A new Dream Hotel will be built on the Manhattan Cabinetry site at 9-03 44th Rd. I’m not sure if that’s really still Hunters Point, but google maps says it is. Plus the corner of it is about 20 feet from Vernon Blvd., right near Anable Basin and across the street from the Wyndham, so I’m sticking to the headline.
Of greater significance, this will be the first ’boutique’ hotel built in Long Island City with some celebrity cachet, as the Dream chain is managed by Vikram Chatwal. This hotelier has been rumored to have dated Gisele, Kate, Lindsay, and numerous other women he and I know on a first name basis.
Other ‘Dream’ locations include LA, Manhattan, and Miami, and the hotels’ website flaunts it’s built-in nightlife. Details and timing have yet to be released, but based on the Wyndham it should be about eight stories high. Unlike that chain, it will also probably have velvet ropes, $16 martinis, and maybe a Katy, Scarlett, or Taylor.
Hotel Scion’s Big Fat Sikh Wedding – before and after which he dated supermodels et al
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