PR: Hotel Development

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HOTEL DEVELOPMENT AND RENOVATIONS CONTINUE IN NEW YORK CITY'S RED HOT MARKET

-The City to Add More Than 13,000
New and Renovated Hotel Rooms in the Next Four Years-

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New York
, NY (November 6, 2006) – New York City’s hotel inventory is expected to add nearly 13,000 new or renovated rooms by 2010, increasing the current inventory of 72,420. This surge in hotel development is specifically found in the smaller, mid-priced, limited service hotels throughout the five boroughs. A combination of record leisure and business travelers along with a robust Wall Street economy are responsible for the surge in hotel building. With hotel occupancy levels hovering at 85 percent and surging room rates, the hotel industry in New York City is realizing new trends.

Mid-priced Hotel Development Surges

New York City’s hospitality industry is trending toward new and improved hotels responding to business travelers’ needs with renovations and new builds being done with the corporate customer in mind. More mid-range properties geared toward the business travelers are planting their flags in New York City – Comfort Inn, Four Points, Hampton Inn, Hilton Garden Inn, Holiday Inn Express and Wyndham Garden Inn to name a few.

Fractional Properties Debut in NYC

This past summer the The St. Regis Hotel New York, one of New York City's most legendary hotels, opened its St. Regis Residence Club, giving members the opportunity to call the famed property their New York home. The residences include studio, one and two bedroom apartments on the 8th and 9th floors of the hotel. Hilton Hotels Corporation through its timeshare division, Hilton Grand Vacations Company is developing a 28-story timeshare property on West 57th Street in NYC, marking the first building designed exclusively for timeshare accommodations in Manhattan. Donald Trump has also announced plans to build a 411-room ‘condo-hotel’ in SoHo, the first of its kind; each unit will be sold individually to investors who may use their property for a number of days annually.

What’s Hot, Hot, Hot…

The city’s first aloft Hotel property is scheduled for a mid-2008 opening in downtown Brooklyn. The full service hotel will be paired with a newly built Sheraton Hotel and the two will have 500 rooms, meeting space, and a host of upscale amenities. Another Brooklyn property, The 93-room Smith Hotel will open in April of 2007 with an additional 50 luxury residential condominiums.

Lifestyle hotel and boutique properties are also trendy – Ian Schrager recently launched the Gramercy Park Hotel after a major renovation, The Duane Street Hotel, part of the Luxe Hotels Group is set to open in TriBeCa, and Intercontinental Hotels are poised to introduce their Indigo brand to the Chelsea neighborhood. LXR Luxury Resorts has just unveiled the London NYC (formerly the Rihga Royal Hotel) after a complete redesign by David Collins and Gordon Ramsay is set to open his first US restaurant there.

New York City tourism is a $24 billion industry which generates $5.4 billion in city, state and federal tax revenues, further supporting essential services including the police and fire departments, public education, sanitation services and transportation infrastructure. Visitor spending supports nearly 330,000 jobs in all five boroughs. Millions of visitors each year enjoy live theater on and off-Broadway, an industry that contributes over $5 billion to the New York economy.

Editor’s Note: Many of the city’s new and proposed hotel projects are listed below. Since plans change frequently, please contact hotels directly for additional information. Phone numbers have been provided wherever possible.

UNDER DEVELOPMENT
(listed in chronological order of scheduled opening)

Fairfield Inn LaGuardia/Astoria – 87 rooms
40-25 Astoria Boulevard
Astoria, NY 11103
Scheduled Opening: Fall 2006

Hotel Mela – 235 guest rooms
120 W. 44th Street
Public: 877/452-6352, www.hotelmela.com
Scheduled opening: Fall 2006
This property was formerly an office building.

6 Columbus Circle – 90 rooms
6 Columbus Circle
Scheduled Opening: Fall 2006
Jason Pomeranc, who opened 60 Thompson three years ago, will expand his boutique-hotel empire with two properties in 2006. In addition to 6 Columbus Circle, Pomeranc will open a hotel on Allen Street on the Lower East Side in 2006. This is a renovated property.

