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New york city, act of darling

Acts of daring
New York City

When it comes to New York City’s alternative-cabaret scene, nobody knows their ‘alt-alt’ from their ‘alt’ better than Michael Musto. Here, ...
David Hawkins, New York Queer history

The queer history of New York City

Words by Andrew Lear. New York city’s gay scene was thrust prominentiy into the public eye in 1969 after riots at a greenwich Village ba...
the surrey, New York, USA

Hip hotels
New York City

Luxury-hotel aficionado Uwern Jong discusses this year’s OutThere hotel-and-travel trends and what some of New York City’s best hospitality...
John T Reddick, New York, USA

John T Reddick
New York City

“There’s nothing like being a clued-in stroller navigating Harlem,” says this long-time resident of NYC’s most vibrant neighbourhood. So wh...
Uwern Jong, New York, USA

The Modern Concierge
New York City

Whether it’s chartering a private plane for a pooch or arranging an illicit encounter with an off-duty policeman, New York concierges a...
Kaiden Ford New Ford I am not she but he

A brighter future
New York City

Twenty-one-year-old Latino poet KAIDEN FORD celebrates the legacy of the Stonewall uprising by taking us on a journey through his city,...

Hotels & resorts

The Standard East Village, New York City, USA

The Standard East Village
NYC, USA

One of our favourite neighbourhoods in NYC has long been the East Village– an area brimming with personality and the home and playground of...
Loews Regency, New York, USA

Loews Regency New York
NYC, USA

Like the city it’s located in, Loews Regency is a no-nonsense hotel that clearly means business. Going into this smart Park Avenue hotel, s...
The Plaza, New York, USA

The Plaza New York City
NYC, USA

It’s impossible to visit this grande dame of New York City hotels without an overwhelming sense of déjà-vu taking over you. After all, for ...
The Knickerbocker, New York, USA

The Knickerbocker
NYC, USA

As the New York socialite saying goes, ‘get you a man who can do both’. If that’s what you’re looking for, the Knickerbocker is your man – ...
The Pierre, New York, USA

The Pierre New York
NYC, USA

Nothing says old-world Upper East Side eclectism louder than the Pierre – one of the true Fifth Avenue grandes dames. The property’s classi...
The Wagner Hotel, New York, USA

The Wagner Hotel 
NYC, USA

Formerly the darling of Wall Street wolves because of its proximity to the Financial District, this once-starchy property is changing thing...
The Ritz Carlton, New York, USA

The Ritz Carlton New York
NYC, USA

With traditional charm and killer views over Central Park, this hotel made us feel at home. In fact, the demeanour of the team there was ge...
The St Regis, New York, USA

The St Regis New York
NYC, USA

This Beaux-Arts hotel is quite a name to drop – Astor, Dalí, Old King Cole. Okay, so we spent a lot of time in the property’s lauded bar, b...
Hôtel Plaza Athénée, New York, USA

Hôtel Plaza Athénée
NYC, USA

With elegant rooms in a luxurious house on a brownstone-lined street, the Athénée feels like an intimate, boutique hotel, despite holding 1...
Lotte New York Palace, New York, USA

Lotte New York Palace
NYC, USA

A story of old meets new unfurls in this 19th-century building, with its topiary-peppered Italian courtyard and opulent marble staircase. T...
Mandarin Oriental, New York, USA

Mandarin Oriental New York
NYC, USA

Perched high above Columbus Circle, this Asian-inspired hotel, complete with wood panels, marble floors and artworks inspired by nature, of...

Westhouse Hotel
NYC, USA

On wandering into the Westhouse on 55th Street, we wondered if we had stumbled into a prohibition-era speakeasy – we’re told that we were sp...

11 Howard
NYC, USA

If there is such a thing as heaven for experiential travellers in Manhattan, hanging out in the vicinity of Howard Street in NYC’s Chinatown...
AKA UN

AKA United Nations, NYC, USA

The success of AKA, the brand of exclusive, high-end apartments that come complete with the personalised service of a luxury hotel, is perha...
Innside Nomad

INNSIDE New York NoMad, NYC, USA

The first time we set eyes on the Big Apple, we stayed very close to where the Innside new york nomad is today, so it already brings back gr...
Roxy NYC

The Roxy, NYC, USA

Once a 1920s movie theatre, a 1990s iconic NYC dance club and a famous 15 year old designer hotel – this is a quintessential New York story,...
Baccarat NYC

Baccarat, NYC, USA

Opulence with a French accent. This is how we would describe the infamous crystal company’s designs and we’d say exactly the same thing of t...
Sixty Soho, NYC

SIXTY SoHo, NYC, USA

Neatly tucked in a little nook on Thompson Street, away from the hustle and bustle of Soho, is this newly renovated boutique. This is one fa...
Marmara Park Avenue, New York

Marmara Park Avenue, NYC, USA

New Yorkers will tell you that it has been a while since there has been a Park Avenue opening, so the soft launch of the Marmara was more th...
Langham Place, NYC, USA

The Langham, NYC, USA

What comes to our mind when we think about New York City? Fifth Avenue – check. Empire State Building – check. If location is everything, th...
New York Edition, USA

New York EDITION, NYC, USA

It’s a hard gig to put your stamp on a historical building, let alone the iconic Metropolitan Life Tower, which until 1913 was the tallest a...
Peninsula New York

The Peninsula, NYC, USA

Now, I'm a big Peninsula fan. Actually there's only two left in the world that I've yet to stay in and I know the New York property very wel...
Chambers NYC

Chambers, NYC, USA

I'd describe Chambers as the discreet hideaway in the city. It's one that's you might easily miss as it blends right into midtown – I certai...
Crosby Street NYC

Crosby Street Hotel, NYC, USA

They say that “it’s a New York State of Mind” and the Crosby is certainly that. It’s local, yet international in its outlook, and a model of...
Refinery Hotel New York

Refinery Hotel, NYC, USA

The tailoring-themed Refinery is another challenger to the crown of New York luxury hospitality, a chic contemporary hotel in a neo-Gothic t...
Sofitel New York

Sofitel, NYC, USA

In 1886, the French gave New York City the Statue of Liberty as a token of friendship. At the turn of the millennium,  in the same spirit, t...
Chatwal Hotel, NYC

The Chatwal, NYC, USA

In an imposing, neo-Georgian mansion just off Times Square, designed by Stanford White of Beaux-Arts fame, sits this beautiful, luxurious cl...
The Greenwich, NYC

The Greenwich, NYC, USA

In downtown NYC sits the grown-up goddaughter of New York pedigree, Robert De Niro. But ‘she’ is talented in her own right, with her 88 trul...
Mercer, New York, USA

Mercer, NYC, USA

In the cosmopolitan chaos of Soho is a designer oasis of calm, a city escape, a sophisticated hotel so confident and discreet that it doesn’...
Ink 48, NYC

Ink48, NYC, USA

Midtown westside is road less traveled for the average visitor to New York City. A strange place to find a Kimpton boutique. However, this p...