In the Know, Q&A Blog

Bleisure – what is it?

Of all the latest business travel buzzwords, bleisure, a portmanteau of business and leisure, has certainly captured our attention. As millennials continue to infiltrate the workforce, so do their business habits, wants and needs, and bleisure travel—mixing a business...

Is my flight ticket refundable?

Travel plans can change. Whether it’s weather-related or for personal reasons, sometimes a flight needs to be cancelled. There is always the option to change your flight, but airlines often charge $150 to $500 in change fees plus the cost difference between both...

Labor Day in Lower Manhattan

The end of summer is finally here. For those who didn’t make arrangements to get out of New York City for Labor Day Weekend, there are plenty of exciting things to do around town. Why stress over the traffic when you can stay where you are and enjoy Lower Manhattan?...

5 Carry-On Essentials for Your Next Flight

Traveling can be stressful, and packing for a trip can be equally as stressful. You may have your itinerary laid out, hotels booked and flights purchased, but you’ve saved the most tedious step for last. While packing clothes, toiletries, shoes and work-related items...

Business Tips: How to Beat Jet Lag

Jet lag is for the birds! Whether you’re traveling domestic or international, if there’s even the slightest time differentiation, you’re guaranteed to be exhausted. Traveling itself already has its own side effects. You don’t want to add sleep deprivation and extreme...

Memorial Day Weekend in NYC 2017

Memorial Day Weekend in NYC – Rain or Shine The weather isn’t looking great, but there are plenty of things to do in and around New York City this Memorial Day Weekend. Whether you’re staying local or getting out of dodge, here are a few things to consider when...

Travel Tips: 5 Ways to Stay Like a Local

From respecting your destination’s culture to saving money, there are many reasons to travel like a local on your next adventure. Tourist spots may still be worth checking out, but your greatest memories often come from full immersion in a new environment.  Here are 5...

Visiting One World Trade Observatory

Our ever expanding Q&A Perks Program recently added One World Observatory as a new partner! As a “welcome to the relationship”, our hotel marketing team was invited to experience this amazing new landmark first hand. Here is everything you need to know before...

Eataly Downtown

Fear not! You no longer have to travel to Midtown’s Flatiron District to explore Eataly’s greatest wonders—there is a new (ish) Eataly in FiDi. Located on the third floor of World Trade Center Tower 4, the 40,000 square-foot space offers a mix of new services,...

4 Best Bars on Stone Street

While many believe Lower Manhattan is strictly business, there is actually a thriving bar scene – you just have look past One Wall Street and Deutsche Bank. Aside from the lively South Street Seaport, Stone Street is full of happening bars and restaurants. One of the...

36 Hours in Lower Manhattan

You’ve stayed in midtown, maybe even in Upper West Side – hell you might have rented a 200 sq. ft. studio in Chinatown for the experience but have you stayed in the Financial District in New York City? Lower Manhattan holds the most history, offers some of the best...

Guide to New York Film Festival 2016

The 54th annual New York Film Festival is approaching and this year’s theme is quite appropriate for NYC – Studio 54. From documentaries and avant-garde poetics to contemporary cinema and experimental narratives, the critics cannot stop talking about this year’s...

Staycation: Labor Day in New York City

Staycation or vacation? While some may struggle over which to choose, we recommend enjoying the fruits of your labor and not traveling for a day! Whether you want to stay in your humble abode or venture out into the concrete jungle, here are the best things to do in...

4 Fun Things to Do in NYC during July 2016

While many Manhattanites escape the city’s humidity for cooler, more serene beach towns, we recommend discovering all the summer fun that New York City has to offer. Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, here’s how to make the most out of your stay at...

Discovering NYC Series: July 4th Fireworks

July 4th is here and summer is in full swing! While many residents leave to escape the concrete jungle of New York City, others stay to watch the world-known Macy’s 4th of July fireworks display. Here are our top picks for the best places to catch a glimpse: South...

Guide to NYC Pride Week 2016

The very first pride march was held on June 28, 1970 in memory of the 1969 Stonewall riots. Fast forward 46 years, here we are celebrating LGBT Pride Week in the heart the Modern Gay Rights Movement in New York City. Pride week is a weeklong celebration full of...

What is an Aparthotel?

QUESTION: What is an Aparthotel or Apartment Hotel? ANSWER: Exactly as it sounds—an apartment that uses a hotel-style booking system and has all the great amenities you’ll find at a hotel. Instead of staying in a 325-square-foot room with a bed, a desk and (if you’re...

Memorial Day Weekend in New York City

Memorial Day Weekend is the unofficial celebration of the start to summer. Pools will open, rooftop restaurants will flourish and beaches will welcome the masses. You don’t have to travel far to celebrate this grandiose event just because you’re residing within the...