New York City

Hilton Debuts First Property in Brooklyn

Hilton Debuts First Property in Brooklyn

Hilton Hotels and Resorts announced the opening of the Hilton Brooklyn New York. The property is the first Hilton hotel to open in the New York City borough.
The 196-room hotel is part of a 19-story mixed use development that also includes condominiums, commercial, and retail space. The hotel was designed to pay tribute to the Schermerhorn rope factory, which occupied the location in the 19th century, with features such as …

New Aloft Opens in Long Island City

New Aloft Opens in Long Island City

Marriott International announced the opening of a new Aloft property in ,the borough of Queens in New York City. The Aloft Long Island City – Manhattan View is the first Aloft hotel in that borough.
The property has 176 guestrooms, as well as the brand’s signature W XYZ bar. A grab-and-go food-and-beverage area is also located on the premises.
The hotel has 1,000 square feet (92 square meters) of meeting and event …

Gett Announces ‘Gett Together’ SUV Ride-Sharing in New York

Gett Announces ‘Gett Together’ SUV Ride-Sharing in New York

Ride-sharing service Gett announced Gett Together, a ride-sharing with pre-set routes intended for commuting to work.
The service, available in New York City, will be available at no charge for a limited time during its introduction. The company also offers $10 rides anywhere in Manhattan.
Previously known as GetTaxi, the company was founded in Israel in 2010 and Volkswagen acquired a controlling interest in the company in May 2016.
Gett offers ride-sharing services …

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 …