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The New York Hotels Heatmap: Where to Stay Right Now

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The number of hotel rooms in New York City is expected to rise to 90,000 by the end of 2104, which is a 10 percent jump from summer 2013. With all the new hotels coming online, it can be overwhelming trying to find a place to stay. The Hotel 18 lists the city's classic and most essential hotels, but the newbies need some love, too. Enter, Curbed's updated hotel heatmap, charting the best new hotels, from the tallest hotel in the country to an industrial-chic converted Queens warehouse. All of these establishments have opened, or re-opened, within the city since last June, when we held the inaugural Hotels Week. Know of one we missed? Please do leave a comment or send a note to the tipline.


· Hotels Week 2014 [Curbed]
· The New York Hotels Heatmap: Where To Stay Right Now [Curbed]

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1. Viceroy New York

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120 W 57th Street
New York, NY 10019
(212) 830-8000
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From the facade to the door hinges, husband-and-wife design team Stephen Alesch and Robin Standefer of Roman and Williams created every aspect of the 240-room Viceroy hotel on 57th Street. The 30-story hotel combines the duo's signature rich and rugged style with custom made Art Deco-esque furniture to create a space reminiscent of old New York. The lobby has a library, and all rooms are stocked with books about New York City. Small details like an elevated mini-bar, built into the wall unit that holds the bed, and porthole windows in some showers set the hotel apart. Regular rooms start at $349 per night, and the two-bedroom suite on the 28th floor starts at $5,000.

2. The Broome

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431 Broome Street
New York, NY 10013

The Broome, a 14-room hotel, opened on Valentine's Day after a $6 million renovation transformed the former artists loft. Architects James Anzalone and Thomas Tsue also constructed a new building on an adjacent lot to the rear, and the two structures were connected to create the beautiful open-air courtyard. The interiors feature furnishings and decor from local shops and designers, and the ground floor hosts a small cafe. Rooms start at $300 per night.

3. The Marlton Hotel

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5 W 8th St
New York, NY 10011

As the brainchild of celebrated hotelier Sean MacPherson—of the Jane and the Bowery Hotel—the Marlton Hotel opened with much fanfare last fall. It's located in a former SRO and New School dorm in Greenwich Village, and it features a style that the Times describes as "the Parisian hôtel de charme." The rooms feature "cake-icing moldings, reproduction Serge Roche shell sconces, swooping and ceiling-hung lamps in the style of Serge Mouille," while the common spaces layer texture and detail "with a fastidious and eclectic eye: Syrian chairs inlaid with mother-of-pearl pulled up to cerused oak shelves well-stocked with volumes for actual reading; velvet banquettes; a discreet check-in counter left over, it seems, from the days when the French still made time for the illicit afternoon rendezvous called cinq à sept." The hotel also has a restaurant and cafe. Rooms went for $250 per night in the soft-opening phase, and a quick search online shows the cheapest option to be around $290 per night for small room with a Queen bed.

4. The Quin

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101 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019
(212) 245-7846
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In its past life, the Quin hotel was the Buckingham Hotel, where artistic geniuses like pianist Jan Paderewski and painters Georgia O'Keeffe and Marc Chagall stayed while in NYC, so its new life is an homage to these creative minds. There are 13 room types for 208 rooms, including one 1,900-square-foot penthouse suite. The hotel regularly hosts cultural events, and original artwork decorates the public spaces. As for amenities, the hotel employs attachés, or "experienced lifestyle professionals," who will plan a custom itinerary for you if don't have any idea what to do in this great metropolis. Rates start around $500 per night.

5. Paper Factory Hotel

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37-06 36th St
Long Island City, NY 11101

The Paper Factory could be to Long Island City what the Wythe Hotel is to Williamsburg. That is to say, the neighborhood's newest hot spot. Located in a converted factory (hence, the name), the hotel offers 122 guest rooms that benefit greatly from the warehouse's huge windows and feature industrial elements like polished concrete floors and exposed steel beams. Rates are definitely in the "affordable" range, with some rooms starting as low as $200 per night. The hotel doesn't have a lot of amenities (thus the cheaper rates), but free wifi is available in the rooms and common spaces and a fitness center will eventually open. Currently, the lobby holds a cafe, and there will also be a restaurant, outdoor beer garden, and spa.

