From the August issue: For years, Brooklyn has been a difficult place to find a hotel room. But the number — and quality — of Brooklyn hotels is set to soar, thanks to nearly 20 new projects planned for the borough. The number of Brooklyn hotel rooms is slated to jump by more than 25 percent by 2018, from roughly 4,000 to more than 5,000, according to data from the hospitality analytics company Smith Travel Research.
“There is a lot more interest in Brooklyn than there has been historically,” said Sean Hennessey, founder of the consulting firm Lodging Advisors. [more]