Hotels

Hotels, immigration, Policy

NYC signs $275M deal to provide hotel rooms for migrants

By Michelle Cohen, Wed, January 18, 2023

Mayor Eric Adams tours the Asylum Seeker Resource Navigation Center in Manhattan on September 15, 2022. Photo: Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office on Flickr

Mayor Eric Adams has agreed to a $275 million contract with the Hotel Association of New York City to provide housing for at least 5,000 migrants–$55,000 per asylum-seeker–the New York Post reports. The emergency agreement between the city’s Department of Homeless Services and the Hotel Association, which put in a formal bid to provide shelter amid the current migrant crisis, will include up to 55 smaller hotels, according to the association’s president, Vijay Dandapani.

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Events, Hotels, Museums, Restaurants

The New-York Historical Society. Photo courtesy of Jon Wallen

Reservations are now open to book some of New York City’s most in-demand attractions, NYC & Company, the city’s tourism agency, announced on Tuesday. “NYC Winter Outing,” which runs from January 17 through February 12, offers discounts and special deals at restaurants, Broadway shows, museums, hotels, and more.

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Design, Hotels, Washington Heights

Lego-like Radio Hotel and Tower opens in Washington Heights

By Aaron Ginsburg, Fri, September 30, 2022

All photos courtesy of Ossip van Duivenbode

Washington Heights’ first-ever full-service boutique hotel is now open. Located at 2420 Amsterdam Avenue at the foot of the Washington Bridge, the colorful Radio Hotel and Tower was designed by Dutch firm MVRDV, with Stonehill Taylor as the architect of record, to “stand out at the entrance of Manhattan.” The 23-story mixed-use building contains a 221-room hotel, ground-floor retail, office space, a Santo Domingo-inspired restaurant, and a rooftop lounge with 360-degree views.

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Design, Hotels, Nomad, Restaurants

Photo courtesy of Björn Wallander

José Andrés opened a new cocktail bar on the rooftop of The Ritz-Carlton New York, Nomad last week. Described as a “glittering jewel box,” Nubeluz, (the name is a mash-up of the Spanish words “nube” for cloud and “luz” for light), sits 500 feet above Nomad, becoming a part of the skyline while also boasting 270-degree views of it.

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Cool Listings, Hotels, Nomad

All renderings courtesy of Douglas Elliman Realty

A penthouse suite at one of the world’s most iconic hotels has hit the market for $7,200,000. Located at The Ritz-Carlton Residences, New York, Nomad, this two-bedroom corner penthouse is one of 16 residences available for purchase at the building.  Situated above the hotel floors, the one- and two-bedroom homes have access to the five-star services and amenities for which the Ritz-Carlton is known. Owners and their families and guests can stay up to 120 nights per year and have their homes managed by The Ritz-Carlton when away, providing the perfect pied-a-terre opportunity.

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condos, Hotels, Midtown East, New Developments

Photo credit: Noë & Associates / The Boundary

The Towers of the Waldorf Astoria has released a first look inside two new amenities spaces that honor the iconic hotel’s connection to music history and culinary innovation. The Stage & Screen Theater and The Chrysler Room were designed to add to the building’s glamorous history while introducing a new era for the celebrated Park Avenue address.

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Hamptons, Hotels

Photo credit: Matthew Williams

Canoe Place Inn and Cottages, situated on the site of America’s oldest inn, reopened its doors this week after being shuttered for nearly two decades. The historic 17th-century Hamptons inn, which was once referred to as “The First Stop Out East,” has been restored and reimagined for the 21st-century traveler.

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Hotels, Nomad, Restaurants

Photo credit: Jason Varney

José Andrés’ ThinkFoodGroup on Tuesday opened Zaytinya, a new restaurant and hotel in-room dining option at The Ritz-Carlton New York, Nomad. The restaurant features a mezze menu inspired by Turkish, Greek, and Lebanese cuisines in a 140-seat street-level restaurant with a mod-meets Mediterranean interior design courtesy of David Rockwell’s Rockwell Group. The Nomad location will be the second for Zaytinya, which first opened in 2002 in Washington, DC.

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Hotels, Midtown, Recent Sales

All renderings courtesy of Aman New York

A penthouse on New York City’s Billionaires’ Row has sold for $74.34 million, the highest closed sale of 2022 so far. Taking up the entirety of the 20th floor of the Aman New York, a new hotel and residential project at the iconic Crown Building on Fifth Avenue, the home measures over 6,700 square feet and features a private saltwater swimming pool, cabana, and two terraces. The apartment–dubbed the “Jala Penthouse”–was originally listed for $83.53 million.

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affordable housing, Hotels, Policy

Governor Kathy Hochul signs hotel conversion bill; photo credit: Darren McGee–Office of Governor Kathy Hochul

Gov. Kathy Hochul today signed a long-awaited bill that will relax the current rules for converting underutilized hotels into permanent housing. The new legislation allows for Class B hotels within–or within 400 feet of–residentially-zoned districts to operate as permanent residences. It also allows hotels which meet those criteria to be used for permanent housing if they enter into an agreement with the city or receive State financing, through the Housing Our Neighbors with Dignity Act (HONDA).

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