6. Loews Regency Hotel

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540 Park Ave
New York, NY 10065
(212) 759-4100
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When the Loews Regency closed in 2012 for top-to-bottom renovations, most people were more concerned with losing the power breakfast than not being able to stay at the hotel. But now that the $100 million makeover is complete, the hotel reopened in January, and both guests and breakfast-goers have returned. All 379 rooms were overhauled, and the hotel now has a fresh, yet classic look, with modern amenities like free high-speed internet and smart TVs. A Sant Ambroeus Coffee Bar has joined the hotel's signature restaurant, and this spring, a Julien Farel Restore Salon & Spa will open along with a new fitness center.

7. Row NYC

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700 8th Ave
New York, NY 10036
(212) 869-3600
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The Milford Hotel sold to the Rockpoint Group in 2010, and it has been reborn as the 1,331-room Row NYC. The developer hired Gabellini Sheppard Associates to lead the $140 million renovation, which overhauled and updated the very-dated hotel. They transformed the very white, very '80s-looking lobby into a more modern space with hardwood floors, wood-paneling, and an illuminated staircase, and the drab rooms were completely remade. The bathrooms were gutted, and the new beds feature neon, wall-sized headboards. Cheaper rooms are located on the lower floors of the hotel's 28 stories, and prices go up as the views get better. There are also one- and two-bedroom suites on the top floors.

8. WestHouse New York

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201 West 55th Street
New York, NY 10019
(212) 707-4888
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WestHouse opened at the end of 2013, and it's designed by Jeffrey Beers International to be "reminiscent of a luxurious New York City townhouse." The 172 rooms include high-end amenities like "professional hairstyling systems by GHD," 400-thread count sheets, and DayNa Decker bath products. The 16 suites also have Sleep Studio beds with mattresses that "adjust to different zones of the body," and guests can customize their sleeping options with masks, aromatherapy oils, and "other amenities such as turndown chocolates created for relaxation." The hotel has hosted promotions like the "Shopping Suite Package," which include $500 gift cards, and it's probably the only establishment to have a specially-made "ambient scent."

9. Courtyard & Residence Inn Central Park

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1717 Broadway
New York, NY 10019

When it opened in January, the new Marriott Hotel at Broadway and 54th Street took the title of the tallest hotel (without accompanying offices or condos) in North America. At 753-feet, it surpasses the 750-foot Mandarin Oriental in the Time Warner Center. The hotel offers 378 rooms under the Courtyard brand and 261 rooms under the Residence brand. Aside from views, the chain doesn't offer any special amenities, but hey, it's the tallest hotel on the continent.

10. NYLO New York City Brand

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2178 Broadway at W 77th Street
New York, NY 10024
(212) 362-1100
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The former On the Ave Hotel on the Upper West Side was remade last year when it became part of the New York Loft hotel group. Architecture firm Stonehill & Taylor completely revamped the space, creating rooms that combine industrial touches like exposed beams and concrete with original art and super comfortable custom-made beds. The hotel officially opened as NYLO NYC in October 2013, and room rates start at $199. There are seven types of rooms, and the deluxe suites on the top three floors all have private terraces.

11. The Standard - East Village

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25 Cooper Sq
New York, NY 10003
(212) 475-5700
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Hotelier Andre Balazs purchased the Cooper Square Hotel in late 2011 and rebranded it as the Standard East Village. The hotel has seen near constant renovations over the last few years, and finally, the changes are complete. The hotel has been operating continuously since the ownership change, closing certain sections at a time for work. The rooms and hallways have been updated with a softer color palette and new flooring, and the bathrooms were completely remade. The biggest changes happened in the public spaces. Guests now enter through a townhouse lobby for a more neighborhood-feel, and a public garden will open soon on Fifth Street. The Standard Cafe, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, opened in November, and Narcissa, the hotel's restaurant by John Fraser, opened earlier this year.

