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Never One To Be Left Out, New York To Get Its Own James Hotel

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  Site Where: 101 West 57th Street [map], New York, ny, United States, 10019
July 15, 2008 at 2:39 PM | by | ()

New Yorkers are a competitive bunch, which is why it should come as no surprise that come 2010, the Big Apple is set to have its own version of Chicago's wildly popular The James Hotel (pictured). The hotel chain also is branching out to Los Angeles and Miami, though no details on any of the new properties are available at the moment.

Because some of us are self-centered New Yorkers, we did some digging and found that the Manhattan-based James will have 180 rooms and be located at 57th Street and 6th Avenue, the current site of the Buckingham Hotel, just two blocks from Central Park.

We never like to assume anything, but if pressed, we'd guess the hotel is being converted, as the Buckingham is still operational. If you've got an idea of what's going on here, let us know.

One thing's for sure: Being out hot-spotted--especially by a Midwestern city!--is a tough pill for the center of the universe to swallow, so we'd expect The James New York to top Chicago's cushy beds, chill staff, free Wi-Fi and celebrity-chef-helmed restaurant (Chicago features David Burke's Primehouse).

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