A new 19-story hotel at 525 Greenwich Street, in the emerging neighborhood dubbed ‘Hudson Square,’ is just about complete. The building stands 166 feet tall, and has 122 rooms; signage indicates a possibly tentative title of ‘Soho Hotel.’
The site’s developer is Morris Moinian, CEO of Fortuna Realty, which developed the Indigo Hotel in Chelsea. The neighborhood’s ‘Hudson Square’ moniker is a recent invention, and 525 Greenwich’s vicinity is just beginning to come into its own, with Trinity Church driving the major changes.
Nobutaka Ashihara is listed as the project’s architect, and the end result breaks the street-wall, but the cladding is not bad – especially when compared to 6 Platt Street, which the firm also designed. Considering the property is adjacent to a garbage garage, the outcome could have been worse. Upper rooms will have Hudson River views.
Fortuna’s website has additional renderings of 525 Greenwich Street, and it is expected to open in June of 2014.
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