New York hotelier Sam Chang and Marriott International partnered in 2016 to introduce several new ground up hotels around the city. Now, construction on one of two dual-branded properties has picked up between Eighth and Ninth avenues, at 338 West 36th Street.
Upon completion, the 28-story property will include a 286-key Marriott Fairfield Inn & Suites and a 280-key Marriott SpringHill Suites.
SoHo-based Gene Kaufman Architect has again partnered with Chang and will oversee design of the Marriott hotels.
The hotels will share a lobby, a fitness center, meeting areas, a bar and lounge, as well as guest dining areas. In total, the property will comprise 191,000 square feet.
A portion of the building’s enclosure repurposes the facade of a 110-year-old church that previously occupied the build-site. The most recent renderings from the developer depict large arched windows and brick masonry spanning a portion of the lower level podium, with the hotel tower rising above.
Completion is expected in 2019, following nearly two years of construction and fit out.
Metal bracing supports the existing church facade and stained-glass windows as construction continues behind (Photo: Omnibuild)