KidTripster: Top 10 Hotels for Families in NYC

KidTripster: Top 10 Hotels for Families in NYC

10/Q&A Residential Hotel 70 Pine St. I am a big fan of sites like Airbnb and VRBO that let you rent a residence and live like a local.  But while I love the convenience of having more space and my own kitchen, I often miss things like daily housekeeping, complimentary breakfast, and concierge service.  That’s why I love this hotel with a funny name.  The Q&A Residential Hotel in the heart of Manhattan’s Financial District is half condos, half hotel – giving you the best of both worlds.  Located in one of the city’s great vintage, Art Deco skyscrapers, which just got a $50-million makeover, you get a fully-furnished apartment but with hotel amenities like a fitness center, concierge, complimentary continental breakfast, and housekeeping.  It also offers grocery delivery, if you don’t want to eat out all the time.  Starts at $215/night. KidTripster Tip: Best bookings for families are the 1-bedroom, 1-bedroom + office and 2-bedroom apartments.  Teens may want to check out SoulCycle FiDi around the corner, while toddlers will want to hit the Pearl Street and Imagination Playgrounds, each within a two-minute walk of the hotel....
U.S. News & World Report: New York City Hotels Where History Was Made

U.S. News & World Report: New York City Hotels Where History Was Made

Q&A Residential Hotel It may not have the same recognition of Park Avenue, but Pine Street in Lower Manhattan is one of Manhattan’s oldest streets. Rising 950 feet and 66 stories, 70 Pine St. was once the third tallest building in the world. In 2011, the property’s exterior and interior – featuring ornate art deco carvings – were designated historical landmarks by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission. Today the building is home to the Q&A Residential Hotel. The property’s themed suites honor some of the greatest inventions and visionaries in recent history with larger-than-life art installations of patents for everything from windshield wipers to the blueprints of the 1906 aircraft flown by the Wright Brothers. Source: http://travel.usnews.com/gallery/new-york-city-hotels-where-history-was-made/ By: Katie...
Business Travel Executive: “Relief” From Proposals

Business Travel Executive: “Relief” From Proposals

Furnished Quarters’ Chief Sales Officer, Craig Partin, and Q&A Residential Hotel’s Director of Sales, Anna Gaffney, were quoted in Business Travel Executive (August 2016) in an article titled, Relief From Proposals. View their quotations and read the full article linked to below. “Craig Partin, chief sales officer for Furnished Quarters, a corporate housing operator, says, ‘In our markets (northeast), it’s more a matter of overbuilding than softening. Obviously, everybody is experiencing a pause in the economy and people are nervous about the presidential election. But we are not seeing some sort of drastic change,” Partin says. “And Anna Gaffney, who is director of sales for Q&A Residential Hotel maintains, ‘Every travel manager wants to lock in rates this year because it’s soft. From our perspective, however, we don’t know if we want to commit. Full article: http://www.bte-digital.com/aug2016#&pageSet=12...
TrueViralNews.com – 7 Ways Your Hotel Stay is Changing

TrueViralNews.com – 7 Ways Your Hotel Stay is Changing

No. 1: Concierges Are Getting a Reboot A number of upscale brands are taking their concierge services digital, using texting, social media, and custom apps to help guests connect with the hotel. In some cases, they’re replacing people with technology altogether. It’s quite a change for this very traditional hotel role. And while it may dismay travelers who rely on concierges for assistance and advice, there are definite upsides for guests. Many of the new apps provide a central place to make various kinds of requests. At Conrad Hotels & Resorts, for instance, you can book a spa treatment and ask for restaurant recommendations with a few taps instead of multiple phone calls. You can even select your room and order a room-service meal before check-in, tasks that were challenging—if not impossible—at the hotel previously. Useful for those times when you’re away from the hotel but want a concierge’s local insights, Porter & Sail is a city-guide app used at independent hotels. It offers picks curated by distinguished locals (musician Moby, chef Alan Stewart), and is available at more than three dozen properties worldwide, including Soho Beach House, in Miami, and London’s Zetter hotels. Social-media addicts might appreciate that Hyatt has taken to Twitter—direct-message or tweet at the @HyattConcierge handle, and the 24/7 guest-service team will usually respond within 15 minutes. (It’s handy for quick requests, like extra pillows or a restaurant suggestion.) Guests of most Commune Hotels & Resorts don’t have to speak to anyone in person, either—they can use e-mail or SMS to communicate with the hotel, whether they want to inquire about a car service or...