Gorham Hotel to reopen as The Blakely

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NEW YORK -- The former Gorham Hotel here, which was closed by its new owners in January for a multimillion-dollar renovation, will reopen on May 1 with a new name -- the Blakely.

The hotel, at 136 West 55th Street, will reopen with approximately 120 rooms, many of them upgraded to studios and one- and two-bedroom suites with high-speed Internet access, flat-screen TVs and entertainment units, and fully equipped kitchens.

The hotel will offer an introductory rate starting at $225 per deluxe room when it reopens. Studio rates are from $245 and suite rates start at $265. The rates are valid through Sept. 13.

The Blakely is part of New York's BD Hotels, whose other properties are the Mercer, the Chambers, the Maritime and the Elysee, all in Manhattan.

BD Hotels owners, Richard Born and Ira Drukier, are also co-owners with actor Robert De Niro of a new hotel property under development on Greenwich Street in the city's Tribeca neighborhood.

For more information on the hotel, visit http://blakelynewyork.com/index.html or call (800) 735-0710.

To contact reporter Jorge Sidron, send e-mail to [email protected].

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