McSam Hotel Group Breaks Ground on a 200-Key Hotel at 223 West 46th Street in Midtown

Rendering of 223 West 46th Street - Gene Kaufman ArchitectRendering of 223 West 46th Street - Gene Kaufman Architect

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.

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13 Comments on "McSam Hotel Group Breaks Ground on a 200-Key Hotel at 223 West 46th Street in Midtown"

  1. Please pardon me for stinking up the place: Beautiful developers brainpower Workers. make building go higher. Windows help you’ll look out to streets below. (You’re welcome N.Y.)
    Hey David, I did your job for you!

  2. The former parking lot had more style than this ‘hotel’

  3. Disgusting. These people should be drawn and quartered.

  4. David in Bushwick | July 25, 2019 at 9:17 am | Reply

    Well, the Scientologists next door will now have a lovely place to stay.
    Thank you for retiring, Sam Chang…

  5. Have to agree with the above. The city planning nimrods certainly give a hard time to developers who want to put up beautiful buildings, but why not these carbuncles that pop up mid-block everywhere in Manhattan? Gene Kaufman is willfully malciious in inflicting these value-engineered pieces of merde in us for our eternity.

  6. GrouchyOldMan | July 25, 2019 at 11:58 am | Reply

    “Developer Sam Chang has opened more than 50 hotels in the New York City area… with a particular focus on budget and limited service properties”

    Lol! AKA, cheap and ugly Chinese junk. In twenty years, NYC will be a Chinese dominated city, and it will be terrible.

  7. Even a first year architecture student could easily do better than this. How, how could this beast even be considered for any location in Manhattan? Oh, by the way, that student would earn a big fat “F”.

  8. Franklin Bashier | July 26, 2019 at 12:23 pm | Reply

    Holy crap this building is a pile of ugly. Good lord.

  9. Justin Ramirez | July 26, 2019 at 11:45 pm | Reply

    I have pretty much the same thing to say about this one as I’ve had to say about this duo’s previous projects: I guess it looks better than a parking lot…

  10. Bet he doesn’t use union construction, too.

    A giant middle finger to the city.

  11. I am so glad the architect could use “my First Building” software on their iPad. The app was worth the 99 cents from the App Store.

  12. Another stinker from Gene Kauffman. How do these buildings get approved? A blight on the city.

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