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New App Allows E-Hailing of New York City Taxis

New App Allows E-Hailing of New York City Taxis

Flywheel Software said Thursday that its mobile taxi software, known as TaxiOS, has gone live in New York City taxicabs.
The software includes support for e-hailing as well as a virtual meter and credit card payment capabilities. It also supports splitting fares among multiple passengers.
TaxiOS will be installed in more than 1,000 yellow cabs by the end of 2016 and is partnering with Taxi Club Management, one of the largest taxi …

Short Stay: Conrad New York – Hotel Review

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I hadn’t been to New York City for over a year and a half, (my last visit was for the world’s tallest Holiday Inn) but there I was again in the city’s Financial District on the last night of my visit, checking into the Conrad New York, which we last reviewed a few months after it opened in 2012.
This was my first time at the property (Dan Collins reviewed it …

Delta to Feature Meals from New York’s North End Grill on Transcon Flights

Delta to Feature Meals from New York’s North End Grill on Transcon Flights

Delta Air Lines announced that it will begin to offer dishes from North End Grill, Danny Meyer’s New American seafood restaurant, on westbound Delta One flights between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and both Los Angeles and San Francisco International Airports on September 1.
The menu will feature some of the restaurant’s signature dishes such as pink sea trout with turnips and pearl onions, short rib cannelloni with port, …

Even Hotel New York – Times Square South – Review

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There are only five Even Hotels in the world, two of them in Manhattan. While the first two to open have already been reviewed here at Frequent Business Traveler, neither was in a major city. The first to open in New York City, the Even Hotel New York – Times Square South, was therefore worth exploring.
I arrived at the Even Hotels New York – Times Square South, one block from …

New Even Hotel Opens in Brooklyn

New Even Hotel Opens in Brooklyn

InterContinental Hotels Group announced the opening of the Even Hotel Brooklyn in New York City.
The 13-story property offers 202 guestrooms, each with a private mini gym/workout area,
The workout areas have cork flooring and personal exercise equipment including a stability ball, yoga mat, and workout bands. The hotel also provides complimentary Wi-Fi.
In addition to the in-room fitness area, the property also has a 24-hour, two-level gym. Guests may avail themselves of …

Lyft Debuts ‘Premier’ Premium Service in Los Angeles, N.Y., San Francisco

Lyft Debuts ‘Premier’ Premium Service in Los Angeles, N.Y., San Francisco

Ride-hailing service Lyft announced a new premium service, Lyft Premier, in three key markets.
The new offering summons drivers of more luxurious vehicles such as a BMW 5 Series, Audi A6, or Cadillac Escalade as opposed to more pedestrian vehicles.
“If you’re one of the many Lyft passengers who has told us you want a more stylish arrival for business trips and special nights out, we have a new ride option you’re …

Historic Waldorf Astoria to Close for Three-Year Renovation Project

Historic Waldorf Astoria to Close for Three-Year Renovation Project

The landmark Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York City will shut down for a three-year renovation next spring.
The work will include converting many of the hotel rooms into private condominium apartments, which will leave the property with some 300 to 500 guestrooms when it reopens approximately three years later. It currently has 1,413 rooms.
The news was first reported by the Wall Street Journal on Sunday.
The property was purchased by China’s Anbang …