Tuesday, November 21, 2006

More Brooklyn Hotel News

Hotel Chatter is reporting a new aloft hotel (the lower-casing is deliberate, not a typo) will be opening in Brooklyn, sometime in 2008. While the article rubs salt in our favorite wound, calling the Gowanus Holiday Inn Express the "Park Slope Holiday Inn," it notes that the aloft--which is a budget chain from Starwood and the W chain--will be opening on Duffield Street, which will put it smack dab in the middle of the booming Flatbush Avenue corridor, where luxury highrises are going to be rising faster than you can track them over the next several years. Says Hotel Chatter:
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. There will also be a swimming pool and an open terrace.
The Sheraton has been previously reported as a 25-story building. (This would make the rendering above definitely not of the Brooklyn specimen.) The item also goes on to note the 93-room Smith Hotel that will be part of the Leviev Boymelgreen condo at Smith and Atlantic. The planned opening is April, 2007, though by the look of the building, getting anything open there by April will require a minor miracle. aloft hotels is a new venture and, as of yet, none have opened.

Related Post:
Brooklyn Hotel Boom Redux


Anonymous Anonymous said...

aloft is a select service hotel (not full service as hotelchatter opined). sheraton is a full service hotel.

10:05 AM  

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