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Loyalty Guide to New York City recently opened hotels

This post organizes newly opened New York City hotels by hotel loyalty program and shows the cost of a reward night.

NYC & Company at compiled a New York City briefing sheet on Hotel Development in NYC distributed at International Pow Wow 2011. I do not see the paper I have online, but here is a similar briefing sheet from six months ago. The paper covers recently opened hotels in the five boroughs of New York City and a list of hotels scheduled to open in the next two years.

42% of new NYC hotels were built outside of Manhattan in the past three years from 2008 to 2011. The city has seen a 25% increase in hotel rooms in the past five years from 72,625 rooms to more than 90,000 active inventory rooms by the end of 2011.

There are 86,230 hotel rooms in New York City in active inventory as of April 30, 2011. Occupancy rates averaged 85% in 2010 and average daily rate, ADR was $263 for April 2011.

Here are some of the hotels opened since 2010 and hotels in the pipeline for opening in the next two years across major hotel loyalty programs.

2010 and 2011 Hotel Openings in New York City organized by hotel chain:

Room data shown here is mainly from NYC & Company press release. I found some discrepancies with numbers compared to hotel website room number at a couple of hotels.

Best Western Hotels – Best Western Rewards

Best Western Plus Prospect Park, Brooklyn – 99 rooms, opened December 2010. Best Western Rewards 28,000 points.

Best Western Plus Arena Hotel Brooklyn  – 56 rooms. Best Western Rewards 24,000 points.


Choice Hotels – Choice Privileges (Reward levels shown are through Sep 15, 2011)

Comfort Inn Lower East Side – 32 rooms, opened September 2010. New build hotel located Lower East Side. Choice Privileges 25,000 points.

Comfort Inn Brooklyn – 77 rooms, opened August 2010. Choice Privileges 20,000 points.

Sleep Inn Brooklyn – 72 rooms. Choice Privileges 20,000 points.

Quality Inn Woodside near Shea Stadium and JFK. – 72 rooms. Choice Privileges 20,000 points.

Comfort Inn Staten Island – 93 rooms. Choice Privileges 20,000 points.

Hilton Worldwide – Hilton HHonors

Doubletree by Hilton NYC Financial District – 399 rooms, opened December 2010. HHonors category 7 at 50,000 points.

Hilton New York Fashion District – 280 rooms, opened February 2011. HHonors category 7 at 50,000 points.

Conrad New York – 463 rooms. Scheduled for late 2011 opening. Undoubtedly this will be HHonors category 7 at 50,000 points (unless they create a category 8 before the end of year).


Hyatt Hotels – Hyatt Gold Passport

Andaz 5th Avenue – 184 rooms, opened July 2010. Hyatt Gold passport category 6 at 22,000 points.

Andaz Wall Street – 253 rooms, opened February 2010. Hyatt Gold passport category 5 at 18,000 points.

Hyatt 48 Lex New York– 116 rooms. Opening July 2011.

Hyatt Union Square opening late 2011? No official page yet, but the link has construction updates.

InterContinental Hotels Group – Priority Club

Holiday Inn Express Staten Island West – 95 rooms, opened August 2010.

InterContinental New York Times Square – 607 rooms, opened July 2010. Priority Club 40,000 points.

Holiday Inn Express NYC Wall Street –112 rooms, opened July 2010.

Staybridge Suites Times Square – 310 rooms, opened May 2010. Priority Club 20,000 points.

Hotel Indigo Brooklyn  – 172 rooms. Scheduled for late-2011 opening as one of the premier hotels in the downtown Brooklyn area.

Loyalty Traveler Note: Priority Club’s site has been terribly dysfunctional for the past month and I find it quite difficult to look up hotel rewards at the moment. I assume the HIX hotels are 25,000 points.


Kimpton Hotels – Kimpton In Touch

Hotel Eventi –  Kimpton Hotels –287 rooms, opened June 2010.

Marriott International – Marriott Rewards

Courtyard New York Manhattan/SoHo – 120 rooms, opened December 2010. Marriott Rewards category 7 at 35,000 points.

Fairfield inn & Suites Manhattan/Chelsea – 112 rooms, opened December 2010. Marriott Rewards category 6 at 30,000 points.

Fairfield Inn & Suites New York Brooklyn – 133 rooms June 2011. Marriott Rewards Category 5 at 25,000 points.

