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Monday, June 7, 2010

Oso Restaurant at Southampton Inn - The Hamptons hotspot serves up a fresh twist on local fare

Oso Restaurant at Southampton Inn - The Hamptons hotspot serves up a fresh twist on local fare
June 7, 2010

What better way to enjoy the East End’s farm fresh ingredients and local seafood than al fresco by Southampton Inn’s new pool? This summer, indulge in OSO At Southampton Inn for a taste of classic Hamptons hospitality.

OSO’s Executive Chef Bryan Naylor delights foodies with a creative take on Modern American fare served poolside, as well as under the summer sky in the courtyard or inside the intimately decorated dining room. Signature-dishes offer diners an innovative twist on local favorites, including Lobster Café au Lait (Cognac Foam, lobster ‘swizzle stick’) and Chioga Beet Carpaccio (local arugula, Catapano Farms goat cheese, citrus mist, almond oil). Sipping cocktails in the courtyard? Try the sweet White Grape Mojito (10 Cane, mint, grape, lime, simple syrup) or the refreshing Pacific (Crop Cucumber Vodka, dry saki).

Whether a guest at the Inn or not, visit OSO and start your morning with a refreshing breakfast, featuring local farm fresh ingredients, freshly squeezed juices, and baked goods, prepared on-premise in the Inn’s new state-of-the-art kitchen. On sunny summer afternoons, the library is a perfect spot to relax and sip iced tea.

Chef Naylor prides himself on crafting menus with an elegant, refined palate infused with the casual allure of the Hamptons.

About Southampton Inn: An idyllic East End escape for bustling city-dwellers, the Southampton Inn is nestled on more-than-five acres of manicured lawns and lushly landscaped grounds. The perfect Hamptons home-away-from-home for any traveler, Southampton Inn is steps away from designer boutiques, quaint and fine dining, art galleries, parks and museums, and just over a mile from Coopers Beach. A local landmark, the casual-chic, Tudor-style Inn is home to ninety recently-renovated guestrooms, each individually decorated to reflect the effortlessly stylish allure of the Hamptons.

OSO at Southampton Inn
91 Hill Street
Southampton, NY 11968
T: 631-283-1166
www.southamptoninn.com/dining

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The Insider's Guide: What's Hot for the Hamptons in 2010

The Insider's Guide: What's Hot for the Hamptons in 2010
June 1, 2010

The summer season has arrived which means New Yorkers are switching gears and slowing their pace in anticipation of enjoying sunny days by the beach. Not sure where to stay, where to eat or what events to attend? Not to worry—here is your insider’s guide to everything you need to know about the Hamptons and more. From the best restaurant to grab a bite en route to the East End (or on your way home!) and the hottest hotel for your weekend jaunt, to the best of the exclusive fashion scene and the premier Hamptons social event—start planning for a summer to remember.

On Your Way to the Hamptons... Or on Your Way Back

CHEF GREGORY BAUMEL’S THE STONE TURTLE RESTAURANT
o Offering guests an unparalleled culinary experience, Executive Chef Gregory Baumel shares his imaginative take on Eclectic cuisine – everyday food with a twist – crafted with the season’s freshest ingredients, many of which are organic and locally sourced.
o A playful sense of whimsy and fun has returned to fine dining, as guests step inside The Stone Turtle Restaurant, they are greeted by a brightly colored décor, met with exposed brick and wood embodies the eatery’s casual elegance and charm.
o Stone Turtle’s Small Plates are ideal for those seeking a quick bite on the road and include Screaming Oysters (Freshly Shucked East Coast Oysters lightly poached in a sauce of Sake, Oyster Sauce, Chilis and Cilantro served with Crostini). Thirsty? Try the Hare of the Turtle (Bacardi® Superior Rum, club soda, mint leaves, jalapeno, lime, sugar, topped with Cotton Candy garnish), or the Stone Turtle Beer Sampler, which includes four 5oz. draft beers from the eatery’s twelve-beer selection. For those with a sweet tooth be sure to indulge with a selection or two from the Chocolate and Nothing But Chocolate Dessert Menu— the decadent, all-chocolate menu offers playful signature sweet treats such as The Dirty Ashtray and Chocolate Jalapeno “Chipwich Sandwich.”
o If you can’t make the stop, Executive Chef Gregory Baumel also makes “House Calls” upon request, personally crafting and creating a special menu based upon his client’s tastes and wishes.
4160 Austin Blvd.
Island Park, NY 11558
T: 516-431-6570
www.thestoneturtlerestaurant.com

