Staten Island’s mini-megaproject Lighthouse Point just got another major addition. Developer Triangle Equities is partnering with Starwood Hotels & Resorts to bring a 175-room Westin Hotel to the North Shore. The hotel will be built as part of Phase 2 of the overall Lighthouse Point project, which is being built in St. George at a cost of $231 million.
Construction on the first phase is already underway and will see the creation of 65,000 square feet of office and retail, as well as a 12-story rental building with 115 apartments. Twenty percent of the apartments will be permanently affordable. As part of that project, over one acre of the waterfront will become publicly accessible, and will be used for concerts, food festivals, and art exhibits. There will also be a 300-space car parking garage.
The new hotel, the Westin New York Staten Island, will come in the second phase, and is expected to be complete by mid-2019. The second phase will also see the rehabilitation of four historic buildings and underground vaults at the site, and one of these will be incorporated as an amenity space for the hotel once restoration work is complete. This restoration will allow for about 30,000 square feet of retail, restaurant, and office space.
The hotel is being designed by Perkins Eastman with interior work by Andres Escobar.
"Nowhere else on Staten Island will you find a full-service hotel with first-class amenities and stunning unobstructed views of the New York skyline to accommodate both business and leisure travel," Lester Petracca, the president of Triangle Equities, said in a statement. "Lighthouse Point will fully cater to a live, work and play environment while retaining the feel of a charming and historic harbor town."