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New York City is Adding Nearly 5,000 New Hotel Rooms
to its Current Inventory of 70,723 by the End of 2007


New York, NY  (November 17, 2005)  -  Fuelled by record visitor volume, a thriving economy, and significant additions to the tourism product, New York City is adding nearly 5,000 new hotel rooms to its current inventory of 70,723 by the end of 2007. 

Hoteliers are developing properties that represent exciting new trends in New York City's hotel product such as chic budget, sophisticated boutique, and comfortable value-priced hotels.   Development patterns show the strength of downtown Manhattan, Harlem, Brooklyn and Queens as visitor destinations with 18 properties slated for construction or renovation. 

In addition to new properties from the Marriott, Hilton and Starwood brands, celebrity hoteliers including Andre Balazs (The Standard), Ian Schraeger (Gramercy Park Hotel), Jason Pomeranc (6 Columbus Circle and to be named Allen Street), Vikram Chatwal (The Night Hotel) and Robert De Niro (The Downtown Hotel) are investing in New York City's thriving tourism product.  New York City is expected to close 2005 with an 87% occupancy rate and 22 million room nights booked, an increase of one million over 2004. 

"Many of the new properties, in diverse locations such as Staten Island, TriBeCa, the Lower East Side, Queens and Harlem, will anchor the start of economic and business development in these exciting new neighborhood destinations and will introduce global visitors to new experiences in the Big Apple," said Cristyne L. Nicholas, President & CEO of NYC & Company.

Tourism is a powerful economic engine for New York City that generates $21 billion in direct spending, $12 billion in wages and $5 billion in city, state and federal tax revenues.  New York City welcomed nearly 40 million visitors in 2004, whose spending helped support over 300,000 jobs in all five boroughs. 

Under Development
Listed in chronological order of scheduled opening.
This information is based on available data as of November 2005.

Blue Moon Hotel - 22 suites
100 Orchard Street
Scheduled Opening:  Fall 2005
Manhattan's only kosher hotel will open in 2005 in a beautifully restored tenement building which will create the charm of Old World, late-19th Century Orchard Street while providing modern and chic amenities.  Guests will experience Historic Americana through the hotel's ethnic dining and live Jazz music.

Hampton Inn Manhattan/Seaport - Financial District - 65 rooms
320 Pearl Street
Scheduled Opening:  December 2005

The Night Hotel - 72 rooms
132 West 45th Street
Scheduled Opening:  December 2005
Formerly the Best Western Ambassador, The Night Hotel is inspired by the pulse and passion of New York City, Vikram Chatwal's new property is a stylish petite hotel of distinctive elegance. 

Residence Inn by Marriott - 357 suites
W. 39th Street & Avenue of the Americas
Scheduled Opening: Late 2005
The first Residence Inn by Marriott in New York City, this extended stay hotel will be part of the Bryant Park Tower, a 43-story building that will also include 96 studio and one-bedroom rental apartments, street level retail space, a bar overlooking Bryant Park and onsite valet parking.  The hotel will be owned by G. Holdings Corporation and operated as a Residence Inn.

Courtyard by Marriott New York Upper East Side - 210 rooms, 16 suites
410 East 92nd Street at York Avenue
Scheduled Opening: Early 2006
Just steps from Museum Mile and the most renowned healthcare facilities including Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and New York Presbyterian Hospital, this property will feature comfortable rooms with free high-speed Internet access, a fitness center with 50 ft. indoor lap pool, whirlpool, steam room, sauna and massage facilities.  Business Center and meeting space to accommodate 122 people.

Holiday Inn Express Brooklyn - 90 rooms 
4th Avenue and Union Street
Brooklyn, NY
Scheduled Opening:  Early 2006

The Downtown Hotel - 83 rooms
Greenwich and North Moore Streets in TriBeCa
Scheduled Opening:  2006
Actor Robert DeNiro and partner Ira Drukier have announced plans to build a $43 million, six-story luxury hotel planned in Manhattan's TriBeCa neighborhood. 

6 Columbus Circle - 90 rooms
6 Columbus Circle
Scheduled Opening: 2006
Jason Pomeranc, who opened 60 Thompson three years ago, will expand his boutique-hotel empire with two properties in 2006.  In addition to 6 Columbus Circle, Pomeranc will open a hotel on Allen Street on the Lower East Side in 2006.