WHERE TO STAY:

MONTAUK: PANORAMIC VIEW RESORT; RESIDENCES
o RESORT:
• A renowned Hamptons destination for over fifty years, this magnificent property encompasses 10+ oceanfront acres on 1,000-feet of sandy white beach. Every guestroom, suite and beach cottage overlooks a spectacular seascape. Resort amenities include: a pool complete with private lounges and cabanas affording spectacular ocean views, exclusive, quiet beach with personal attendants, fitness center, business center, concierge, porter and daily maid services, plush king-sized beds, fully-equipped kitchenette, television, phone, heat and air conditioning. All rental units – efficiency studios as well as one-and-two-bedroom units – feature picturesque windows that highlight the stunning view, as well as a private terrace or balcony.
o RESIDENCES:
• A true East End getaway for bustling New Yorkers, the Panoramic View Residences offer luxury living at its best— your full-service doorman building on the ocean. The perfect second home and seaside escape, the property’s year-round staff ensures that every need is met, from a fully-stocked refrigerator to the delivery of mail or dry cleaning. The Panoramic View promises residents the ultimate rest and relaxation experience. Amenities include poolside cabanas, fitness center, concierge service, porters, beach and pool attendants, on-site housekeeping, on-call massage therapists and fitness trainers. The Panoramic View Residences offer heavenly oceanfront living with none of the hassles associated with oceanfront home ownership. Boasting breathtaking ocean views, the Panoramic Residences range in size and price to suit your specific needs; featured are one-to-five bedroom units, from 1,200-square-feet to 4,500-square-feet, available from under $2 million to $6 million.
272 Old Montauk Highway
Montauk, NY‎ 11954
T: 631-668-3000
www.panoramicview.com

AMAGANSETT: SEA CREST ON THE OCEAN RESORT; RESIDENCES
o RESORT:
• Sea Crest on the Ocean offers exclusive seaside units, spanning 8.3 acres, nestled between Montauk and Amagansett. With 74 units – comprised of studios, one, two and three-bedroom fully equipped units – Sea Crest on the Ocean is the perfect site for a luxurious resort escape. Having recently completed an extensive renovation, guests are invited to indulge in the many luxurious Sea Crest Amenities—an outdoor heated swimming pool, private tennis courts, children’s play area, daily housekeeping service, picnic and barbecue areas. Enjoy the private beach with chairs, umbrella and towel services.
o RESIDENCES:
• For those who want to call Sea Crest home, units are also available for ownership—ideal for all ages, from young families who are looking to spend affordable yet memorable summers with their kids to retired couples looking to enjoy quiet time on the ocean. Distinctive Management eliminates the worries and stress of owning a second home. As a complete property management company, all home maintenance is taken care of. Monthly billing and expenses are a snap with the One Bill System. A residence at Sea Crest can even be acquired fully decorated and furnished—perfect for those busy buyers who aren’t looking commit to a big home decorating project.
2166 Montauk Highway
Amagansett, NY 11930
T: 631-267-3159
www.seacrestontheocean.com

SOUTHAMPTON: SOUTHAMPTON INN A local landmark and idyllic East End escape for bustling city-dwellers, the casual-chic, Tudor-style Southampton Inn is home to ninety recently-renovated guestrooms, each individually decorated to reflect the effortlessly stylish allure of the Hamptons.
o The perfect Hamptons home-away-from-home for any traveler, Southampton Inn is steps away from designer boutiques, quaint and fine dining, art galleries, parks and museums, and just over a mile from renowned Coopers Beach. In addition to its ninety guestrooms, the Southampton Inn’s 5.5-acre campus includes a conference center, OSO Restaurant and 71 Hill Street— the premier office complex in Southampton Village.
o Amenities include: outdoor heated fifty-foot pool and adjacent al fresco dining; all-weather tennis court; Gilchrist & Soames toiletries; complimentary shuttle service to Coopers Beach throughout the season; and library with fireplace, just to name a few. In addition, for a true getaway, a collection of exciting excursions can be arranged through the Southampton Inn Concierge Service.
91 Hill Street
Southampton, NY‎ 11968
T: 631-283-6500
www.southamptoninn.com


