With over 100,000 rooms to date and another 26,000 in the pipeline, demand for New York hotel rooms shows no signs of slowing (see our piece from March of this year).
Two of the most anticipated openings this summer were The Beekman hotel in Lower Manhattan, which has a nine-storey glass atrium alongside its 287 rooms, and the luxury 185-room Four Seasons New York Downtown, which is set to launch later this month.
Brooklyn has seen its share of developments too, welcoming the eco-friendly 192-room 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge Park and soon, the stylish Williamsburg hotel, which will take bookings from December. More are yet to come – here are eight hotels and residences that have recently launched or are soon-to-come in the Big Apple.
AKA Wall Street
Opened this summer, the 132-room serviced residence offers stylish one- and two- bedroom options in the heart of the financial district. “Specialising in weekly and monthly stays”, the residence has an indoor lounge, a landscaped, rooftop lounge, a business centre, a private cinema and a Technogym fitness room. A restaurant by local restaurateurs the Bromberg Brothers will open later this year.
The William Vale
In the heart of Williamsburg, the 183-room William Vale is housed in a striking, new 21-storey development that it shares with offices, a rooftop park and an “urban farm”. Opened this summer, rooms come with floor-to-ceiling windows with balconies offering views of the Brooklyn bridge and Manhattan skyline. On the 22nd floor, there is a rooftop bar, along with the the longest hotel pool in New York City, which measures 18 metres. Award-winning chef Andrew Carmellini heads the hotel’s restaurant, Leuca, which serves southern Italian cuisine.
Arlo Hotel Hudson Square
Located off Canal street, the 575-room hotel opened in September as the first four-star “micro hotel” in the US. The rooms only measure 14 sqm but the design works well for their size, with perks such as a bourbon bar, a large rooftop terrace and a robot to help guests with their luggage. There is also a restaurant on the ground floor.
Operated by Marshall Hotels and Resorts, the hotel will bring a boutique offering to the buzzing neighbourhood of Turtle Bay, Midtown, opening this October. It will have 96 guest rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows, balconies and flatscreen Apple TVs. The hotel has partnered with mixed-media artist Ian Sklarsky to produce murals of iconic cities such as Paris, London and Shanghai that will decorate the rooms walls. The Allora restaurant will serve Northern Italian-American fare.
Hyatt House Manhattan Chelsea
Hyatt’s upscale brand will be a welcome addition to the Chelsea area this autumn, close to Madison Square Park and Times Square. Designed by Nobutaka Ashihara and developed by Real Hospitality Group, it has apartment-style suites or studio rooms across 30 floors. The hotel has a 24-hour food shop, plus a free grocery shopping service for guests who want their in-room kitchen stocked.
Even Hotel Midtown East
Set to open this November, this is the Even brand’s (of IHG) flagship property in New York, just a stone’s throw from Grand Central station. Centred around health and wellness, the hotel’s 230 rooms will have “fitness zones” for workouts, while organic and sustainably-sourced dishes will be available from the market-style bar.
Located in Times Square, this will be the flagship for Marriott’s Moxy hotel brand in New York, and the first of four in the city. Due to open early next year, the micro-hotel will have 618 rooms, a restaurant, lobby bar and lounge, café and a rooftop bar offering views of the Empire State Building. Plans for fitness space on the roof, collaborative workspaces and pop-up shops are in the works.
This former office building will be relaunched as a 21-storey hotel early next year. Just off lower Broadway near the World Trade Centre, the hotel will have 89 rooms plus a fitness and yoga room, a two-storey glass-encased rooftop lounge and bar offering views across Manhattan.