casablanca hotel
Day Four, my lovelies, marks the final day of the Manhattan liason! Quel horreur.

To be honest, the Hotel Casablanca both thrilled and intimidated me. The Thrill: the hotel was inspired by the romance of the movie “Casablanca” (they even have a Rick’s Cafe!) and boasted top-to-tail glamour and hospitality. The Intimidation: it is located smack dab in the middle of Times Square, and while the ‘Center of The Universe’ has a lot to offer, I wasn’t sure it was somewhere I wanted to rest my head at night.

It took me all of two minutes to change my mind. Once settled into our Premium King room, Times Square seemed islands away. With a hotel I knew I would be happy to escape to, I took a few steps outside and enjoyed the best of a tourist’s Manhattan, The Theater District, Times Square, MOMA, Radio City Music Hall, and more…

You couldn’t find any other hotel with a more convenient “New York” boutique experience.

Tel: (212) 869-1212/Toll Free: (888) 922-7225/Fax: (212) 391-7585
E-Mail:

*The extras!
HKHotels Signature Style of Hospitality and Value included at no extra charge:
*Bountiful European style breakfast buffet
*Selection of coffee, tea, cookies, and fruits throughout the day
*Wine & cheese receptions evenings from 5-8pm (hello, Prosecco)
*Complimentary wireless high speed Internet access
*Complimentary passes to nearby New York Sports Club

Total Added Value: $110 per person or $220 per couple, per night!
* Wine and cheese is served on all evenings except Sunday at Hotel Giraffe and Saturday and Sunday at the Hotel Elysee

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hotel elysee
Day Three of The Hotel Tour of New York and the photos say it all, really. The Hotel Elysee wins the trophy for Best Hotel In The World.

Just steps from the fictional offices of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce (remember, I love Mad Men), the Presidential Suite met all of my wildest New York fantasies. With a baby grand piano on one end, the living room alone had been more spacious than any hotel room I have been in for years. To boot, the suite was an interior design love fest which featured a fully equipped kitchen, fireplace, a party-friendly dining table, and a bedroom terrace looking out onto 54th Street.

And that is just the hotel room. The Hotel Elysee is home to the world-renowned Monkey Bar, and just around the corner you will have quick access to 5th Avenue (aka shopper’s paradise; Saks, Bergdorf Goodman, Tiffany & Co, etc) and Central Park. I plan to live here.

Tel: (212) 753-1066/Toll Free: (800) 535-9733/Fax: (212) 980-9278
E-Mail:

*The extras!
HKHotels Signature Style of Hospitality and Value included at no extra charge:
*Bountiful European style breakfast buffet
*Selection of coffee, tea, cookies, and fruits throughout the day
*Wine & cheese receptions evenings from 5-8pm (hello, Prosecco)
*Complimentary wireless high speed Internet access
*Complimentary passes to nearby New York Sports Club

Total Added Value: $110 per person or $220 per couple, per night!
* Wine and cheese is served on all evenings except Sunday at Hotel Giraffe and Saturday and Sunday at the Hotel Elysee

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