WHERE TO DINE…

OSO AT SOUTHAMPTON INN
o Classic Hamptons hospitality meets the modern palate at OSO At Southampton Inn— throughout the Hamptons summer season, OSO delights foodies with a creative take on Modern American fare served poolside, al fresco in the courtyard or inside in the intimately decorated dining room.
o In addition, Southampton Inn guests are awoken by a refreshing breakfast, featuring local farm fresh ingredients, freshly squeezed juices, and baked goods, prepared on-premise in the Inn’s new state-of-the-art kitchen. During summer afternoons, iced tea or lemonade are complimentary in the library; throughout the fall, winter and spring month, guests are treated to coffee, tea, juice and pastries in the library.
91 Hill Street
Southampton, NY‎ 11968
T: 631-283-1166
www.southamptoninn.com

T-BAR AT SAVANNA’S
o T-Bar at Savanna’s is well-known for its celeb scene, frequented by a long list of VIP patrons including Star Jones, Howard Stern, Beth Ostrosky Stern, FOX’s Rosanna Scotto, and Real Housewives of New York City’s Ramona and Mario Singer.
o The restaurant boasts an extensive wine list, wide selection of Cognac, Bourbon, and Single Malt Scotch. Signature dishes include the Yellowfin Tuna Tartar (Soy, Ginger and Sesame Seeds), Crispy Long Island Duck (with Sweet Potatoes and Apricot Glaze) and the Spaghetti “Chitarra” (Veal Meatballs, Marzano Sauce, and Basil).
o A favorite of the Hamptons’ society circuit, T-Bar at Savanna’s is led by famed restaurateur Tony Fortuna, of T-Bar NYC, and Arthur Backal. Offering guests innovative Contemporary American cuisine in a warm and inviting ambiance, the romantic outdoor terrace and rose garden make it the quintessential location for evening cocktails on those warm summer evenings.
268 Elm Street
Southampton, NY 11968
T: 631- 283-0202
www.savannassouthampton.com

WHAT TO WEAR…

BIBA – Open now through Labor Day
o This sexy boutique has been a favorite of celebrity shoppers including Christie Brinkley, Paris and Nicky Hilton, Felicity Huffman, Kim Porter and Beth Ostrosky Stern.
o Owner Barbara Blatt handpicks all of Biba’s hot lines. Biba has returned to its chic Southampton location this summer, showcasing the best of her exclusively-selected designs.
o Attention East End fashionistas! Barbara has designed and launched her own collection of chic summer-ready dresses, tops and tunics, featuring stylish designer-inspired prints and silhouettes. The Biba Collection will be sure to make a splash this season amongst the Hamptons’ stylistas. In addition to the its namesake collection, Biba’s pick for this summer’s must-have item is the dress, featuring collections from Unaluna, Gypsy 05, Minnie Rose Cashmeres, as well as this season’s hottest shoes, sandals and designer denim.
o This summer Biba promises to provide a one-stop shopping experience, with clothing and accessories from fashion’s ‘best kept secrets’ that will keep you looking summertime chic, from head-to-toe. In addition, Biba has also opened a second location in Palm Beach, which is open year round.
40 Hill Street
Southampton, NY 11968
T:631-259-2762


AMRITA SINGH JEWELRY & ACCESSORIES Since its launch in January 2003, Amrita Singh Jewelry & Accessories have garnered the admiration and devotion of fashion industry-insiders, Hollywood starlets – such as Anne Hathaway, Jessica Simpson and Jennifer Lopez – and the everyday woman.
o Amrita Singh’s Designer Jewelry fuses Old World aesthetics with New World fashion, resulting in exceptional and distinctive wearable works of art. The Contemporary Collection has recently added other accessories, such as Handbags, Sandals and Hair accessories, and is available online and at several top American retailers, such as Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Macy’s, Intermix, Holt Renfrew, as well as various other boutiques and stores throughout the country. The Fine Jewelry Collection is available exclusively at Bergdorf Goodman in New York City.
o This summer, Amrita Singh Jewelry & Accessories is set to take part in the hotly-anticipated charity shopping event, Super Saturday 13, benefiting the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, on Saturday, July 31, 2010 at Nova’s Ark Project.
www.amritasingh.com

