An Affordable Boutique Hotel In New York City Is Not An Oxymoron

The Bernic (Credit: Tapestry Collection by Hilton)

Just in time for the busy summer travel season, The Bernic Hotel will be joining Hilton’s Tapestry Collection in June 2018. The hotel will be the first New York City property in the growing collection of boutique hotels, each with a unique identity and décor shaped by its respective setting and location. All must meet consistent quality standards established by Hilton across the brand.

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World’s Biggest Hotels 2018: Marriott Dominates, Hyatt & Accor Rise

The world’s biggest hotel companies keep getting bigger.

No where is that more true than at Marriott International. Its purchase of Starwood in 2016 helped make it the largest hotel operator in the world. Marriott jumped 46 spots on this year’s Global 2000 list at #421 as revenue, profit, assets and market value all increased year-over-year.

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The Phoenix Hotel Might Just Make San Francisco a Hotel City

San Francisco is a tough city for hotels. There are grand dames like the exquisite Palace Hotel and the stately Fairmont, and then a whole lot of bland, beige-carpeted corporate ones. When it comes to smaller boutique-y hotels that have a real sense of place… it’s pretty slim pickings. But, with the re-opening of the historic Phoenix Hotel this month, Texas-based hotelier Liz Lambert and her hospitality group, Bunkhouse, hope to change this.

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Inside the New Line Austin Hotel

From the glittering Fairmont Austin and JW Marriott Austin to the edgy Native Hostel, Austin has welcomed over a dozen hotels in the last five years. Few have garnered as much excitement though as the Line Austin, opening today in the Texas capital. As is the case with the L.A. and D.C. Line hotels, Sydell Group hospitality firm has reinvigorated an old landmark, in this case the 1965 Crest Inn, which languished for decades as a tired Radisson. Despite its mid-century architecture and prime location overlooking Congress Bridge and Lady Bird Lake, the hotel was for a long time somewhat of a downtown blemish. Its rooms were corporate, its lobby dominated by Texas kitsch, and its food and beverage—a TGI Fridays until 2014—was woefully out of touch with the capital’s renowned dining scene.

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