Yet another site along 57th Street is going vertical. The Willow Hotel is now rising at 120 West 57th Street, creating even more buzz on a stretch of 57th already dominated by the construction of One57 (and soon 105 West 57th, as well). Designed by Roman & Williams and rising 299′, the hotel seems quite simple, but not completely mundane–decent filler for a stretch of Midtown soon to be dominated by colossal supertalls.
|Image captured from What A Deal, Ark Partners, by Jamie Morgan|
The hotel will have 250 guest rooms and include 46 luxury suites, with the project’s architects having worked on both the Royalton and the Standard Hotel in the past. All in all, given the location, the design is quite appropriate–while rooms are certain to have a hefty price tag, the hotel’s views will be minimal given its location along 57th. Still, the site represents a welcome addition to one of the city’s fastest growing thoroughfares.
Containing 29 floors and approximately 130,000 square feet of space, the Willow Hotel is expected to be completed in 2013. Pictures of the construction to follow shortly!
This piece by Jamie Morgan provides complete details regarding the project.