WHO TO KNOW…

CELEBRITY EVENT PLANNER, RANEE BARTOLACCI-MEIR OF INSIGNIA PRODUCTIONS
o Spanning the Hamptons to New York City to Los Angeles, the go-to Celebrity Event Planner for the most exciting, exclusive fêtes is Owner of Insignia Productions, Ranee Bartolacci-Meir. From the theme, food, décor, music and venue, Ranee adds a personalized, distinctively stylish touch.
o With her Insignia Productions team, Ranee manages each event from beginning-to-end— attending each meeting, ensuring that the chosen theme is carried throughout all aspects of the event and each component is meticulously planned, absolute focus is placed on even the smallest of details. Ranee’s uniquely hands-on approach allows her insight into each client’s personality, resulting in events that are is carefully-crafted according to the client’s wishes, tastes and style.
o A luxury full-service event-planning firm, Insignia Productions specializes in intricate and inspired design, customized planning and the logistical production of all event types and sizes. Recently, Insignia Productions organized and produced a pre-Oscar’s lunch with legendary filmmaker Quentin Tarantino to celebrate his eight-time Academy Award-nominated film, Inglourious Basterds. Ranee’s past events have ranged from the traditional – a classic New York City wedding, held at the Plaza Hotel with entertainment by Kool & the Gang – to the trendsetting – including an Asian-fusion wedding at L.A.’s Walt Disney Concert Hall (featured in Bridal Guide Magazine), a fragrance launch-themed thirteen-year-old birthday, and chilly ice-themed soirée, complete with ice bar and décor.
www.insigniaproductions.com
T: 917-703-8829

2010 HAMPTONS EVENTS…

MERCEDES-BENZ POLO CHALLENGE 2010 AT BLUE STAR JETS FIELD – July 24, 2010 – August 28, 2010
o Once again, the Bridgehampton Polo Club (www.bhpolo.com) will host the coveted Mercedes-Benz Polo Challenge at Blue Star Jets Field. This summer’s matches promise to be some of the most exciting in the sport of polo. The sport’s greatest athletes will compete for one of polo’s most treasured prizes. Returning as well will be some of the East End’s most high-profile and influential audience of VIPs, celebrities and media. This year’s sponsors include Swagg (Qualcomm), Ralph Lauren, Vita Coco, Crumbs Cupcakes and Bakery, Financial Times, Susan Foster Jewelry, Borghese Cosmetics, Hamptons Magazine and Pop Chips.
o Headed by event organizers, Strategic Group, the season commenced Saturday, July 24th and will continue for six consecutive Saturdays, ending August 28th. Matches will take place from 4PM to 6PM.
o The VIP tent will host an invitation-only cocktail reception for exclusive guests each Saturday afternoon during the tournament.
849 Hayground Road
Bridgehampton, NY 11976

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Southampton Inn - Retreat to a Hamptons hideaway

Southampton Inn - Retreat to a Hamptons hideaway
May 20, 2010

The Hamptons have long been known for star power, as the exclusive East End enclave is a playground for the rich and famous. Hot Hamptons hotel, Southampton Inn, has already begun to play host A-listers, as stars Kate Hudson, John Krasinski and Ginnifer Goodwin have been spotted there shooting scenes for the hotly-anticipated chick-flick Something Borrowed.

An idyllic escape for bustling city-dwellers, the Southampton Inn is nestled on more-than-five acres of lushly landscaped grounds. The perfect Hamptons home-away-from-home for any traveler, Southampton Inn is steps away from designer boutiques, quaint and fine dining, art galleries, parks and museums, and just over a mile from renowned Coopers Beach. A local landmark, the casual-chic, Tudor-style Inn is home to ninety recently-renovated guestrooms, each individually decorated to reflect the effortlessly stylish allure of the Hamptons. Summer pool membership is also available for non-guests.

In addition to its ninety guestrooms, the Southampton Inn’s 5.5-acre campus includes a conference center, OSO Restaurant and 71 Hill Street— the premier office complex in Southampton Village. Boasting 20,000-square-feet, the property houses a high-end construction company, financial services company, travel agency, spa and fine dining, as well as the area’s only local public radio station.

