– Construction delays push back the Allegria’s opening

Long Island Business News (LIBN) is running an article on the construction delays of the Allegria Hotel. One positive piece you can take is that occupancy and booking sales are strong. I wonder if that will carry over into the dead of winter?

I, for one, definitely want to stay at this place in the winter (much cheaper rates!). I am so curious to see what it’s like to be a guest there. Of course I’ll give a full report with photos and all. Right now you can take a little peak inside. The interior looks really cool and futuristic. I love the jellyfish-looking ceiling lights!

Another interesting note from the article is the last sentence: If the Allegria is successful, look for another more midpriced hotel to check in to the neighborhood soon.

Well, we already have Jackson by the Beach, but that’s not on the boardwalk so the novelty isn’t there. Maybe that’s why the it’s for sale? Should we expect another old building to be converted into a hotel? The Hoffmann Manor perchance? There is the hotel plan at the Superblock, but hell is going to freeze over before that actually happens.

The reality is, I just want these hotels to bring me better food options. A little gentrification is not a bad thing. Not too much, but a little is ok.