Recent openings include a Thompson hotel close to New York City’s Central Park, a Royal Sonesta property in Minneapolis and more.
Thompson Central Park New York
The Thompson Central Park New York, located in the former space of the Parker New York, has opened near the southern edge of Central Park.
The property has 587 guestrooms and suites, including the 174 Upper Stories, a collection of luxurious accommodations offering high-end amenities and exclusive offerings and programming, including access to the private Upper Stories Lounge.
Food & beverage outlets include Burger Joint and the Standing Room Only cocktail bar, with more opening next spring.
The property features public spaces designed by architect Thomas Juul-Hansen and guestrooms designed by Stonehill Taylor. Guestroom artwork and programming are music-centric as a nod to the hotel’s history as a home to many musicians and actors who played at New York City’s top music venues.
Royal Sonesta Minneapolis Downtown
Sonesta International Hotels Corporation has opened its latest property in Minnesota, the Royal Sonesta Minneapolis Downtown. The 360-room city center hotel is close to Target Center, home of the Minnesota Timberwolves; Target Field, where the Minnesota Twins play; and the historic theater district on Hennepin Ave.
The hotel also offers direct access to the Minneapolis Skyway System and features more than 30,000 sq. ft. of meeting space.
Front & Wall Street, Operated by WhyHotel
WhyHotel, a hospitality platform and operator, in partnership with building owner The Rudin Family, has opened its first property in New York City, Front & Wall Street, Operated by WhyHotel.
Located in NYC’s Financial District, the property operates under the Hospitality Living business arm of WhyHotel, and houses both long-term residents and nightly stay guests in fully furnished accommodations. It is a former office building, the majority of which was converted to apartment-style units in 2015. The building features just more than 200 units and amenities such as a seventh-floor terrace with an outdoor grill and kitchen; a fitness center; a guest laundry room with ping pong and pool tables; and community kitchens.
Hyatt Centric Downtown Denver
The 265-room Hyatt Centric Downtown Denver has opened near destinations such as the Colorado Convention Center, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Coors Field, Ball Arena, Union Station and Larimer Square.
The property features Apple Blossom restaurant, a rooftop terrace with outdoor fireplaces, 2,530 sq. ft. of meeting space, a lobby market and a fitness center.
Guestrooms include keyless entry and check-in, Drybar Buttercup hair dryers, Hyatt Centric robes and BeeKind bath amenities.