With the global incentive travel community gathering in New York last the weekend for the 50th anniversary of the SITE Global Conference, we thought now was the perfect time to share an update on what’s new in the city that never sleeps.
Here’s 6 hot hotel openings for 2023 for incentive planners looking for the new kid on the block…
Opened just last week, the new Virgin Hotels New York City (main image) is located on Broadway and 29th Street in the NoMad district. The property offers 460 rooms, or chambers, which feature sliding doors separating the sleep and relaxation lounge from the dressing area in every room.
Dining facilities include the 372 sqm dining and drinking venue Everdene (pictured right), an indoor-outdoor space which occupies the entire third floor of the hotel and offers seasonal menus, craft cocktails, live entertainment and sweeping views of the Big Apple.
There is also a Pool Club on the fourth floor, set against the backdrop of the Empire State Building, exclusive to hotel guests, a business centre, gym and more than 1,765 sqm of meetings and events space on the 38th and 39th floors. The fourth floor will welcome a fine dining restaurant concept with Italian and Latin cuisine in the coming months.
The quirky Moxy brand is preparing to open another property, the Moxy Williamsburg in Brooklyn in March. It follows the opening of the 303-room Moxy Lower East Side in November, which offers five drinking and dining concepts including Sake No Hana, a Japanese restaurant; Silver Lining, a piano lounge; The Highlight Room, a glamorous rooftop bar; The Fix, an all-day café and lobby bar; and Loosie’s, a subterranean club.
Located where the Lower East Side meets SoHo, the hotel also features The Factory Loft, a hospitality suite named for Andy Warhol’s legendary Factory studio, which features double-height windows and a huge outdoor terrace for parties, events, meetings, and social gatherings.
Located just over the Williamsburg Bridge, less than ten minutes from Manhattan, and in the heart of Brooklyn’s vibrant culinary and nightlife destination, the forthcoming Moxy Williamsburg (pictured right)will feature 216 hotel rooms and a main-floor bar, café/restaurant, meeting studios and cocktail lounge. Crowning the building will be an indoor/outdoor rooftop, with an expansive terrace boasting unmatched views of the city skyline, Manhattan and the East River.
Due to open early this year above the historic Victoria Theater, Renaissance New York Harlem Hotel will feature a 211-guest room tower and a residential tower. In a nod to the Victoria’s rich history, Marriott will retain the theatre’s terra cotta interior and restore elements of its lobby for the hotel entrance, while the design includes a ballroom for corporate events and celebrations.
With a prime location in the reenergised NoMad neighbourhood, the luxury Fifth Avenue Hotel, is slated to debut in spring located on 28th Street and Fifth Avenue, just steps from Madison Square Park.
A 116-year-old historic landmark building that was once the home and carriage house of Ms. Charlotte Goodridge, a leading figure in Manhattan’s Gilded Age society, the property features interiors by Martin Brudnizki Design Studio and culinary direction by Chef Andrew Carmellini.
It will feature 153 rooms spanning two uniquely contrasting buildings, the original historic mansion and a 24-story silver tower with sweeping views of the skyline, a mirror-clad lobby, signature restaurant, The Portrait Bar and grand ballroom.
And finally, also set in a historic New York icon, Corinthia New York will open in the former Surrey hotel by Central Park in late 2023. The 16-story building, which is undergoing an extensive renovation, will offer 70 guest rooms, 34 suites and 14 residences, which draw inspiration from the hotel’s illustrious history and surroundings.