A developer, who last month purchased 12 acres along the Harlem River for $32 million,…
Melrose—and The Bronx—just added it’s second luxury boutique hotel as The Umbrella opened officially on Wednesday and Welcome2TheBronx was on site for the official tour of this finished gem.
From the moment you walk into the hotel, you immediately notice it is a very space and unlike The Opera House Hotel where its luxury finishes and decor are more traditional, The Umbrella Hotel went for a sleek, modern look.
Rather than staying in a glitzy hotel in Manhattan, the mayor of San Juan—the capital city of Puerto Rico—Carmen Yulin Cruz Soto decided to stay in Melrose at The Opera House Hotel at the recommendation of her friend,City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito according to the New York Daily News.
The Opera House Hotel, located on 149th Street in Melrose, between Brook and Bergen Avenues is nothing to sneeze at either as it is a beautiful luxury boutique hotel in the heart of The South Bronx and the Puerto Rican heart and soul of our city.
After six years of filings with NYC’s Department of Buildings and construction delays, 500 Exterior Street is rising with the 11 story hotel slated to be completed sometime in 2016 and Holiday Inn Express has leased the building according to owner Harshad Patel. The property sits across from the Special Harlem River Waterfront District where a proposed waterfront park would go along with 4,000 units of housing (2.8 million square feet of housing, 2.3 million square feet of commercial space, 1 million square feet of community space).
We already have heard that The Bronx is the last frontier for developers and real estate moguls gobbling up real estate at a record setting pace.
Now our friends at Metro New York sent us an article and allowed us to syndicate it which calls our awesome borough the next big tourist destination.