Mining The Treasure Trove Of New Hotels In Lower Manhattan
It doesn't take much to get us excited about a new hotel opening. Back in March when we learned that Thompson (and not Ace) would be opening up a 297-room hotel at Manhattan's historic 5 Beekman Street, we thought our hotel hunger was sated for the time being. But the excitement doesn't end there—as shown by an interactive map of new downtown hotels, published yesterday by neighborhood blog Tribeca Citizen.
The map, which blows our mind a little, counts no less than nineteen new or ongoing hotel construction projects below Canal St; and that's in addition to the ten recently opened downtown hotels like W New York Downtown, Smyth Tribeca and Conrad New York.
Here's a few of the upcoming hotels that caught our eye...
Without a doubt, 5 Beekman, aka Thompson's sixth Manhattan hotel, is going to be one of the most intriguing projects going up in the next few years. But right around the corner, we learn, Starwood is building NYC's third Aloft hotel at 49 Ann St. The building will be 18 stories high and will open in Spring 2014.
Further downtown, there is talk of a new Four Seasons going up at 99 Church, though construction has reportedly been on hold since 2008. Sad face.
Meanwhile, two projects that are actually close to being done are a Marriott in Chinatown, right near the Manhattan Bridge, and a new boutique hotel known as Tribeca Blu, which opens on May 25 with starting rates of $250/night. Hey, we never said lower Manhattan was cheap!
Do you know of yet another new hotel coming to downtown? We'd love to hear about it! Send us an email, or drop a comment below!