Unnamed Hotel - 108 rooms
59-40 55th Road
Queens, NY 
Projected Opening: January 2006

Wingate Inn LaGuardia - 136 rooms
137-07 Northern Blvd.
Queens, NY
Scheduled Opening: February 2006

Hilton Garden Inn Tribeca - 150 rooms 
6 York Street
Scheduled opening:  March 2006

Gramercy Park Hotel - 186 hotel rooms and 23 private residential units
50 Gramercy Park
Scheduled Opening: Spring 2006
Ian Schrager's latest hotel project is scheduled to open in the spring of 2006 following a complete overhaul of one of the city's truly legendary hotels. 

The Rockefeller Center Hotel - 80 rooms
25 West 51st Street
Scheduled Opening:  March 2006
The Rockefeller Center Hotel, opening in March 2006, will be first hotel in Rockefeller Center.  Located at the top of Rockefeller Plaza, many guest rooms face the ice skating rink, Radio City Music Hall and St. Patrick's Cathedral.  The facility will be state of the art, with instant registration, 24 - hour concierge, free high-speed Internet access and use of a computer and printer in a business lounge.  The hotel will have a health facility, restaurant, bar and lounge.

The Loft - 45 rooms
130 Duane Street
Scheduled Opening:  April 2006
The Hersha Group and Sam Chang are currently constructing the boutique property which is scheduled for an April of 2006 opening in the middle of TriBeCa.

Wingate Inn - 92 Rooms
233-235 West 35th Street
Scheduled Opening:  May 2006
Wingate Inns International broke ground in January 2005 for their first Wingate Inn in Manhattan, a $20 million, 17-floor property which will begin welcoming guests in Spring 2006. Hotel facilities will include a boardroom, meeting room, fitness room and 24-hour self-service business center. 

The Smith Hotel - 93 rooms 
Smith Street and Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
Scheduled Opening:  June 2006
Construction has begun on the aptly named Smith Hotel, slated for Smith Street.  The 13 floor new build will open in June 2006 as a 93 room hotel with 50 luxury residential condominiums. 

Hampton Inn Staten Island - 210 rooms
1120 South Avenue at Lois Lane
Staten Island, NY
Scheduled Opening: July 2006

Comfort Inn - 70 rooms
Eighth Avenue at 39th Street
Projected Opening: July 2006

Unnamed Hotel - 213 rooms
171 Liberty Street
Brooklyn, NY
Scheduled Opening:  July 2006
Plans are to build an independent mid-priced property with limited service.

Four Points by Sheraton Soho Village - 152 rooms
66 Charlton Street (between Varick and Hudson Streets)
Scheduled Opening:  July 2006
Starwood Hotels 14th New York City property will be the area's first newly built moderately-priced lodging alternative in one of the city's most vibrant neighborhoods.  The hotel will feature 150 guestrooms including two luxury suites with hardwood floors, 20-foot high floor-to-ceiling windows and 42-inch plasma TV screens. 

Allen Street - 112 rooms
Allen Street (between Houston and Stanton Streets)
Scheduled Opening:  September 2006
Following on the success of his 60 Thompson hotel, Jason Pomeranc is developing this boutique property in the Lower East Side. The hotel will feature 32 luxury condominiums plus a spa, and swimming pool.

New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge - adding 282 rooms
333 Adams Street 
Brooklyn, NY
Construction Complete:  Fall 2006
January 2005 saw the groundbreaking for a 24-story expansion to the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge.  This will create 282 additional rooms and 2,000 additional square feet of meeting space for a total of 658 guest rooms and 30,000 total square feet of meeting space.  Premium retail space will be added along Adams Street. The pedestrian plaza between Adams and Jay Streets will be improved with new street furniture, lighting and landscaping. A two-level pedestrian bridge will link the expansion to the existing hotel. 

