New Yorker Hotel launches blog

The New Yorker Hotel, located in the heart of midtown Manhattan, has launched The New Yorker Scene Blog providing updates on the $65 million renovation and remodeling project currently taking place at the historic hotel.  Penned by General Manager Kevin Smith, the blog can be accessed from the hotel’s website

The blog will also include Smith’s insight into the hospitality industry as well as what’s happening in New York City.  Guests to the site are encouraged to post their experiences at the hotel and their impressions of the revamped product via The New Yorker Scene Blog.

“As the Internet has become a driving information resource in today’s society it is imperative for us to find a way to use this technology to reach consumers and interact with them on a personal level,” said Kevin Smith, general manager and executive vice president, New Yorker Hotel.  “The creation of The New Yorker Scene Blog provides us with that certain connection in an easily accessible environment,” he added.

The renovation and remodeling project at the New Yorker Hotelincludes the installation of a state-of-the-art heating and air conditioning system for the entire hotel; an overhaul of furniture, carpets, wallpaper and fixtures in both guest rooms and the hallways on the guest floors; a redesign of the lobby to recapture the grandeur and feel of the New Yorker when it opened in 1930; a “facelift” of the entire front of the hotel on Eighth Avenue; enhancements to guest services including free Wi-Fi service and enhanced television programming; and an upgrade of the hotel’s current restaurants (the 24-hour Tick Tock Diner and Cooper’s Tavern).