Hotels

THEYBF.com Serves ARCTIC CHAR at 10 Year Anniversary Dinner!

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Online entertainment outlet Young Black & Fabulous, also known as TheYBF.com, celebrated their ten year anniversary last night with a swanky 30-person dinner last night at the chic NOMAD Hotel in New York City. Negronis, Manhattans and champagne kept guests bubbly during the intimate cocktail hour where NBC personality Tamron Hall breezed through for photographs, hugs, […]

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Miami’s EDEN ROC Hotel STILL Reigns Supreme & Remains A CELEB FAVORITE!

Eden Roc Room Service

Before Ocean Drive and the rest of Collins Avenue were known for deluxe hotels, fancy restaurants, high end shopping and street eye candy, the fabulous beachfront EDEN ROC Hotel served as Hollywood’s go-to Miami resort!  It’s even mentioned by Lucille Ball in an episode of I Love Lucy when the gang traveled to Florida.  It was […]

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TOP 5 (FOOD) Reasons To Stay @ THE SOFITEL, Philadelphia

An awesome treat for under 400 calories!

The SOFITEL is a worldwide luxury 4-star hotel that accommodates some of the world’s biggest celebrities, politicians and tastemakers on a global scale for business stays, late night escapades, cocktail affairs and a sliver of Parisian taste as evidenced by the staff greetings, sophisticated decor, and, of course, menus expressing French fare with decadent appeal! […]

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Get Addicted To POT @ THE LINE HOTEL, Los Angeles

I forgot what this is, but it was delicious!

I started visiting Los Angeles regularly at the turn of the new millennium, and when I was not lucky enough to score a room at the Beverly Hills Hotel or The Four Seasons, I gladly holed up at Ian Schraeger’s MONDRIAN Hotel or the the very popular SUNSET TOWER HOTEL (previously known as the Argyle Hotel, […]

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DINA RATA: Wall Street’s HOT NEW SPOT!

Oven Roasted Chili Shrimp

DINA RATA is small.  Yet, the cozy and polished atmosphere, located in the heart of New York’s Financial District, is perfect for stock brokers, downtown divas and Wall Street types to mix and mingle in a snazzy setting that is rare for the neighborhood’s insipid businessmen.  The recent opening of the Andaz Hotel‘s new restaurant […]

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BAR BOULUD Opens In BOSTON!!!

The new Bar Bouloud, Boston

The award-winning Mandarin Oriental, Bostonand Chef Daniel Boulud have partnered to open Bar Boulud, Boston. The French-inspired bistro and wine bar is Chef Boulud’s first restaurant in Boston, and second partnership with Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group. The restaurant follows the successful format of Bar Boulud, New York, located on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, and Chef Daniel Boulud’s first UK restaurant, […]

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Escargot & Truffle Fries @ The HOTEL MONACO, DC

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A recent stay in Washington DC found me lapping up in luxury at THE HOTEL MONACO.  A historic former government building, the Monaco’s vast halls, comfy rooms, chic and contemporary decor, and adjacent fusion French restaurant where pork belly, escargot and toothsome menu items cause instant mouth-watering temptation, define the distinct style and bold luxury […]

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What To Order from ROOM SERVICE @ THE WESTIN BONAVENTURE, LA

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I stayed at the legendary WESTIN BONAVENTURE HOTEL during my last stay in Los Angeles.  Located at 404 S. Figueroa Street, the Westin Bonaventure has been the location for many of Hollywood’s blockbuster films, including Clint Eastwood‘s In The Line of Fire and Will Smith‘s Hancock. The Bonaventure offers a few dining options, including LA […]

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Celebrate NATIONAL COGNAC DAY @ the W HOTEL with D’usse Ice Cream! (Details Inside)

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Tomorrow,June 4th, is National Cognac Day, and you can get in on the celebration with limited edition D’USSE de Leche ice-cream at W HOTELS of New York!  The cognac-flavored frozen treat will be served exclusively at three W properties in Manhattan through in-room dining service, as well as in the Living Room, the W brand’s traditional lobby concept that highlights its […]

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May’s Restaurant of The Month – SOUTHERN ART, Atlanta, GA

Shrimp & Grits at Art Smith's SOUTHERN ART ...

Call it Southern food, call it Soul food, but no matter, how you chop it or dice it, ART SMITH is a maestro in the kitchen!  During my last stay in Atlanta, I had the pleasure of staying at the InterContinental Hotel.  Like Washington DC’s The Liaison, the hotel itself could do better a service, […]

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