New York city has become the first, and only, city in the world to boast all nine of Starwood’s global brands, with the opening of The Chatwal New York. The global hospitality company is set to reach 25 hotels in New York city by 2014.
New York’s iconic Sherry Netherland Hotel has joined the exclusive hospitality brand Mantis Collection. BTN looks at this spectacular property and how Mantis, from humble beginnings, has grown into one of the world’s most respected hospitality brands.
New York has become home to a brand new tourist attraction – the apartment building where disgraced former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn is under house arrest on sexual assault charges. A crowd of onlookers and the media are currently gathering around the clock outside the 21-story Empire Building at 71 Broadway, near Wall Street.
According to a survey commissioned by DK Eyewitness Travel the world city with the friendliest inhabitants is New York.
Hyatt Hotels Corporation and Extell Development Corporation have announced that they will introduce the Park Hyatt luxury brand to New York with a newly-constructed hotel designed by world-renowned, Pritzker Prize-winning architect Christian de Portzamparc.
Officials in New York City have chastened hotel owner Robert De Niro following moderations to the Greenwich Hotel. De Niro – who has also made a name a Hollywood actor – is part owner of the property, which was renovated following approval by New York City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission in 2004.
New York has long celebrated a skyline among the most famous in the world, but views from its crowning glory – the Empire State Building – are now under threat. Developer Vornado Realty Trust has won approval to build a new 67 story tower just two blocks away, potentially interrupting views from the building’s observation decks.
Budget travellers to New York are set to see prices increase dramatically next year as a ban on the short-term rental of apartments comes into force. Under a law signed by New York governor David Paterson, visitors to the city will no longer be permitted to rent an apartment for less than 30-days.
The new World Centre Hotel has opened at Ground Zero in New York, dividing local opinion on the suitability of such a venture at the sensitive site. The hotel is the first to open in the area since the 9/11 terrorist attacks and will offer views directly over the rising Freedom Tower and National 9/11 Memorial & Museum.
InterContinental Hotels and Resorts announced today the appointment of Andrew (Drew) Schlesinger as general manager and Linda Hodgson as director of sales and marketing for the InterContinental New York Times Square. Currently under construction, the hotel is scheduled to open in July 2010.
The Old Guard is in trouble when it comes to making a living on the New York City restaurant scene. Tavern on the Green declared bankruptcy in September, not even two weeks after Café des Artistes closed its doors. The owners said after 92 years in the restaurant business, the company could no longer pay employees’ health and pension benefits. Indeed, reports say they were $250,000 behind in health insurance and $116,000 in pension payments
London and New York will move a step closer following the announcement of an advertising deal to boost tourism between the two cities. The two-year deal will involves each city giving the other advertising space – on bus shelters in NYC and on the tube in London. Tourism bodies Visit London and NYC & Co. have also agreed to share best practices and help each other out with events.