Coming Soon… THUMBO??
Brooklyn Bridge Park is seeking proposals for DUMBO’s very first hotel – to be located at the end of Old Fulton near Pier 1. This means your parents will soon be able to come for a visit and stay nearby with a better view than yours. Your clients can come into town and watch the East River Ferry come in as they ponder your proposal before breakfast. Thanks to the website HotelChatter.com, there is at least one semi-ridiculous name for this hotel floating out there: THUMBO (The Hotel Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass).
The development plans include a combination of 225 hotel rooms and 150 apartments or 175 hotel rooms and 180 apartments. The project will be built by the same developer, along with inducements for ground-floor dining along with parking, restrooms and support facilities for the park.
As Hotel Chatter further commented: “if the list of interested developers is anything to go by, we could be looking at a new Brooklyn hotel to rival the coolness of Hotel Wiliamsburg. Above all, though, the hotel will simply reflect the “culture,” “vibrancy,” and “views”characteristic of DUMBO’s Brooklyn Bridge Park. Nothing like a little neighborhood pride.”
For more on how great THUMBO could be (hopefully under a different name), check out Brooklyn Bridge Park’s promo video.