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photos: toM siBLEY (q&a), CourtEsY of Mouth, CourtEsY of vEnuEs (aLL othErs)

Travel
Artisanal food shop Mouth (mouth.com)
partnered with Arlo Hotels to open two
curated shops in the lobbies of the hotel
brand's Hudson Square and NoMad locations.
The new hotel brand decided to forego
traditional in-room mini bars and instead
enlisted Mouth to create a snack shop for
guests and visitors. The "bodegas" feature a
rotating selection of American-made snacks,
including chocolates, popcorn, jerky, cookies,
and pretzels. The lobby shops are open 24
hours a day. -Michele laufik

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Teambuilding
As part of the Ritz-Carlton's new
initiative "A Meeting of the Senses,"
which aims to create more innovative, rewarding meetings, groups at
the Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery
Park, can volunteer with the Battery
Park Conservancy, located across
from the downtown luxury hotel.
There, guests can perform tasks such
as planting, pruning, and weeding,
as well as maintenance, depending
on the season and the park's needs.
The hotel's Beautifying the Battery
Park program typically offers volunteer hours every Tuesday during
in the spring, summer, and early
fall. -M.l.

Cozy Quarters

These hotels with 150 rooms or fewer are suited for
small groups.
1 AKA Wall Street is an all-residential hotel
that debuted in July in the financial district. The
132 suites come as large as 1,103 square feet and
have fully equipped kitchens. For events, the hotel
has a rooftop space, a glass-enclosed lounge
called A.Terrace, and an outdoor space to watch
movies called A.Cinema. In 2017, the restaurant
Blue Ribbon Federal Grill is expected to open at
the hotel. (84 William St. stayaka.com)
Aloft Manhattan Downtown-Financial
District opened in August 2015. The hotel has 125
guest rooms, the brand's signature W XYZ bar, an
outdoor terrace, and the 250-square-foot Tactic
Meeting Room, which has boardroom-style
seating for 10. (49-53 Ann St., aloftmanhattan
downtown.com)

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Open since February 2016 on the Lower East
Side, Sago Hotel is a boutique property with 20
guest rooms and architecture elements such
as exposed brick, ceramic tile geometry, and
industrial steel beams. The hotel's main meeting
space is a 2,500-square-foot restaurant/bar
called the John Lamb, which seats 90 or holds
100 for receptions. (120 Allen St., sagohotel.com)
Open since November 2015 in the financial district, the 2 Q&A Residential Hotel has
32 apartment-sized, kitchen-equipped suites,
ranging from 500 to 1,400 square feet. The hotel,
designed by Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz, includes a
21,000-square-foot fitness center that can hold
reception-style events for 200 people. (70 Pine
St., qandahotel.com)

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