by Lisa A. Grimaldi | October 20, 2017
New York City expects to have 139,000 hotel guest rooms in its inventory by the end of 2019, according to NYC & Company. 
Among the meeting properties that opened in 2017 are the 86-room boutique Whitby Hotel in Midtown Manhattan that offers two private event spaces and a theater with 130 leather seats; the 367-room Public, an Ian Schrager Hotel on the Lower East Side, which has a screening room and 5,700 square feet of meeting space; the 148-room Four Points by Sheraton Manhattan Midtown West in the Hudson Yards/Javits Convention Center neighborhood; the DoubleTree by Hilton New York City-Times Square West, with 612 guest rooms and a 1,000-square-foot conference room; the 189-room Mondrian Park Avenue in NoMad, which serves as an art hub and offers 7,000 square feet of meeting space; the 612-room Moxy Times Square, with 22,000 square feet of meeting space and the city's largest hotel rooftop lounge; the 229-room Hotel 50 Bowery NYC, featuring several event spaces, including the 1,500-square-foot Gallery and 5,000-square-foot Atlantic Garden; and the 344-room James New York-NoMad, with 5,000 square feet of meeting space.
Set to open in 2018 is the 452-room Times Square Edition, which will house the NFL Experience Times Square on its ground floor, while 2019 will see the debut of the 505-room TWA Hotel at JFK Airport, with a flight observation deck, a museum and a rooftop pool. The property will be housed in two buildings at the former Trans World Airlines terminal, while the TWA Flight Center, originally designed by architect Eero Saarinen and vacant for more than a decade, will serve as the lobby.
NYC & Company's Hotel Development Report offers a comprehensive of list of the citry's hotel news through 2019.