Façade installation is nearing completion on the dual-brand Marriott Hotel at 140 West 28th Street in Chelsea. Designed by Gene Kaufman Architect for the McSam Hotel Group, the tower stands 470 feet tall and will contain 531 guest rooms spanning 173,000 square feet. Omnibuild is in charge of the construction process for the 46-story structure, which will house both a TownePlace Suites and a Springhill Suites.
Recent photos of the main northern elevation show the metal curtain wall closing in on the final floors at the corner of the topped-out edifice. The rectangular metal façade pieces are being installed between the grid of square windows using a metal framing system laid in front of the concrete walls. Most of the metallic units already up against the fenestration have temporary plastic film that will eventually be peeled off at the end of construction. The eastern and western walls will likely remain blank, as they go up to the property line of the site’s footprint.
140 West 28th Street’s guest amenities include a fitness center, meeting rooms, a dining room with an outdoor terrace, a public arcade, and two separate lobbies. Some hotel suites are planned to have private terraces, likely at the very top of the superstructure. The project stands directly next to the Aloft Hotel at 132 West 28th Street.
YIMBY last reported that 140 West 28th Street is expected to debut in 2020, though sometime in early 2021 seems more likely.