Come early January, slow season at the city’s hotels, New York’s record-breaking tally of 90,000 hotel rooms may seem more like a glut than a victory lap.
What to do with all those rooms? Take a tip from Macy’s – or New York’s wildly successful Restaurant Week – and orchestrate a sale.
The first ever Hotel Week runs from January 6 through 15 at eight hotels, namely those with ties to the New York public relations firm that dreamed up the idea.
Say the magic words – hotel week – when you book (or type them in on the hotel’s web site), and score a room from $100 to $250 a night. You won’t be disappointed. Hotels in the $100 range include the Pod, the Hotel@Times Square, NYMA (the New York Manhattan) and Z, the new boutique hotel across the East River in Long Island City, Queens. $200 a night will get you a room at the stylish Andaz Wall Street and Hyatt Lex48. And for $250 you can score a room at the Gansevoort hotel of your choice, Park Avenue or Meatpacking District.
So come to New York, or take a well-earned staycation, in beautiful . . . January.