New York-based Gene Kaufman’s design studio is responsible for more than 50 hotels and dozens of commercial properties across New York City. Together with Onboard Hospitality, LLC, Kaufman’s latest project is currently under construction at 36 West 38th Street in Midtown, Manhattan, and will debut as Jade Hotel.
Updated renderings for the 21-story hotel property reveal a simple grey-hued masonry façade, stacked balconies, and outdoor terrace areas. Little information has been revealed regarding additional amenity spaces nor the look and feel of the development’s interior spaces.
36 West 38th Street is not an entirely new development. The plot of land was originally owned by Gemini Real Estate Asset Management, who auctioned off the property as part of the firm’s bankruptcy proceedings. In January 2017, Joginder Sharma of Onboard Hospitality LLC became the new owner of the site for just over $19 million.
Falcon Pacific Builders, the construction managers for the new Jade Hotel, have confirmed that work on the rising property is expected to wrap up by Fall 2020.