Dream Hotel Group is reopening two of its most celebrated lifestyle hotels: Dream Midtown and Dream Downtown in New York City.
Dream Midtown will reopen in New York’s iconic Theater District on Friday, May 14 and Dream Downtown will reopen in the city’s famed Meatpacking District on Wednesday, May 26.
The news follows New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to fully reopen the city by July 1 if the vaccine rollout continues at its current pace.
A full reopening means restaurants, bars, stores, shops, small businesses, hair salons, barbershops, gyms, theaters, stadiums, music venues, and museums can be open at full capacity, de Blasio said.
“This is going to be the summer of New York City. You’re going to see amazing activities, cultural activities coming back,” said de Blasio.
Although theaters will be allowed to fully reopen on July 1 along with all other businesses, because of the long lead time required to put on a production, September has been indicated as the likely main reopening season for Broadway. Some smaller, more intimate shows might open on Broadway in July or August, the mayor said.
Under the current guidelines, all hotels and lodgings in New York City can welcome guests with health and safety protocols in place.
Some major hotels that have remained closed due to a drop in demand are set to reopen in the coming weeks. The Plaza Hotel will reopen May 20; Ritz-Carlton, New York, Central Park, reopens June 2; and the Peninsula New York, reopens June 1, 2021.