by Lisa A. Grimaldi | October 19, 2018
New York City has the most active hotel development in the country and expects to have 140,500 hotel rooms by 2021, according to NYC & Company president and CEO Fred Dixon. The announcement was made during a NYC & Company press conference this week during the IMEX America industry trade show. 
At the same time, Dixon revealed that the Big Apple will have hosted a projected 65.2 million visitors this year, up from 62.8 million in 2017. He also spotlighted venues and attractions set to debut in 2019, including the Statue of Liberty Museum and the 512-room TWA Hotel opening at JFK International Airport.
Dixon previewed other projects in the works, including $24 billion in infrastructure upgrades to the city's four regional airports, LaGuardia, JFK International, Newark Liberty International and New York Stewart International. Improvements also are being made to Penn Station, while the Javits Center, the city's convention facility, is undergoing a $1.5 billion expansion that will add more than 1.2 million square feet of event space and a 6.75-acre green roof, as well as a one-acre rooftop farm in the future.