Hotels & Resorts
Hurricane Sandy Prompts New York Hotel Evacuations
Hurricane Sandy remains a Category 1 storm and is due to make landfall this evening. Many New York hotels have been affected by the impending storm.
A construction crane on top of the One57 building in Manhattan, which will eventually house the Park Hyatt New York, broke and is hanging 80 stories above Seventh Avenue. With winds and worries building, the New York Police Department has evacuated buildings surrounding the crane, including the Le Parker Meridien hotel.
Hotels that have been closed due to the mandatory evacuation of areas at high risk of flooding include the New York Marriott Downtown; The Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park; Conrad New York; W New York–Downtown and Andaz Wall Street. Many other hotels in the city are fully booked, accommodating people from the evacuated areas as well as stranded travelers. hotelchatter.com