Starwood has sold its W New York-The Court and W New York-The Tuscany to London, UK, based St Giles Hotels. The Court and The Tuscany left the Starwood W Hotels system today and will be rebranded as St Giles Hotel – The Court and St Giles Hotel – The Tuscany respectively. The hotel’s new owner has agreed to honor all local negotiated rates previously signed by W New York-The Court and W New York-The Tuscany for confirmed reservations. W Hotels currently has four hotels in New York City and is planning on opening the W New York – Downtown, later this summer.
Meanwhile, Wyndham Hotels has opened the delayed Fashion 26, a luxury hotel in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood. The hotel is located across the street from the famous Fashion Institute of Technology, and set in one of New York’s trendiest districts. The hotel’s own accessories are created from fashion favorites including cutting room tables and camera lights, and the hallways will host a rotating art program, including some pieces from local New Yorkers and students at FIT. According to a press release from Wyndham, the hotel will feature luxury amenities including Frette linens, free wireless Internet and Gilchrist & Soames toiletries.