Foster + Partners has won a competition to design a 200-metre skyscraper for Lehman Brothers Holdings and partner L&L Holding Company in New York.
The theme suite will include décor touches reminiscent of designs by British carmaker Bentley Motors such as black leather tile floors and a sleigh bed made out of Bentley’s signature burled wood.
India’s Sahara Group is set to purchase a controlling stake in New York’s Plaza Hotel for $570 million.
The 105-year-old luxury hotel overlooking Central Park in New York is currently owned by Israeli tycoon Yitzhak Tshuva and Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal.
Tshuva will receive $400 million for its 60 percent stake while Talal will receive a smaller amount and retain a 25 percent stake.
Luxury Swiss watchmaker Audemars Piguet has recently joined hands with Roaring Thunder Media to capture Manhattan’s 34th Street Heliport.
The custom-tailored “domination program includes ﬁve backlit interior static duratrans, a state-of-the-art digital monitor, an exterior vinyl building wrap featuring the Royal Oak Offshore 44mm, and four Royal Oak wall clocks in-terminal.
The Guinness Book of World Records’ most expensive pet wedding ever took place July 12 in Manhattan at the Jumeirah Essex House Hotel.
New Yorkers gathered at dusk to witness “Manhattanhenge” — a rare alignment of the sun with the east-west street grid in which it appears to set between skyscrapers.
Dozens of people gathered shortly before 8:30 pm Wednesday (0030 GMT Thursday) at the corner of 14th and Sixth Avenue, taking pictures of the huge red sun at the foot of the urban canyon formed by the buildings.
Soho House, the boho-chic private members’ club and hotel chain, has announced the launch of five new properties by 2014.
The expansion of the group, which was founded as a club in 1995 and has grown to include restaurants, hotels and cinemas, will see new venues opening up in five destinations deemed ‘cool’ enough for the brand, long regarded as an arbiter of taste on London’s art and media scene.
The private garage located at 66 E. 11th Street in Manhattan, is the city’s first million dollar parking spot, according to the New York Post.
The garage is described to be 12 feet wide, 23 feet long and more than 15 feet high and even have the ability to be duplexed in order to accommodate an elevator.
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 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.
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.
Trump International Hotel & Tower New York-Central Park is celebrating its 15th anniversary by offering guests the ‘Crystal Anniversary Package’, valued at $15,000.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.