Construction is nearing completion on the Le Meridien Hotel, a 21-story mixed-use tower at 292 Fifth Avenue in NoMad. The 187-key hotel rises 21 stories tall on a plot between West 30th and West 31st Streets, and is designed by Gene Kaufman Architect and developed by McSam Hotel Group, which purchased the site for approximately $42.4 million in March 2017.
Recent photos reveal the final look of the façade following the disassembly of scaffolding and construction netting that enshrouded the edifice at the time of our last update last July.
The building is a modern take on a classic design, with a light-colored masonry façade and an orthodox grid of windows. There are different brick running bond patterns found across the main eastern elevation that go alongside dark metal railings in front of each window, a decorative cornice that stretches across the main setback, and a multi-story glass box that sits in the center line of the symmetrically designed building.
The only areas awaiting completion are around the ground floor, the lower section of the brick and glass façade, and the removal of the sidewalk scaffolding.
Hotel rooms begin on the second floor and go all the way up to the 16th floor. Above are residences from floors 17 thought 21. The property will also contain private meeting rooms and an outdoor terrace on the 17th-floor setback, as well as a ground-floor restaurant and bike storage. The terrace should provide striking views of the nearby Empire State Building.
It was last reported that Le Meridien would open last October, however sometime this spring is possible.