The first in 40 years hotel is opened in Harlem

The first in 40 years hotel is opened in Harlem
The first in 40 years hotel is opened in Harlem

New York hotels - it seemed that there are no surprises among them. Nevertheless, the surprising openings are still found.

Aloft Harlem hotel, which opened its doors for the guests, who are ready spend USD 250 per night, became the first hotel in the historic part of Harlem since 1967, when was closed the famous local Hotel Theresa named "the Waldorf of Harlem".

The new hotel is located at the intersection of Frederick Douglass Boulevard and W. 124th Street. It offers 124 rooms, which belong to the same price range as similar hotels in the New York downtown.

Some rooms overlook the famous variety theater "Apollo", which became famous because it opened a lot of talents among Afro-American performers. Here debuted Emma Fitzgerald as well as the group “The Jackson 5”, which included the late king of pop scene Michael Jackson.

Aloft Harlem hotel belongs to a large operator Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, which, however, gave the new object of hotel infrastructure local coloring. This is possible thanks to the design of the reception and lobby area, as well as paintings on the walls illustrating the heyday of the notorious quarter.

Currently, the historic part of Harlem is becoming a more attractive tourist destination for many people. The representative of the hotel administration Aleksandra Truglio commented on the idea of opening a hotel in this area: "Harlem is a popular destination. So there was a need for a new hotel... Now it is possible to get out of double-decker bus... and stay in Harlem".
In addition, over time, a new hotel has all chances to become a place that will itself attract tourists. Although local residents complain that the prices at the hotel are too high and they cannot afford to stay here, for example, for the weekend, many guests of New York are satisfied with their staying in Aloft. So in any case, its opening will significantly revive business and cultural life of the historic part of Harlem.

Date: 12/02/2011

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