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Seems like the Fairfield Inn & Suites Brooklyn is having neighbor issues lately, as a NY Times article this weekend spotlighted a noise dispute going on between the hotel and an arts organization located across the street.
According to the article, Fairfield guests have repeatedly complained about "late night drumming" being heard up until 2am. Ugh. On the other side of the argument, the Gowanus Arts Building claims that Fairfield is acting too high and mighty—the hotel opened just last year, while the Gowanus Arts Building's been around since 1985.
Understandably, Fairfield fears losing valuable guests due to ongoing complaints, yet they're up against an important neighborhood cultural institution. So, who's right?
Well…we're not really asking. We'll leave it up to the city to sort through all the legalities and decide.
In the meantime, we wanna know: have you ever stayed at a noisy hotel? Did it keep you from sleeping through the night? Or, even worse, make you never want to return as a guest?
What swank hotel watering hole opened in June 2009, quickly became a favorite of celebrities and a source of contention for the neighbors, before quickly closing in October? Why yesit's the Ballroom at New York's Jane Hotel, and although it promised to sort things out with its occupancy issues and whatnot, it hasn't yet reopened, even missing New York Fashion Week when it could have made dumptrucks full of cash.
But then this morning, rumors hit the web that the Ballroom would be back in business as soon as this upcoming Monday. Of course, just as soon as those rumors began to spread, the Jane Hotel's people told Eater NY, that they were "silly rumors" and "not true." But when we checked in with the hotel's reps later today we heard that the ballroom would be opening "soon" but there was "no finalized timeline."
As usual in NYC, pr signals are crossed. We'll have to wait and see if the Olsen Twins are rolling down Jane Street in their towncars come Monday or not.
[Jane Ballroom photo: HotelChatter]
The Patou is a trendy little hotel on designer haven Hooftstraat, and as befits such a stylish gaffe, it eschews actual keys (too retro) and cards (too common) for these ingenious electronic key fobs.
Ingenious? Well yes. Because they are exceptionally light, hence easy to hoof around, have a nice leash to make losing them tricky (let’s face it, you’re in Amsterdam, and losing your key will be a pretty sure thing), and they don’t deactivate if you stick them next to your phone, as cards can do.
The latest news in The Jane Hotel v. Neighbors and Pissy Dogs is that the ballroom has been closed down, after city officials raided the bar last week. We're hearing from the hotel that the space will re-open "in a few days" after some "tweaks" are made. However, Gothamist says the bar will be closed for several weeks. Whenever it does re-open, a maximum occupancy limit of 75 people may be enforced and only the front bar will be open, not the ballroom.
There may also be some tentative plans to introduce a light food service even though the real deal restaurant/cafe inside the hotel is not open. Either way, if you've booked your room at the Jane for for a New York City visit and were hoping to party with the
modelizers and their prey beautiful people in the ballroom, you'll have to head on over to the Standard Hotel's tentatively-named Boom Boom Room just a few blocks away. Oh wait, you can't get in there either.
1:15 AM Update: Once again a crowd of over 100 people has congregated in front of the Jane Hotel hoping to get in with dozens more loitering in front of 99, 111 and 130 Jane. We counted six hotel employees in orange jackets lining the block from end to end attempting to manage the taxis–oddly, this doesn’t seem to have much of an effect on the noise.
Unless you're paying by the hour, you get a hotel room so you can sleep, no? How irritating is it when you end up with your head stuffed under the pillow and your fingers stuffed in your ears, trying desperately not to hear the showering/TV-watching/copulating sounds from next door?
A recent survey by TripAdvisor put noisy hotel rooms a close second to dirty rooms on the list of irritations suffered by travellers. We don't mind a bit of dirt, myself. Give us quiet any day.