” ran TWA’s 1960s slogan – but the new TWA Hotel at New York’s JFK airport aims to encourage travellers to do just that. The former airline’s stylish terminal building, designed by Eero Saarinen and opened in 1962, is being redeveloped into a 512-bedroom property. The midcentury modern-inspired hotel will open on 15 May, with bookings starting on 14 February (at noon EST, 5pm GMT).

The original 1962 building, known as the TWA Flight Center, will be the hotel’s main hub, featuring six restaurants, eight bars, shops and a rooftop pool, while two new “wings” will house the guestrooms. The 1960s-style interiors will include midcentury modern Saarinen furniture, retro TWA posters, rewired vintage rotary phones and views of the runways through noise-cancelling floor-to-ceiling windows.

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Pilgrims’ progress: a new mountain hotel in Vietnam

Devout locals have trekked to the holy peak of Yen Tu for years but a new ‘village’ at its foot is drawing other visitors to its pagodas, pools and forests

We’ve all done it: fetched up somewhere so idyllic on our travels that we hate the thought of going home to stress and normal life.

More than 2,000 years ago, a Chinese wise man, An Ky Sinh, felt this way when he arrived at Yen Tu mountain in northern Vietnam. He had been sent by China’s first emperor, Qin Shi Huang (259-210BC), conqueror of six warring states and creator of the unified nation. Being such a splendid chap, he thought he deserved to live forever, so ordered his most learned courtiers to travel north, south, east and west and bring back herbs to make him immortal.

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The Castle Inn, West Lulworth, Dorset – hotel review

This traditional inn close to Lulworth Cove has played the renovation game, revamping 12 boutique-hotel bedrooms and high-end pub grub

A couple walk into a bar … and ask for a room. We wonder if the joke is on us when we arrive at the Castle Inn in West Lulworth because the door marked “hotel entrance” is locked. So we trundle our bags into the pub, which is heaving with happy customers on a Saturday afternoon. Eventually, we manage to tell the barmaid we’re here to check in and are steered away towards a tiny reception desk.

Not the slick welcome of a smart hotel, then, but the Castle Inn – once a free house known for muddy dogs and real cider – is now steering a tricky course between country pub and boutique hotel.

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Lola & Leone Unveils First Amenity Partnership With Royal Blues Hotel

WORKING TOGETHER: Lola & Leone has embarked on its first amenity partnership with the Royal Blues Hotel.
The year-old fragrance brand created by Olga Litvinenko is offering its signature fragrance at the boutique hotel located in Deerfield Beach, Fla.
“The collaboration is our first location in Florida and our first collaboration of this kind,” Litvinenko said. “The hotel is focused on art, food and well-being and that’s something that we emphasize as well.”
The signature scent, which is a blend of wood oils, rose, pear, bergamot and gardenia, will be available for testing in the hotel rooms and for purchase at the hotel’s boutique. The 3.3-oz. bottle retails for $ 195. The brand will also have its soy-based candle, which is infused with the signature scent, available for purchase for $ 72.

The Royal Blues Hotel 

After meeting at a gala, Litvinenko teamed with hotel owner Edward Walson to combine their passions for philanthropy. A portion of the sales of the Lola & Leone products will be donated to a group of 10 charities, including the T.J. Martell Foundation, the Alzheimer’s Association and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, among others.
“We both have a similar interest in philanthropy,” Litvinenko said. “We wanted to see how we could work together

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Where should you stay: a hotel or apartment?

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A number of factors can influence a traveler’s decision in choosing between staying in a hotel or an apartment. Location, your budget, the duration of your stay, and how many people are being accommodated are some of the factors that can influence a traveler’s decision. Below are some pros and cons of each, in order to help you decide which option is best for you.

Benefits of hotels – no security deposit

Most apartments require a security deposit when checking in. Hotels usually don’t. Staying in a hotel can come in handy for impromptu travel, while apartments usually require some sort of advanced planning.

Benefits of hotels – check-in flexibility

A traveler can check into a hotel anytime because the front desk always has someone working. Apartments require you to organize your check-in time in advance since you will need someone to be available to provide you with the apartment keys.

 

Benefits of hotels – Comfort

Hotel beds usually are very comfortable and rooms are equipped with TVs so you can relax and unwind with plenty of entertainment. When it comes to the amount of space, however, hotel rooms are generally quite small.

Benefits of hotels – Meals

Hotel restaurant service can be quite comfortable and their meals are usually excellent. Breakfast is often included in the standard room price (and who doesn’t love a buffet breakfast?). However, you’ll have to eat out every meal because you won’t have a way to prepare your own food in a hotel. For shorter stays, hotels are a good choice. They offer flexibility and give you more time to deal with your business, appointments, or work without the hustle of taking much care of the room.