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1. Viceroy New York

120 W 57th Street, New York, NY 10019

From the facade to the door hinges, husband-and-wife design team Stephen Alesch and Robin Standefer of Roman and Williams created every aspect of the 240-room Viceroy hotel on 57th Street. The 30-story hotel combines the duo's signature rich and rugged style with custom made Art Deco-esque furniture to create a space reminiscent of old New York. The lobby has a library, and all rooms are stocked with books about New York City. Small details like an elevated mini-bar, built into the wall unit that holds the bed, and porthole windows in some showers set the hotel apart. Regular rooms start at $349 per night, and the two-bedroom suite on the 28th floor starts at $5,000.

120 W 57th Street
New York, NY 10019

2. The Broome

431 Broome Street, New York, NY 10013

The Broome, a 14-room hotel, opened on Valentine's Day after a $6 million renovation transformed the former artists loft. Architects James Anzalone and Thomas Tsue also constructed a new building on an adjacent lot to the rear, and the two structures were connected to create the beautiful open-air courtyard. The interiors feature furnishings and decor from local shops and designers, and the ground floor hosts a small cafe. Rooms start at $300 per night.

431 Broome Street
New York, NY 10013

3. The Marlton Hotel

5 W 8th St, New York, NY 10011

As the brainchild of celebrated hotelier Sean MacPherson—of the Jane and the Bowery Hotel—the Marlton Hotel opened with much fanfare last fall. It's located in a former SRO and New School dorm in Greenwich Village, and it features a style that the Times describes as "the Parisian hôtel de charme." The rooms feature "cake-icing moldings, reproduction Serge Roche shell sconces, swooping and ceiling-hung lamps in the style of Serge Mouille," while the common spaces layer texture and detail "with a fastidious and eclectic eye: Syrian chairs inlaid with mother-of-pearl pulled up to cerused oak shelves well-stocked with volumes for actual reading; velvet banquettes; a discreet check-in counter left over, it seems, from the days when the French still made time for the illicit afternoon rendezvous called cinq à sept." The hotel also has a restaurant and cafe. Rooms went for $250 per night in the soft-opening phase, and a quick search online shows the cheapest option to be around $290 per night for small room with a Queen bed.

5 W 8th St
New York, NY 10011

4. The Quin

101 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019

In its past life, the Quin hotel was the Buckingham Hotel, where artistic geniuses like pianist Jan Paderewski and painters Georgia O'Keeffe and Marc Chagall stayed while in NYC, so its new life is an homage to these creative minds. There are 13 room types for 208 rooms, including one 1,900-square-foot penthouse suite. The hotel regularly hosts cultural events, and original artwork decorates the public spaces. As for amenities, the hotel employs attachés, or "experienced lifestyle professionals," who will plan a custom itinerary for you if don't have any idea what to do in this great metropolis. Rates start around $500 per night.

101 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019

5. Paper Factory Hotel

37-06 36th St, Long Island City, NY 11101

The Paper Factory could be to Long Island City what the Wythe Hotel is to Williamsburg. That is to say, the neighborhood's newest hot spot. Located in a converted factory (hence, the name), the hotel offers 122 guest rooms that benefit greatly from the warehouse's huge windows and feature industrial elements like polished concrete floors and exposed steel beams. Rates are definitely in the "affordable" range, with some rooms starting as low as $200 per night. The hotel doesn't have a lot of amenities (thus the cheaper rates), but free wifi is available in the rooms and common spaces and a fitness center will eventually open. Currently, the lobby holds a cafe, and there will also be a restaurant, outdoor beer garden, and spa.

