Hold off on all that talk about the demise of the Brooklyn hotel boom. The Brooklyn Eagle has a report on a pair of new inns coming to the new Downtown Brooklyn area, including a new one from the McSam Hotel Group's Sam Chang, whose bearish take on the Brooklyn hotel market looks to have crumbled in the face of his 20-hotels-in-20-months plans. McSam, which Brownstoner reports is already well into the demolition process at the corner of Nevins and Schermerhorn Streets, will build a 13-floor, 176-room Hyatt Place on the spot. The company is targeting a 2011 opening. And at 55 Flatbush Avenue Extension (at Bridge Street) in the run-up to the Manhattan Bridge, a Best Western exec tells the paper that either an eight- or 14-story Best Western will soon rise, though no building permits are yet filed with the Buildings Department.
· Downtown B’klyn to get Hyatt, Best Western [Brooklyn Eagle]