At a recent press conference at IPW (International Pow Wow) 2017, NYC & Company presented new destination updates and highlights of the ‘New’ New York City: Midtown Edition to an audience of key Global Travel Media.
At the event, NYC & Company President and CEO Fred Dixon and SVP Global Communications’ Chris Heywood outlined new developments and story ideas in the City’s hotels, infrastructure, attractions, arts and culture, and more. They were joined by representatives from groundbreaking Midtown Manhattan attractions Gulliver’s Gate (opened May 9), National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey (debuting October 2017) and NFL Experience Times Square (November 2017). NYC & Company President and CEO Fred Dixon, said, “The ‘New’ New York City and Midtown Manhattan in particular is experiencing a period of momentous growth with groundbreaking developments. We are proud to be back at IPW this year, showcasing the many reasons visitors should choose the City’s five boroughs now for their next holiday.”
Additionally, New York City has the most active hotel development pipeline in the country, with 113,000 hotel rooms as of May 2017 and an expected inventory of 137,000 hotel rooms by 2019. Noteworthy hotel property openings in 2017 include 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge (opened February 2017), The Whitby Hotel (debuted February 2017), 50 Bowery (opened May 2017), MOXY NYC Times Square (coming August 2017), Public, an Ian Schrager Hotel (June 2017) and The Hoxton Brooklyn (late 2017) New York Edition Times Square (early 2018).