Related Issues: New Development

New hotel for West 37th Street parking lot site
NYHTC, September 14, 2011 - According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, a 300-room hotel will be going up on West 37th Street in midtown Manhattan. The site to be developed, a parking lot, is between 8th and 9th Avenues. The article described the current New York City hotel market as being "particularly alluring for developers" since tourism, business travel, and hotel room rates have all been on the rise. [more...]

More hotels open in Brooklyn hotel hub
NYHTC, September 14, 2011 - Two more hotels opened in the Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn this summer. The Union Hotel, a 43-room property on Degraw Street between Third and Fourth Avenues, was the first of the two to open. The Fairfield Inn New York Brooklyn opened a month later; it is a Marriott property. [more...]

Largest NYC hotel project since 2002 announced
NYHTC, September 14, 2011 - Marriott International, Inc. announced it and Granite Broadway Development will together develop a new 68-story, 639-room hotel project in Manhattan. The Marriott news release specifies that the hotel-on-top-of-a-hotel will be 752 feet and 9 inches high, making it the tallest structure of its type in New York City. [more...]

Number of hotels in Lower Manhattan triples
NYHTC, September 14, 2011 - The Alliance for Downtown New York has released a report on the condition of Lower Manhattan ten years after its devastation on September 11, 2001. It concludes that Lower Manhattan has made a stunning recovery, one remarkable in terms of both growth and momentum. [more...]

Another new hotel on Manhattan’s Lower East Side
NYHTC, September 14, 2011 - The number of new, ground-up Manhattan hotels continues to grow, as is evidenced by the recent opening of The Nolitan. Located at 30 Kenmare, on the corner of Kenmare and Elizabeth Streets, the 55-room boutique hotel opened early in August. [more...]

Yet another new hotel for Manhattan
NYHTC, July 12, 2011 - According to articles in the New York Observer and Citybiz Real Estate, a new hotel will rise at 523-525 Greenwich Street, between Spring and Vandam Streets. The site was reportedly sold to Fortuna Realty Hotel Soho LLC for $12.7 million. [more...]

Hotels keep going up:  what does this mean for HTC members?
NYHTC, July 12, 2011 - Despite an unprecedented surge of hotel-building in the city from 2008 through 2010, an additional 40 hotels are already scheduled for completion by 2013. A significant number of these new hotels are (or will be) non-union and determined to remain that way. Every non-union hotel is a direct threat to the continuation of the rights, protections, and benefits generations of our members have fought for and won. [more...]

Plan for new hotel across from Museum of Modern Art is revived
NYHTC, June 7, 2011 - After months of uncertainty, it again appears a hotel €œpossibly paired with condominiums€œ will go up on the site of the Donnell Library across from the Museum of Modern Art on West 53rd Street. [more...]

Borough President Ruben Diaz wants major hotel for the Bronx
NYHTC, June 7, 2011 - A recent posting in Streetsblog makes clear that Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. continues his efforts to bring a world-class hotel to the Bronx. He noted his office has been working with both the New York Hotel Trades Council and the New York City Economic Development Corporation and is in discussions with multiple developers. [more...]

Another Best Western opens in Brooklyn
NYHTC, March 7, 2011 - Within months of Brooklyn's first Best Western opening in Brooklyn, Best Western International opened its second in mid-December 2010. As announced in Hotel Interactive, the new property, the Best Western Plus Prospect Park Hotel, is a ground-up project and is located on 4th Avenue at 26th Street. The hotel is yet another in a series of new openings in a borough that had previously seen almost nothing by way of hotel development. [more...]

Another new hotel for Lower Manhattan
NYHTC, March 7, 2011 - According to Crain's New York, hotel builder Sam Chang is about to begin converting a former residential building he purchased prior to the economic downturn into a seven story, 80-room hotel. Located on Pearl Street, just one block west of historic Fraunces Tavern, the hotel will be the area's second Hampton Inn. [more...]

Morgans Hotel Group to open Mondrian SoHo
NYHTC, March 7, 2011 - Morgans Hotel Group Co. has announced it will be opening Mondrian SoHo at the beginning of March. The 270-room hotel will be the Morgans Group's third Mondrian and its first downtown hotel. The continuous development of new hotels, including new luxury hotels, is evidence that the hotel industry in New York City is on the rise and steadily rebounding. [more...]

NYC hotel industry enjoys global appeal
NYHTC, March 7, 2011 - Quickly on the rise after the economic downturn, New York City's hotel industry is again one of the strongest and most appealing markets in the world. Crain's New York reports that foreign investors, many without previous real estate experience, are flocking here to benefit from the big gains investments in NYC hotels yield.  [more...]

Kimpton aims for 10 more NYC hotels in next 10 years
NYHTC, March 7, 2011 - San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group, LLC, is planning on operating an additional 10 hotels in New York City within the next decade, according to an article on the Bloomberg Businessweek website. The company currently operates the Ink48, 70 Park Avenue, the Muse, and Eventi, all of which are union shops in Manhattan. [more...]

Mexico-based hotel group to open small, luxury hotel in Chelsea
NYHTC, February 1, 2011 - This spring, Grupo Habita plans to open the 56-room Hotel Americano in Chelsea - its first hotel in the United States.  The Mexico-based company will join a growing number of multinational companies planning, or already owning and operating, hotels in Manhattan. [more...]

South Bronx to get a brand new hotel
NYHTC, January 18, 2011 - A "brownfield" in the Port Morris section of the South Bronx will be the site of a new 80-90-room hotel, according to an article in the New York Daily News. The now vacant lot is one of six Port Morris brownfield sites, all of which have been recently rezoned and which the South Bronx Overall Economic Development Corp. has targeted for redevelopment. [more...]

1,153 new hotel rooms opened in lower Manhattan in 2010
NYHTC, January 18, 2011 - The Real Deal reported the number of hotel rooms in lower Manhattan increased by 80 percent in the years since September 11, 2001. Five new downtown hotels opened in 2010, adding 1,153 rooms to the area. [more...]

Element hotel opens in Times Square
NYHTC, December 21, 2010 - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. operates the new 411-room Element Times Square West, which has LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. [more...]

New hotel part of “supersize” gay resort to open in Manhattan
NYHTC, December 21, 2010 - The New York Times reports that a $30 million, 90,000 square-foot resort directed at a gay clientele is scheduled to start opening in Manhattan in early 2011. The Out NYC Urban Resort will include a 127-room Axel Hotel among its numerous attractions. [more...]

Wyndham to open new TRYP Times Square South in spring 2011
NYHTC, December 21, 2010 - Wyndham Hotels and Resorts has announced it will be opening a new 173-room hotel in Midtown Manhattan in spring 2011. The hotel will be a part of Wyndham's newly acquired TRYP brand, a mid-price-range line of hotels located primarily in Europe and Latin America. [more...]

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