A beleaguered real estate developer is working on a new hotel project in the Hudson Yards district. Sean Ludwig's Blackhouse Development has hired Los Angeles-based architecture firm M-Rad to design a 740-foot tall hotel that's going by the name of Hudson Americano (ugh). To be clear, the design right now is strictly conceptual. Blackhouse has been involved in an ongoing dispute over ownership rights of another Hudson Yards project, the Chinese lantern-inspired Hudson Rise, with co-developers Kuafu Properties and Siras Development since March. It is unclear if this new development by Blackhouse is a proposal for the same site. Curbed has reached out to both the architecture firm and Blackhouse for comment.
As for the new hotel project, the slender building with a Tetris-like exterior design towers above the neighboring buildings in the renderings (although, let's be real, it's hardly tall compared to others in the neighborhood.) The design features 160 hotel suites, 15 luxury condosit's unclear whether they're intended as short- or long-term residential unitsthree floors of spas, two floors of swimming pools, and an entertainment space that will offer 360-degree views of the city.
· Hudson Yards Watch [Curbed]
· Elliman broker's widow files wrongful death suit against Sean Ludwick [TRD]
· The $600M Hudson Rise Development Becomes a Legal Nightmare [Commercial Observer]