Lower Manhattan gains a second Hampton Inn

February 14, 2011
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If you can’t find somewhere to stay when visiting lower Manhattan, it’s about to become a little bit easier.

Hotel developer Sam Chang is set to move on a project two years in the making. A second Hampton Inn will open in the area – at 32 Pearl Street – to accommodate visitors. Crain’s New York covered the commercial real estate story, noting that construction is set to begin in March.

The story, by Lisa Flickenscher, revealed:

The seven-floor building, which has an Art Deco facade, is on a quiet section of Pearl Street about one block west of the landmark Fraunces Tavern restaurant and museum.

It will be an 80-room hotel that serves just breakfast, said Gene Kaufman, the architect designing the property. Mr. Kaufman designed the Hampton Inn hotel at the South Street Seaport, which opened a couple of years ago.

Since 2001, the number of hotels south of Chambers Street has more than tripled to 18.

Do you attribute the hotel boom in this area to the development of office space in the area? What do you feel the major draw of Lower Manhattan is for tourists and for residents? Share your thoughts in our comments section.

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3 Responses to Lower Manhattan gains a second Hampton Inn

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