136 Ludlow to Open as Comfort Inn Hotel

Posted on: May 4th, 2010 at 2:31 pm by

For too long, 136 Ludlow has sat vacant.  Just waiting for the inevitable reveal.  But few expected this bombshell.  Curbed is now reporting that the new building is opening as a Comfort Inn come June 1!  It will be interesting to see how this plays out.  Hotels, hotels, how we really need more of you in the neighborhood.

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[Photo Credit: Curbed]

And apparently, the Lower East Side is “across from the United Nations.”  According to the official description:

Ideally located on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, the Comfort Inn® hotel is across from the United Nations. Chinatown, the Memorial at Ground Zero and the Statue of Liberty National Monument are just a few local points of interest that are near this New York City, NY hotel.

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