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Historic Hotels That Offer Ghost Sightings with a View

Going away for Halloween? You might want to go all out and consider a stay that includes ghosts at no additional charge.
One of the most haunted is the Omni Mount Washington Resort, a posh 116-year-old resort that looks like a castle in Austria or Germany, but is actually tucked away in the mountains of New Hampshire.
The Omni Mount Washington was actually constructed with ghosts in mind, as the artisans and …

Short Stay: The Windsor Boutique Hotel, Asheville, North Carolina

After a number of stays in umpteen-story hotels whose upper rooms poke into the clouds, it can be a refreshing change of pace to check into a smaller property with only 14 rooms. Shortly following a stay in a 1,000+ room skyscraper, I found myself in the lobby of a different kind of property: the Windsor Boutique Hotel in downtown Asheville, North Carolina. And everything about my stay would prove …

Hotel Review: Hyatt Regency Mexico City, Mexico

In planning our first visit to Mexico City, the country’s capital, we decided to stay in Polanco, a high-end neighborhood with many museums, restaurants, embassies and consulates, shopping malls and upscale stores and the famous Chapultepec Park.
Polanco is also home to the Hyatt Regency Mexico City, which opened its doors to guests in 1987 as the Hotel Nikko Mexico. It was purchased by a Hyatt affiliate in May 2012 and …

Hotel Review: InterContinental Washington D.C. – The Wharf

The Wharf is making its mark as a destination in Washington, D.C.  The new entertainment district – somewhat akin to Hudson Yards in New York City – is home to several new hotels and multiple restaurants that are attracting attention in a city with countless nightlife options, along with hundreds of new apartments and a reinvigorated harbor life.
The possibilities are seemingly limitless, from fine dining at Chef Kwame Onwuachi’s new …

Photo Essay: The TWA Hotel at JFK, A Memorable Midcentury Time Capsule

The iconic TWA Flight Center at John F. Kennedy International Airport was reborn as the TWA Hotel on Wednesday when it opened its doors to guests.
The 1962 TWA Flight Center, designed by Eero Saarinen, was declared a landmark by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission in 1994, and the hotel is a faithful restoration of the Finnish architect’s masterpiece.
“The memories of working here decades ago flooded my mind,” said, …

TWA Hotel at JFK Nears Completion and Opening

Attention aviation and architecture fans: The TWA Hotel at John F. Kennedy International Airport is nearing completion.
Partially housed in the storied TWA Flight Center, which serves as its reception area and lobby, the hotel will open its doors to guests on May 15.
The TWA Flight Center, which was also known as the Trans World Flight Center, was designed by Eero Saarinen and welcomed passengers starting in 1962. Both the exterior …

Hotel Review: Millennium Hilton New York Downtown

The Millennium Hilton New York Downtown is one of the taller hotels in New York City and, perhaps appropriately enough, is located adjacent to One World Trade Center, the tallest building in the United States and in the Western Hemisphere.
When planning the hotel in the early 1990s, developer and New York Post owner Peter Kalikow chose to spell the hotel’s name with one “n” to make the name more distinctive, …