Posted 10/15/2012 - 1:24:55 AM
Westin NY Grand Central
NEW YORK–Westin Hotels & Resorts has opened the 774-room Westin New York Grand Central Hotel on Manhattan's East Side in a conversion of the former New York Helmsley Hotel.
The conversion of the hotel follows a $75-million renovation of the property undertaken by its new owner, Host Hotels & Resorts. Westin, an upper-upscale brand that is part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, now has two flags in Manhattan, the other being the Westin New York at Times Square across town on the West Side. The Westin portfolio now includes more than 190 hotels and resorts in nearly 40 countries.