Monthly Archives: February 2014

“The Triumph Key to New York City”

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Headlining News:  A new hotel brand in New York City has officially launched: the Triumph Hotels. The six, family-owned NYC distinctly characteristic and boutique hotels, The Iroquois NY, Hotel Chandler, Hotel Belleclaire, The Cosmopolitan, The Gershwin, & The Washington Jefferson, have joined forces into one historical luxurious brand. With nearly 1,000 rooms in its portfolio, Triumph invested $50 million in renovation and has refreshed the historical hotels over the last couple of years.

Now, one might ask, how rich is the history within the unique, Triumph Hotels?  For instance, a number of famous guests were known to stay in this collection of hotels, including James Dean (The Iroquois), Abraham Lincoln (The Cosmopolitan), Babe Ruth and Mark Twain (Hotel Belleclaire), and Leona Helmsley (Hotel Chandler)!

In this upcoming year, Triumph Hotels plan to add new hotels to the brand and will introduce a brand loyalty program and will offer brand-wide rewards, packages, and promotions to enhance the guest experience.

With our key to New York City, Triumph allows our guests to explore and enjoy each hotel’s diverse NYC neighborhoods: Upper West Side, Theater District, Midtown, Flatiron, NoMad, and TriBeCa. Through this new launch, there’s always room for celebration. Triumph Hotels present you your very own “Key to NYC” package, where guests unlock some of the greatest NY experiences in the city that never sleeps.

In this celebration, a guest can choose any one of six complimentary NYC experiences OR a one way pick-up at one of the 3 major airports. The six notable neighborhood experiences include: (Brace yourselves; the decision isn’t going to be an easy one):

Upper West Side: Hotel Belleclaire

Step outside and enjoy a relaxing, picnic day in Central Park with $75 worth of packaged delicious snacks and sandwiches from NYC’s famed eatery, Zabar’s and a branded Triumph blanket in hand. Add some sunshine and I’d say you’ve got all the key ingredients to a memorable afternoon.

Theater District: Washington Jefferson

Want to know what it really feels like to be on stage in one of the most spectacular shows in the world? Get the ultimate insider scoop at the Radio City Music Hall with two tickets to the City Stage Door Tour. You’ll get exclusive behind the scenes access and a meet-and-greet with a world famous Rockette. Top off the evening at an authentic Italian restaurant, Maria Pia, with a $50 voucher for a delicious Italian meal and a glass of wine or two. Bon appétit!

Midtown: Iroquois New York

Experience double the magic at Top of the Rock with two tickets to the Sun and Stars tour. You get one of the best views of the city (from downtown all the way to the Bronx) during the day, and again under the bright city stars.

Flatiron: Hotel Chandler

Why see some of the city on ground when you can take in the breathtaking, panoramic views of all NYC has to offer from the iconic Empire State Building?! With these two VIP Main Deck Express Passes, you will get to skip-the-line and have access to the 86th floor observatory. Now, that’s what we call a view. Don’t forget to bring your camera!

NoMad: The Gershwin

Hit the town in the latest neighborhood in the Big Apple, NoMad. Play, Eat and Drink with a $20 gift card to join the fun at celebrity-owned SPiN Galactic; $50 to Eataly NYC, the expansive Italian marketplace with pasta, gelato and more; and $30 for artisanal coffee and craft cocktails in a fun atmosphere at PLAY Café.

TriBeCa: Cosmopolitan Hotel

Bike the streets of the Triangle Below Canal with two 24-hour Citi bike Gift Certificates, stopping along the way to window shop at boutique and designer stores or stroll the European-esque cobblestone streets. If you’re lucky, you’ll spot Hugh Jackman at his charitable Laughing Man Coffee & Tea shop where you have $20 to spend before using your two tickets to a movie at the Tribeca Cinemas, which has gained fame for being part of the TriBeCa Film Festival each year.

To learn more, visit www.triumphhotels.com and book your stay today!

Triumph Hotels welcome you with open arms to one of the best cities in the world. As the legendary Sinatra once said, “I want to wake up in that city that never sleeps!”  We rest our case.

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Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week: Fall/Winter 2014 Collections

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The 2014 year is already off to great start! Get your digital cameras (or your camera phone) ready because Mercedes-Benz Fall/Winter New York Fashion Week is in full swing at Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center (63rd St. and Columbus Avenue) from February 6 – 13, 2014. Each season, # NYFW showcases some of the season’s most anticipated and exclusive designs. The excitement continues to a celebrity guest filled after party to end the day…NYC is definitely the place to be this week! If you need a hotel during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week 2014, check out Hotel Belleclaire, located on Broadway and West 77th Street, just minutes from the Lincoln Center. With its fresh new lobby set beneath a 40 ft. skylight, guests will enjoy fashion week freebies during this highlighted event of the week!

During Mercedes-Benz fabulous fashion week in New York City, Sam Villa and Stella & Dot are making their way over to the Belleclaire to treat our amazing guests all week!  We have a few GIVEAWAYS snagged up just for you! Start off with a complimentary runway-ready blowout or an updo by Sam Villa from February 8 – 12. You can book your free blowouts now: www.samvilla.com/nyfw14.  Here’s our little surprise secret, guests will also receive free Suja Juice bottles, Redken samples, and more at check-in!  After an amazing session with your stylist, head on down to browse and beautify yourself with some dazzling jewelry from Stella & Dot. Others will rave about your new bling! The EXCLUSIVE lobby trunk show will take place from February 10-13th from 2-6 P.M. Even our front desk agents will join you by showcasing some of Stella & Dot’s designs throughout the week.  With a stylish outfit to match, in my book, you’re runway-ready!

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Spring into the New Season with the hottest, Current Fashion Week Trends of 2014: Now, take out your notebooks and pens, because it’s time for Spring 2014 Fashion Trends 101.

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Dear trend-setters, spring is just around the corner and it’s time to start planning our outfits for the upcoming season. Here are some of the top following trends for Spring 2014:

Cropped, Boxy Jackets: Pair with either your go-to jeans or a bodycon dress. I mean, you can never have too many jackets…right?

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Wide-leg trousers & Daring Crop Tops

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Tuxedo-Meets-Athletic-Striped-Trousers: Saw actress, Blake Lively, sport this look with a white blouse (see below) and absolutely loved it!

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Of course, the Pretty Pastels

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Orange is the New Black: Try this fiery and standout hue! (I know I will, check!)

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Patterns, Tea Length Skirts, & Mesh/Lace Tops, oh my!: Don’t be afraid to make a trendy risk! ;)

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More Prints and Black & White: Always classic pieces to own for the season!

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My dear fashionistas, we thank you and hope you enjoyed our very trendy presentation!

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 You know you love us,

Xoxo Anna @thebelleclaire

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