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February 21, 1996 | RICK HAMPSON, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
You ascend the black Belgian marble double staircase, gripping the upholstered rail, and finally reach the room you've come to see. The ceiling is 23 feet above, the fireplace 78 feet away, Fifth Avenue 42 stories below. Your jaw hangs somewhere in between. This is Lady Fairfax's living room. For $35 million, it can be yours. The "grand salon," as it is known up here, is the centerpiece of the Australian heiress' triplex apartment atop the Pierre Hotel. But it is more than that, your guide says.
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December 5, 2010 | By Susan Spano, Special to the Los AngelesTimes
Here are more of the newest and brightest hotels to open recently in New York City. Prices quoted are for a standard double in early January. Ace Hotel, 20 W. 29th St., (646) 214-5750 or (212) 679-2222, http://www.acehotel.com, has a cavernous lobby jam-packed with the in crowd, Stumptown Coffee Roasters, the Breslin Bar & Restaurant (by the same people who created the Spotted Pig downtown) and a range of room styles (including the economy bunk-bed model). $209. The Chatwal, 130 W. 44th St., (888)
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TRAVEL
November 28, 2010
If you need a hotel in Midtown Manhattan, I highly recommend the Kimberly on 50th Street, near Lexington Avenue. Two friends and I recently shared a room for about $300 a night. The hotel offers attentive staff, every amenity and luxurious beds; full breakfast is included. The Kimberly, 145 E. 50th St., New York; (212) 702-1600, http://www.kimberlyhotel.com . Rooms from $249. Cheryl Kohr, Redondo Beach
NEWS
March 2, 1995 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A series of small fires that were blamed on an electrical malfunction forced hundreds of guests to flee the smoke-filled 54-story New York Palace hotel. No one was seriously hurt, but at least 54 people, including 26 firefighters, suffered minor injuries, officials said. Thirteen people were hospitalized. Guests emerging into the chilly morning air stayed warm in doormen's coats and waiters' jackets grabbed by employees from the supply room.
BUSINESS
June 6, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Hotel rooms are cheaper and travel is up, but the number of U.S. tourists to New York is declining, hampering tourism's ability to boost the Big Apple's economy. Manhattan hotels say bookings have picked up since the end of the Persian Gulf War but are still 5% to 10% below last summer, which in turn, were down from the previous year, the New York Times reported. There has been a 7% decline in domestic airport arrivals and a 5% drop in Amtrak arrivals from 1988 to '90.
NEWS
March 27, 1988
The posh Plaza Hotel in Manhattan was bought by developer Donald Trump for $390 million, but he does not plan to put his name on it as he has on so many of his other prized buildings. The new president of the hotel will be Trump's wife, Ivana, who will be paid "$1 a year plus all the dresses she can buy," Trump said. Trump, whose other properties include Trump Tower in Manhattan and Trump Plaza in Atlantic City, N.J.
NEWS
September 4, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
The Waldorf-Astoria, one of New York City's historic luxury hotels, has been hit with a $6.5-million lawsuit by a woman who said she was poisoned by fruit and cheese the hotel sent her as a peace offering after another guest urinated at her door. The lawsuit alleged negligence and gross breach of contract, Gary Lyman, the lawyer for Elizabeth Jaffe, said. Jaffe's suit said "a virtually naked woman" tried to enter her room with a key the night of May 18 and then urinated at her door.
TRAVEL
November 2, 1997 | CHRISTOPHER REYNOLDS
For New York hotel room prices quoted here, I have used so-called "rack rates," also known as brochure rates. Fortunately you can't take them all too seriously. Though the hotel industry publishes these rates in brochures, they are 10% to 50% above what most people pay. How do you get those discounts? Some travelers get their lodgings as part of an air-hotel package or escorted tour. Some use travel agents who have a direct or indirect pipeline to discounts.
NEWS
February 21, 1996 | RICK HAMPSON, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
You ascend the black Belgian marble double staircase, gripping the upholstered rail, and finally reach the room you've come to see. The ceiling is 23 feet above, the fireplace 78 feet away, Fifth Avenue 42 stories below. Your jaw hangs somewhere in between. This is Lady Fairfax's living room. For $35 million, it can be yours. The "grand salon," as it is known up here, is the centerpiece of the Australian heiress' triplex apartment atop the Pierre Hotel. But it is more than that, your guide says.
NEWS
March 2, 1995 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A series of small fires that were blamed on an electrical malfunction forced hundreds of guests to flee the smoke-filled 54-story New York Palace hotel. No one was seriously hurt, but at least 54 people, including 26 firefighters, suffered minor injuries, officials said. Thirteen people were hospitalized. Guests emerging into the chilly morning air stayed warm in doormen's coats and waiters' jackets grabbed by employees from the supply room.
NEWS
June 9, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
New York City's largest rooming house was seized by the federal government in a bid to end drug dealing and murders there. Shortly before the 621-room Kenmore Hotel was seized, eight rooms were searched for drugs and 18 people were arrested, police said. The hotel houses a large number of people who rely on government aid, and it will continue to operate under the direction of a management company, officials said. The hotel's hotel, Tran Dinh Truong, is not charged with any crime.
BUSINESS
April 10, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
The Trump Castle Casino Resort, admitting that a $3.5-million loan from Donald J. Trump's father violated state gaming laws, has agreed to a $30,000 penalty, officials said Tuesday. In other developments Tuesday, the developer: * Announced plans to convert most of New York's swank Plaza Hotel into luxury condominiums. * Reached a final agreement on restructuring the debt at his glitzy Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City.
NEWS
July 26, 1993 | BARRY BEARAK
In more than a month's time at the AIDS Hotel, in listening to people who often had to be coaxed across the barricades of their own psychological denial, one conversation seemed to best reveal the wounded hearts and inner chaos of the residents. The exchange took place on the front sidewalk as several people looked on. Anna Wooden, a mother with AIDS, was arguing with her former boyfriend Elliot Williams, the father of two of her four children.
NEWS
July 26, 1993 | BARRY BEARAK
In more than a month's time at the AIDS Hotel, in listening to people who often had to be coaxed across the barricades of their own psychological denial, one conversation seemed to best reveal the wounded hearts and inner chaos of the residents. The exchange took place on the front sidewalk as several people looked on. Anna Wooden, a mother with AIDS, was arguing with her former boyfriend Elliot Williams, the father of two of her four children.
NEWS
July 26, 1993 | BARRY BEARAK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As is their custom, the lost souls of the "AIDS Hotel" were up early for Check Day. It was a time of great renewal. The crack-heads would soon score plenty of get-high. The hungry could restock their shelves with beans and rice. The dead-broke could finally settle up with the loan sharks. They all tarried near the front entrance, a circling mass of sickly bodies. Sometimes, their impatience took on a pitiful, moaning sound, like the prayers of mourners. Where is that damn mailman?
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