BEDFORD-STUYVESANT — Tourists may soon be a common sight along Bedford-Stuyvesant’s and Bushwick’s Broadway with a 70-room hotel planned for the neighborhoods’ thoroughfare.
Red Lion Hotels Corporation is set to open a Hotel RL at 1080 Broadway near Malcolm X Boulevard in 2017, according to the company’s chief marketing officer, Bill Linehan.
The planned building will be the ninth location for the Hotel RL brand, which launched in 2014, and the second RLHC property in the borough. The company already operates a Red Lion Inn & Suites in Boerum Hill.
“Hotel RL is an experience of all things authentic, creative and curious,” Linehan said.
The new hotel will host lectures, performances, hands-on demonstrations and more through its platform called “The Living Stage,” which showcases local entertainers and cultural presentations.
The project will be developed by ABCNY, according to an ABCNY representative.
Hotel RL joins another unnamed, six-story hotel planned a few blocks away on Broadway near Van Buren Street.