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I am no hotel junkie, yet regularly walking by the slow ( recently accelerating) construction for the Wyndham Garden Chinatown has me fascinated. I don’t think I have ever been in a Wyndham Garden and assumed it to be a mid/low-end brand. A quick look at their New York area options shows what looks to be high, mid and dumpy all under the same flag. I thought perhaps this was an abandoned high-end condo project cum hotel. The south side of the building is windowless so either the rooms are huge or they plan to offer bargain-priced ‘concete view’ room, face-to-face with the grittiness of the city.
The hotel’s website proclaims a summer 2012 opening and also a September 2012 opening. Summer is gone, September is optimistic. Rooms not yet for sale.
It sure looks cool and is a great, offbeat location for seeing NY. Walkers will enjoy reaching World Trade Center and Soho.