Hotel 373 – 78 rooms
373 Fifth Avenue
Scheduled Opening: Fall 2006
This new boutique property is located across the street from the Empire State Building.
Press and Public: 646/688-1117
This is a renovated property.

Unnamed Hotel – 213 rooms
171 Liberty Street
Brooklyn, New York
Scheduled Opening: Fall 2006
Plans are to build an independent mid-priced property with limited service.
This is a newly built property.

Howard Johnson Midtown - 40 rooms
449 West 36th Street
Scheduled Opening: Fourth Quarter 2006
Press: 973/496-0750
This is a newly built property.

Hilton Garden Inn Tribeca – 150 rooms
6 York Street
Scheduled opening: First Quarter 2007
This is a newly built property.

Comfort Inn - 55 rooms
279 Butler Street
Park Slope, Brooklyn
Scheduled Opening: December 2006
McSam Hotel, LLC Hotels is developing this newly built property.

Unnamed Hotel – 108 rooms
59-40 55th Road
Queens, NY
Scheduled Opening: Late 2006
This is a newly built property.

The Downtown Hotel – 90 rooms
Greenwich and North Moore Streets in TriBeCa
Scheduled Opening: 2007
Actor Robert DeNiro and partner Ira Drukier have announced plans to build a $43 million, six-story luxury hotel planned in Manhattan’s TriBeCa neighborhood. This is a newly built property.

Sheraton Four Points – 250 rooms
Fairfield Inn – 250 rooms
Eighth Avenue at 40th Street
Scheduled Opening: 2007
The Lam’s Group plans to build two mid-priced properties which will share a rooftop restaurant and lounge. Construction began at the end of 2005 and both should open in late 2007. These are newly built properties.

The Lamb’s Club – N/A rooms
130 West 44th Street
Scheduled Opening: 2007
Next on the agenda for Vikram Chatwal, owner of Time, Dream and Night hotels, is converting the landmark 1904 Sanford White-designed Lamb's Club at into a luxury hotel. Architect Thierry Despont has signed on to design.
This is a renovated property.

The Plaza Hotel – 282 rooms
768 Fifth Avenue at 59th Street
Scheduled to reopen in 2007
Undergoing renovations and will reopen 282 hotel rooms and 152 condo hotel units. The hotel was purchased by ELAD properties and will be managed by Fairmont Hotels & Resorts when it reopens in 2007.
Press: 212/715-7098, www.fairmont.com
This is a renovated property.

Ramada Hotel - 80 rooms
416 Broadway
Scheduled Opening: First Quarter 2007
Press: 973/496-0750
This is a newly built property.

Hampton Inn Staten Island210 rooms
1120 South Avenue at Lois Lane
Scheduled Opening: First Quarter 2007
Press: 718/477-2100
This is a newly built property.

Unnamed Hotel/McSam Hotel Group LLC – 169 rooms
119 West 28th Street
Scheduled Opening: First Quarter 2007

Hampton Inn LaGuardia Airport – 220 rooms
Scheduled Opening: January 2007
Press and Public: 1-800-Hampton, www.hamptoninn.com
This is a newly built property.

Hilton Garden Inn Chelsea – 175 rooms
Projected opening January 2007
West 29th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues)
This is a newly built property.

The Duane Street Hotel – 45 rooms
130 Duane Street
Scheduled Opening: February 2007
Hersha Hospitality is currently putting the finishing touches on this boutique property which is scheduled for 2007 opening in the middle of TriBeCa. This is a newly built property and part of the Luxe Hotels.
Press and Public: 212/964-4600

Comfort Inn – 78 rooms
305 West 39th Street
Scheduled Opening: February 2007
Public: 877/424-6423, www.comfortinn.com
McSam Hotel, LLC is developing this newly built property.

