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Baccarat Zenith crystal chandelier

Baccarat Hotel to Open in New York in 2014

Baccarat Zenith crystal chandelier

Baccarat Hotel & Residences New York will open in 2014 in time for Baccarat’s 250th year anniversary. It will be located at 20 West 53rd St., just off Fifth Avenue.

The project is a partnership between Starwood Capital and Tribeca Associates, a New York-based real estate development and acquisitions company.

The $403 million development will include 115 hotel rooms with some rates that Starwood said will exceed $800 a night and 64 residences that the real-estate investor hopes will be among the city’s most expensive on a square-foot basis.

The hotel looks to capitalize on the tony image of Baccarat Crystal, the French manufacturer of fine glassware that Starwood acquired in 2005.

The hotel will feature Baccarat chandeliers, a boutique store selling crystal with price tags up to $10,000, and crystal museum pieces that will rotate through the lobby. Source: wsj.

New York City taxi cabs

New York taxis could get iPads

New York City taxi cabs

New Yorkers may be able to surf and ride at the same time if a plan to put iPads, or a similar device, in the back of taxis takes off.

A San Francisco company, Square, is proposing a pilot program to install tablet computers in the back of 50 taxis, replacing the little-loved miniature television screens used in all cabs since 2007.

Riders would be able to make Internet searches, play games or shop on the tablets. Square is due to present its plan to city authorities next month.

One World Trade Center

The World’s Most Expensive Office Tower

One World Trade Center

The price tag for One World Trade Center, the signature skyscraper under construction at Ground Zero in New York, has risen to more than $3.8 billion.

According to WSJ, the price tag for the building has shot up $700m from the latest public estimate, making it the world’s most expensive new office tower.

Once completed, the 1,776-foot tower will be the tallest in the U.S., but it won’t be the highest in the world.
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Crystal Chandelier

Trump Hotel celebrates 15 years with crystal package

Crystal Chandelier

‎Trump International Hotel & Tower New York-Central Park is celebrating its 15th anniversary by offering guests the ‘Crystal Anniversary Package’, valued at $15,000.

Since the 15th year is the “crystal” anniversary, Trump is offering a package including crystal jewelry, Champagne and crystal-covered Christian Louboutin shoes.
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Hotel Rates in New York City skyrocket ahead of NYE

New York Luxury Hotel room

New York may be officially the most popular place in the US to spend New Year, but travelers will still be paying through the nose for the privilege.

Staying in the Big Apple in 2012 will cost revelers up to 700 percent more than normal, price comparison site NewYorkHotels.org said this week.

On average, the 50 properties that have room availability are charging more than triple their regular rates, the website calculated.
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one57

One57 to be NYC’s Tallest Residential Tower

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One57, the ultra-luxury condo tower that’s under construction on West 57th Street, is being billed as the tallest residential tower in New York City.

Thirteen condos in the building are listed with asking prices of $42 million or more, and two high-floor duplexes are priced at $98.5 million.

The 90-story glass tower will feature 95 residences above a Park Hyatt. Hotel amenities will be available to residents.
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Chanel Iman

Chanel Iman Unveils Million Dollar DKNY Fragrance

Chanel Iman

Model Chanel Iman unveiled what has been dubbed the world’s first million-dollar fragrance bottle in New York on December 5.

The 21-year-old was accompanied by bodyguards to present a specially designed version of the latest fragrance Golden Delicious at DKNY’s New York flagship store.

Inspired by the New York skyline and designed by jeweler Martin Katz, the bottle is adorned with 2,909 rare jewels from across the globe, including 2,700 white diamonds, 183 yellow sapphires and a 2.43-carat yellow canary diamond.
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A 600-room hotel in New York’s NoMad district

ace hotel bar new york

A 40-story hotel development could be about to crown the emergence of one of New York’s formerly rough districts as one of the coolest places to be in the city.

Hotel developer Jon Lam is looking to construct a new hotel and retail emporium in the district known as NoMad, a district of Manhattan north of Madison Square Park.

The development could see a 30- to 40-story, 600-room property rise out of existing properties on 846 Avenue of the Americas and 1227 Broadway.

Although a firm to run the hotels hasn’t yet been decided, Lam reportedly wants the property to be “affordable and casual,” with a significant retail space at the base which will make it ideal for visitors to the city.

Lam’s development could be the jewel in the crown for NoMad, a district which once boasted some of New York’s most decadent, historic hotels.

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When the Fifth Avenue Hotel opened in the neighborhood in 1859, it was the first to offer private bathrooms and elevators.

By the latter part of the last century much of NoMad’s sheen had worn off but more recently an ambitious restoration program has encouraged trendy new restaurants and hotels to return in droves.

In 2009, hip US boutique chain Ace Hotels opened its first property in the area, with The Breslin restaurant receiving a coveted Michelin star the year after.

