Over lunch at Brasserie 44 last week, Fred Kleisner, CEO of Morgans Hotel Group, pledged to encourage his nearly 6,000 employees at the Royalton, Hudson and other boutique properties around the country to vote on election day.
"In a very nonpartisan way," insisted Mr. Kleisner, who was, nonetheless, proudly Read More
So much for the hotel boom.
The AP is reporting that shares of hospitality companies are tanking amid a gloomy outlook for travel in 2009.
New York-based companies Morgans Hotel Group and Starwood Hotel & Resorts were among those with the steepest declines during the Dow’s overall 777-point freefall Read More
Eccentric designer Philippe Starck apparently doesn’t think much of the Royalton Hotel’s new look.
“I think if you are lucky enough to own an icon, you shouldn’t kill the icon," Mr. Starck said of the hotel lobby’s recent redesign, during an interview with the New York Times.
Mr. Starck, of Read More