Benefits of apartments – meals

Apartments usually have fully equipped kitchens so you can always prepare and enjoy your home cooked food, whether with your friends or by yourself. This saves money on takeaway and restaurants. Be ready to wash the dishes and clean up after yourself, since some apartments may charge you an extra fee for any unwashed dishes left when your stay is over.

Benefits of apartments – privacy

Although some hotel rooms can accommodate up to four people, there is no privacy. Apartments offer various options and bedrooms. They often have separate rooms which can be quite convenient for purposes like business meetings while others are resting in their individual rooms.

Benefits of apartments – group activities

Apartments are the often the best option if you are traveling with your family or friends. There is plenty of communal space and it can be shared with everyone, offering more space and comfort. You will be able to have your own room, giving you more own privacy.

Benefits of apartments – offers additional amenities and services

Apartments often have wifi, washing machines, balconies, kitchen cutlery, utensils and glassware, and refrigerators. Communal facilities are also available in some apartments. Apartments are perfect for travelers who intend on staying for longer periods of time. You won’t have that cabin fever that sometimes happens when you are staying in a small hotel room because they tend to be more spacious.

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Rita Simons cheers as she finally arrives back at the posh Versace hotel after being voted off I’m A Celeb

RITA Simons cheered as she finally arrived back at the posh Versace Hotel after being voted off I’m a Celebrity.

The former EastEnders actress became the fourth celebrity to leave the jungle last night, and was delighted to be reunited with her mum.

Rita Simons cheered as she finally arrived back at the Versace Hotel in Australia
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After being interviewed by hosts Declan Donnelly and Holly Willoughby, Rita, 41, was finally allowed to head back to the luxury hotel for a hot shower and a comfy bed, and she couldn’t have looked more thrilled.

As she pulled up outside, Rita punched the air and cheered with joy before hopping out of the people carrier to applause from fellow guests and the loved ones of her other camp mates.

Hugging her mum, Rita posed for pictures before greeting her jungle pal Sair Khan.

The star’s departure sparked further fix claims last night, as viewers claimed she knew she would be leaving after receiving her letter from home.

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The remaining campmates were given notes from their loved ones during last night’s episode and Rita seemed excited about seeing her family before she knew she was going to be voted off.

She said: “It’s so tangible that I’m about to see my family. My barriers have come down a bit and I just miss them all massively.”

Rita did not seem shocked or saddened when host Dec announced she would be leaving the show later in the episode.

A delighted Rita grinned and said: “I’m sorry, I’m just so happy.”


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Taking to Twitter, one viewer wrote: “Rita knew she was leaving before they come into the camp to tell them. Stating something along the lines of “Im about to see my family” after her letter was read out. And was then “voted” off 20 minutes later.”

Another person commented: “Well i’ll be! Its happened again @antanddec ! Rita had her coat on so she knew she was goin!!”

Someone else remarked: “Rita said earlier on in the show “I’ll be seeing my friends and family soon” like again is it FIXED?? She knew??”

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The Beverley Arms, East Yorkshire: hotel review

This revamped hotel’s heritage, comfort and biscuits appeal strongly to our writer, but his companion proves harder to please …

Driving into the leafy East Yorkshire town of Beverley, we clatter over a cattle grid, then past the racecourse into a smart Georgian market town. I am accompanied by Sophie, my partner, a woman who spent many years inspecting hotels, with clipboard in hand. She has never lost the skills. “Remember,” I hear myself say. “Try and enjoy yourself.” She gives me that look, the one that says, I’ll do what has to be done.

We both like Beverley, a cluster of architectural gems around a market square. When Henry V came to town after Agincourt, it took three days to get all the muck out of the market, but these days it is spotlessly neat and tidy. Almost uniquely in modern Britain there is only one empty shop, something of an achievement in itself, and the rest look satisfyingly prosperous. The medieval minster is the big draw, and a worthy one too, filled with grotesque carvings, soaring columns and ancient artefacts. Nearby stands the house where Mary Wollstonecraft spent some of her early teenage years, a fact only rediscovered in early 2018. There’s a plaque on the facade (it’s at 2 Highgate).

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How to make your home feel like a luxury hotel

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The experience of staying in hotel rooms is something that most travelers do not forget. There is something about the way hotel rooms are perfectly arranged which makes the experience incredibly comfortable. The beds in hotel rooms are often fluffier than any bed in usual homes, and the pillows are something you can really sink into. Every experience associated with staying in a hotel such as bathing, sleeping, relaxing in the living or drawing room, or just using the various utilities such as closets and switches, is customized in hotels to provide the perfect experience.

