Hyatt's Worst-Kept Secret Confirmed: NYC is Getting a Park Hyatt
As if opening two hotels in NYC wasn't enough for them, Hyatt Hotels had to go and announce, formally, The Park Hyatt New York which will be the brand's flagship hotel when it opens in 2012.
We've been keeping dibs on the Park Hyatt debut in NYC for over a year now and last we heard back in September, there were some issues breaking ground on the building. But now all systems must be a go. From the press release:
Park Hyatt New York will be located at 157 West 57th Street between Avenue of the Americas and Seventh Avenue, across from Carnegie Hall. Slated for completion in 2012, the 210-room hotel will be part of a 90-story mixed-use tower that will also feature 135 Thomas Juul-Hansen-designed luxury condominiums with breathtaking views of Central Park and the New York skyline.
Condos? We thought they were soo mid aughts?
Nevertheless, Pritzker Prize-winning architect Christian de Portzampar will oversee the design of the hotel which will also include indoor pool located near the top of the building in a "three-story aerie" as well as a spa, grand ballroom, fitness center, "distinctive" bar and restaurant and about 5,000sq.ft of retail space at the ground level.
We do love Park Hyatts so we're excited for this one to open but being the flagship property, we hope they do something extremely different here, particularly with their room design and furniture. It seems as if almost all Park Hyatt look the same inside the guestrooms. It's time to change it up!
Oh and just in case you're keeping score, come 2012, Hyatt Hotels will have six hotels in NYC.