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Fashion26 to Debut on April 5

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  Site Where: 152 West 26th Street [map], New York, NY, United States, 1001
March 18, 2010 at 4:46 PM | by | Comment (1)

UPDATE 3.19.10: That fee could be a part of the other city taxes. See below.

For the upcoming Fashion26 Hotel, it's been a bit of a wild ride. In the past week, we've gone from a possible delay to a "definitely" opening April 15 to now, opening April 5.

The Wyndham hotel with the fashionable uniforms tweeted yesterday this little tidbit:

it is official, we are accepting reservations for April 5th Grand Opening date is earlier than we thought.

And indeed the website's reservations system reflects this change. We found room rezzies for April 5 for $246 a night at an Advance Purchase rate which is nonrefundable and requires full prepayment. More flexible room rates start at $289 a night. However, the hotel is tacking on a $3.50 fee.

For what, we don't exactly know. There is free WiFi in the guest rooms so maybe this fee is a way to recoup that cost. Which is fine with us. Totally beats paying $12.99 or more.

UPDATE: Deirdre Yack, the hotel's sales and marketing director, tells us the breakdown of taxes and fees is this:
· Sales (State) Tax: 8.875%
·City Tax: 5.875%
·Occupancy Tax : $2.00
·Javits Center Tax: $1.50

Those last two add up to $3.50 which is probably what the reservations site means by "hotel fee."

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Breakdown of taxes and fees

That breakdown is not exactly accurate.

8.875% is the combined State and Local sales tax.

NYC also imposes a New York City Hotel Room Occupancy Tax, which is 5.875% + $2.00 per day.

The Javits Center tax is $1.50 per key, per day.

Info here: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dof/html/business/business_tax_hotel.shtml and here: http://www.ambac.com/pdfs/Deals/javitscenter.pdf

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