NYLO New York City nears UWS opening

NYLO has always been a brand high on substance but low on footprint. The brand has been around for a while now, with its beginning back in 2005, but only currently has four hotels in its portfolio: three in Texas (one in Dallas, one in Las Colinas and one in Plano) and one near Providence, Rhode Island. Not the truest of gateway cities.

However, that is about to change with the imminent opening of NYLO New York City on the Upper West Side at 77th and Broadway. The conversion hotel is slated to open this summer, replacing the existing On The Ave Hotel.

NYLO has now unveiled plans for the hotel, which will pay homage to the "Roaring 20's and the Jazz Era." The hotel's design was schemed by architecture and design firm Stonehill & Taylor and wil look to "capture the cultural and historical essence of New York City while maintaining the urban, industrial style that is the hallmark of the NYLO brand."

The hotel will have 285 guestrooms and suites, which are already under renovation. "This is NYLO's second conversion property, and our first in New York City," said Michael Mueller, CEO, NYLO Hotels. "This property is a diamond in the rough: it has historic charm and unique character that reflect its surroundings, larger-than-average guest rooms, plenty of natural light and outdoor space, great restaurant venues and the opportunity to add a destination lobby bar. On top of that, it's in a quintessential New York City neighborhood that's ideal for business and leisure travelers: minutes from almost anywhere in Manhattan and a short walk from Central Park, with the charm and amenities of a residential neighborhood."

Similar to existing NYLO properties, the hotel will showcase hundreds of pieces of original artwork from emerging local artists in guestrooms and public spaces.

NYLO New York City is owned by an affiliate of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.

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