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External Article24 March 2020

NYC hotels hoping for July re-opening following coronavirus shutdown

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After temporarily closing their doors to ward off the coronavirus, some of New York City's largest hotel chains are already predicting a summer rebound.


"The property looks forward to welcoming guests later this summer," a Hilton spokesperson told The Post of the Hilton New York Midtown — New York's largest hotel, with 1,878 rooms.

The hotel, a popular convention and events space, turned off the lights last weekend as Big Apple travel came to a screeching halt and coronavirus infections across the state skyrocketed.

The Hilton spokeswoman declined to offer specifics about when over the summer it might reopen, but other hoteliers say they are betting on July.

"We are currently taking reservations for July 1 based on the curve this virus has taken in other countries," said Richard Born, who operates some 5,000 hotel rooms in New York, including the 618-room Wellington Hotel, the 665-room Pod Times Square and the 600-room Watson Hotel.

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