Sheraton JFK – 151 rooms
South Conduit Avenue
Jamaica, New York
Scheduled Opening: February/March 2007
McSam Hotel, LLC is developing this newly built property.

Fairfield Inn by Marriott – 154 rooms
Midtown Tunnel
Long Island City
Scheduled Opening: Second Quarter 2007
The Lam’s Group plans to build this hotel on the Queens side of the Midtown Tunnel in Long Island City. This is a newly built property.

The Smith Hotel – 93 rooms
75 Smith Street at Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
Scheduled Opening: April 2007
Public: 718/339-2500, www.75smith.com
Construction has begun on the aptly named Smith Hotel, slated for Smith Street. The 13 floor new build will open as a 93 room hotel with 50 luxury residential condominiums.
This is a newly built property.

Unnamed – 175 rooms
West 28th Street
Projected Opening: Mid 2007
The Lam’s Group is planning a first class property in this Midtown West location.

Holiday Inn – 226 rooms
121 West 26th Street
Scheduled Opening: July 2007
McSam Hotel, LLC is developing this newly built property.

Allen Street – 100 rooms
Allen Street (between Houston and Stanton Streets)
Scheduled Opening: Summer 2007
Following on the success of his 60 Thompson hotel, Jason Pomeranc is developing this boutique property in the Lower East Side. The hotel will feature 32 luxury condominiums plus a spa, and swimming pool. This is a newly built property.

Hampton Inn – 160 rooms
Watt Street (SoHo)
Scheduled Opening: Third Quarter 2007
This Lam Generation property will include meeting space as well as a restaurant and lounge. This is a newly built property.

The Standard – 344 rooms
West 13th Street between Washington and West Streets
Scheduled Opening: Late 2007
Andre Balazs’ third foray into the New York City hospitality market with this new build in the Meatpacking District. A rooftop pool is planned. This is a newly built property.

Unnamed Hotel/McSam Hotel Group LLC – 241 rooms
124 West 29th Street
Scheduled Opening: Late 2007
McSam Hotel, LLC is developing this newly built property.

Four Points by Sheraton Soho Village152 rooms
66 Charlton Street (between Varick and Hudson Streets)
Scheduled Opening: Fourth Quarter 2007
The Lam’s Group is developing Starwood Hotels 14th New York City property which will be a moderately-priced lodging alternative in one of the city’s most vibrant neighborhoods. The hotel will feature 150 guestrooms including two luxury suites with hardwood floors, 20-foot high floor-to-ceiling windows and 42-inch plasma TV screens. Press and Public: 914/640-8496
This is a newly built property.

Sanctuary Hotel (Portland Square Hotel) – 115 rooms
132 West 47th Street
Scheduled Opening/Reflagging: Fourth Quarter 2007
Major renovations are scheduled to begin in January of 2007 and, when work is completed on the $7.5 million renovation, the Times Square property will be a cutting-edge, deluxe hotel. Following renovations, Sanctuary will have 115 rooms versus the 147 now at Portland Square.
(The property is open and operates as the newly refreshed Portland Square Hotel)
Press: 212/247-2211 Public: 212/382-0600
www.sanctuaryhotelnyc.com

Wyndham Garden Inn – 115 rooms
20 Maiden Lane
Scheduled Opening: Late 2007
McSam Hotel, LLC is developing this newly built property.
This is a new build.

Wyndham Garden Inn – 124 rooms
37 West 24th Street
Scheduled Opening: Late 2007
McSam Hotel, LLC is developing this newly built property.
This is a new build.

Comfort Inn – 48 rooms
Webster Avenue
Bronx, NY
Scheduled Opening: January 2008
This is a five story 42 room property. This is a new build.

Wyndham Garden Inn – 228 rooms
West 36th Street (between 8 & 9th Aves.)
Scheduled Opening: 2008
This is a new build.

