132-room boutique hotel scheduled to open in 2014
NYLO Hotels LLC has released additional details of its upcoming property in Nyack, New York, scheduled to open in 2014. NYLO Nyack—the company’s sixth hotel—will follow the upcoming debut of NYLO New York City, which will open late this summer on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
NYLO Nyack—Rockland County’s first loft-style, boutique hotel—will be located in the village of Nyack in the heart of the Hudson River Valley, within walking distance of the Hudson River and the restaurants, shops and art galleries that make the town one of the region’s most charming and popular destinations. The 132-room hotel will be housed in a four-story former factory—a space perfectly suited for showcasing the urban, industrial style that is the hallmark of the NYLO brand.
NYLO Nyack will feature a full-service restaurant, bar and lounge with indoor and outdoor seating, recreational bathing pool, fitness center, library and game room, business center and approximately 4,000 square feet of meeting space, including a 2,500 square foot ballroom. NYLO Nyack will also be home to a music studio with a live radio broadcasting booth. Many of the loft-style guest rooms and suites will offer sweeping views of the Hudson River and all rooms will feature NYLO’s award-winning NYLO NYTE™ mattress, luxury linens and towels, custom-designed furniture, original artwork by local artists and intuitive touches throughout.
“The Hudson Valley’s rapid economic growth, the charming and artistic character of Nyack and the close proximity to New York City make Nyack an ideal location for our brand’s continued expansion,” said Michael Mueller, CEO, NYLO Hotels. “NYLO Nyack will offer a unique alternative for dining and events and will be perfectly poised to comfortably and stylishly accommodate the area’s mix of leisure travelers from New York City and international business travelers.”
NYLO said one reason they chose the Nyack-area is it’s a popular destination for cyclists, with miles of “gorgeous trails that span diverse terrain.”
“We have already started working on a ‘Tour de NYLO’ package for cyclists who would bike from NYLO New York City to NYLO Nyack for dinner and an overnight stay,” said Mueller.
In addition to packages geared towards cyclists and other outdoor enthusiasts, the hotel will provide easy access to popular attractions including the Edward Hopper House Art Center, summer farmers’ markets and street fairs, Woodbury Common Premium Outlets and the riverfront Nyack Beach State Park—considered one of the most beautiful parks in the state, with kayaking, hiking, fishing and cross-country skiing among its many offerings.
The $3.9 billion bridge project, which is scheduled to replace the Tappan Zee Bridge by 2017, will include a bicycle and pedestrian path. The project is expected to pump billions of dollars into the local economy and create thousands of jobs in the region, which is already home to several major corporations.
Westfair reported earlier this year that WY Management L.L.C. is working with Texas-based NYLO Hotels L.L.C. to build the 132-room hotel at 400 High Ave., off of Exit 11 of the Thruway, a short distance from the Tappan Zee Bridge.
The article noted that Michael Yanko and Kerry Wellington, co-owners of WY Management, met with the Rockland County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) seeking tax exemptions for their proposal.
The 400 High Ave. site was last occupied by Stoffel Seals Corp., which moved its operations up the road to Congers. WY Management bought the property for $4.2 million and will invest $19 million for site renovations, furnishings and other costs. The project is expected to create between 50 and 75 new full-time jobs. [Westfair]