The holidays don't have to end for travelers: the second annual New York City Hotel Week is right around the corner, and with it great rewards.
Kicking off on January 4, and stretching through January 20, the bargain-themed event will see rates drop at 26 boutique hotels to between $100 and $250 per night. Visit New York Hotel Week's site to see the full list of participating properties, which includes The Maritime, The Out NYC, Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC, Ace Hotel New York, Library Hotel, and The James New York. Enjoy savings of up to 50 percent off rack rates, and use that cash on a Broadway show, dinner at a high-buzz restaurant, or on post-holiday bargain-hunting in eclectic West Village boutiques. Note that to book the deal you must follow special instructions when making your reservation. See site for full details.
Kristine Hansen is a freelance writer based in Milwaukee where she reports on food, wine, and travel topics around the globe for Fodors.com, along with new-hotel openings. She also writes for Wine Enthusiast, TIME, Whole Living and American Way. In 2006 she co-authored The Complete Idiot's Guide to Coffee and Tea (Alpha Books/Penguin). You can follow her on Twitter @kristineahansen or through her web site.