Unnamed Hotel/McSam Hotel Group LLC – 162 rooms
132 Fourth Avenue at East 13th Street
Scheduled Opening: 2008
This is a new build.

Unnamed Hotel/McSam Hotel Group LLC - 4 hotels 80 rooms each
244-254 59th Street
59-02 Third Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
Scheduled Opening: 2008
This is a new build.

Candlewood Suites – 183 rooms
339 West 39th Street
Scheduled Opening: January 2008
McSam Hotel, LLC is developing this newly built property.

Unnamed Hotel/McSam Hotel Group LLC – 186 rooms
337 West 39th Street
Scheduled Opening: January 2008
This is a new build.

Holiday Inn Express – 210 rooms
343 West 39th Street
Scheduled Opening: January 2008
McSam Hotel, LLC is developing this newly built property.

Sheraton Hotel and Aloft Hotel – 500 rooms (2 hotels)
Duffield Street (Downtown Brooklyn)
Brooklyn, NY
Scheduled Opening: Second Quarter 2008
These two new full service hotel properties will include meeting rooms, restaurants, a swimming pool and an open terrace.
McSam Hotel, LLC is developing this newly built property.
This is a newly built property.

Comfort Inn – 60 Rooms
61 Chrystie Street
Scheduled Opening: August 2008
Press: 301/592-5032

Hotel Indigo New York122 Rooms
Location: 127 West 28th St. (between 6th and 7th Ave.)
Scheduled Opening: August 2008
Construction is scheduled to begin on the Hotel Indigo at the end of 2006. The new, 20-story boutique property will be owned by Fortuna Realty, LLC, under a license agreement with a company in the InterContinental Hotels Group. The nearly $50 million Hotel Indigo New York will house 122 guestrooms in a 20-story high-rise building and feature unique design elements including a rooftop garden, guest lounge, and a street level glass canopied outdoor sitting area with café. Other amenities will include a boardroom for small meetings and both wired and wireless high-speed Internet Access in all guestrooms as well as the lobby.
Press: 770/604-5597
Website: www.hotelindigo.com

Manhattan Hotel – 300 Guest rooms
Mid-town West
The Lam’s Group mid-town west property will be a first class full service hotel.
Scheduled Opening: Third Quarter 2008

The Paramount Hotel – 610 rooms
235 West 46th Street
Scheduled Re-flagging: Late 2008
This Times Square property was purchased by Sol Melia Hotels & Resorts and will undergo a multi-million dollar refurbishment, following which it will be re-flagged.
Press and Public: 212/764-5500 www.solmelia.com

Unnamed Hotel/McSam Hotel Group LLC – 70 rooms
153 – 75 Rockaway Blvd
Jamaica, NY
Scheduled Opening: Early 2008
This is a new build.

Unnamed Hotel/McSam Hotel Group LLC – TBD rooms
57 West 35 Street
Scheduled Opening: Early 2008
This is a new build.

Unnamed Hotel/McSam Hotel Group LLC – 60 rooms
23-51 83rd Street (Astoria Blvd./LaGuardia Airport)
Queens, NY
Scheduled Opening: Early 2008
This is a new build.

Unnamed Hotel/McSam Hotel Group LLC – 112 rooms
124 Water Street
Scheduled Opening: Early 2008
This is a new build.

Sheraton Hotel – 360 rooms
370 Canal Street
Scheduled Opening: First Quarter 2008
McSam Hotel, LLC is developing this newly built property.

Unnamed Hotel/McSam Hotel Group LLC – 410 rooms
311 West 39th Street
Scheduled Opening: Spring 2008
This is a new build.

Unnamed Hotel/McSam Hotel Group LLC – 80 rooms
38th Street (between 3rd & 4th Avenues)
Brooklyn
Scheduled Opening: Mid – 2008
This is a new build.

