Amidst the busy downtown Tribeca scene, Duane Street Hotel is taking the time to promote social awareness in New York City through its collaboration with socially responsible fashion website Cultures of Love, CONSCIOUS Magazine and Spectrum Designs Foundation. Together, these innovators have created a fashion program that provides charitable donations to autism-focused organizations along with a New York City travel guide which identifies businesses in Tribeca that give back to the community. When you stay at our downtown boutique Tribeca hotel you can help create a socially conscious future.
Through Duane Street Hotel’s Fashion For Autism program Duane Street Hotel is offering exclusive limited-edition t-shirts and tote bags (pictured below) which are available for purchase in all 43 of Duane Street Hotel’s newly renovated rooms. The t-shirts and tote bags, designed by Cultures of Love and Design Industry 5, feature iconic Tribeca and NYC images and are printed by Spectrum Designs Foundation, a Long Island-based non-profit apparel company that is the first industry organization to fully engage individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and similar disabilities in all aspects of production. The apparel is eco-friendly, fair trade, and printed in the United States.
To complement the fashion initiative, the socially conscious New York City travel guide provides Duane Street Hotel guests with exclusive special offers, discounts and promotions to local socially responsible businesses. These promotions include an organic conditioning treatment with Hale Salon, fair trade coffee with Bikini Bar Organic Café, eco shopping at Grow NYC, all American brews with Manhattan Proper and an NYC art experience at ONE Art Space.
For every bottle of Evian purchased in our guest rooms we donate $1 to the autism charity of choice which this quarter is Spectrum Designs Foundation. And our socially conscious efforts don’t stop there-through our Change for Change program guests place their loose change in an envelope located in their guest room and these funds are donated towards the autism charity of choice, Spectrum Designs Foundation.11-21-2013 16:09,
‘Tis the season…to shop! M street is known for its plethora of shopping options from local favorites with cult followings like Hu’s Shoes to more mainstream outfitters like Cusp there is no shortage of fashion options in Georgetown. Whether shopping for the holidays or just browsing the latest styles, our Shopping Bliss Package offers everything you need for a memorable shopping experience.
With The Graham Georgetown’s Shopping Bliss Package, you receive:
Shopping has never been more relaxing and luxurious! To learn more click here.11-13-2013 15:54,
Never ones to miss out on a celebration NU Hotel Brooklyn and children’s boutique partner Stork are hosting a Facebook contest for the November 16 performance of Disney On Ice presents Let’s Celebrate, performing at Barclays Center from November 12-17.
The contest, which goes live on the Brooklyn boutique hotel’s Facebook on October 7, promises a family-friendly prize to one lucky winner, who will receive:
• An overnight stay in a NU Friends Suite
• Complimentary equipment rentals from Brooklyn children’s boutique Stork
• Two Brooklyn-themed children’s t-shirts
• A Disney grab bag
• A $50.00 gift certificate to Stork’s Brooklyn location
• Four tickets to the 3 p.m. November 16 performance of Disney on Ice presents Let’s Celebrate at Barclays Center
This fall Finch, our signature restaurant which serves American cuisine with a focus on New England classics, welcomes the arrival of fall with open arms and signature cocktails. Host your own fall soirée and serve our Pumpkin Old Fashioned. Cheers to fall!
Pumpkin Old Fashioned from Finch
Orange peel twist or rosemary sprig for garnish.
1) Combine pumpkin puree, bourbon, syrup, Grand Marnier and bitters in a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
2) Shake well and strain through a fine mesh strainer into a chilled old fashioned glass filled with fresh ice.
3) Garnish with a rosemary sprig or orange peel.09-30-2013 13:39,
Duane Street Hotel hosted its third bi-annual Blogger’s Lounge sponsored by Z!NK Magazine and Evian from September 6-8 which provided writers with a space to work, hold meetings and attend presentations during New York Fashion Week. This September’s line-up included talks from industry insiders, such as beauty expert Lora Condon, who was featured on Dr. Oz; Lauren Ruicci, founder of the megawatt accessories brand Laruicci; fashion photographer Maxim Bashchenko and an onsite braid bar by NYC-based Arrojo Salon. The 2nd floor of the hotel was a dedicated designer showcase featuring Carolina Amato, Cultures of Love, Elena Schimming and Alisha Trimble. The festivities closed with a finale party where attendees were treated to a presentation by famed costume designer Ami Goodheart. For pictures and video from the event check out our facebook page.09-27-2013 15:26,
The 2013 New York City Food and Wine Festival (October 17-20) promises to be nothing short of a culinary extravaganza. This annual culinary event, hosted by the Food network brings together top names in the culinary scene for a week of tastings, late night parties, seminars, demonstrations, book signings and more. Proceeds from the event benefit the New York City Food Bank and Share Our Strength. The list of participating chefs is a practical who’s who of the NYC and global culinary scene, including bold faced names like cronut creator Dominique Ansel, Masaharu Morimoto, Todd English and from our sister property Duane Street Hotel Chef Jehangir Mehta owner of Mehtaphor. To learn more about the NYC Food & Wine festival and to purchase tickets to the events visit their website.09-23-2013 13:23,
On September 22 from 10am-6pm don’t miss the Brooklyn Book Festival one of New York City’s largest free literary events. The festival begins on September 22 (related events begin on the 16th)- and includes a jam packed day of literary fanfare from readings by this year’s more prominent debut novelists to roundtables about the art of storytelling- there’s really an event for everyone. For the full schedule of events check out brooklynbookfestival.org .
“Stack” © Dave Fayram used under a Creative Commons Attribution license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/09-12-2013 21:13,
If you’re running in the upcoming Philadelphia Marathon stay at The Independent. We’re located less than 2 miles from the start of the marathon. Our Marathon Weekend Package includes overnight accommodations for two guests as well as a post-run, 25 minute massage courtesy of Relax & Rejuvenate. A marathon fueling station will be in the lobby all day to keep you energized and pumped! Book today: http://ow.ly/oM8t109-12-2013 13:16,
Stay at Capitol Hill Hotel when you attend Rock the Bells at Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium on September 28-29, 2013.
From now until September 18 visit our Facebook page and enter to win a complimentary two night stay over the concert dates.
The Rock the Bells line-up consists of renowned old-school hip-hop acts including: Kid Cudi, WU-Tang Clan, J.Cole, Wale, Common, Bone Thugs n’Harmony and A$sap Mob. With this line-up, you will be overwhelmed with nostalgia. It’s the throwback tour of 2013!
To learn more about Rock the Bells visit www.rockthebells.net/09-12-2013 13:12,
Throughout the month of August we’ll continue to celebrate our limited time partnerships in Georgetown. To learn more about our partnerships click here.
Walking into the jewelry boutique Charm in Georgetown is a feast for the eyes. Owner of Charm Georgetown and native Washingtonian, Jaclyn Mason , opened the boutique after she grew tired of the limited and inconsistent jewelry options in DC. The selection in Charm is anything but limited-the boutique carries independent and hard to find designers such as ASHA by ADM, Dogeared, Gorjana and Vanessa Kandiyoti to name a few. To learn more about Charm visit http://charmgeorgetown.com/08-16-2013 18:02,