NEW YORK — Buckhead, New York’s oldest hot spot, will be torn apart.
The city’s health department said it plans to tear down the old hotel after three years of renovations.
It has been a hot spot for locals and visitors.
In the past year, several hot spots have closed, including the New York Hilton and the Hilton Garden Inn, the former New York Marriott Marquis and the New Orleans Marriott.
Its demise is part of a national trend of closing down historic hotels.
Hotel occupancy rates have fallen in some cities, like Chicago, Miami and Las Vegas.
New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Michael Osterberg said the hotel is a significant part of New York City’s heritage and the city will continue to preserve the site.
I’ve never been to Buckhead, but the people who have been here have been very loyal, and I think they are going to continue to be loyal.
The hotel was built in 1882, according to the city’s website.
“The city is going to make sure that Buckhead stays, that the history of the hotel stays,” Osterburg said.
“We’re not going to tear it down.”