NEW YORK – Highgate, a premier real estate investment and hospitality management company whose growing portfolio includes more than 100 properties in gateway cities worldwide, is pleased to announce that three properties within the company’s portfolio have been recognized in the coveted 2016 Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards.

“We are honored to see our hotels ranked among the best in the world by Travel + Leisure readers and are grateful for the staff members at these hotels who work incredibly hard to provide unparalleled service to our guests,” said Mahmood Khimji, co-founder and principal at Highgate.

The following Highgate properties have been recognized:

  • THE KNICKERBOCKER: A 330-room urban sanctuary in the heart of Times Square was recognized in multiple categories including “The 100 Best Hotels in the World,” “15 Best City Hotels in the U.S.” and “The Best Hotels in New York City”.
  • WESTHOUSE: A 172-room hotel in Midtown Manhattan across the street from Carnegie Hall that combines the residential comfort of a luxury NYC townhouse with service of a boutique hotel ranked on the “Best Hotels in New York City” list.
  • REFINERY HOTEL: A 197-room hotel that has led the hospitality revitalization of New York City’s Garment District, ranked on the “Best Hotels in New York City” list.

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