Conrad New York to Open Later This Year (With a Shake Shack!)
Last week, we were called out on our Master hotel Openings List for 2011 because we forgot the luxury brand of Hilton Hotels like the Waldorf-Astoria Collection and Conrad Hotels. Even worse, we totally forgot that Conrad was opening a hotel in New York in 2011 in the Financial District.
Officially called the Conrad new York, the hotel will be located at 102 North End and Vesey Street and will have 463 guestrooms starting at a seriously spacious 550-sq.ft., a 15-story atrium lobby with a dramatic Sol LeWitt art piece rising 13 floors behind the check-in desk, and three restaurants from NYC restauranteur Danny Meyer, including a second Blue Smoke restaurant, an unnamed upscale dining spot and another Shake Shack.
And the Tribeca Citizen points out that the hotel (on the old site of an Embassy Suites) will also have a:
green roof (with an herb garden for Danny Meyer), as well as a roof lounge that will be operated by the hotel but open to non-guests. The lounge will be small—1,300 square feet, with an occupancy of around 65 people.
The Tribeca Citizen also has a shot of some of the construction on the building here.
The hotel's website simply says a 2011 opening but the Citizen says the restaurants will open as soon as the spring and continue to open through the fall.
Judging by the reviews we've seen on TripAdvisor (some as recent as this month), it looks like the hotel will close for renovations pretty soon. A spring opening might be ok for the restaurants but for the guest rooms, we're gonna say it's more like Fall 2011.
Got any tips on the Conrad construction? Let us know in comments below. Or even better, Send us some snapshots!