10 Largest Hotels in New York City
New York City is one of the premier tourist destinations in the world and there are at least 245 hotels in the city to accommodate all the tourists. The 245 hotels have about 70,000 rooms available per day for rent and they employ over 32,000 people with jobs. At full capacity the New York City hotels can accommodate over 25 million tourists a year and if each tourist spends an average of $300 per night that is over $7 billion dollars a year these hotels handle in revenue per year. New York City has a 14.54% hotel tax which means the city could take in around $1 billion dollars a year just from tourists staying in NYC hotels.
Tourism is big business in New York City and these are the 10 largest hotels in New York City based upon rentable rooms including suites. Almost all of the biggest hotel chains in the world have a hotel in New York City.
1) Hilton New York - 1,980 rooms for rent
The largest hotel in New York City is the Hilton New York with 1,980 hotel rooms for rent. Hilton New York is located at 6th Avenue and 53rd Street on the northwest edge of Rockefeller Center in Midtown Manhattan. When the President of the United States visits New York he usually stays at the Hilton New York. The world's first cell phone call was made in 1974 to a Hilton New York guest.
2) New York Marriott Marquis - 1,949 rooms
The New York Marriott Marquis was opened in 1985 and is located at 1535 Broadway in Manhattan and has 1,949 rooms which ranks it as the second largest hotel in New York City. As one of the newer hotels in the city the Marriott Marquis is one of the most high tech hotels in NYC and has a revolving rooftop restaurant called The View which is 45 stories high.
3) Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers - 1,750 rooms
The Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers has 1,750 rooms and is located near Times Square along 7th Avenue and 52nd and 53rd street. The Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers was built in 1962 and is 51 stories tall and contains 5 restaurants and 10 ballrooms for weddings, business meetings, seminars and special occasions.
4) Hotel Pennsylvania - 1,700 rooms
Hotel Pennsylvania is located at 401 7th Avenue across the street from Madison Square Garden and Pennsylvania Station in Midtown Manhattan and has 1,700 rooms. Hotel Pennsylvania was opened in 1919 and is 22 stories high.
5) Grand Hyatt New York - 1,311 rooms
The Grand Hyatt New York hotel is located at 109 East 42nd Street at Grand Central Station in Midtown Manhattan and has 1,311 rooms. The hotel building was built in 1919 by Cornelius Vanderbilt and converted into the Grand Hyatt New York in 1980.
6) Milford Plaza Hotel - 1,300 rooms
Image Source (View down 8th Ave in New York City)
The Milford Plaza Hotel is located at 700 8th Avenue in Manhattan and has 1,300 rooms. Currently the Milford Plaza Hotel is closed for renovations and could be sold or converted to other uses based upon an assessment by the owner of this valuable piece of real estate in New York City.
7) Waldorf-Astoria Hotel - 1,245 rooms
The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel is located at 301 Park Avenue in Manhattan and contains 1,245 rooms. The current Waldorf-Astoria Hotel dates to 1931 and has 47 floors and is probably the most famous hotel in New York and one of the most famous in the world. Paris Hilton lived and grew up in the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel as a kid.
8) Roosevelt Hotel - 1,015 rooms
The Roosevelt Hotel is located at 45 45th Street at Madison Ave in Midtown Manhattan, New York City and has 1,015 rooms. The Roosevelt Hotel was opened in 1924 and named in honor of President Theodore Roosevelt. It was renovated in 1997 by its current owner Pakistan International Airlines.
9) New Yorker Hotel - 1,014 rooms
The New Yorker Hotel is located at 481 Eighth Avenue in New York City and contains 1,014 rooms. The New Yorker Hotel was built in 1929 in Art Deco style like the Empire State Building only a few blocks away and is 43 stories tall.
10) Park Central Hotel - 935 rooms
The Park Central Hotel is located at 870 7th Avenue between 55th and 56th Streets in Midtown Manhattan and contains 935 rooms. Though called the Park Central Hotel this hotel is close to but not within view of Central Park. The Park Central Hotel was built in 1927 and used to have 1,450 rooms for rent but downsized itself to make room for the 266 room Manhattan Club timeshare which does not count as a hotel.
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