New York is known for a lot of things. The place is always busy and adapts to changes that happens around it. Whether in the field of sports, entertainment and of course fashion, it just keeps on improving. One more industry that is growing is its lodging business.

The present recession greatly affected hotel industries in the US.  Based on the information provided by Travlezoo, the lodging business last 2008 went down on a depressing value and was still pulled down by approximately nine percent in 2009. This 2010, despite the US current situation, New York City hotels do not seem to be affected. In fact, more hotel rooms and structures with astounding designs and remarkable services are popping out in the Big Apple. These hotels seem to be everywhere. There’s in Chelsea, Nolita and lower Manhattan. According to Chris Heywood of NYC & Company, the city’s tourism authority, guests can still enjoy and explore the genuine New York City even if some of these new hotels are located in the not so popular enclaves.

There are a variety of new hotels to choose from. And each hotel caters to each guest needs, moods, personality and budget. If you’re an actor, artist, an eco-conscious person or a model you’ll find a perfect space just for you.

The James


For people who loves nature, eco-conscious and organic buff, The James hotel is best for you! This SoHo hotel situated on the corner of Thompson and Grand is designed in ecological manner. As you enter the hotel, a unique art of recycled keyboard keys providing a montage effect is there hanging waiting for you.

The rooms are environmentally inspired. Rugs are made from all natural fibers; pillows are eco-friendly provided by Keetsa and have wooden floors and furnishings. Their shampoos, conditioner and body wash are provided by their partner Intelligent Nutrients, a certified organic, food-based and natural beauty lines. like brining nature in the city.

You can also enjoy their outdoor amenities which include an urban garden, rooftop pool deck with a bar and sky lobby. Enjoy the green grass and botanicals in the hotel’s Urban Garden located on the exterior of the second floor. Relax and have fun in the private pool in the hotel’s rooftop pool deck. The deck also gives you a full view of Manhattan. The sky lobby is a reception area covered by glass walls that gives you scenic views of sculpture garden, Lent space and tree nursery. The lobby is used to transfer hotel guest from the lobby to a private living room for business functions.

The Chatwal


Theater fanatics will surely enjoy The Chatwal’s Broadway-inspired interiors.  A hang out designed by Stanford White, the Lambs club was renovated with a 95 million dollar budget. The Lambs club was turned into an Empire Deco Gem with 88 rooms. It has a 24 hours fitness lounge where you can use their audio-visual materials and have a personal trainer. You can also have a holistic pampering in their Ayurvedic The Chatwal Spa.

Fashion 26


Who says fashion is just for people? Fashion26 Wyndham Hotel with 280 rooms is the trendiest and newest hotel in the city of Fashion. Spot this stylish lodge in West26 Street which is just around Fashion Institute of Technology, The Empire State Building, Herald Square and the famous Macy’s. The lobby showcases the history of the garment industry. If The James hotel used recycled, organic and environment- thoughtful materials, Fashion 26 used textiles, threads and garments for their designs. Models, designers, photographers or just style-conscious human being will definitely love this hotel.  If you are a professor in Fashion Institute of Technology, you can take advantage of their discounts. Make sure that you are in your most stylish outfit when you get in Fashion26. You might be awarded as the best dressed-guest for the day.

Andaz 5th Avenue


Do you want to have a real New York experience inside your hotel? Be a New Yorker while you have your accommodation in Andaz 5th Avenue. The design was modeled after the Big Apple itself. The New York Public Library, Grand Central Station, and Empire State Building are some of the inspiration to put up this building.

Eventi, a Kimpton Hotel


There will be three words that will come to your mind when you stay in Eventi — Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. This environment-friendly hotel does not use disposable materials to reduce the production of waste materials. As much as possible, they avoid printing on paper to lessen paper trashes. They utilize washable tableware, utensils and table napkins which can be reuse again. There are recycling containers in every meeting room and they used recycled paper for printing important documents. All of their cleaning products are safe for the environment. Plus, they have this terrace filled with attractive flowers on the fifth floor. Go Eventi for a green city!

Gansevoort Park Avenue


Settled in 29th street, Gansevoort Park Ave.  hotel has 249 deluxe rooms. Get wet on their heated, rooftop indoor-outdoor pool all year round. After taking a plunge, enjoy the night life at the Rooftop+ Lounge. Grab a bubbly, feel the music as you take a full view of Manhattan.

Nolitan Hotel


Feel at home in this boutique hotel situated in downtown, Manhattan, New York City. Aside from the cozy yet eclectic design of the building, Nolitan’s personal touch and warm service will make you utter, “Honey, I’m home!”

The best part of it all is that they are offering a reasonable introductory rate. Isn’t this the best time to be in Manahattan?

W New York – Downtown


The W New York which opened last August 9, 2010, is your genie in the city. They have a “Whatever/Whenever® Service” which entitles you to wish whatever legal thing that you want, whenever you like it.  If it is time for you to check out, a farewell kiosk is waiting for you for printing of your boarding pass. The kiosk gets rid of the hassle of waiting and falling in line the station, giving you a relax and smooth departure.

Intercontinental Times Square


The location of InterContinental Times Square is just perfect. Everything is just around the corner. Shopping malls, banks and other commercial buildings are very accessible. Broadway theaters are just steps away. Airports are just nearby. And subway stations like Penn and Grand Central are within reach.

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