Starwood’s Luxury Collection signs first New York hotel

NEW YORK CITY The Chatwal in Manhattan has joined The Luxury Collection, giving the Starwood Hotels & Resorts brand its first property in New York.

“Our feeling is that Starwood will make a huge difference in boosting reservations and it will help us get a better room rate,” owner Sant Singh Chatwal tells Crain’s New York Business.

The 83-key hotel is owned by Chatwal’s Hampshire Hotels & Resorts, which also owns a trio of boutique hotels in the city—Dream, Night and Time—that have recently tied up with Wyndham Hotel Group to be franchised.

The Chatwal has previously been a member of The Leading Hotels of the World.