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Over ONE HUNDRED Hotels In NYC Are Housing Illegal Immigrants!


Here’s another sad tale from the City of Big Apples That Never Sleeps.

Should be called the City of Rotten Apples.

Anyhow, are you thinking about visiting New York City?

Well, be forewarned that hotel rates have skyrocketed.

We’re talking $300 a night.

Why?

Scarcity.

That’s what usually drives prices upwards.

What happened to all the hotel rooms? Shouldn’t there be more than enough with around 680 hotels?

Trouble is 135 hotels are for the illegal immigrants.

How long do they plan on staying there?

Will it soon be 136 hotels?

145 hotels?

210 hotels?

335 hotels?

417 hotels?

When will this illegal immigration end?

Reminds me of a song… “When there’s someone strange, in your neighborhood, who you gunna call? I-C-E”

New York Times reports:

In late 2022, as thousands of migrants began to arrive in New York City, city officials scrambled to find places to house them. They quickly found takers: hotels that were still struggling to recover from the pandemic-driven downturn in tourism.

Dozens of hotels, from once-grand facilities to more modest establishments, closed to tourists and began exclusively sheltering migrants, striking multimillion-dollar deals with the city. The humanitarian crisis became the hotel industry’s unexpected lifeline in New York; the hotels became a safe haven for tens of thousands of asylum seekers.

Two years in, as the city’s peak tourism season is about to begin, the migrant crisis has helped dramatically shift the hotel landscape in New York. The conversion of hotels to shelters has sharply decreased the supply of rooms just as tourist demand has risen, nearly to prepandemic levels, and is projected to match a record high.

The migrant shelters — along with other factors that include inflation, the loss of Airbnb short-term rentals and an expected decline in new hotel construction — have propelled the nightly cost of an average room to record levels.

The average daily rate for a hotel stay in New York City increased to $301.61 in 2023, up 8.5 percent from $277.92 in 2022, according to CoStar, a leading provider of commercial real estate data and analysis. During the first three months of 2024, when prices traditionally dip, the average stay was still 6.7 percent higher than during the same time period last year: $230.79 a night, up from $216.38 in 2023.

About 135of the city’s roughly 680 hotels entered the shelter program, with many congregated in Midtown Manhattan, Long Island City in Queens and near Kennedy International Airport — all traditional magnets for tourists. Participating hotels are paid up to $185 a night per room, according to the city. Not a single one has converted back into a traditional hotel.

The Midtown hotels include the Row NYC Hotel, a four-star hotel in the middle of the theater district, and the century-old Roosevelt Hotel near Grand Central.

At least the illegals love the hotels and are taking care of them and grateful for the free food and board.

Business Insider adds:

For travelers planning trips to New York City, be prepared to shell out more money than ever for a hotel.

In 2023, the average daily cost of a New York hotel room was $301 a night, a jump from about $278 a night in 2022, according to the commercial and residential real estate provider CoStar. And from January to March 2024, the average nightly hotel rate in the city was roughly $231, up from a $216 nightly rate during the same period last year.

But it’s not just an uptick in travel to New York City that is driving up prices. There’s the upending of the Airbnb rental market, inflation, and the slowdown in new hotel construction.

And, as The New York Times recently reported, the migrant crisis has also caused a jump in hotel rates. Many hotels began taking in migrants during the pandemic, some of them exclusively.

This has reduced the supply of available rooms and helped drive up prices for guests looking for accommodations across the city. According to the Times, about 135 of the nearly 700 hotels in New York City are now sheltering asylum seekers. Those hotels earn up to $185 nightly a room, according to the city.

No hotel that switched to housing migrants has yet to revert to a conventional hotel, the Times reported.

According to CoStar data, the hotels now sheltering migrants have cordoned off roughly 16,500 rooms from the available hotel supply, resulting in nearly 122,000 available rooms for travelers. There are now about 2,800 fewer rooms available for travelers in the city compared to right before the coronavirus pandemic.

I wonder why hotel owners allow this?

Aren’t they proud Americans that love this country?



 

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