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Cornell Renames Hotel School Following $50 Million Donation

Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration is getting a new name after receiving a $50 million gift from alumni Peter Nolan ’80, MBA ’82, and his wife Stephanie Nolan ’84. (Photo above: Stephanie Nolan and husband Peter Nolan at their home in Trumansburg, NY along Cayuga Lake. [Photo by Jason Koski/Cornell University]) The donation will […]


Westgate Grand Hotel to Reopen With $20 Million Renovation

NEW YORK — The Westgate New York Grand Central hotel is opening Tuesday, June 22 with a $20 million renovation. Located at 304 East 42nd Street in the Tudor City neighborhood of Manhattan, this Midtown East NYC hotel was previously known as Hilton NY Grand Central and before that Hotel Tudor. celebrates the art deco […]


Caesars to Invest $400 Million Into Atlantic City Casinos

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ — Caesars Entertainment, Inc. revealed a $400 million master plan investment in Atlantic City where it owns and operates three of the region’s preeminent casino destinations – Caesars, Harrah’s Resort and Tropicana Atlantic City. The oceanside gambling resorts are about 2 1/2 hours south of New York. (Photo above: Renovated suite at Caesars in […]


Marriott Testing Check-In Kiosks at Manhattan Hotels

Marriott International, the world’s largest hotel company, announced the test of a pilot program for contactless arrival kiosks at two Manhattan hotels. The smart kiosks are now available at the Moxy NYC Times Square (photo above) and Courtyard New York Manhattan/Midtown East, Upon arrival, guests who prefer low-contact interactions can skip the traditional check-in altogether and […]

Funding Hotels

Reservation System SevenRooms Scores $50 Million

NEW YORK – SevenRooms, which operates a reservation management system for restaurants and hotels, has raised a $50 million Series B funding round led by Providence Strategic Growth (“PSG”). This latest funding will support SevenRooms’ continued global expansion and enable the company to further enhance the industry’s only end-to-end guest experience platform focused on helping […]


NY Hilton Temporarily Closes

The New York Hilton Midtown Hotel has temporarily closed due to the collapse in visitors in the city due to Coronavirus. The hotel is not taking any reservations and did not say how long it would close. Several other hotels in NY may also close soon as well. Hotel tracking firm STR reported that NYC […]


Renaissance Opens New Hotel in Chelsea

NEW YORK — Renaissance, a Marriott brand, has opened its third hotel in Manhattan this week with the Renaissance New York Chelsea Hotel located at 112 W. 25th Street. With 39 floors and 430 feet high, the hotel is one of the tallest buildings in the Chelsea neighborhood and also features one of the highest […]


Luxury Conrad Hotel Debuts in Midtown

NEW YORK — Hotel giant Hilton Inc. has opened its second Conrad Hotels & Resorts in NYC in Midtown, formerly the London NYC Hotel. With nightly rates averaging $550 per night, the 54-floor, 562-suite Conrad New York Midtown, this is the 35th Conrad hotel and the brand’s second New York City property. It is located […]


Moxy Hotel Opens in Chelsea With Flower Garden

Rising 35 stories high into the New York City skyline, the Moxy NYC Chelsea hotel has opened its doors this month. Located at 105 W 28th Street (at 6th Avenue), the micro-room hotel was developed by Lightstone and is inspired by the surrounding Flower District. This is the third Moxy hotel to open in NYC, […]


Aliz Hotel Opens Near Times Square

Photo: The fabulous lounge on the 40th floor of the new Aliz Hotel. (Andres Escobar) NEW YORK –  The Aliz Hotel Times Square has opened it doors this month debuting as one of the tallest hotels in NYC. Developed by Aliz Group and managed by Crescent Hotels & Resorts, the new property is located at […]