New Hyatt Place Hotel at 350 West 39th Street Tops Out, Midtown Manhattan

350 West 39th Street, Rendering by Gene Kaufman Architect

Developed by New York hotelier Sam Chang, a new 180,000-square-foot Hyatt Place has officially topped-out, yielding one of the largest hospitality developments in the Garment District and Times Square neighborhoods of Midtown, Manhattan.

The 25-story Hyatt Place will offer 518 guest rooms and just under 7,000 square feet of dining areas, including an indoor restaurant, a backyard eatery, and a ground floor bar/lounge. Lower-level amenity areas include a fitness center, a business center and private meeting space.

Gene Kaufman Architect, frequent collaborator of Sam Chang’s McSam Hotel Group, is credited as architect, with Paul Vega of VLDG Inc. at the helm of interior design.

As previously reported by YIMBY, the McSam Hotel Group scooped up the block-through site for $112 million in 2014 including the assembling of additional air rights.

Nine additional hotels located on the same stretch of West 39th and 40th Streets between 8th and 9th Avenues have been designed by Gene Kaufman. Hyatt Place establishes a 10th outpost for the architect in the neighborhood, with the sum total of his work now resulting in 3,000 guest rooms and 1,000,000 square feet of hotel space.

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7 Comments on "New Hyatt Place Hotel at 350 West 39th Street Tops Out, Midtown Manhattan"

  1. Please pardon me for using your space: 21 countries agree with its design by its purpose.

  2. Chris Becket | June 8, 2018 at 7:21 am | Reply

    Sigh. Yet another Gene Kaufman structure. To be so popular, he must work cheap.

  3. I think Kaufman secret is that his structures are delivered on time. They are not pretty but they finish on time and on budget.

  4. Apalling. Excuse me, but is this a budget building?

  5. Kaufman’s success is that each project is virtually a rubber stamp of details and finishe. His office is a factory-like production line of simple, easy to build boxes with minor tweaks. Results speak for themselves, crap in, crap out. Unapologetically bad but affordable to the developers. How any architect would want to be credited with such mind numbing and excessively dull “architecture” is the true mystery.

  6. Looks like Pruitt Igoe formerly in St. Luis, now dust.

  7. Gene Kaufman is no cheap architect. I built 50 hotels with him, his designs are exclusive and different.

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