Fairfield Inn & Suites New York Manhattan/Fifth Avenue – 92 rooms. Marriott Rewards Category 6 at 30,000 points.

SpringHill Suites by Marriott New York Queens/Corona – Opening June 2011. Marriott Rewards Category 4 at 20,000 points.


Starwood Hotels – Starwood Preferred Guest

Aloft Harlem – 128 rooms, opened December 2010. SPG category 3 at 7,000 points.

Aloft Brooklyn – 176 rooms. Opening June 9. SPG Category 4 at 10,000 points.

Element New York Times Square West – 410 rooms, opened November 2010. SPG category 5 at 12,000 or 16,000 peak-season points.

Four Points by Sheraton Long Island City – 91 rooms, opened April 2011. SPG category 3 at 7,000 points.

The Chatwal, Starwood Luxury Collection  – 88 rooms, opened August 2010. SPG category 6 at 20,000 points or 25,000 points in peak season.

Sheraton Hotel Brooklyn –321 rooms, opened June 2010. SPG category 4 at 10,000 points.

Sheraton TriBeCa New York Hotel – 360 rooms, opened October 2010. SPG category 5 at 12,000 or 16,000 peak-season points.

W New York Downtown – 217 rooms, opened August 2010. SPG category 5 at 12,000 or 16,000 peak-season points.

Wyndham Worldwide – Wyndham Rewards

Super 8 Brooklyn New York Park Slope – Wyndham Rewards Tier 4 at 16,000 points.

Dream Downtown – 315 rooms. Scheduled for summer 2011 opening. New hotel brand partner with Wyndham Worldwide.

New York City Hotels In Construction 

There are plenty of other big hotel projects with scheduled openings in late 2011 and 2012. There are not official links for most of these hotels on the hotel chain websites yet. Google searches indicate New York neighborhood papers and bloggers have interesting stories and photos on the construction development of several of these hotels.

Aloft Chelsea (Starwood Hotels) – 170 rooms. 815 Sixth Avenue. Projected opening 2013.

Best Western Staten Island – 111 rooms. 290 Wild Avenue. Projected opening late 2011.

Clarion Brooklyn – 65 rooms. 1120 36th Street, Brooklyn. Projected opening late 2011.

Hampton Inn – 150 rooms. 231 E. 43rd Street. Projected opening late 2011.

Holiday Inn – 132 rooms. 150 Delancey Street. Projected opening late 2012.

Holiday Inn Express – 175 rooms. 538 W. 48th Street. Projected opening late 2012.

Park Hyatt – 210 rooms. 157 W. 57th Street. Projected opening 2012.

Hyatt Place – 219 rooms. 206 E. 52nd Street. Projected opening late 2012.

SpringHill Suies by Marriott – 173 rooms. 25 W. 37th Street. Projected opening late 2012.

Tryp New York City by Wyndham – 173 rooms. 345 W. 35th Street. Opening summer 2011.

Wyndham Garden Hotel – 108 rooms. 93 Bowery at Hester Street. Projected opening summer 2011.


Related Post: Travel Weekly – New York Hotel Market Booming, and not just Manhattan (May 4, 2011)


  • toomanybooks June 3, 2011

    Awesome, thanks. Hoping to get to NYC soon.

    Anyone have an opinion on that Staybridge Times Square for 20K PC points?

  • Logan June 3, 2011

    Andaz 5th is in Cat 5 for 18k I think

  • Quasiconvexity June 3, 2011

    You left out the Chatwal, an SPG Luxury Collection hotel. It joined the SPG portfolio a month or so back (Cat 6)

  • Ric Garrido June 3, 2011

    @Logan – Andaz Fifth Avenue is category 6, but thanks since I misplaced Andaz Wall Street which is category 5 at 18,000 points.

    @Quasiconvexity – Thanks. I missed that property and it is now on the list.

  • Izak June 4, 2011

    My wife stayed at the Staybridge Suites NY just last week. She says that it’s a very nice place, clean, friendly staff. Nice breakfast (also they allow taking food to rooms). It takes a long time to get an elevator. Rooms are not so big but comfortable.

  • R.Grokett August 6, 2011

    There is a web site that lists nothing but newly opened or opening soon hotels, motels, resorts.

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