Activists targeted hotelier Hank Freid last week as the focal point for their campaign against illegal hotel conversions citywide, calling the much-maligned developer a "scamlord" and picketing his Broadway Hotel this past Saturday.
Mr. Freid’s lawyer chimed in this week to make a point — those hotels aren’t actually illegal:
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Activists plan to rally at noon on Saturday outside controversial hotelier Hank Freid‘s Broadway Studios on the Upper West Side to "denounce the continued operation of illegal hotels" by "scamlords" citywide.
"We are targeting Hank Freid as an egregious illegal hotelier … with a particularly insidious past," organizer Yarrow Willman-Cole told The Read More
It’s budget chic in Chinatown!
Developer Derek Law will build a 12-story, 43-room "boutique-style hotel" on Allen Street, between Canal and Division streets, with plans to welcome guests in 2010.
Mr. Law, who submitted the permit to the Buildings Department today, has built one another hotel, a Howard Johnson in Flushing, Queens. Read More
Hotelier Hank Freid can’t live on Starbucks alone.
So he’s installing a new Thai restaurant at his refurbished Marrakech Hotel at Broadway and 103rd Street.
Mr. Freid has enlisted the proprietors of pad-thai palaces Klong in East Village and Room Service in Chelsea to open a new 1,200-square-foot Read More
The refurbished Marrakech Hotel, located at Broadway and 103rd Street, represents a more upscale approach to lodging for owner Hank Freid.
He calls it “budget chic,” and it’s just the first phase of an ongoing, roughly $35 million upgrade of his Manhattan hotel properties—and maybe also of his own public image.
The once-dumpy but ever-cheap, Read More