If indeed this is true, it will still be a while before the Helmsley turns into a Westin. Despite a recent public spaces makeover, the Westin brand has a certain room look (and smell) so no doubt there is going to be a lot of work done on this property. That means, all 773 of the Helmsley's rooms will need to be redone. We just hope it's got a nicer exterior than the Westin Times Square.
Still looking to stay here while it's the Helmsley Hotels? The hotel is offering 50 percent off weekends in January and February. Head to the website to book. The hotel is also offering 25 percent off any stays before April 30.
We're actually excited for the city to get another Westin, but we will be sad to see the Helmsley's free WiFi go. Maybe they will keep Leona's?
PS. The Helmsley Park Lane is safe for now.