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Hotel market staggers in New York City

Strong dollar, weak global economy could curb tourism and undermine city's appeal to developers and investors

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Some 14,272 more rooms are under construction in the city. Yet, demand decreased 1.8 per cent in January, even as hotels across the city reduced room rates to entice customers.

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ON 41st Street near Times Square, a Hyatt Place hotel is under construction. The shell of a Hampton Inn sits one block to the west. Nearby, scaffolding heralds a Holiday Inn.

For years, New York City's hotel sector has been growing. But a sustained strengthening of the