Courtyard by Marriott Harlem - 204 rooms
125th Street at Park Avenue
Scheduled Opening:  Late 2006
Press:  212/704-8906 

Holiday Inn Express - 188 rooms 
232 West 29th Street (between Seventh and Eighth Avenues)
Scheduled Opening:  Fall 2006
Press and Public:  770/604-5597

Hampton Inn LaGuardia Airport - 220 rooms
Scheduled Opening: January 2007
Press and Public: 1-800-Hampton,

Sheraton Hotel - 175 rooms
West 28th Street (between 6th and 7th Aves.) 
Scheduled Opening:  Mid 2007 
The Lam's Group is planning a First Class property in this Midtown West location. 

Sheraton Four Points - 250 rooms
Fairfield Inn - 250 rooms
Eighth Avenue at 40th Street
Scheduled Opening:  2007
The Lam's Group plans to build two mid-priced properties with room rates ranging from $180 to $220.  The properties will share a rooftop restaurant and lounge.  Construction to begin by end of 2005 and both should open in late 2007.

The Plaza Hotel - 350 rooms
768 Fifth Avenue at 59th Street
Scheduled Reopening:  2007
Undergoing renovations and will reopen 350 hotel rooms and 150 residential apartment units in 2007.

The Standard - 344 rooms
West 13th Street between Washington and West Streets
Scheduled Opening:  Late 2007
Andre Balazs' third foray into the New York City hospitality market with this new build in the Meatpacking District.  A rooftop pool is planned.

Recently Opened / Renamed
(listed in chronological order)

The London NYC - 506 suites (currently)
151 West 54th Street
Scheduled Rename: Fall 2006
LXR Luxury Resorts will refurbish and reposition the former Rihga Royal hotel and rename the property The London NYC.  The all-suite hotel will undergo a complete transformation including new interior architecture and design by British designer David Collins and the addition of a high-end restaurant by acclaimed chef Gordon Ramsay. 

The Hard Rock Hotel - 610 rooms 
235 West 46th Street
Scheduled Re-flagging:  Fall 2006
This Times Square property was purchased as a joint venture between Sol Melia Hotels & Resorts, Hard Rock Café International and Becker Ventures LLC.  The former Paramount Hotel will undergo a multi-million dollar refurbishment, following which it will be re-branded the Hard Rock Hotel New York. The hotel will continue to operate as the Paramount Hotel until the completion of the refurbishment in 2006.

Fairfield Inn New York LaGuardia Airport/Flushing - 84 rooms
28-66 College Point Blvd 
Queens, NY 11354
Opened:  November 9, 2005
This is the first Fairfield Inn located in Queens, just miles from LaGuardia and JFK airports this new property offers complimentary continental breakfast daily. 

Holiday Inn Express Midtown-Fifth Avenue - 125 rooms
13 West 45th Street
Opened:  October 2005
InterContinental Hotels Group opened their first Holiday Inn Express in Manhattan.  The popular midtown location at Fifth Avenue and 45th Street is walking distance from many of the city's most popular attractions including Grand Central Station, Times Square, Rockefeller Center, Central Park and Fifth Avenue shopping.

Hilton Garden Inn Times Square - 369 rooms
790 Eighth Avenue at 48th Street 
Opened:  October 2005
In the heart of the theatre district this newly renovated hotel offers the business traveler a 24 hour complimentary business center, high-speed Internet and wireless high-speed Internet access in the lobby and indoor parking.  This is the 250th Hilton Garden Inn and the first in New York City.

The Hampton Inn Times Square North - 300 rooms
851 Eighth Avenue at 51st Street
Re-Flagged:  August 2005
Formerly the Howard Johnson Plaza, the property has undergone a complete transformation including new guestrooms, bathrooms, changes to the exterior of the hotel and an expanded lobby and hotel entrance.  Guests at the property enjoy a complimentary "On the House" Hot Breakfast each morning.

Days Inn Howard Beach - 91 rooms
153-71 S. Conduit Avenue
Queens, NY
Opened: August 2005

Comfort Inn and Suites - 76 guest rooms
60-30 Maurice Avenue
Queens, NY
Opened:  July 2005
This new mid-market hotel is 1 ½ miles from mid-town Manhattan, 2 miles from LaGuardia Airport and offers free parking, airport shuttle and complimentary continental breakfast.