37-06 36th St
Long Island City, NY 11101

6. Loews Regency Hotel

540 Park Ave, New York, NY 10065

When the Loews Regency closed in 2012 for top-to-bottom renovations, most people were more concerned with losing the power breakfast than not being able to stay at the hotel. But now that the $100 million makeover is complete, the hotel reopened in January, and both guests and breakfast-goers have returned. All 379 rooms were overhauled, and the hotel now has a fresh, yet classic look, with modern amenities like free high-speed internet and smart TVs. A Sant Ambroeus Coffee Bar has joined the hotel's signature restaurant, and this spring, a Julien Farel Restore Salon & Spa will open along with a new fitness center.

540 Park Ave
New York, NY 10065

7. Row NYC

700 8th Ave, New York, NY 10036

The Milford Hotel sold to the Rockpoint Group in 2010, and it has been reborn as the 1,331-room Row NYC. The developer hired Gabellini Sheppard Associates to lead the $140 million renovation, which overhauled and updated the very-dated hotel. They transformed the very white, very '80s-looking lobby into a more modern space with hardwood floors, wood-paneling, and an illuminated staircase, and the drab rooms were completely remade. The bathrooms were gutted, and the new beds feature neon, wall-sized headboards. Cheaper rooms are located on the lower floors of the hotel's 28 stories, and prices go up as the views get better. There are also one- and two-bedroom suites on the top floors.

700 8th Ave
New York, NY 10036

8. WestHouse New York

201 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019

WestHouse opened at the end of 2013, and it's designed by Jeffrey Beers International to be "reminiscent of a luxurious New York City townhouse." The 172 rooms include high-end amenities like "professional hairstyling systems by GHD," 400-thread count sheets, and DayNa Decker bath products. The 16 suites also have Sleep Studio beds with mattresses that "adjust to different zones of the body," and guests can customize their sleeping options with masks, aromatherapy oils, and "other amenities such as turndown chocolates created for relaxation." The hotel has hosted promotions like the "Shopping Suite Package," which include $500 gift cards, and it's probably the only establishment to have a specially-made "ambient scent."

201 West 55th Street
New York, NY 10019

9. Courtyard & Residence Inn Central Park

1717 Broadway, New York, NY 10019

When it opened in January, the new Marriott Hotel at Broadway and 54th Street took the title of the tallest hotel (without accompanying offices or condos) in North America. At 753-feet, it surpasses the 750-foot Mandarin Oriental in the Time Warner Center. The hotel offers 378 rooms under the Courtyard brand and 261 rooms under the Residence brand. Aside from views, the chain doesn't offer any special amenities, but hey, it's the tallest hotel on the continent.

1717 Broadway
New York, NY 10019

10. NYLO New York City Brand

2178 Broadway at W 77th Street, New York, NY 10024

The former On the Ave Hotel on the Upper West Side was remade last year when it became part of the New York Loft hotel group. Architecture firm Stonehill & Taylor completely revamped the space, creating rooms that combine industrial touches like exposed beams and concrete with original art and super comfortable custom-made beds. The hotel officially opened as NYLO NYC in October 2013, and room rates start at $199. There are seven types of rooms, and the deluxe suites on the top three floors all have private terraces.

2178 Broadway at W 77th Street
New York, NY 10024

11. The Standard - East Village

25 Cooper Sq, New York, NY 10003

Hotelier Andre Balazs purchased the Cooper Square Hotel in late 2011 and rebranded it as the Standard East Village. The hotel has seen near constant renovations over the last few years, and finally, the changes are complete. The hotel has been operating continuously since the ownership change, closing certain sections at a time for work. The rooms and hallways have been updated with a softer color palette and new flooring, and the bathrooms were completely remade. The biggest changes happened in the public spaces. Guests now enter through a townhouse lobby for a more neighborhood-feel, and a public garden will open soon on Fifth Street. The Standard Cafe, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, opened in November, and Narcissa, the hotel's restaurant by John Fraser, opened earlier this year.

25 Cooper Sq
New York, NY 10003