Construction is currently underway on Sam Chang’s most recent hotel project in Midtown Manhattan. Located at 150 West 48th Street, the 34-story building will contain 974 guest rooms, ranking it among the largest hotels to debut in the city this decade.
Renderings posted at the construction site offer a first look at the rising development, which is set to debut by winter 2022. The illustrations depict a metal façade comprised of brown, gray, and black panels with a scattering of floor-to-ceiling windows.
Designed by McSam’s longtime collaborator Gene Kaufman Architect, the building will span approximately 300,000 square feet. Additional components include a ground-floor restaurant, a bar, and a lounge.
The construction site is on a multi-lot assemblage originally owned by The Rockefeller Group. The former developer sold the property in October 2019 to the McSam Hotel Group for a hefty $140 million.