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If you love New York City and Hyatt Hotels just a fraction as much as I do, then these should be some interesting potential updates.
Peek at the Park Hyatt New York:
The Park Hyatt New York has suffered some construction set-backs over the last couple years, but I believe it is on track to open later this year (perhaps summer?). It will open as a top tier Category 7 Hyatt, but that doesn’t deter me from really wanting to try it out. On Flyertalk, a link was posted to some potential photos of the hotel. The photos are on a photographer’s site (Donna Dotan), so who knows what the room types shown really are, but they appear quite spacious compared to other NYC properties…and gorgeous.
I personally can’t wait to try this property out once it opens!
Hyatt Herald Square Possible Later This Year:
Also posted on Flyertalk today was a link to a story about a Hyatt Herald Square opening in the third quarter of this year. It will be taking the place of the Holiday Inn New York City Midtown at 30-32 West 31st Street after a six million dollar renovation that is reportedly scheduled for August – September.
The linked article also states that the plans are to renovate the 122 rooms with “custom furniture pieces, new softgoods and seating and extrinsic art influences from the local region. The first floor will be transformed into an intimate upscale lobby and food and beverage experience with gathering spaces geared toward the discerning business and leisure traveler. The new product will meld perfectly with the roof-top bar experience we created in 2013 which has unparalleled views of the Empire State Building and the surrounding midtown skyline.”
For what it’s worth, you can still book rooms through the end of the schedule via the IHG Rewards site for the hotel in its current state of a Holiday Inn at 35,000 points per night. Not sure how that will translate once it is a Hyatt, but I thought it was interesting since I am sure it will eventually be a Category 6 Hyatt requiring 25,000 Hyatt points per night like most of the rest in NYC (though maybe it will have its first year a category lower as many NYC Hyatts have done).
It has been a good couple of years for Hyatt expansion in New York City!