Unnamed Hotel/McSam Hotel Group LLC – 2 hotels, 200 rooms each
40-70 Delong Street
Queens, New York
Scheduled Opening: Mid – 2008
This is a new build.

Unnamed Hotel/McSam Hotel Group LLC – 200 rooms
Nevins and Schermerhorn Streets
Brooklyn
Scheduled Opening: Mid – 2008
This is a new build.

Unnamed Hotel/McSam Hotel Group LLC – 150 rooms
East 43rd Street (between 2nd and 3rd Aves.)
Scheduled Opening: Mid - 2008
This is a new build.

Unnamed Hotel/McSam Hotel Group LLC – 200 rooms
52 West 36th Street (between 5th & 6th Aves.)
Scheduled Opening: Mid - 2008
This is a new build.

Unnamed Hotel/McSam Hotel Group LLC – 350 rooms
99 Washington Street
Scheduled Opening: Mid-2008
This is a new build.

Unnamed Hotel/McSam Hotel Group LLC – 288 rooms
585 Eighth Avenue
Scheduled Opening: Mid - 2008
This is a new build.

Unnamed Hotel/McSam Hotel Group LLC – 300 rooms
98 Greenwich Street
Scheduled Opening: Mid - 2008
This is a new build.

Unnamed Hotel/McSam Hotel Group LLC – 186 rooms
50 Trinity Place
Scheduled Opening: Mid-2008
This is a new build.

Holiday Inn Express – 198 rooms
505 West 43rd Street
Scheduled Opening: Late 2008
McSam Hotel, LLC is developing this newly built property.

Unnamed Hotel/McSam Hotel Group LLC
–144 rooms
506 West 44th Street
Scheduled Opening: Late 2008
This is a new build.

Unnamed Hotel – 90 rooms
West 37th Street
Scheduled Opening: Fourth Quarter 2008
The Lam Generation is developing this hotel property in the Bryant Park area.
This is a newly built property.

Hilton Grand Vacations Club – 161 rooms
West 57th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues)
Scheduled Opening: First Quarter 2009
Hilton Hotels Corporation through its timeshare division, Hilton Grand Vacations Company is developing a 28 story timeshare property in NYC.
Press: 407/521-3178
This is a newly built property.

Gold Hotel Plaza650 rooms
Financial District
Scheduled Opening: First Quarter 2009
The Lam’s Group is developing this 650 room full service property which will include meeting rooms and a roof top bar.
This is a newly built property.

Trump SoHo – 411 Rooms
246 Spring Street (between Varick and Sixth Avenue)
Scheduled opening: 2009
Donald Trump in partnership with Bayrock Group and Tamir Sapir has announced plans to build a condo-hotel, which would have 411 rooms. The luxury condo-hotel will have an outdoor pool, a screening room, restaurant and cocktail lounge, members library and event space. This property is envisioned as the city’s first “condo-hotel” -- every unit will be sold individually to buyers who might stay there from time to time, though they will not be used as residences.
Press: 212/832-2000
This is a newly built property.

The Javtis Center Convention Hotel – 1,000 rooms
11th Avenue between 35th and 36th Streets
Scheduled Opening: 2010
The hotel will have a minimum of 50,000 square feet of meeting, ballroom and pre-function space and will be connected directly to the Convention Center via an underground connection.
This is a newly built property.

RECENTLY OPENED/RENAMED
(listed in chronological order)

The London NYC (formerly Rihga Royal Hotel) – 564 rooms
151 West 55th Street
Scheduled Opening: November 2006
This property has undergone a complete redesign, refurbishment and repositioning and has been renamed The London NYC. Part of LXR Luxury Resorts, the property features the designs of David Collins and acclaimed English chef Gordon Ramsay will open his first US restaurant Gordon Ramsay at The London NYC and the London Bar at the location.
Press: 212/822-8165 Public: 212/307-5000
This is a renovated property.

Holiday Inn Express – 288 rooms
232 West 29th Street (between 7th and 8th Aves.)
Opening: November, 2006
Press and Public: 212/695-7200
This is a new build.