Hungry? Guests need not go far for a bite—classic Hamptons hospitality meets the modern palate at OSO At Southampton Inn. Start your morning with refreshing breakfast, featuring local farm fresh ingredients, freshly squeezed juices, and baked goods, prepared on-premise in the Inn’s new state-of-the-art kitchen. Throughout the Hamptons summer season, OSO delights foodies with a creative take on Modern American fare for lunch and dinner. Diners can indulge in such dishes as Local Clams (Crispy pork belly, Southampton Publick House Grand Cru broth), Lobster Tacos (Sriracha pepper, avocado, lime marinated lobster, roasted corn) and Chioga Beet Carpaccio (local arugula, Catapano Farms goat cheese, citrus mist, almond oil) poolside, al fresco in the courtyard and inside in the intimately-decorated dining room. During summer afternoons, guests can enjoy refreshing juices, iced tea or lemonade in the library; throughout the fall, winter and spring months, guests are treated to coffee, tea, juice and pastries in the library.

Also, Southampton Inn is perfect for any Hamptonite planning a special summer event. The ideal East End venue for a ‘Hamptons wedding,’ private social gathering or charity fête, as well as corporate meetings and conferences, Southampton Inn can play host to a number of events with a 6,000-square-feet of flexible indoor meeting space, 2,300-square-foot ballroom, seven meeting spaces of various sizes and dimensions, lushly landscaped outdoor courtyard, tented or open air events for up-to-500 people on the lawn, and private indoor and outdoor cocktail hours and receptions are all available to accommodate any type of event. OSO on-site catering is also available for all occasions; custom-crafted menus can be exclusively created by Chef Bryan Naylor, who prides himself on crafting menus with an elegant, refined palate infused with the casual allure of the Hamptons.

Southampton Inn
91 Hill Street
Southampton, NY 11968
www.southamptoninn.com

Thursday, May 6, 2010

April Showers bring May flowers... and the return of MODA Outdoors

April Showers bring May flowers... and the return of MODA Outdoors
May 1, 2010

New York City’s iconic Flatotel is home to the sophisticated, Italian and Mediterranean inspired restaurant, MODA. Sophisticated design meets modern Italian cuisine in a warmly lit space, accented with flickering candles and gorgeous floral creations. Open year-round, MODA, Italian for style, offers a sophisticated and refined, yet warm and welcoming dining experience.

The perfect eatery for the quintessential New York City dining experience, MODA is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner; MODA is also the ideal place for a pre-or-post-theatre bite, featuring prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus. Offering an inventive twist on classic Italian and Mediterranean fare, each of MODA’s dishes is crafted with only the season’s finest ingredients.

This month, Flatotel is opening the doors and welcoming the return of MODA Outdoors. A true urban escape, MODA Outdoors is perfect for sipping cocktails and alfresco dining, as well as special events up-to-500 people. Seasonal outdoor dining is offered May through October at MODA Outdoors, complete with a stunning 30-foot-glass-ceiling that crafts a one-of-kind ambiance. Dine while overlooking the heart of New York City—try specialty dishes such as the Fra Diavolo, Angel hair Pasta with Shrimp and Spicy Marinara, the Pumpkin Seed Crusted Salmon, Grilled Salmon, Butternut Squash and Orange Fennel, or indulge in specialty drinks such as the MODA Wave, Beefeater Gin, Island Blue Pucker and Orange Juice and the Coconut Mojito, Coconut Rum, Lime and Mint leaves.

ABOUT FLATOTEL: Located in the heart of New York City, Flatotel fuses modern style with luxurious comfort. Boasting some of the largest guestrooms and suites in Manhattan, this four-star-hotel offers an intimate feel with apartment size accommodations. Designed based on concepts by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright – the hearth as the heart and soul of a house – a guestroom at Flatotel draws its spirit from the bed, a custom-designed piece that becomes the central element of the room. The 272 guestrooms and suites include deluxe guestrooms, junior suites, one, two and three-bedroom suites, as well as penthouse tower suites that are up to 2,400-square-feet complete with balconies. For more information on MODA and Flatotel, please visit www.FLATOTEL.com.

