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All Manhattan's Subways Will Lead To The New Barclays Center Hotel

Where: 95 Rockwell Pl [map], Brooklyn, NY, United States
February 15, 2013 at 9:38 AM | by | Comment (1)

The NY Post announced this morning that a brand new 39-story, 200-room hotel will go up at 95 Rockwell Place, which is just three blocks north of where the Barclays Center sits, and just one block from Brooklyn Academy of Music, another of the borough's major cultural institutions.

This is great news for Barclays Center fans, but hardly surprising.

The 18,000-seat arena co-owned by Jay-Z was a huuuge deal for the entire borough when it opened last summer, and it always struck us as odd that no plans were ever announced for accompanying hotels. Sure, there are a few nearby—Marriott Brooklyn Bridge, Indigo Brooklyn, Nu Hotel, Aloft Brooklyn and Sheraton Brooklyn—but not nearly enough to accommodate the number of visitors that Barclays Center is supposed to be bringing.

However, this is definitely a step in the right direction. The full-service hotel will be designed by Thomas Leeser, who masterminded the London 2012 Olympic Park, and will include a basement performance space, rooftop bar, banquet hall and ground-floor restaurant. No word on the brand yet, but we wouldn't be surprised if this turns out to be an independent project.

Project manager (and former Brooklyn Borough Chief of Staff) Gregory Atkins told the Post: "the district was long overdue to get a hotel." Well, we're glad somebody's agreeing with us!

See a rendering of the hotel, which will open in 2015, after the jump!

 

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[Photo: Wikipedia; inset, Developer Second Services]

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Don't forget the new Hip & Sexy Hotel just....

...one subway stop for Barclay's Center.  Hotel BPM (www.HotelBPM.com)
has become the new "hangout" for fans of Barclay Center events as well as a few of the Brooklyn Nets Players that have declared this their second home when they wants to chill after a game or practice and get from court to Bed in less than 10 minutes.

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