Longtime collaborators McSam Hotel Group and Gene Kaufman Architects have once again paired up on a new hotel development in Midtown, Manhattan. Located at 223 West 46th Street, the project replaces a former parking lot. According to the architect, the building will rise at least 26 stories, although the rendering depicts a tower with 34 floors.
These renderings reveal a slender, gray-hued structure with a modest setback above the lobby level. The hotel rises in a uniform mass, and it does not appear that any of the guest rooms will have balcony or terrace access.
While the property has not been named, the hotel will eventually contain 200 guest rooms, a fitness center, a restaurant, and a rear yard with outdoor seating. In total, the development will comprise 70,000 square feet.
Developer Sam Chang has opened more than 50 hotels in the New York City area since the mid-1990s under the McSam Hotel Group, with a particular focus on budget and limited service properties. Earlier this year, the 58-year-old hotelier announced his retirement and has already begun winding down business operations.