The Big Apple is keeping up with record tourism numbers by opening new hotels and renovating old favorites in every corner of the city.
Hotel 373 Fifth
Avenue, opened in February under the ownership of Magna Hospitality and
switched ownership to Hersha Hospitality in June. On the corner of
Mandarin Oriental New York Inc. sold half of its 50 percent investment in Mandarin Oriental, New York this year. Favorite accommodations are the Central Park View and Premier Central Park View rooms and suites. Agents can contact Sales Manager Holly Rosenblum at 212-805-8817or [email protected].
The reigning jewel of Old New York, The Plaza, will open its doors again in October with 282 hotel rooms and 152 condo hotel units.Travel agents can call reservations at 1-888-850-0909.
After much anticipation, LXR Luxury Resorts unveiled The London, NYC this past fall.
Formerly the RIHGA Royal Hotel, this revamped property underwent a
comprehensive redesign by David Collins and has the first
House is now operated by Jumeirah and has undergoing a renovation, which is
slated for completion by mid-August. The most popular rooms for leisure
travelers are the Park View rooms, which offer great views of
was taken over by Taj Hotels in July 2005. The first phase of renovations,
which has been completed, includes the second floor banquet space. The second
phase will encompass a renovation of all guest rooms. About one-third of the
rooms at the
The 90-room 6
Columbus Circle is slated to open this summer on
The Lamb's Club will open in fall 2008. A Vikram Chatwal Hotels Haitel Couture venture, the hotel will have an intimate 80 guest rooms.
Also in the Works
The Allen Street Hotel is opening this year on the
The Fitzpatrick Grand Central recently underwent renovations, including extension of the Wheeltapper Restaurant to include an exposed-brick patio, an expansion of the lobby with a spacious sitting area and a modern redesign of the state-of-the-art boardroom. The Fitzpatrick Hotel Group's Fitzpatrick Manhattan will soon undergo a refurbishment that will include the hotel's facade, lobby, restaurant, lounge, tea room and meeting room.
One of the hottest properties in town is the Gramercy Park Hotel, which Ian Schrager launched this past August after a renovation.
The convention and visitors bureau for New York City, NYC & Company, has a Tourism Department to assist travel agents and tour operators. Contact Fred Dixon, Vice President, Tourism Development at 212-484-1245.
Mark Briskin has joined the New York Helmsley Hotel as general manager. He had previously been the general manager at Top of the Rock, The Muse and Amsterdam Hospitality.
Jeffrey Felshaw has joined the Hotel on Rivington as general manager. For the past two years, he had been the general manager of the City Club Hotel of New York. Travel agents sending their clients to the Hotel on Rivington can contact Head of Sales Katy Horne ([email protected]) or General Manager Jeffrey Felshaw at [email protected].
David Chase has been named hotel manager at The Ritz-Carlton
New York Battery Park. He was most recently the Area Director of Catering and
Conference Services for Ritz-Carlton Hotels of
David Chu has joined the Dylan Hotel as director of sales and marketing. Prior to joining
the Dylan, Chu worked for Kimpton in