Thursday, September 21, 2006

Brooklyn Hotel Boom Redux

Ah, the Brooklyn hotel boom. The opening of the Holiday Inn Express in Gowanus has sparked a lot of interest in Brooklyn lodging options. Today's Daily News surveys the landscape and adds some interesting information to that already in hand.

(Nitpick Moment: The story also refers to the Holiday Inn Express as being in Park Slope, which is one of our pet peeves, but then notes that its location on the block of Union Street between Third and Fourth Avenue is "marginal.")

Okay, peevish nitpicking concluded. The article notes the opening of the Holiday Inn Express and a new Best Western in Sheepshead Bay, the big expansion of the downtown Marriott, the new hotel at Atlantic and Smith, plus plans for many more rooms. Specifically, a 400-room Sheraton on Duffield St. and plans for smaller ones in Bay Ridge, Red Hook and Sunset Park.

We'll quote for a moment:
"All of the major players have been snooping around in Brooklyn," said Brad Robertson of Leviev Boymelgreen Developers, which is building a 93-room hotel at 75 Smith St., across from the Brooklyn House of Detention on Atlantic Ave.
The article also provides some information about the Comfort Inn being developed by McSam Hotel Group, which is developing a large number of Brooklyn properties. The 106-room Comfort Inn is going up on Butler Street "in an industrial zone behind the city-run Gowanus Houses." Hotel developer Sam Chang told the News he chose the spot because the land was available, cheap and well-located.
"It's for blue-collar Brooklyn, or the self-employed who have to be downtown and don't want to pay $300 a night," he said.
We have a feeling we'll be noting new Brooklyn hotel projects for years to come.

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Blogger Shre said...

any one know how many hotel opening in brooklyn?

2:37 PM  

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