Affinia Manhattan - 526 suites
371 Seventh Avenue 
Renamed: July 2005
Following a $3.3 million renovation, the Affinia Manhattan was re-launched.  Formerly the Southgate Tower, the Affinia Manhattan offers business and leisure travelers an authentic New York experience with every stay.  The property is centrally located in midtown near Madison Square Garden, Penn Station the Javits Convention Center, shopping theater and Chelsea.

Hotel 57 - 225 rooms
130 East 57th Street at Lexington Ave.
Opened:  June 2005
After undergoing a $20 million complete renovation, Hotel 57, formerly the Habitat, a budget property, reopened as a sophisticated full service hotel with contemporary and comfortable rooms.  At Lexington Ave. and East 57th Street, the location is ideal for business and leisure travelers alike. 

La Quinta Inn Queens - 100 rooms
37-18 Queens Blvd.
Queens, NY
Opened:  May 15, 2005
La Quinta Inn Queens is located less than two miles from Manhattan directly across the Queensboro Bridge, and less than ten minutes by cab from La Guardia Airport, the property is La Quinta's second in New York City.

Hampton Inn Manhattan/Midtown-Herald Square - 136 rooms
31st Street at Sixth Avenue 
Opened: November 2004

Hilton Garden Inn JFK - 190 rooms
148-18 134th Street
Queens, NY
Opened:  February 2005

Doubletree Metropolitan Hotel - 755 rooms 
569 Lexington Avenue
Re-flagged:  December 2004 
This property is under new ownership and management through a partnership of Highgate Holdings and Oxford Lodging.  The property underwent a $30 million renovation to all 755 guest rooms and suites, 10,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space and restaurant, the Met Grill. 

Hotel QT New York - 140 rooms
125 West 45th Street
Opened:  December 2004
André Balazs' new property in Times Square offers 140 loft-like, affordable rooms.  The lobby features a pool, bar and mezzanine lounge.  Hotel guests enjoy complimentary European breakfast, 24-hour coffee bar, steam/sauna, and fitness equipment. 

Hotel Chandler (formerly Le Marquis New York) -120 Rooms
12 East 31st Street
Renamed: October 2004
Formerly the Le Marquis New York - the 120 room boutique hotel has been renamed The Hotel Chandler.  The hotel is operated by Triumph Hospitality and is a member of the prestigious Concorde Hotels group which has hotels in Paris, London, Rome, Tokyo and more than 60 other international destinations. 

Affinia 50 (formerly the Plaza Fifty Hotel) - 211 Rooms
155 East 50th Street
Renamed October 2004
The Affinia 50 made its debut last October as an "Executive Club Suite Hotel."  Formerly the Plaza Fifty, the newly named Affinia 50 had a $12-million renovation and offers business and leisure travelers a private club environment. 

The Solita Soho Clarion Hotel - 42 rooms
159 Grand Street 
Opened: August 2004
A new construction 12-story building with 42 custom guest rooms providing spectacular views of the city.  Each room is equipped with high speed Internet access, plasma television, cable, daily newspapers, and in-room coffee maker. The property is within walking distance of fashionable shops, boutiques and restaurants. 

Courtyard by Marriott Manhattan Fifth Avenue (formerly Hotel 5A) - 189 rooms
3 East 40th Street
Renamed: January 2005
This 30-story boutique hotel located in the heart of New York City offers comfortable rooms with a work desk and complimentary high-speed internet access.  By late 2005, there will be some new enhancements -- guest rooms will feature plush bedding with extra pillows along with a fitness center, a market, an executive boardroom, and a business center.

Dream (formerly the Majestic Hotel) - 228 Rooms
210 West 55th Street (at Broadway)
Renamed: September 2004
Following a floor-to-floor renovation, all 208 rooms and 20 suites are designed in a modern eclectic style with high tech features such as 37" plasma TVs and iPod digital audio players.  In addition to the upstairs '50's style lounge Ava, the hotel now includes restaurant Serafina and an additional lobby lounge Subconscious.  Meeting space and a spa influenced by Deepak Chopra are also new additions. 

The Hotel on Rivington - 111 rooms
107 Rivington Street
Opened: July 2004
This 22-story, all glass structure with 360 degree unobstructed views offers a unique visitor experience including private outdoor space for most rooms, glass shower walls on the building exterior and spa services. 

