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Whether visiting the Big Apple for a romantic weekend or to close that mega-deal, theKimberly, a graciously appointed boutique hotel, is ideally located in the heart of midtown within walking distance to Rockefeller Center, Central Park, the theater district, museums and shopping. Spacious guest suites are beautifully outfitted with marble bathrooms, a wet bar and a private terrace, some offering spectacular views of the Chrysler building. Appointed with fine European linens and robes, it’s the guestrooms’ lush featherbed you’ll want to sneak home with you. While at the Kimberly you can stay in shape at the hotel fitness center or take advantage of the complimentary guest membership at the New York Health & Racquet Club just one block away. From May through September, guests are welcome to enjoy a three-hour cruise along the HudsonRiver on the hotel’s own 75-foot Kimberly Yacht.When it comes to dining, start off your evening at “Upstairs at the Kimberly,” a 30th floor roof top bar and lounge, with 360 degree views of Manhattan. It has the city’s only retractable all-glass ceiling and walls and, of course, “The Chrysler” is its signature cocktail. Upstairs serves a copious

or the Harness Racing Museum. Or, use the Inn as a home base from which to enjoy all that the Hudson Valley has to offer. The Stagecoach Inn has quickly become known for its inventive and fresh cuisine. The restaurant offers casual, elegant dining and presents quality meats, fish, poultry and locally sourced produce for its continental cuisine. The culinary team presents a variety of specials

breakfast buffet all day long on the weekends and can also be reserved for a tony rooftop party. Tucked behind an aquarium-sized fish tank is Bistang, a classic Italian restaurant serving wholesome dishes with seasonal market ingredients. Empire Steakhouse, with its succulent Porterhouse and incredible seafood, accommodates anything from an intimate dinner for two, to a wine-room tasting for 20 guests, to large cocktail or dining celebrations. 145 East 50th Street. 212/755-0400 kimberlyhotel.com THE STAGECOACH INN Goshen

that take advantage of seasonal or market opportunitiestoenhancethealways-excellent menu options. Guests to the Inn also enjoy the bar, which offers specialty cocktails and a bourbon/whiskey/scotch and wine list that is one of the most extensive in the region. Unique dining venues are equally inventive, each providing a beautiful background for fabulous dining experiences. The Spode Dining Room is quintessential elegance with a fireplace and Spode dinnerware pieces collected from

around the world. The Solarium, with near floor-to-ceiling windows, offers exceptional lighting and views that open onto manicured lawns, ideal for an intimate dinner. The Porch spans the back of the Inn and makes for elegant outdoor dining or casual lounging space. The Inn hosts events throughout the year, fromcorporatemeetings and retreats, to special occasion parties and lush weddings. The indoor space can comfortably accommodate 60 to 100, while the beautifully decorated tented patio can accommodate up to 125 from May through October. Other events crop up monthly and play to the advantages of the atmosphere and the cuisine. One weekend may offer a Whiskey and a Bit of History tasting and presentation, while another may feature Wine Tastings from local vineyards or an evening with a favorite author. The Inn is also on the calendar for the Hudson Valley Jazz Fest in August, which is always a huge success. 845/294-5526 stagecoachny.com *

The Hudson Valley just added a jewel to its brilliant landscape with the reopening of the Stagecoach Inn in historic Goshen, NY. Built in 1747, the Inn is one of the oldest operating inns in the country. It has been fully restored to its former glory by owner Faith Ferguson, who now operates the Inn not only as a place of luxurious, refined hospitality, but also as a restaurant and event space. With five well-appointed guest rooms that afford modern comforts, a library, living room, dining rooms, bar and five working fireplaces, the Inn is a place of tranquility that harkens back to a bygone era where you may cast aside the stresses of everyday life. Stroll the property, with its three beautiful acres that are a perfect backdrop for outdoor events. Venture into the town to peruse shops


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