This week, the Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio Show broadcasts from the Royalton Hotel in New York City. There’s lots of history here.
Royalton Hotel was one of the first real boutique hotels that opened in New York, and if you like fireplaces, you’ll love the Royalton—more fireplaces in guest rooms than any other hotel! Arnie Weissmann, Editor-in-Chief of Travel Weekly, talks on the recent $12 billion purchase of Starwood by Marriott and what this means to travelers.
Danielle Kryillos, Co-Founder of Daily Candy.com and Who’s Hungry talks about the hottest new restaurants in Manhattan and her picks for the best secret food trucks around town. Then, if you’re worried about travel, you’d better listen to what Michael Becker, CEO of GeoSure Global has to say—he weighs in on real risk assessment when it comes to travel, and how they analyze real dangers around the globe. Costas Christ, Editor-at-Large for National Geographic reports on which hotels are doing good work on minimizing their carbon footprints and what travelers can directly do to support sustainable tourism.
Becky Cooper, author of the fascinating book Mapping Manhattan, describes how she managed to get perfect strangers to tell their personal stories of New York by giving them a blank piece of paper. Also, legendary hotelier Raymond Bickson talks about the making—and maintaining of iconic hotel brands in New York, and how the Royalton Hotel revolutionized the hotel business. Last but not least, Royalton’s lead bartender, Josh Brandenburh, reveals his do’s and don’t of the bartender-customer relationship, and Ted Whitehead, the hotel’s wood sommelier (we’re serious) talks about all the scented woods delivered to the guest rooms. There’s all this and more when the Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio Show broadcasts from the Royalton Hotel in New York, New York.
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