Liked The Chatwal? You Can Expect More of Them in The Future
Vikram Chatwal lives! The WSJ has an in-depth look at the hotel business of Vik and his father, Sant Singh Chatwal, who just opened his Chatwal Hotel the other week. You can see our tours of the hotel here and here.
From the article, we learn some rather interesting things like the genesis of Sant Singh's hotel business in America and his trips and falls along the way. We also learn Vikram has moved in across the street from the Soho Grand Hotel into a $5.4 million townhouse at Soho Mews. (pic of Vik's building.)
But the most surprising news is that aside from opening The Dream Downtown, the Chatwals have another hotel planned for NYC's NoHo nabe which will open in Spring 2011
AND the Dream Hotel South Beach will actually be two hotels called The Dream and The Night. (Currently, it's half-open as the Palmer House. That property will now open in October.) (False Alarm! We read the article too fast. The Dream South Beach will be one hotel, one dream and no Night.)
But they won't stop there.
The father-son duo plan on spinning off Dream and Night brands further.
"Our aim is that, with Dream and Night, we will have over 100 hotels within 10 years," Mr. Chatwal [the elder] says.
That will include a Dream hotel in New Haven, Conn., for later 2011, a Chatwal Hotel in London and 10 other hotels in India. The good news in all of this is that we were extremely pleased with our Chatwal tour. If the rest of the Chatwal hotels can look like this one, we're excited. But if they get plagued by Dream South Beach drama then we'll have to temper our expectations.
Got any more scoop on what Vik and his dad have in store for their hotels? Let us know!