By Terry Trucco
You’ll have to come to town in January.
But 12 hotels are offering rooms for $100 during the third annual New York Hotel Week, January 3 through 12, 2014.
Another $100 gets you 14 hotels in a spiffier range. And for $300 you can sample a pair of boutique hotels normally in the $400-plus range. Can Brooklyn Hotel Week be far behind?
The fine print: January is the hotel industry’s slowest month. Scoring a deal almost anywhere is easy as finding an empty seat at a showing of The Lone Ranger (if you can find a showing of The Lone Ranger). Still, Hotel Week packs a hefty line-up. And the prices are sweet.
What does $100 get you? Small rooms. But the Affinia Manhattan near Madison Square Garden and Tribeca’s Cosmopolitan, two vintage properties, look terrific after wrapping up serious renovations. And the sprightly Pod39 in midtown – home to agreeably priced Salvation Taco, launched by the Michelin-starred team of Chef April Bloomfield and restaurateur Ken Friedman — opened just over a year ago. (more…)