Manhattan Will Get Its Very Own Hyatt Place in 2011
Having only just reported on the Hyatt Place coming to Downtown Brooklyn from New York super-developer Sam Chang, we're thrilled to hear from The Real Deal that plans for a Manhattan outpost are also well in the works.
Due to snuggle into Midtown East at 208-210 East 52nd Street and 3rd Avenue, the 225-room, 29-story hotel will be the first Hyatt Place in Manhattan, and boy do we need one. Why all the excitement, even though NYC already has a Grand Hyatt ten blocks south? You see, Hyatt Places are all about budget business travelers who have to haul around laptops and other gadgets and want the hotel resources to support these tech toys. In addition to the draws of free wifi and ergonomic work chairs, Hyatt Places have a heck of an outlet panel!
Too bad we've got to simmer down quick, as "[Chang] expects the hotel to open in 2011, but the date depends on the city's approval process." Don't they understand that we need it now? If they're thinking two years from now, they'd better be capable of installing touch-screen work surfaces and other fancy gadgets that we envision will blow up in hotels in the near future. Here's hoping, Hyatt Place. Here's hoping.
[Photo: The Real Deal NY]