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Hyatt Place Midtown Will Open Next Month, Ahead of Hyatt Union Square

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February 6, 2013 at 9:08 AM | by | Comments (2)

Yesterday, we finally received some long-awaited news about the opening of Hyatt Union Square. Yes, the hotel is on for an early spring opening. And yes, rates will be high ($479/night, in case you've forgotten).

But that's not the only Hyatt coming to Manhattan this year.

Just twenty-three blocks north, the less-hyped Hyatt Place Midtown is ready to rock 'n roll. Though there's still paper on the windows (as shown in the photo above), the "place" is basically set to open. Reservations are being taken for March 15, and starting rates are $314/night.

So, what to expect?

The Hyatt Place brand is kind of like an Element hotel or a Hampton Inn: free WiFi, free breakfast, a 'Grab 'n Go' sandwich shop, and a 24-hour gym. A basic, modern hotel with all the convenient amenities for a decent price.

Next door is the relatively new Holiday Inn Express, which is in the same category, and offers rooms starting at $260/night.

Of course, it's all a matter of preference—not to mention loyalty points. IHG Priority Club members will likely opt for Holiday Inn Express, while Hyatt Gold Passport holders will choose Hyatt Place Midtown. At least until Hyatt Union Square opens. Simple as that.

Location-wise, Hyatt Place Midtown is idea for both business travelers and tourists, since you're right in the heart of midtown, with the Empire State, Grand Central, and Fifth Avenue shopping just blocks away, and if you need to get elsewhere in the city, Penn Station is literally at your doorstep.

All in all, a more low-key, budget-friendly option than Hyatt Union Square. But hey, at least there's free WiFi.

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I can't understand...

why you wouldn't choose Hyatt Place over Hyatt Union Square. You get so much more for your money here! And hey, dining at The Fourth, (Hyatt Union Sq.'s resto) is just a cab ride or a hearty walk away.

Yup

I agree. Plus, from the outside at least, Hyatt Union Sq doesn't even look that interesting. In fact, none of the new NYC hotels have been floating my boat. Sigh.

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