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Luxury Allegria Hotel voluntarily closes as power is not restored

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The luxury Allegria Hotel right off the boardwalk in Long Beach has voluntarily closed because it lacked sufficient  power, Long Beach and Nassau County Health Department officials said Friday.

Hotel officials could not immediately be reached for comment.

John McNally, executive assistant to the Long Beach City Manager, said he understood the Allegria had been completely unable to reach PSEGLI.

Mary Ellen Laurain, spokeswoman for the Nassau Health Department, said the hotel decided on its own to close. "We didn't close them," Laurain said. "They closed themselves." She said the hotel had "partial power" but declined to close anyway.

McNally saisd that thousands of Long Beach residents remain without power Friday. He said repair crews were out Friday hooking up power lines. Many residents said they also were unable to reach PSEGLI.

The 143-room Allegria went through a bankruptcy proceeding a few years ago, but remained open to guests. According to records, it is now part of the Highgate Hotel Group. Highgate officials could not be reached.

The Allegria, which opened in 2009, suffered damage from Tropical Storm Irene and superstorm Sandy and “did not return to ‘normal’ operations until 2014,” hotel officials had previously said. 

Its amenities include a restaurant, lounge and bar, conference and wine rooms, a 3,100-square-foot ballroom, 4,600-square-foot penthouse and a rooftop pool and a fitness center.