Gene Kaufman's Hyatt Union Square has finally set an opening date; Andrew Fine reports that the hotel plans to open its doors on November 15. The development has been under construction for more than four years, stalled several times for DOB violations. Neighbors really don't care for the boxy Kaufman-designed top, but just make like Fine and try not to look above the restored classic base (which apparently was a bowling alley back in the day). The hotel will have 178 rooms going for $300 to $500 a night, and four bars/restaurants. The ground floor will have an "American Brasserie" decorated like a barn and an espresso bar, a South American-theme restaurant will occupy the celler, and the rooftop will have another lounge and bar. Still no word on that bamboo.
· Hyatt Union Square (aka 132 Fourth Ave) Eyes November 15th Opening [A Fine Blog]
· Hyatt Union Square coverage [Curbed]