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New York's luxury hotels welcome last-minute locals as jet set stay away

In addition to the missing foreign tourists, American guests are also gone, deterred by strict virus measures

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The tourism downturn has been brutal in the Big Apple, where hotels have sprouted like mushrooms in recent years - not only in Manhattan, but also in areas such as Brooklyn and Queens.

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JOHN Farrell and his wife booked a US$1,000 room in the morning and were in New York hours later for their one-night stay.

They are part of a new local and last-minute clientele keeping the lights on at the city's most luxurious hotels now that the novel coronavirus has...

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