New York City, an international hotspot for tourists, promises a unique and diverse experience for visitors from around the globe. Dubbed the "City That Never Sleeps", the city's hotels are as unique as the place itself.
For the traveler looking for something a bit special, these hotels all deliver.
Live the Dream
The Dream Hotel , with 220 guest rooms, including 15 suites, is the brainchild of socialite-hotelier, Vikram Chatwal. Opened in 2004, the décor lends a sense of the surreal to this luxury hotel and includes a copper statue of Catherine the Great, Neptune and Madonna with child surrounded by mismatched armchairs.
Making it particularly unique though, is the Deepak Chopra Center – a veritable oasis of ancient Indian healing in Midtown Manhattan . Found over a decade ago, the Chopra Center and Spa at Dream is devoted to Ayurveda, the ancient Indian healing philosophy of founder, Dr Deepak Chopra.
The Dream Hotel is located close to some of the most iconic New York attractions , including Times Square, Broadway, Rockefeller Center, Carnegie Hall and Central Park.
Room and suite amenities include 37 "or 42" wall mounted Panasonic Plasma TV, preloaded iPod digital audio players, in-room movies and DVD upon request, 300-thread count Egyptian cotton sheets, ultra-plush feather duvet, cashmere-feel bathrobes, multi-line phones, voice mail and data ports, high speed broadband Internet access, in-room safe and fully-stocked mini bar.
The Affinia 50 is an executive club suite hotel with 207 guestrooms and suites. The distinct businesslike feel is undeniable, but that's not to say that the Affinia 50 is not family-friendly, with kids under 12 years staying for free.
Setting it apart from the other New York hotels, it is pet friendly , so the beloved family pooch is more than welcome. Pet amenities and services include food and water bowls, door hanger to notify staff of the presence of an animal, doggie-doo sidewalk bags and kitty litter pans, a directory of local dog parks and runs, list of pet-friendly restaurants and resources, a pet parlor, doggy day-care, pet taxi provided by Pet Chauffeur, and pet psychic. It's a dog's life for a hound on holiday .
Room amenities take care of business travelers and include a dataport for computer, fax machine, modem hook-up, wireless high speed Internet, TV Web browser and two-line phones with voicemail. In addition, the hotel also offers concierge, grocery shopping and secretarial services and the use of the fitness center.
Casablanca: A Timeless Classic
Inspired by the romance of the movie from which it takes its name, the Casablanca Hotel is an intimate family-owned boutique hotel that promises to capture the hearts of its guest with its unique serenity.
An island of gracious, yet glamorous tranquility isolated from the surrounding bustle of the world's busiest city, the Moroccan décor of this 48-room hotel consists of warm wood panels and mosaic tiles, antique Berber scarves and rugs adorn the softly-lit hallways, with tropical plants and desert cacti completing the North African illusion. Archways, …