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EVEN Hotel, Norwalk, CT

First Impressions of EVEN Hotel Norwalk CT I hope this is the beginning of a wonderful trend in hospitality – that of the hotel as gym, health food restaurant and workout motivator. The second of a growing brand (the first was in Rockville, MD), the Norwalk CT EVEN Hotel stands across from a corporate park […] Read more

Castle Hill Inn, Newport RI

Three miles removed from the madness of downtown, the Castle Hill Inn sits on headlands overlooking Narragansett Bay, making it the perfect vantage point to watch boat traffic coming in and out of Newport Harbor. Built as a Marine Laboratory and summer home for Swiss-born copper-mining tycoon, Alexander Agassiz, whose studies formed the basis for […] Read more

Inn At Montchanin Village, Montchanin DE

FIRST IMPRESSIONS of the Inn At Montchanin Village Once housing the laborers who worked at the Hagley Powder Mills nearby, you can’t help but feel a sense of irony as you meander down “Privy Lane” – original latrines line the street where upscale guest cottages now stand. I’d wager the only luxury inn in America that […] Read more

The Poconos PA: Soul Satisfying Lake Naomi Escape

WHY GO: What?  You don’t have a lake house? Well, here’s your chance to dip your proverbial toe in the water for a drop in the bucket. All figurative cliché’s aside, this family-friendly Poconos PA Getaway isn’t posh or particularly upscale, unless you consider spectacular sunsets, lakeside heated pool, sailing classes, pro tennis instruction, lazy-day […] Read more

Rittenhouse Hotel, Philadelphia PA

Guests have been known to circle Rittenhouse Square looking for a Beaux Arts building: with an uptown name and location, you’d expect the Rittenhouse Hotel to be somewhat neoclassical. This contemporary tower is the last place you’d expect it to be housed. But when you do finally pull into the circular stone entry to this […] Read more

Inn At Bowman’s Hill in New Hope PA: A Perfect Bucks County Babymoon

If you are expecting a child and live within a few hours drive of Buck’s County PA, there is no better place to savor your Babymoon than the Inn at Bowman’s Hill. Why? Besides the obvious  – being catered to in what amounts to a rich uncle’s backcountry estate for couple of days – you […] Read more

Red Lion Inn, Stockbridge MA

First opened in 1773 as a rough and tumble stage coach stop, then evolving into a way-station for prosperous sojourners, The Red Lion Inn’s current owner, Nancy Fitzpatrick has breathed fresh, plush life into formerly dated rooms and has added several cottages. If original sloping floors could talk, they’d tell of the tens of thousands […] Read more

Conrad Hotel NYC: A Beacon of Cool in the Shadow of the World Trade Center

The Conrad Hotel, New York City There are several qualities that make a hotel great, and the Conrad Hotel NYC– a Hilton brand – has all of them.  First, aesthetics: the Conrad is a Modern-Art knockout. Second, service: hotel staff seem to be hired with the kind of proud, friendly and I’d go so far […] Read more

Revere Hotel Boston: Stay Trendy In Beantown

Ole Beantown, land of staid, traditional sensibilities and aesthetics, has been emerging of late into chicdom, at least where hotels are concerned. Jury’s (now Lowe’s) led the boutique hotel brigade in Boston, carving trendy accommodations out of a Victorian-Era police station. Next, the sassy Liberty Hotel, which rose from the granite shell of the old […] Read more

Park Central Hotel: Renewed In New York

Park Central Hotel 870 7th Ave. New York, NY How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Stay at the newly refurbished Park Central Hotel and walk across the street. Yes, this former way station for Hollywood stars (Mae West and Jackie Gleason) and First Ladies (Eleanor Roosevelt, who kept a suite here), known in the […] Read more

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