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Could It Be? Hyatt Union Sq Finally Has An Opening Date

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October 1, 2012 at 9:01 AM | by | ()

The other day, we were clicking through our usual online haunts, scoping out the news, when we saw a headline that stopped us right in our tracks: "Hyatt Union Square Sets November 15 Opening Date". Um, really?

The news comes via an NYC real estate insider and blogger, who cites "multiple sources" saying the hotel is on target to open within two months. This, of course, comes at the (hopeful) end of an almost two-year saga involving multiple delays, teaser updates, and false starts. So forgive us if we're a little skeptical.

However, for further proof, the real estate blogger links to a Craigslist ad that the hotel posted looking to hire Front Office workers. Well, now, there's no disputing a Craigslist ad. This could be the real deal!

A Hyatt spokesperson was unable to confirm that opening date for us, though we have to, at this point, just trust what our eyes are telling us—from the totally-finished exterior (pictured) to the Craigslist ad—and stay positive that this baby might actually open for business before the New Year.

Detail-wise, we still remain pretty in the dark, aside from a few meager clues we've pieced together over the past year: there will be 178 rooms, a rooftop lounge, and the headboards will be reversible.

Not to put any unnecessary pressure on the Hyatt folks, but there's a lot hanging on this opening. Union Square has long suffered from a disappointing lack of decent hotels (OK, minus the W Union Square), so for this property to open in time for the holiday season? Well, let's just say that ought to give this well-frequented, tourist-driven patch of NYC plenty to be thankful for.

[Photo: Morag Macpherson]

Archived Comments:

Hyatt website says Jan 2, 2013

"Hyatt Union Square is now accepting reservations for stays January 2, 2013 and beyond".  Just saying.

I noticed that too

But often the websites will list a more far-off date just to cover their bases, and actually open up reservations for a "soft opening" a month or two beforehand. Plus, they have four restaurants in there and they're probably eager to start making $$.