Travelers who stay at luxurious hotels often experience a shock when they get back to their homes. Re-adjusting to the disorganized and cluttered nature of your own home after staying in the perfected settings of a hotel can be quite disconcerting. Fortunately, there are ways to transform the living experience of your own home into that of a hotel. Mentioned below are some of the ways in which you can make your home feel like a luxury hotel.

Ensure a perfect bedroom

The most important aspect of ensuring a hotel-like environment is making sure that you have a top-notch bedroom. The size of the bed should be a king or queen sized base along with a plush mattress. Ditch the usual blankets for a duvet, and it’s always nice to have extra pillows. It is important to have good quality pillows that are neither too soft nor too hard.

Emulate the spa experience in your bathroom- This is all about customizing your bathroom in the best possible way with all the essential oils, lotions, and other kinds of cosmetics and bathing accessories. Your toiletries should be sorted well, preferably in under-sink cabinets. A decently sized bathtub is a must if you want your home to feel like a hotel. You can also choose to have a collection of scented candles that can help you set up the right atmosphere for relaxation.

It’s all about the vibe

Luxury is also a state of mind, so you have to make sure that the general vibe of the house feels to you like you are on vacation. If you are into something extra, Lighting some candles and putting soothing music might also do the trick for you.

Pay attention to the entrance of your homes

One of the first things that you notice when you enter a hotel is its glamorous lobby. It is usually decorated with flowers, orchids or paintings. It also often has a wide arrangement of showpieces and furniture. The same principle applies to your home. You should focus on decorating the entrance to your home along with placing exhibits of your choice at appropriate locations.

So we hope that we gave you some insights on how to make your home feel like a luxury hotel. Through careful planning and attention to detail, it is not difficult to establish the same environment of perfect living that is found at most luxury hotels in your home.

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West Bank visitors attracted to hotel adorned by Banksy art

Guests at the Walled Off Hotel in the occupied West Bank town of Bethlehem on Tuesday admired the works of British street artist Banksy, whose wall paintings and other works adorn the establishment.


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Natalie Bloomingdale’s The SIL Partners With The Beverly Hills Hotel

Natalie Bloomingdale’s e-commerce site The SIL (which stands for “stuff I love”), a platform for exclusive offerings by independent designers, has teamed with The Beverly Hills Hotel to unveil a holiday capsule collection next month inspired by the landmark property. Launching in one of the redesigned bungalows, the collection will feature ready-to-wear pieces and accessories designed by SIL Shop designers from Paris to San Antonio, Tex.
“For more than a century, The Beverly Hills Hotel has remained a symbol of Hollywood’s Golden Age and Los Angeles’ celebrated lifestyle, with a signature aesthetic that has become recognized around the world,” said Edward Mady, the hotel’s regional director and general manager. “Its iconic design elements serve as inspiration for artists and designers, and this inaugural capsule collection with The SIL is an example of the influence this beloved property continues to have in the fashion world.”
Founded by Bloomingdale last year, The SIL’s own branding was very much inspired by the color palette of The Beverly Hills Hotel, her favorite Los Angeles haunt and that of her late grandmother-in-law, society doyenne Betsy Bloomingdale. A frequent patron of the Polo Lounge, the hotel’s legendary restaurant and bar, the younger Bloomingdale channeled the green and white

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The East London Hotel: ‘Rooms from £85 a short walk from the tube’ – review

‘Throw a stone in any direction from this hotel and it’s likely to land in someone’s negroni’ … a great new base for exploring Bethnal Green

Mother Kelly would be surprised at what’s been happening on her famous doorstep. The Georgian terraced houses of Paradise Row are still there but the railway arches at its northern end – once workshops and mechanics’ garages – have been taken over by chic restaurants and cool bars, one of them named after the early-20th-century pie shop owner herself.

From last week – on the other side of the narrow cobbled street – the site of the former Balls Brothers wine warehouse has been turned, after planning wrangles, into the East London Hotel. In this modernist grey box (with interesting geometric window designs) property developers Irfan Hussain and Marin Jakisic have decided to go for quantity as well as quality. They’ve squeezed 161 rooms on to this small plot between Paradise Row and the V&A Museum of Childhood.

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‘Anti-Trump hotel’ opens in Washington DC

Eaton DC offers platform for campaigners as world’s first ‘activist’ hotel. Clever marketing or genuine attempt to broker change?

Join the “group sound bath” in the wellness centre, stop by the civic engagement workshop in the lobby, then settle in for a rousing performance of protest songs from the all-women Resistance Revival Chorus on the rooftop bar. This is a small sample of the events that were on offer at the opening weekend of the Eaton Hotel in Washington DC – the world’s first “activist hotel”.

Founded on an ethos of progressive ideals and social and environmental justice – and located just a few blocks from President Trump’s eponymous hotel chain – the 209-room Eaton Workshop has, unsurprisingly, been dubbed the “anti-Trump hotel”.

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