In the category of "hotel potential," Brooklyn has been crowned the winner over Manhattan.
According to Sam Ibrahim, GM of Marriott at Brooklyn Bridge (the borough’s largest hotel – 667 guest rooms), "Brooklyn is no longer a stepchild to Manhattan."
Ibrahim cites the example of the Marriott at Brooklyn Bridge as being an "anchor for city-wide meetings." Even the Qcon event (which does not usually come to the US) chose Brooklyn as its venue. The more development occurs in Brooklyn, the better the market for this dynamic NYC borough.
Why are Brooklyn hotels enjoying such immense popularity?
Industry sources quote varied reasons including:
Paige Francis, senior VP of global brand management for specialty select brands, explains Brooklyn's appeal.
"The area* has undergone a complete revitalization," says Francis, noting that today's Brooklyn boasts a restaurant scene ranking equal with Manhattan establishments. * Downtown Brooklyn
Even mega brands are discovering Brooklyn. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has a Sheraton as well as an Aloft in downtown Brooklyn.
We have several New Hotel Development Opportunities in Prime Brooklyn Downtown, North Williamsburg, Dumbo and Manhattan.