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The Donnell Library in NYC May Finally Become a Hotel (Suuuuuuure)

Where: W. 53rd Street [map], New YOrk, NY, United States
March 18, 2011 at 10:16 AM | by | ()

Stop us if you've heard this one before. The former Donnell Library on West 53rd Street in NYC is about to turn into a hotel. Oh wait, you have heard this one before.

We've been waiting for Orient-Express Hotels to work their hotel magic on this building since 2007 but thanks to the crappy economy, nothing has ever materialized. Indeed, Orient-Express even tried to back out of the deal but the New York Public Library system wouldn't budge. (You go, girl!)

Now Orient-Express is looking to sell the property to developers Tribeca Associates, who also did the Smyth Hotel in a partnership with Starwood Hotels. The NY Times reports:

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