Work is wrapping up on 140 West 28th Street, a 46-story dual-brand Marriott Hotel tower in Chelsea. Designed by Gene Kaufman Architect and developed by Sam Chang of the McSam Hotel Group, the 470-foot-tall tower will yield 531 guest rooms split between Springhill Suites by Marriott and Townplace Suites by Marriott Properties. Omnibuild is the general contractor for the 173,000-square-foot reinforced concrete edifice, which is located between Sixth and Seventh Avenues in the Flower District.
Since our last update in early July, work has finished on the podium and entranceway, which is now adorned with the Marriott brand signage.
Finishing touches are proceeding around the entrance along West 28th Street, where the metal and glass canopy, hanging light fixtures, plants, and furniture are being assembled and placed. A set of skylights punctures through the ceiling of the podium, illuminating the covered ground-floor entrance. The main tower itself is fully enclosed in a mix of warm-colored panels on the back southern side and metallic silver panels with interspersed horizontal gray stripes on the front northern profile.
The following photo shows a broader perspective of 140 West 28th Street standing alongside the Aloft Hotel at 132 West 28th Street, separated only by a four-story prewar building.
140 West 28th Street should be set to open imminently, conceivably sometime this fall.