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Resorts World Catskills, Monticello NY: Betting, Off-Roading, and Luxury in the Former Borscht Belt

From the 1930’s on, hoteliers have capitalized on the beauty of the Catskill Mountains, opening up resorts that drew a mostly middle-class Jewish clientele from New York City (90 miles away): so much so that by the 1950’s and ‘60’s, the area was referred to as “The Borsch Belt.” Grossinger’s, Kutsher’s, and The Concord dominated […] Read more

Diamond Mills Hotel, Saugerties NY

Resurrecting the spirit of the paper mill that used to command this dogleg turn on Partition St. (before it burned down in the mid- 70’s), then dusting it with understated glitz, the 30-room Diamond Mills Hotel  has become a go-to for weddings and special events for both locals and NYC Brides and Grooms. The hotel, […] Read more

Studio Allston, Allston MA: Groovy, Man, On Boston’s Outskirts

Imagine entering a real life version of the Beatle’s Yellow Submarine, and that’s what you’ll find when you first walk into the lobby of Studio Allston Hotel in Allston MA, opened in April 2018. A mosaic of color above and below you – leading to and splashed on the elevators, it’s like a psychedelic Yellow […] Read more

Royal Sonesta Boston MA: Better Than Ever in 2019

You can just skip right on over to the Boston Museum of Science, or dip your toes in the Charles River from the back door of the Royal Sonesta Boston – a hotel in Cambridge MA that can honestly bill itself as a Modern Art Museum ever since it opened in 1964. At the time, […] Read more

Somerville MA: The Row Hotel @ Assembly Row and Culinary Davis Square

The Row Hotel at Assembly Row – Autograph Collection, Somerville MA The “Assembly” of Assembly Row, a mixed use development just outside of Boston, refers to the factory on this site that produced Ford automobiles, including the doomed Edsel, from 1926-1958. The developers of Assembly Row in Assembly Square – a relatively new neighborhood in […] Read more

The Bernic Hotel NY NY: A Tapestry Collection by Hilton Boutique Steps from Grand Central Station

Certain hotels understand how to make customers happy right off the bat. Give ‘em booze! The Bernic Hotel, a Tapestry Collection by Hilton hotel in New York City, offers a stem of Prosecco upon arrival – putting guests in a celebratory mood almost immediately. It’s just one way that this smallish boutique stands out amid a slew […] Read more

Hotel 48LEX, NY NY: On the Forefront of Lifestyle Boutique

One of the first  “lifestyle” boutique hotels to open in this mid-town Manhattan locale in 2011, just a few blocks from Grand Central Station, the Hotel 48LEX was touted as a design-forward, customer-oriented establishment on the cusp of a growing demand for this kind of lodging. After 8 years and newly refreshed rooms, Hotel 48Lex hasn’t […] Read more

10 A+ Lodgings On Your East Coast US College Tour

Your kid’s future alma mater isn’t cookie-cutter, so why should your college tour accommodations be? Sure, you can stay in some boilerplate roadside franchise, but if you’re used to traveling with flair and want to experience the most welcoming aspects of your chosen college towns, stay in these one-of-a-kind hotels, inns and B&B’s. (For more […] Read more

Top 8 Northeast US Lodgings In Which To Wait Out the Storm (2019)

The Northeastern region of the USA is well known for its iffy atmospheric conditions. Mark Twain famously quipped, “If you don’t like the weather in New England, wait a minute.” Chances are if you’re traveling during the cold, freezing months, you’ll experience a blizzard or, in warmer season, what’s affectionately termed a Nor’easter. So, it […] Read more

MGM Springfield MA: Not A Gambler? No Problem

The Getaway Mavens are not gamblers. So, it’s really not like us to go gaga over a Casino where hoards of people stare banefully at bleeping, dinging, flashing slot machines – or at Blackjack and Poker tables – hoping for a payoff. But here’s the thing: though ostensibly a gambling hall, MGM Springfield, the first […] Read more

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