Parker Meridien NYC evacuated (collapsed crane on W57th - Sandy)

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Old Oct 29, 12, 4:51 pm
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Parker Meridien NYC evacuated (collapsed crane on W57th - Sandy)

Just a quick heads up for anyone booked at the Parker Meridien NYC, or looking for potential SPG hotels for shelter in NYC.

The hotel has been evacuated in the last hour, due to a collapsing crane on the construction next door. (157 W57th between 6th and 7th, right where the hotel is.)


http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/...89S13R20121029

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Old Oct 29, 12, 5:29 pm
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And I am one of the guests!

Well, I am one of those guests. We are quietly gathered on a third floor banquet room awaiting a bus to another hotel. It's not the crane so much as it is the fear that if it does collapse that it might rupture a gas line and put a large area at risk. No panic. Very orderly.

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Old Oct 29, 12, 5:31 pm
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Well, I am one of those guests. We are quietly gathered on a third floor banquet room awaiting a bus to another hotel. It's not the crane so much as it is the fear that if it does collapse that it might rupture a gas line and put a large area at risk. No panic. Very orderly.

Will keep you posted.
Thanks for the update!

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Originally Posted by AJLondon View Post
Just a quick heads up for anyone booked at the Parker Meridien NYC, or looking for potential SPG hotels for shelter in NYC.

The hotel has been evacuated in the last hour, due to a collapsing crane on the construction next door. (157 W57th between 6th and 7th, right where the hotel is.)


http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/...89S13R20121029

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Thanks. Already previously reported here: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/19587702-post486.html
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Old Oct 29, 12, 5:44 pm
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Thanks. Already previously reported here: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/19587702-post486.html
IMHO this is a one off freak occurrence that can stay separate from the master thread (which reflects "typical" stay experiences over the course of time during normal operations...)

This thread can easily die when Sandy does. Just IMHO. Of course, the mods of this forum are free to merge this into the master thread if they feel it to be more appropriate. I am fine with it either way...
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Originally Posted by AJLondon View Post
IMHO this is a one off freak occurrence that can stay separate from the master thread (which reflects "typical" stay experiences over the course of time during normal operations...)

This thread can easily die when Sandy does. Just IMHO. Of course, the mods of this forum are free to merge this into the master thread if they feel it to be more appropriate. I am fine with it either way...
Completely agree with you. I see no reason this specific topic need live in the master thread forever.

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I was doing some research on the building under construction across from LPM, one57, and found they had a great 360 degree view of Manhattan so thought it worth sharing:

http://one57.com/krpano/B895.html

one57 BTW has been under construction since '09.
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I was doing some research on the building under construction across from LPM, one57, and found they had a great 360 degree view of Manhattan so thought it worth sharing:

http://one57.com/krpano/B895.html

one57 BTW has been under construction since '09.
Amazing views!
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Well, I am one of those guests. We are quietly gathered on a third floor banquet room awaiting a bus to another hotel. It's not the crane so much as it is the fear that if it does collapse that it might rupture a gas line and put a large area at risk. No panic. Very orderly.

Will keep you posted.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/hotelc...sandy/1667323/
"We are currently relocating guests and the decision to re-open will be up to local officials on when they deem the surrounding area safe," Starwood spokeswoman Nadeen Ayala told Hotel Check-In.
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-...-down-on-city/
900 guests at the Parker Meridien hotel, were being evacuated
16 manhattan *wood
cat 5 - 8
cat 6 - 6 (incl parker meridien)
cat 7 - 2

http://www.sfgate.com/business/bloom...om-3991350.php
Starwood...closed the W New York Downtown as part of the evacuation, and the hotelier “made all necessary storm preparations to continue to accommodate guests” as Hurricane Sandy affects properties in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington and other parts of the region, according to an e-mailed statement.

In Atlantic City, Starwood closed the Sheraton to guests as part of that city’s evacuation order. The property is being used as a staging area for emergency workers, the Stamford, Connecticut-based hotelier said.

Starwood’s storm preparations included stocking hotels with extra food and water and testing back-up power systems, said Nadeen Ayala, a company spokeswoman.

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Amazing views!
I guess that's why the top penthouses were sold for $90 million each.
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So where did they send guests?
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So where did they send guests?
I'm hoping mpclaw will be able to update us once he/she gets a chance...
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So where did they send guests?
My guess would be multiple places given circumstances...

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My guess would be multiple places given circumstances...

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Have to be some non SPG properties. I am sure the N NJ and NYC properties were toast. Outside of PHL and NYC SPG is scarce. Nothing west of NYC until Buffalo
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Have to be some non SPG properties. I am sure the N NJ and NYC properties were toast. Outside of PHL and NYC SPG is scarce. Nothing west of NYC until Buffalo
I'm not so sure. The W Downtown and the W Union Square would be without hope of power for a while but anything above the middle of midtown and higher should be OK unless its near the crane. I'm not sure about the aloft Brooklyn and a couple other suburban properties. Remember that Sheraton LGA East isn't near LGA, but it would seem isolated from NYC with the subway system, etc. knocked out.

PHL area Starwoods should be OK, as would b the case of DC. There's a new (reflagged IIRC) Sheraton near Hartford.
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