Sea Crest on the Ocean Resort & Residences - Sunny Hamptons Weekends by the Beach await you

Sea Crest on the Ocean Resort & Residences - Sunny Hamptons Weekends by the Beach await you
May 6, 2010

Wiggle your toes into the beautiful white sandy beach of Sea Crest on the Ocean Resort. Shouldn’t the search for your Hamptons destination be as stress-free as your vacation there? A sister property of Distinctive Management Company’s flagship luxury development, the Panoramic View Resort & Residences, Sea Crest on the Ocean offers exclusive seaside units, spanning 8.3 acres, nestled between Montauk and Amagansett. With 74 units – comprised of studios, one, two and three-bedroom fully equipped units – Sea Crest on the Ocean is the perfect site for a luxurious resort escape.

Indulge yourself in the Sea Crest Amenities—an outdoor heated swimming pool, private tennis courts, children’s play area, daily housekeeping service, picnic and barbecue areas. Enjoy the private beach with chair, umbrella and towel services. Having recently completed an extensive renovation, the stunning Sea Crest Resort has made it just that much sweeter to wake up by the sea.

For those who want to call Sea Crest home, units are also available for ownership—ideal for all ages, from young families who are looking to spend affordable yet memorable summers with their kids to retired couples looking to enjoy quiet time on the ocean. Distinctive Management eliminates the worries and stress of owning a second home. As a complete property management company, all home maintenance is taken care of. Monthly billing and expenses are a snap with the One Bill System. A residence at Sea Crest on the Ocean can even be acquired fully decorated and furnished—perfect for those busy buyers who aren’t looking commit to a big home decorating project.

Sea Crest on the Ocean
2166 Montauk Highway
Amagansett, NY
T: (631) 267-3159
www.seacrestontheocean.com

About Distinctive Management LLC: As the preeminent management company for exclusive, luxury properties in the Hamptons, Distinctive Management, LLC boasts an unparalleled expertise in the high-end real estate development and management market, which includes hotels, resorts, cooperatives, condominiums, private estates and commercial properties. For more information, please visit www.distinctiveventures.com.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Welcome to New York City's Flatotel - Redefining Luxury and Embracing Intimacy

Welcome to New York City's Flatotel - Redefining Luxury and Embracing Intimacy
April 26, 2010

Indulge in your new home-away-from-home—located in the heart of New York City, the inviting Flatotel blends chic, modern style with luxurious comfort for a traveler’s dream hotel experience. Boasting some of the largest guestrooms and suites in Manhattan, this four-star-hotel offers a cozy, intimate feel with apartment size accommodations. The design of the hotel, inspired by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s concepts – the hearth as the heart and soul of a house – a guestroom at Flatotel draws its spirit from the bed, a custom-designed piece that becomes the central element of the room.

Flatotel’s matchless New York location and stunning interior has made it a household name in the entertainment industry. The hotel has played host and been the backdrop to a long list of TV’s hottest shows—including America’s Next Top Model, Project Runway, Models of the Runway, Top Chef, and Making the Band.

Flatotel boasts 272 guestrooms and suites, which include deluxe guestrooms, junior suites, one, two and three-bedroom suites, as well as penthouse tower suites that are up to 2,400-square-feet complete with balconies. All rooms and suites have luxuriously spacious bathrooms, some featuring oversized bathrooms and soaking tubs.

Guests need not look far for a delectable dining experience. At Flatotel’s Moda Restaurant, food is to wine what fashion is to style— sophisticated design meets modern Italian cuisine in a warmly lit space, accented with flickering candles and gorgeous floral creations. Moda is open year round and serves breakfast lunch and dinner. Seasonal outdoor dining is offered May through October at Moda Outdoors, complete with a stunning 30-foot-glass-ceiling that crafts a one-of-kind ambiance, day or night. A true urban escape, Moda Outdoors is perfect for sipping cocktails and alfresco dining, as well as special events up-to-400 people.

For meetings and events, Flatotel offers a state-of-the-art conference center for meetings, conferences and special events for up-to-200 visitors. A calming interior design, coupled with features such as video teleconferencing, surround sound audio, high-speed internet connection and custom lighting to make every event a success. An outdoor function space covered with a dramatic 30 ft. glass ceiling is also available for groups as large as 400, a truly distinctive difference among the ordinary spaces available in New York City—perfect for red carpet events, fashion shows, and product launches.

