Just to recap, we previously reported on a new solar-powered hotel coming to Flushing at the end of the summer, plus we drew up a hotel guide of sorts of the top three hotels in the neighborhood. Oh, and let's not forget our unfortunate stay at the Red Roof Inn.
The proposed 200-room hotel will likely sit a tier or two above most of the other places in Flushing, which, with the exception of the Sheraton LaGuardia East, fall into the budget hotel category. Likely, the new hotel project will be picked up by big name brand like Marriott or Hilton, or possibly will result in a second conquest for Starwood.
What we also know about this project is that it's very likely to go forward as planned. This is reassuring in the current climate of hotel projects being started in earnest only to sit there unfinished for months, if not years, at a time. The Mayor told the NY Post:
"'There are a lot of guarantees this is going to get done on time, on budget, on schedule, and make a very big difference in our city.'
'We anticipate fully that this project is going to happen exactly as planned,' said Seth Pinsky, president of the Economic Development Corp.
Bloomberg pointed out that the developers would have to pony up a $35 million penalty fee if they decided to bail out."
Mets fans will certainly rejoice at the idea of a hotel next to their beloved stadium, but this place won't just be for baseball fans. In addition to providing some relief to the higher rates in Manhattan, the hotel will also be a blessing for those who journey to New York every September to catch the US Open. Us? We'll be going for the awesome Chinese food.
Baseball games aren't usually our thing. But if this place is going to be anything like the Hotel Indigo San Diego, we might just be able to enjoy the game without having to leave the hotel. And that sounds waaay more doable.
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