Wingate Inn Manhattan Midtown – 92 Rooms
235 West 35th Street
Opened: September 2006
Wingate Inns International opened their first Wingate Inn in Manhattan, a $20 million, 18-floor property in September 2006. Hotel facilities include a boardroom, meeting room, fitness room and 24-hour self-service business center.
Press: 973/496-0750 Public: 212/967-7500
This is a newly built property.

New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridgeadded 280 rooms
333 Adams Street, Brooklyn
Construction Completed: September, 2006
September 2006 saw the addition of 280 new rooms as part of a 24-story expansion to the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge. This expansion also added 2,000 additional square feet of meeting space for a total of 656 guest rooms and 30,000 total square feet of meeting space. Premium retail space was added along Adams Street. The pedestrian plaza between Adams and Jay Streets will be improved with new street furniture, lighting and landscaping. A two-level pedestrian bridge links the expansion to the existing hotel.
Public: 718/246-7000 www.brooklynmarriott.com Press: 212/704-8906
This is a newly built addition.

Courtyard by Marriott New York Upper East Side210 rooms, 16 suites
410 East 92nd Street at York Avenue
Opened: September, 2006
Just steps from Museum Mile and the most renowned healthcare facilities including Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and New York Presbyterian Hospital, this property features comfortable rooms with free high-speed Internet access, a fitness center with 50 ft. indoor lap pool, whirlpool, steam room, sauna and massage facilities. Business Center and meeting space to accommodate 122 people.
Public 212/410-6777 www.marriott.com Press: 212/704-8906 This is a newly built property.

Radisson Martinique532 rooms
49 West 32nd Street
Reflagged: August, 2006
The former Holiday Inn has been reflagged the Radisson Hotel Martinique after completing a guest room renovation that included the installation of Radisson Sleep Number beds and flat-screen televisions, will also add additional meeting space and a supper club next year.
Press and Public: 212/736-3800

Fairfield Inn by Marriott JFK - 110 Guest Rooms
156-08 Rockaway Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11434
Re-flagged May 31, 2006
Formerly the Doubletree Club JFK, this property is under new ownership and management and just completed a full property renovation.
Press and Public: 718/977-3300

Doubletree Hotel JFK Airport - 386 Guest Rooms
135-30 140th Street
Jamaica, NY 11436
Re-flagged: July 2006
Formerly the Radisson Hotel JFK, this hotel is under new ownership and management and just completed a full $10 million property renovation. This property is the second-largest hotel at JFK Airport.
Press and Public: 718-322-2300

Marrakech Hotel NYC – 125 rooms
2688 Broadway (at 103rd Street)
Opened: Summer 2006
The Marrakech is a newly renovated Moroccan theme hotel featuring Authentic Moroccan décor and room rates starting at $119. The hotel features Salon Arabe a lounge which features a fireplace, 42 inch plasma tv and state of the art surround sound system. Guest rooms boast upscale amenities such as flat-screen TV’s, European bed linens, Ecco bath essentials in-room coffee makers, CD clock radios and high speed Internet access.
Phone: 212/222-2954
This is a renovated property.

Wingate Inn LaGuardia – 136 rooms
137-07 Northern Blvd.
Flushing, NY
Opened: Summer 2006
Press: 718/445-3300
This is a newly built property.

Gramercy Park Hotel - 186 hotel rooms and 23 private residential units
50 Gramercy Park
Opened: August 8, 2006
Ian Schrager’s latest hotel project has opened following a complete overhaul of one of the city’s truly legendary hotels.
Public: 212/920-3300 www.gramercyparkhotel.com Press: 212/228-1500 This is a renovated property.

Holiday Inn Express Brooklyn – 115 rooms
625 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY
Opened: July 24, 2006
Press: 770/604-5597 Public: 718/797-1133
This is a newly built property.

