I know the hotel industry is expecting 2011 to be a good year, but I’m still surprised to see how much expansion is taking place in luxury accommodations. Maybe there’s something to this “economic recovery” talk after all.
In New York City, the Trump SoHo™ recently added 11 new penthouse suites less than a year after its initial opening. With ten of the new suites being two bedrooms, the young property now offers more two-bedroom penthouse suites than any other hotel in Manhattan. One of the new guest rooms is a two-story, 2,300-square-foot duplex that spans the 43rd and 44th floor. Rates for the Trump SoHo penthouse suite start at $2,800 per night.
While Trump is adding to an existing property, a brand new “urban resort” has opened on Park Avenue. Gansevoort Park Avenue NYC has added 249 guest rooms to the Manhattan inventory and boasts not only trendy rooms and VIP nightclub packages, but a unique transportation amenity. Guests of the Ganesvoort hotels on Park Avenue and in the Meatpacking District have complimentary access to a 2011 Porsche Panamera 4S for in-town car service. Both properties share one Porsche and the service is offered as available for drop off only, but it’s still a pretty sweet ride if you can get it. Standard week night rates at the Gansevoort properties range from $325 to $955 per night.
I’m not sure a night in a penthouse or a ride in a Porsche is in my immediate future, but it’s good to know there’s an alternative to the notoriously tiny NYC hotel rooms.
Photo courtesy of Trump SoHo Hotel.