Soon after that, Gansevoort Park opened for the first time, its urban-resort style and rooftop pool deck quickly making it a winner with celebrities and helping to turn NoMad into one of New York’s hottest see-and-be-seen neighbourhoods.

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Vacheron Constantin U.S. Boutique

Vacheron Constantin Opens First Ever U.S. Boutique

Vacheron Constantin U.S. Boutique

Watchmaker Vacheron Constantin has opened its 28th boutique—and its first-ever in the United States—on New York’s Madison Avenue.

The new outpost will join Vacheron Constantin’s existing boutiques in other cosmopolitan capitals like Moscow, Shanghai, Dubai and Geneva.

Ideally situated on the corner of 64th Street and Madison Avenue, in a historic building reminiscent of a 15th century Florentine palace, the exceptional location pays tribute to fine Italian art and the brand’s classic aesthetic.
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Gwyneth Paltrow Coach

Gwyneth Paltrow Is the New Face of Coach

Gwyneth Paltrow Coach

Gwyneth Paltrow, an award-winning actress, singer, author and style icon, will be the star of the Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 fashion advertising campaign.

The campaign, which was shot by Peter Lindbergh on a Manhattahn rooftop, will be featured in Asia and Europe, including France, Spain, the U.K., Portugal, and China.

“I grew up in New York City and I’ve always thought of Coach as the quintessential New York brand,” the star said in a statement.
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Cesar Ramirez

The New York City 2012 Michelin Guide Unleashed

Cesar Ramirez

The Michelin New York Guide for 2012 is out and the inspectors have spoken, crowning two more restaurants with their top culinary honor, bumping up the star power for another two, and demoting another.

After languishing for years with one star, Eleven Madison Park steered by chef Daniel Humm has vaulted to the top to join the exclusive three-star club, home of gastronomic stalwarts Daniel, Jean Georges, Le Bernardin, Masa and Per Se.
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New York Marriott Marquis

New York Marriott Marquis undergoes renovation

New York Marriott Marquis

Following its 25th anniversary last year, Marriott Hotels & Resorts has unveiled the newly renovated New York Marriott Marquis in Times Square.

A focus of the major upgrade is the brand’s reinvented lobby, including two signature restaurants and lounges.

The makeover includes the hotel’s nearly 2,000 guest rooms and a brand-new, high-tech ballroom and will cost approximately $39 million.
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Mulberry opens first US flagship store in New York

Mulberry bags New York

Mulberry has opened its largest and third retail location in New York and for the first time will offer its entire collection in-store in the United States.

Mulberry’s third New York location, and its second in the SoHo district, is on Spring Street. The new location is 5,000 square feet and opened Sept. 6.

The space has white pillars, dark reclaimed wood flooring and high tin ceilings, according to a report from Women’s Wear Daily.
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NYC streetshoppers

The most expensive shops in the U.S.

NYC streetshoppers

Bundle did a little research project into the most expensive shops in the United States – that is, the stores that have the largest receipts on average.

Oscar de la Renta in NYC that holds the title, with their average customer leaving the shop spending around $3,217.

This isn’t atypical considering dresses in his ready to wear line have price tags from $1,890 to $4,790 (his cocktail dresses can go as high as $10,690).
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Marriott to build New York’s tallest hotel

Marriott New York hotel

Global hotel chain Marriott, which operates 3,600 hotels around the world, has announced plans to build the tallest hotel in New York City.

The brand plans to build a new 68-story skyscraper on Manhattan’s 54th Street to house two hotels under the brands Courtyard by Marriott and Residence Inn.

The tower will be designed by Nobutaka Ashihara, an established New York architect who designed Lexington House Hotel, Hotel Indigo on 28th Street and Courtyard by Marriott Times Square, and is set to be 752 feet (229 meters) high.
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Kiehl’s spa now open

kiehls spa new york

Cult beauty brand Kiehl’s launched its first-ever spa in New York, the city where it all began 160 years ago, on Wednesday.

Fans of the label will be able to enjoy treatments performed exclusively with its products in a two-story locale at 157 East 64th Street on the Upper East Side.

The ground floor hosts a conventional Kiehl’s store, while the spa called 1851 — alluding to the brand’s founding year — occupies the second floor.
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Kiehls spa

Kiehl’s to open first own spa

Kiehls 1851 spa

Hip spa chains like Bliss are in for some serious competition: Kiehl’s is about to launch its first-ever spa in New York, the city where it all began 160 years ago.

From mid-July, fans of the label will be able to enjoy treatments performed exclusively with its products in a two-story locale at 157 East 64th Street on the Upper East Side.

The ground floor will host a conventional Kiehl’s store, while the spa called 1851 — alluding to the brand’s founding year — will occupy the second floor.
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