Travel Tuesday: What’s New?
Entrance at the Gansevoort Park Avenue, New York City
Kim and Kourtney Kardashian have settled on their new living accommodations for their upcoming show Kourtney and Kim Take New York. The $7,000-a-night Gansevoort Park Avenue New York City penthouse suite is quite the upgrade from the just $3,000-a-night suite at the Smyth from last season. [Page Six, New York Post]
Just because you’re traveling doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your jewelry fashion, anymore. Thanks to LA’s Fred Segal partnering with Loews Santa Monica, guests who book the hotel’s Suite Deal promotion can choose from a collection of jewelery, books, purses, scarves, sunglasses and other “must-have” accessories to borrow during their stay. [Hotel Chatter]
Acclaimed Mexican hotelier Carlos Couturier is opening his first U.S. hotel in New York City’s stylish Chelsea neighborhood. With just 56 rooms, Hôtel Americano will have many chic food and drink outlets such as a rooftop patio, pool, restaurant and basement lounge. Apparently, the hotel has started taking reservations for Sept. 5. [USA. Today]
A woman trying to board a plane to China was caught smuggling two small parrots, one taped to her chest and one to her leg. She was arrested by Fish and Wildlife Service officers and charged with smuggling goods and the exportation of an endangered species. [Huffington Post Travel]
Controversial comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, best known as “Borat”, has been spending a lot of his time at The Roosevelt Hotel NYC, shooting scenes for his next movie, The Dictator. The movie will be loosely based on the life of Saddam Hussein. [Hotel Chatter]