70 Park Avenue Hotel - 205 rooms
70 Park Avenue at 38th Street 
Reopened: July 2004
The Kimpton Hotel Group purchased this 205 room Midtown hotel (formerly the Doral Park Avenue) and reopened following a complete renovation of the property. 
Public: 212/973-2400

The Blakely New York - 115 rooms
136 West 55th Street
Reopened: June 2004
Formerly the Gorham Hotel, this property reopened under new management and new ownership after a complete renovation. 

Hotel Gansevoort - 187 Rooms 
18 Ninth Avenue
Opened:  April 1, 2004
Located in the trendy Meatpacking District at Ninth Avenue and 13th Street, this property features unique design elements and includes an outdoor, 45-foot rooftop pool. 

Four Points by Sheraton Manhattan Chelsea - 158 rooms
160 W 25th Street
Opened: March, 2004
The first Four Points property in Chelsea offers guests access to fashionable galleries, eclectic nightlife, outstanding restaurants and shopping. 

Mandarin Oriental Hotel - 251 Rooms 
Columbus Circle 
Opened: November 2003 
Located in Columbus Circle, just steps from Central Park, the hotel offers luxurious guest rooms and suites with stunning views.  Also on location is The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, a 14,500-square-foot spa available for both guests and nonguests.

The Alex Hotel - 203 rooms
205 E. 45th St. 
Opened: October 2003
This David Rockwell creation features beautifully decorated guest rooms, 600- to 800-square-foot suites and a Zen-like bamboo entrance. Riingo - a new Japanese interpretive restaurant by acclaimed chef Marcus Samuelsson provides 24-hour room service with everything from sushi to hamburgers. 

Hampton Inn Manhattan/Chelsea - 144 rooms
108 W. 24th St. 
Opened: August 2003
Rooms at this Hampton Inn property are beautifully designed with the look and feel of New York City. Several special city view rooms have VCR-DVD players, soft seating, and large bay windows with unparalleled views of northern Manhattan. 
212/414-1000, 1-800-Hampton, 

San Carlos Hotel - 147 rooms
150 East 50th Street
Opened: July 2003
Following a 16-month, $22 million renovation, the hotel offers a selection of deluxe studios, executive suites, one-bedroom suites and two penthouse suites featuring terraces and wood-burning fireplaces. 
212/755-1800 ext. 1200 

Millenium Hilton - 565 rooms
55 Church Street
Reopened:  May 2003
The Millenium Hilton was totally refurbished and reopened to great reviews in May of 2003.  New amenities include 42" plasma screen TVs, high speed Internet access and two-line cordless telephone with dataport and personalized voice mail in every room and a new fitness center with an indoor heated lap swimming pool.  The Church & Dey Restaurant on the 3rd floor offers authentic American regional cuisine.

Maritime Hotel - 120 rooms 
363 West 16th Street
Opened:  May 2003
The hotel's 120 rooms and four penthouse suites resemble modern ship's cabins, with burnished teak paneling, sleek shelves for luggage, high speed Internet access and flat screen televisions.  Porthole windows, five feet in diameter, face the Hudson River skyline.

La Quinta Inn Manhattan - 182 rooms 
17 West 32nd Street
Opened: May 2003
Having completed a $2.5 million renovation, the hotel offers rates starting at $99 per night, which include complimentary continental breakfast.  All guest rooms and public spaces are equipped with high-speed, wireless Internet service.  This hotel is part of Apple Core Hotels operating five properties in Manhattan.

Sources: NYC & Company communications  and research departments, member hotels; PKF Consulting; PriceWaterhouse Coopers Lodging Research Network, Manhattan Report, (212/259-2659); VMS International, The New York Times; Travel Weekly; Condé Nast Traveler; Business Travel News.

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Also See: Developer of the Harlem Marriott Slashes 65 feet off the Height of the Proposed 51 story Skyscraper to Win City Council Approval / October 2004
Average Daily Rates for New York City Hotels Fall from $237 in 2000 to $193 for First Quarter 2003; Lowest Rates in 10 Years / April 2003

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