Wednesday, December 14, 2011

90,000 Reasons Why Rooms Matter

Travel and Leisure Magazine recently released a survey of top US winter destinations, and while January New York City weather wasn’t ideal for some, the city is accomodating more groups and more major events regardless of the climate and hotel room capacity is a big reason why. 

New York City will reach a record 90,000 rooms by the end of 2011 and another 7,000 are on the way from 50 hotels that are expected to open in 2013.

Despite a global recession, New York City’s hotel rooms have increased by 24% since 2006 and occupancy rates have led the country at 85%.  These aren’t motels off an interstate exit – some of the world’s top boutique hotels are opening in all five boroughs and celebrity chefs are battling each other for restaurant space in each of these venues.

As a leading DMC, Shackman Associates New York has found that business meeting clients and corporate incentive groups love the design elements, technology and cuisine options at New York City's new breed of boutiques. 

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