Flatotel offers a number of distinctive on-site services including concierge, one-day laundry and dry cleaning service, currency exchange, and in-suite spa services. On-site valet parking is available for overnight guests. In addition, numerous public transportation options are available for Flatotel guests; car rentals, taxis and airport shuttle services can also be arranged with the concierge.

FLATOTEL
132 West 52nd Street
New York, New York 10019
T: 212-887-9400
F: 212-887-9775
www.FLATOTEL.com
reservations@flatotel.com

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Opus Hotel Vancouver - Indulge in the Ultimate Boutique Hotel Experience

Opus Hotel Vancouver - Indulge in the Ultimate Boutique Hotel Experience

Located in the historic and fashionable Yaletown, steps away from the inner harbor, entertainment, shopping, spas and twenty-five minutes from Vancouver International Airport, is the luxurious Opus Hotel Vancouver.

Uniquely stylish and always fresh, Opus Hotel Vancouver offers guests an unmatched boutique hotel experience. The hotel features ninety-six guestrooms that blend contemporary design with warm vibrant colors. The lavish rooms boast five different lifestyle-inspired décor schemes to suit every taste, ranging from modern and minimalist to artful and eclectic, with comfort and style as the unifying elements. Consistently named by Condé Nast Traveler Magazine as “One of the World’s Best Hotels” from 2005-2008 and “One of the Best 500 Hotels in the World” by Travel + Leisure Magazine from 2006-2008, Opus Hotel Vancouver is the place to stay when visiting Vancouver.

Whether traveling to Vancouver for business or pleasure, Opus Hotel Vancouver offers an expansive list of services and amenities. In addition to standard amenities, luxuries for guests include Frette bathrobes, L’Occitane bath amenities, an in-room oxygen dispenser, morning newspaper, 24-hour room service, heated tile bathroom floors, and overnight shoeshine service. All suites have a wet bar, and the penthouse suites feature wrap-around balconies, floor-to-ceiling windows, and double-sided fireplaces. The hotel offers a stylish 24-hour business center with two fully-loaded work stations with complimentary high-speed internet, printing and an airport check-in kiosk. The facilities go from corporate to casual—Opus has rooms to accommodate up to 75 guests for a reception or 48 for a dinner.

Swing by Opus Hotel Vancouver, even if it’s just for an evening. Elixir, Opus Hotel’s Bistro, and Opus Bar, which was voted “Vancouver’s Most Popular Nightspot” by Zagat Guide, offer the crème de la crème in dining and nightlife. At Elixir, Executive Chef Don Letendre takes a contemporary approach to classic French cuisine, crafting innovative dishes from the freshest seasonal ingredients. Choose a room to suit your mood: bustling Bistro, airy Garden Room or plush Velvet Room. At Opus Bar, a playful blend of iridescent lighting, designer furniture and shimmer screens set the mood for its sophisticated and style-savvy crowd. Known for its chic, “see-and-be-seen” vibe, Opus Vancouver has attracted many A-listers of Hollywood including, actors Amy Adams, Robert Pattison, John Cusack, Ashton Kutcher & Demi Moore, music artists Janet Jackson, Lil Wayne, Wycleaf Jean, R.E.M., and The Pussycat Dolls, and athletes Tony Parker and “Sugar” Shane Mosley. Opus Bar’s glass-walled restrooms and live video feeds allow you to always keep an eye on the action.

Opus Hotel Vancouver also offers complimentary transportation, available within the downtown area via the hotel’s luxurious 7 Series BMW. Two Opus mountain bikes and two Jorg & Olif city bikes are also available to guests, free of charge. Also offered are deluxe tea service, personal shopping, same-day laundry, in-room spa services and an extensive DVD library. For first time visitors, the hotel’s unique Lifestyle Concierge allows guests to choose from five virtual concierges as their personal guide to the city.
Whether guests are checking in the hotel for business or leisure, or simply enjoying an evening at Elixir or the dazzling Opus Bar— Opus Vancouver is sure to charm and exceed expectations.

