While the city is experiencing a veritable residential building boom, we thought, and confirmed, it might also be bulking up its hotel presencewhich wasn't shoddy to begin with. We checked in on a few of the soon-to-open, mid-construction, and just-announced hotels coming to one of the world's most-visited destinations. There are, of course, many, many more in the works than those mentioned here. Particularly excited about one? Let us know via our tipline.
Park Hyatt is bringing 98 suites and 118 guestrooms to the booming 57th Street corridor, as it will occupy the bottom floors of the soaring Extell-developed One 57. The hotel's website is now taking reservations for July 20, 2014, although the opening date is still subject to change, with rooms priced from $795 a night. For a cost like that, it's a good thing the hotel's quarters are being touted as some of the largest in New York City.
Baccaratyes, as in the crystal proprietoris bringing a hotel and residential building to a slice of land at 20 West 53rd Street across from the Museum of Modern Art. The 45-story glass tower, designed by SOM Architects, will have some 113 rooms as well as 61 private residences. Expect to bask in its luxuries in late 2014.
↑ The 22-story Archer Hotel will bring 180-guestrooms, a David Burke restaurant, and a rooftop bar to 45 West 38th Street in the Garment District. The hotel's interior design reflects the neighborhood's industrial past in its use of butcher-block flooring, steel, and brick. Both alluring and whimsical, the hotel will offer a rotation of eight turn-down treats, from Baked by Melissa cupcakes to truffles by David Burke. The hotel is designed by Peter Poon Architects and developed by LodgeWorks Partners, and is expected to open in May 2014.
citizenM Times Square is so, so, so close to opening, but not quite there yet. The European hotel chain, which prides itself on its standard XL king beds, has hopped into the American market with fervor, expecting to open their new Times Square post at 50th Street off of Broadway on March 25. Turns out the 230-room hotel had to push back to a mid-April open. Another citizenM is going up at 185-191 Bowery. No word yet on when that will open. Anyone know what's going on down there?
The incoming SLS Hotel at 444 Park Avenue South will bare likeness to its Beverly Hills and South Beach counterparts with its high-end interiors by design innovator Philippe Starck. The 190-room hotel will plant itself in hotel hotspot NoMad (North of Madison Square Park) made popular by the team behind the Ace and NoMad hotels. Expect SLS New York this fall.
The Four Seasons at 30 Park Place, right, will house both a 189-room hotel at its base and private residences. The site is being developed by Silverstein Properties and is designed by starchitect Robert A.M. Stern. The 926-foot-tall building is expected to be completed in mid-2016, and will include a five-star restaurant and a landscaped park.
Perhaps when Hotel Indigo opens at the Orchard Street Hell Building, the plagued structure will be able to shed its most-favored moniker; although we doubt it. Developed by Intercontinental Hotel Group, the structure is really getting somewhere nowadayswhich is almost too hard to believe following a decade of stops and startsas Hotel Chatter spotted some brick overlay going up on its exterior. When completed, the hotel will hold 290 rooms over 23 stories. Maybe Hotel Indigo can move into the LES location by 2020, long trailing the 25-story, 190-room hotel the brand is building at 22 Maiden Lane in FiDi, expected in 2016.
Firmdale Hotels, the team behind the Crosby Street Hotel, is bringing another of its creations to Midtown at 18-20 West 56th Street. We gleefully report that the Crosby Street Hotel's sister site will share the same architect, Stonehill & Taylor. Plans for the hotel were announced last year, and have been promptly followed up at the site, where excavation and foundation work are well underway. Expect this beaut around fall 2015. And please excuse that its rendering, at right, is mud-splattered.
The landmarked Jarmulowsky Bank Building at 54 Canal Street is undergoing a tight-lipped boutique hotel conversion that's anticipated to bring some 100-rooms across its 11-stories to the Lower East Side. The project made headlines following CB 3's approval of DLJ Real Estate Partners' plans to re-erect the building's historic 50-foot cupola. The building's interiors are going through a thorough restoration as well. The hotel is scheduled to open in the second half of 2015.
The beloved Temple Court is getting some TLC from GB Lodging and the Thompson Hotels brand behind Smyth Tribeca and Gild Hall. The formerly derelict building is being converted into a 287-room hotel and 68-unit condo building. Foundation work for the 40-plus story next door that will house some of the units has begun. The hotel and residences at 5 Beekman Street is poised to open next year.
↑ Construction on Midtown's Tommie Hotel is slowly plodding along, as the site has moved into excavation. The hotel is designed by firm Gwathmey Siegal Kaufman and developed by Commune Hotels, also behind Thompson Hotels and Joie de Vivre. The hotel will bring 250 ergonomically-designed and space efficient rooms to the neighborhood by 2015. This is definitely a hotel of the future: guests will be able to digitally check in to their 150-square-foot rooms.
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An Ace Hotel is coming to the Bowery, as of the beginning of March. The sale, which was in closing negotiations since 2012, will see the handover of the former Salvation Army Chinatown Shelter at 225 Bowery to developer Omnia Group, with backing from investor North Wind Group, who will likely convert the building rather than demolish it to preserve the existing structure's overbuilt 19,500 square feet. The hotel, to be remodeled by ND Architecture, will host 180 rooms. No work has started on the project, so it's still a long way off. HotelChatter speculates an opening in late 2015.
Slated for 2016, Innside by Meliá is another hotel to watch for in the NoMad neighborhood. The new, 20-story ground-up construction will have 313 rooms and be on West 27th Street between Sixth and Seventh avenues. Primarily a European brand, Meliá is aimed towards business travelers.
A new pod-like hotel is anticipated for 400 West 42nd Street. Developed by the Friedman Group and Landis Group, the incoming tower is rumored to have 40 floors and 510 rooms of about 140 square-feet. The development will also have 38 larger extended-stay rooms and 25,000-square-feet of ground-floor retail. Have any intel on the brand coming to the lot? Send it our way.
↑ A new and yet-to-be-named hotel is coming to the site of a Midtown parking garage at 350 West 40th Street between Eighth and Ninth avenues. The 35-story, 594-room hotel is being developed by Sam Chang and designed by none other than his collaborative pal, Gene Kaufman. The hotel rooms will be pod-like and no larger than 300-square-feet, with low ceilings to boot. YIMBY notes that the tower will rise only 315 feet. Chang snagged the lot for $26.3 million in December. With demolition permits approved in January, construction is imminent.
· Hotels Week 2014 [Curbed]