50-Story Hotel Planned for 24-09 Jackson Avenue in Long Island City

24-09 Jackson Avenue, image via Google Maps24-09 Jackson Avenue, image via Google Maps

Japanese budget hotel operator Toyoko Inn Co. is planning a huge hotel in Long Island City. The company has filed applications for a 50-story hotel—its first one in the U.S.—at 24-09 Jackson Avenue, between 45th Avenue and 23rd Street.

The sizable building would fill a long-vacant lot right next to the Court Square subway station, where future travelers will be able to catch the G, 7, E and M trains. Residential towers are rising on the former 5 Pointz site right across the street, and the ODA-designed, cube-tastic rental building at 22-22 Jackson Avenue is down the block.

The hotel would reach 514 feet into the air and hold 260,857 square feet of commercial space. The plans reveal that there will be 1,260 hotel rooms.

A five-car garage and lobby would occupy the ground floor, followed by 54 rooms apiece on the second through eighth floors, and 21 to 22 rooms on each of the remaining stories.

Chicago-based Hotel Architect DPC applied for the permits.

Toyoko has been planning a hotel in New York City since 2010, when it announced plans for a 640-room hotel in Long Island City. The hotelier spent $18.2 million on six lots along Jackson Avenue in 2007, and then shelled out another $8.2 million two lots next door in 2014.

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5 Comments on "50-Story Hotel Planned for 24-09 Jackson Avenue in Long Island City"

  1. Hottest spot for development on 50-story hotel, I think that project appears for the best.

  2. Just what we need .. more traffic in already overly congested area. Not to mention the subway…most overlt congested lines in the system #7.

  3. Fantastic news! NYC needs more alternatives to the $200+/hotels on Manhattan to keep tourist dollars from seeping to Jersey. (See this 2014 article: nyti.ms/2diQzsK ) Queens (and maybe then the Bronx?) stands to benefit.

  4. Can’t find Chicago-based Hotel Architect DPC for the 50 story Hotel in Long Island
    Would appreciate some assistance please

    Thank you

  5. I really wish this wasn’t happening

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