Hotels near Manhattan

According to the article in USA Today, “More hotels popping up outside Manhattan”, you can get a nice view and save money by staying in nearby areas like Brooklyn or Long Island.  The article claims that the “image” of Queens and Brooklyn is changing.  You might also find the NYPD crime statistics page helpful when considering specific precincts.

Evolution of the most common English words and phrases over the centuries

Sometimes, even old data can become NEWWorthy of a look.  It is interesting to see the 100 most common words for various periods of times from 1520 until now.  The website also shows the most common 2, 3, 4, and 5 word phrases used in those time periods.

Hotels listings with year built and date renovated

Travel Weekly includes “year built” and “date renovated” information for many of the hotels in their database.  It does not appear that you can search by “year built” or “date renovated”, so you’ll have to locate the hotel(s) you’re interested in first and then see if they include these facts as well.

Some hotelier new hotel listings

Choice Hotels – We could not locate an actual listing, but this announcement of 2nd quarter 2012 openings might work for you.

Clarion – They own a large variety of brands, but we could not find a new hotels list on this or any of their brand websites.  If you find their new hotels list for any of their brands, please let us know.

Embassy Suites – Look for them by region and country, pictures included.  If you are looking worldwide, select your country of interest, as it might not be included in the initial listing of all new properties.

Five Star Alliance – A short, but useful listing.

Four Seasons – The list is useful, but visually simpler than some of the other sites.

Hampton – Similar to the Embassy Suites layout

Hilton – Simple and elegant with nice pictures.

Hilton Garden Inn – Similar to the Embassy Suites layout

Hilton Doubletree – Similar to the Embassy Suites layout

Hyatt – The list is useful, but visually simpler than some of the other sites.

Intercontinental Hotel Group – The drill-down style interface makes it a bit harder to get to the good information, but it’s there.

La Quinta – Grand openings list is easy to view.  You might also enjoy seeing their list of newly renovated properties.

Marriott – Nice worldwide index and attractively arranged

Radisson – The list is useful, but visually simpler than some of the other sites

Starwood – Attractive slide show presentation and easy to use region selections.

Wyndham – They own a large variety of brands, but we could not find a new hotels list on this or any of their brand websites.  If you find their new hotels list for any of their brands, please let us know.

 

Some new hotel listing websites

HotelChatter has a useful master list of hotel openings for 2012.

See NewSleeps. Listings by state, and the small picture next to each listing is helpful.

See HotelGrandOpenings. Not as initially pretty a some of the other new hotel listing sites, but the list lets you quickly see what’s new in the world.

Some pretty pictures on this website of new hotel listings. See HotelChatter.

Hotel Industry News lists recent openings of hotels around the world. Looks like it’s worth a look, especially for world travelers.