New Yorker refurb on schedule

The New Yorker Hotel is keeping on track with its renovation schedule and has completed eight floors (27 and 34-40) featuring 195 brand new fashionable guest rooms as part of the property’s $65 million remodeling project.The New Yorker currently has 860 hotel rooms; by the time the renovation is complete in August 2008, the hotel will feature 910 guest rooms, all re-styled and remodeled, located on the top 21 floors of the building - floors 19 to 40 (the first 18 floors are dedicated to commercial tenants).  Through the renovation process, 80 of the smaller rooms will be converted into 40 rooms because market demand calls for a higher number of double-double configurations.  The increase in the overall room count post-renovation is due to the fact that several floors housing commercial tenants will be converted to hotel guest floors.

At this point in time, guest rooms on floors 28 and 31-33 are currently being renovated.  Afterwards, the next 100 rooms will go out for renovation with this process continuing from the top of the building down to the 19th floor so as not to disturb guests staying in the hotel.