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Could Conrad New York Open Before March 30?

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February 24, 2012 at 9:30 AM | by | Comment (1)

Though we had Conrad's brand new New York property pegged to an opening date of March 1, it looks like things have been pushed back a little. Workers are still putting finishing touches on the hotel's 463 suites—from light bulbs to cabinet doors to lobby furniture, the hotel is waiting until everything is just perfect.

A rep sounded hopeful for an opening before March 30 (though not entirely convinced), but the hotel's GM tells us that Conrad is actually taking reservations as of March 19. Well, make up your mind! But it's all good—as long as both the rooms and the rooftop bar are ready in time for spring, that's all we really care about.

When the place does finally open, here's a little of what you can expect: blond woods, taupe floors and clean surfaces in all the suites; and, perhaps most importantly, the views are terrific.

A rep for hotel recently checked out one of the larger suites on the twelfth floor, saying, "It really reminds me of a beautiful apartment. Looking down on North End Ave and the esplanade, it almost feels like Paris."

A New York hotel that references France and Ireland in the same view? Not bad.

For rooms that span about 430 square feet (we told you they were suites), opening rates of $259 seem pretty appealing to us. And with all the cool artwork in the lobby, there should be plenty bringing people out to this otherwise-desolate stretch of the Financial District over the next few months.

[Rendering: Conrad New York]

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Excited

This is one hotel project I am excited about. Conrad needed a signature property in NYC.

Me too!

Though I really never have any reason to go down to that part of town. But still...it looks set to be a good 'un.

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