Is Brooklyn the New Manhattan?

Oct. 3, 2014 | By The Luxurist

First published on But I Digress... The Advice and Observation of a Luxurist

Which statement is true? (1) Derek Jeter has changed his mind; he's not retiring after all. (2) Compassionate conservatism really does exist. (3) Hotels in Brooklyn are doing better business than their Manhattan counterparts.

It's (3), of course, according to Hotel Management magazine. The publication cites a study, originally reported in Real Estate Weekly, showing that Brooklyn hotel occupancy levels are well above the national (and New York City) average.

Ready in 2015: Renovations are underway at Brooklyn's Italian Renaissance Bossert Hotel, where the Dodgers celebrated their 1955 World Series win over the Yankees

The article goes on to say that, surprisingly, some visitors are avoiding Manhattan hotels altogether. They prefer to stay in Brooklyn, where they get more bang for their buck, along with the right to brag about being cooler than their hipster friends back home.

Some 27 new hotels are planned for Brooklyn. These include a top-to-bottom restoration of the 1909 Hotel Bossert in Brooklyn Heights and the Pod Hotel in Williamsburg.

Can SLS, Ace, and Morgans be far behind?