The Rockefeller Center Hotel – 80 rooms
25 West 51st Street
Opened: May 2006
The Rockefeller Center Hotel is the first hotel in Rockefeller Center. Located at the top of Rockefeller Plaza, many guest rooms face the ice skating rink, Radio City Music Hall and St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The facility is state of the art, with instant registration, 24 - hour concierge, free high-speed Internet access and use of a computer and printer in a business lounge. The hotel will have a health facility, restaurant, bar and lounge.
Press: 212/626-9382
This is a converted property.

Econo Lodge Times Square - 50 Rooms
302 West 47th Street
Opened: February 2006
Press and Public: 212/246-1991
Choice Hotels’ newest Manhattan hotel located in the heart of Times Square offering affordable accommodations.

Blue Moon Hotel – 22 suites
100 Orchard Street
Opened: April 2006
Manhattan’s only kosher hotel opened in April 2006 in a beautifully restored tenement building which creates the charm of Old World, late-19th Century Orchard Street while providing modern and chic amenities. Guests will experience Historic Americana through the hotel’s ethnic dining and live Jazz music.
Press and Public: 212/533-9080 www.bluemoon-nyc.com
This property has been converted from a tenement to a hotel.

The Night Hotel - 72 rooms
132 West 45th Street
Opened: February 2006
Formerly the Best Western Ambassador, The Night Hotel is inspired by the pulse and passion of New York City, Vikram Chatwal's new property is a stylish petite hotel of distinctive elegance.
Press: 212/777-3455
This is a renovated property.

Residence Inn New York Manhattan/Times Square – 357 suites
W. 39th Street & 6th Avenue
Opened: December 2005
The first Residence Inn by Marriott in New York City, this extended stay hotel is part of the Bryant Park Tower, a 43-story building that includes 96 studio and one-bedroom rental apartments, street level retail space, a bar overlooking Bryant Park and onsite valet parking. The hotel is owned by G. Holdings Corporation and operated as a Residence Inn.
Press: 212/704-8906 www.marriott.com

Hampton Inn Manhattan/Seaport – Financial District – 65 rooms
320 Pearl Street
Opened: December 2005
Press and Public: 1-800-Hampton, www.hamptoninn.com

Holiday Inn Express Midtown-Fifth Avenue125 rooms
13 West 45th Street
Opened: October 2005
InterContinental Hotels Group opened their first Holiday Inn Express in Manhattan. The popular midtown location at Fifth Avenue and 45th Street is walking distance from many of the city’s most popular attractions including Grand Central Station, Times Square, Rockefeller Center, Central Park and Fifth Avenue shopping.
Press: 770/604-5597 Public: 212/302-9088

Hilton Garden Inn Times Square369 rooms
790 Eighth Avenue at 48th Street
Re-Flagged: October 2005
In the heart of the theatre district this newly renovated hotel offers the business traveler a 24 hour complimentary business center, high-speed Internet and wireless high-speed Internet access in the lobby and indoor parking. This is the 250th Hilton Garden Inn and the first in New York City.
Press and Public: 212/581-7000

The Hampton Inn Times Square North300 rooms
851 Eighth Avenue at 51st Street
Re-Flagged: August 1, 2005
Formerly the Howard Johnson Plaza, the property has undergone a complete transformation including new guestrooms, bathrooms, changes to the exterior of the hotel and an expanded lobby and hotel entrance. Guests at the property enjoy a complimentary "On the House" Hot Breakfast each morning.
Press and Public: 1-800-Hampton www.hamptoninn.com

Comfort Inn and Suites – 76 guest rooms
60-30 Maurice Avenue
Maspeth, Queens
Opened: July 2005
This new mid-market hotel is 1 ½ miles from mid-town Manhattan, 2 miles from LaGuardia Airport and offers free parking, airport shuttle and complimentary continental breakfast.
Press and Public: 718/457-5555 www.comfort