In Pictures: Las Vegas’ Neon Museum

Have you noticed that neon lights are disappearing from our cities? Those giant flashing lights you see in places like Times Square are produced nowadays by LED, not the sliced and twisted gas-filled… Continue reading

A Culinary Visit to the Riviera Maya

I’ve never stayed at an all-inclusive resort before — it’s not really what I imagined to be my scene — so I had no preconceived notions of the quality, or lack thereof, of… Continue reading

Misandry at Marlton House

Here is Room 214 of the newly opened (but still in a soft opening phase) The Marlton. This was Valerie Solanas’ room when she shot Andy Warhol in 1968. But that’s not all… Continue reading

Massive Attack v Adam Curtis

A few pictures from the show at Park Avenue Armory last week:

Hotel Spy: Montreal Marriott Chateau Champlain, Montreal

The view of Montreal from the Marriott Chateau Champlain. When I stayed there: December 2012 Location: Downtown Montreal Number of Rooms: 592 Eating and Drinking: A restaurant, a lobby bar, and a Starbucks… Continue reading

Hotel Spy: Downtown Mexico

The entrance, on Isabela la Católica, to Downtown Mexico. The hotel, a Grupo Habita property, is housed in a 17th-century palace and offers a budget hostel option as well as the boutique hotel.… Continue reading

New York Summer

Farewell to summer 2013:

In Pictures: Novotel Times Square’s “Electric Reveal”

The Novotel Times Square had its grand reopening party last night, after an $85 million redesign. There were neon cocktails, arialists, and an insane laser show.  

Hotel Spy: The Melrose Georgetown, Washington D.C

How you know you’re in the nation’s capital: there’s a copy of the Constitution on the wall. When I stayed there: September 2013 Location: Georgetown, two blocks from the Foggy Bottom – GWU… Continue reading

Sunday Nostalgia: Ko Panyi 1998

A fishing village on stilts.