Opus Vancouver
322 Davie Street, Vancouver,
British Columbia, Canada V6B 5Z6
Tel: 604-642-6787
Toll free: 1-866-642-6787
Fax: 604-642-6780
Email: info@opushotel.com
www.opushotel.com
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Monday, June 1, 2009

The Ravel Hotel Welcomes Summer with the Rooftop Bar & Lounge, Overlooking the New York City Skyline

The Ravel Hotel Welcomes Summer with the Rooftop Bar & Lounge, Overlooking the New York City Skyline
June 1, 2009

What better way is there to experience New York City than to spend an evening surrounded by the city’s breathtaking skyline? Located atop The Ravel Hotel, Long Island City’s first luxury boutique hotel, The Ravel Hotel Rooftop Bar & Lounge is preparing to open its chic nightlife hotspot, just in time for the summer 2009 season.

As the weather gets warmer, The Ravel Hotel Rooftop Bar & Lounge offers a refreshing alternative to Manhattan nightlife, boasting a 6,000 square-feet outdoor garden terrace, spacious 40-feet-long bar, and live music from the city’s hottest DJs—all against the backdrop of the city’s glittering nighttime skyline. The Ravel Hotel Rooftop Bar & Lounge blends a sense of energy and fun with chic city style with sleek minimalistic furnishings, complemented by cheerfully bright plush seating. The space is intimately arranged, allowing guests to feel as though they are indulging in a secret rendezvous outside of Manhattan’s limits and under the serene beauty of the night sky. In addition to being the ideal place to spend a night-on-the-town, the rooftop space is also available for private events and wedding receptions, with catering available through the hotel. Additionally, guests seeking rest and relaxation under the warmth of the summer sun can find solace at the Rooftop Bar & Lounge during the day, reclining on luxurious cabanas and patio furniture.

This June, The Ravel Hotel Rooftop Bar & Lounge is launching a series of weekly nighttime events throughout the summer. On Monday nights, Reel Mondays, outdoor film screenings will be held. Guests must reserve their spots in advance and will be provided with a blanket to offer cover from summer breezes, a bottle of champagne and a picnic basket filled with delicious treats to complement the movie-watching experience. Rocks & Rolls will feature a professional guest cigar roller every Tuesday Night for patrons to enjoy while sipping their cocktails. Wednesday evenings will be host to Noche En La Terraza (Night on the Terrace) — a Latin-infused salsa/samba night. Overflowing frozen Mojitos and Sangria, coupled with sizzling Latin sounds, will provide guests with a spicy midweek getaway. Rise @ Ravel will set a new standard for New York nightlife on Thursday nights. Partnering with Astoria’s chic Central Bar and Lounge, The Ravel Hotel Rooftop Bar & Lounge will host a sophisticated, sexy happy hour and late-night fête that is the place to kick off any summer weekend.

Transportation to and from The Ravel Hotel Rooftop Bar & Lounge is never a hassle. Having partnered with an exclusive Manhattan car service, The Ravel Hotel Rooftop Bar & Lounge offers guest a shuttle service from anywhere in Manhattan to the Long Island City nightlife venue, and vice versa, for an affordable flat-fee of $25. Conveniently, guests may simply place a call into the hotel’s front desk and the Ravel Hotel staff will coordinate all the details. Valet service is also available for The Ravel Hotel Rooftop Bar & Lounge guests.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Boutique Chic in Whistler's Adara Hotel

Boutique Chic in Whistler's Adara Hotel
February 1, 2009
Whistler, North America’s premier ski resort and home to the 2010 Winter Olympics, boasts the chic and trendy Adara Hotel. The first and only boutique hotel brings an element of urban flair to the woodsy resort town that New Yorkers appreciate. Offering 41 guest rooms and suites, Adara invites guests to unwind amongst intimate and personalized surroundings. Nearly everything found within Adara – with the exception of several signature pieces – has been custom-designed specifically for the hotel. The dramatic color scheme, comprised primarily of reds, browns and whites, invites visitors to sink further into style. Adara’s encompassing contemporary features such as European design-inspired seating pieces, five-foot walk in showers with “rain” shower heads, sheepskin throws and abstract art, adding chic design materials and finishes to the traditional lodge setting. Quirky design elements – such as antlers etched into the mirror in the elevator vestibule – add a further level of one-of-a-kind panache to the property.

Adara Hotel offers a completely new Whistler experience, by integrating modern design elements with the warmth and intimacy of traditional Whistler lodging. The Adara Hotel is truly an urban lodge, appealing to both the metropolitan design connoisseurs and the Whistler ski bunnies.

Adara Hotel
4412 Village Green
Whistler, British Columbia
V0N 1B4 Canada