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