If you’re thinking of booking cheap holidays in New York in 2012 you should have no problem finding good value accommodation, according to promotional agency NYC & Company.
This week the agency revealed that there will be almost 90,000 hotel rooms available in The Big Apple by the end of the year, with the total number on offer having shot up by 24 per cent since 2008.
This year alone, a host of new hotel brands have made their appearance in New York City, including Aloft New York Brooklyn, Hotel New York Times Square and The Nolitan, as well as branches of popular hotel chains such as the Hyatt and Sheraton.
NYC & Company chief executive George Fertitta declared: “New York City is continuously evolving with new hotels, restaurants, attractions and cultural offerings – there is always something new to see and do.”
This is no idle boast, of course. If the sheer atmosphere of NYC isn’t enough from the visitors – with sights straight out of the movies apparently around every corner – there is the unparalleled shopping opportunities, the mouth-watering range of global cuisine, the quirky gastronomic delights of New York’s diners, the fantastic nightlife spread out amid the glittering cocktail bars of Manhattan and the many items of interest throughout New York’s Five Boroughs, including the home of jazz legend Louis Armstrong in Queens, the free ferry to Staten Island – a great chance to see the Statue of Liberty from the water – or the bohemian district of Willamsburg, Brooklyn.
There will be more cultural attractions to tempt the visitor than ever next year as well, such the Museum of Mathematics on Madison Square Park and the New American Wing Galleries for Paintings, Sculpture and Decorative Arts at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.