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Hotels a go Downtown

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Next stop on the tour bus: Downtown!

Brooklyn’s cradle of hustle and bustle is turning into a must-see spot for world travelers. Four Downtown hotels are under construction and another three are on tap. Add them to the three hotels on Duffield Street and the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge on Adams Street, and tourists will soon be spoiled for choice with more than 2,000 Downtown hotel rooms to plunk their bags and keisters in.

“Downtown is becoming its own destination,” said Alan Washington, the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership’s director of real estate and planning.

One standout guesthouse is VOS Hospitality’s new Marriott Autograph, already under way at the corner of Rockwell Place and Lafayette Street. The 29-story, 201-room tower is primed to cut a striking figure in the skyline while complementing the area’s chic boutiques.

The arrival of hoteliers signals the beginning of a new era of Downtown hospitality, a VOS executive said.

“Brooklyn has been under-served by hotels for a long time,” said Mitch Garrett, vice president of acquisition and development.

“We saw the potential in the area.”

— Matthew Perlman

Reach reporter Matthew Perlman at (718) 260-8310. E-mail him at mperlman@cnglocal.com. Follow him on Twitter @matthewjperlman.
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