Duane Street Hotel Partners with Z!NK Magazine to Host Bi-Annual Fashion Bloggers Lounge in Celebration of New York Fashion Week

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From September 6-8, Duane Street Hotel and Z!NK Magazine will host the third biannual bloggers lounge for beauty and fashion bloggers as well as a designer showcase on the second floor of the Tribeca boutique hotel.

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September has arrived in New York and with it comes the usual customs: a back-to-school attitude, a more populous city on the weekend, and the click of heels (and boots!) heralding the arrival of fashionistas for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. To celebrate, Duane Street Hotel is hosting its biannual Bloggers Lounge from September 6–8 for fashion and beauty bloggers. For this fall’s Lounge, the Tribeca boutique hotel has partnered with Z!NK Magazine to host both the Lounge as well as a designer showcase on the second floor.

The Blogger’s Lounge, located in Duane Street Hotel’s on-site restaurant Mehtaphor by Chef Jehangir Mehta, provides writers with a space to work, hold meetings and attend presentations. This September’s line-up includes talks from industry insiders, such as beauty expert Lora Condon, who was featured on Dr. Oz; Lauren Ruicci, founder of the megawatt accessories brand Laruicci; fashion photographer Maxim Bashchenko; and NYC-based Arrojo Salon, who is hosting an on-site braid bar.

"We’re thrilled to host our third Bi-Annual Bloggers Lounge, especially with all of the newest reasons to stop by the hotel and the Lounge, including the designer showcases and our newly renovated guestrooms. Our redesign is a fashion statement in and of itself," said Nicolas Daeppen, Duane Street Hotel general manager. “Our event partner Z!NK Magazine is aligned with the vision of the hotel and the spirit of the Bloggers Lounge. Z!NK focuses on giving young up-and-coming artists, designers and photographers a voice — this spirit of creativity is fully embraced by Duane Street Hotel.”

The focus on fashion continues with a designer showcase on the hotel’s second floor. Participating designers include Elena Schimming, founder of Helene Jewelry, Alisha Trimble in conjunction with Y Gallery, and Carolina Amato. Representatives from each design house will be present to take private appointments with select items available for purchase.

Other perks for attendees include: a gift bag of goodies from select participating designers and complimentary cake pops courtesy of the Brooklyn based cake-pop bakery Fabipops. Members of the press will receive lash extensions or a 30-minute aroma reiki massage by beauty expert Lora Condon. Renowned Chef Jehangir Mehta, a contender on Food Network’s “The Next Iron Chef,” is offering an a la carte menu of light treats for bloggers to order. Mehta owns the much-loved Graffiti in the East Village and operates Mehtaphor.

Admittance is complimentary for all attendees. The Bloggers Lounge is open 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily, from September 6 until September 8. The Lounge is open to the public, but RSVP is requested. RSVPs should be sent to: bloggerlounge(at)zinkmediagroup(dot)com.

ABOUT:
Old New York meets European sensibility at Duane Street Hotel, a charming 43-room boutique Tribeca hotel which embodies all that is downtown New York – modern, stylish and undeniably fresh. The perfect place to return to after days and nights of exploring Tribeca’s storied streets, you will enjoy relaxed comforts in a charming and stylish setting. From this peaceful reprieve, thoughtful services and amenities make each stay comfortable and convenient.

Duane Street Hotel is owned by Hersha Hospitality Trust (NYSE: HT) and managed by HHM. HHM currently operates 115 branded and independent hotels in the nation's leading markets. The company provides turnkey hotel management and asset management for properties with leading brand affiliations and the company's newly launched Independent Collection of which Duane Street Hotel is a member.

The Independent Collection is a growing collection of smaller, more intimate boutique lifestyle hotels located in truly unique neighborhoods of gateway cities across the U.S. The hotels of the Independent Collection are developed for the independently minded traveler and invite guests to experience the true spirit of the city.

Z!NK Magazine:
Z!NK is a photo-forward luxury fashion and lifestyle publication featuring the latest in fashion, beauty, photography, art, nightlife, innovation, film, and music. Over the years, Z!NK has proudly served as a platform for established, as well as up-and-coming talent.

For further information, please contact Duane Street Hotel at 212.964.4600 http://www.duanestreethotel.com.

For all press inquiries, please contact Erin Branche at erin.branche(at)hhmlp(dot)com or 267.238.5038.

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