Harlem getting first major hotel since 1967

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October 13, 2010

By BETH J HARPAZ

AP Travel Editor

NEW YORK (AP) -- When a trendy Starwood boutique hotel called Aloft opens in Harlem later this month, it will be the neighbourhood's first major hotel since the famed Theresa closed in 1967.

Harlem is already a must-see for many visitors to New York, but the tourism industry believes the opening of this hotel will help make the area even more of a destination by encouraging people to stay overnight or longer.

"Instead of just going up to visit Harlem, you can stay in Harlem," said George Fertitta, head of NYC & Company, the city's tourism and marketing agency.

The Aloft is one of about 100 new hotels to open in the city since 2007. A ...

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News date : 10/13/2010    Category : Tribune Stories

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