Back in June of 2015, the McSam Hotel Group disclosed plans to incorporate a portion of the façade of a six-story Gothic church, at 334 West 36th Street into a new hotel development. Today, construction is nearly complete, with interior fit outs underway. Contrary to the depiction in the rendering, it appears the old Gothic church was completely razed, with a facsimile of the facade replacing the extant original.
Upon completion, the 28-story property will include a 286-key Marriott F airfield Inn & Suites and a 280-key Marriott SpringHill Suites.
The Christ Church Memorial building was originally completed in 1905, and included a parish house, a Sunday school hall, classrooms, a library, a gymnasium and a small bowling alley. Following outcry from local preservationists, the McSam Hotel Group agree to rebuild demolished portions of the church to resemble the pre-existing facade.
Completion is expected by 2019 following nearly two years of construction.