Top Travel News Stories of 2012
Courtesy Longman & Eagle
Hipster Hotels Were on the Upswing
While grande dame hotels such as the Hong Kong Peninsula and New York’s Algonquin were busy getting facelifts, many new hotels aimed for a more affordable version of luxury, often with mod and minimalistic aesthetics. Starwood’s Aloft hotel brand, with its promise of “style at a steal,” has continued to expand, as have boutique hotels with a decidedly hipster vibe, such as Chicago’s Longman & Eagle. European hotel chain Citizen M, meanwhile, plans to open two of its trim, sleek hotels in NYC over the next two years.