Omnibuild has completed construction on The Hyatt Place Hotel, a 45-story tower at 140 West 24th Street in Chelsea. Designed by Gene Kaufman Architects and developed by Sam Chang, the 416-foot-tall structure will yield 510 guest rooms spread over 173,000 square feet, making it one of the largest hotels to open in 2021. The reinforced concrete superstructure rises between Sixth and Seventh Avenues and features a lightweight limestone rainscreen façade. Work broke ground in January 2019 and was developed in partnership with Magna Hospitality Group.
Since our last update in February, the remaining paneling has been installed and work has concluded on the ground floor, where Hyatt signage now adorns the entrance.
The limestone looks just as bright in the shadow as it does in the sunlight. At the top of the edifice are two wooden water towers and a slightly extended mechanical floor.
“The stone façade panel system was a global effort,” said John Mingione, principal and COO of Omnibuild. “It was quarried and cut in Portugal and then trucked to Rome mid-pandemic to be sawed down and bonded before being shipped out of Genoa, Italy to New York. Few details were missed with this project. It’s an exciting time to be able to complete the building and see it open as the city continues on its upward trajectory.”
The below photo from One World Trade Center shows how the limestone envelope makes a clear presence among the surrounding darker brick, stone, metal, and glass curtain wall materials.
Some finishing touches are still ongoing, including sidewalk work outside the main lobby.
Hyatt Place Hotel will feature a glass staircase that leads guests up to the mezzanine space and a second-floor outdoor terrace bar built with a retractable wall-opening glass hanger door system that ensures year-round use. Future guests looking south will have unobstructed views of the Lower Manhattan skyline, while the opposite northern-facing windows will provide vistas of Midtown. The closest subways are the F, M, and PATH trains at the 23rd Street station on Sixth Avenue and the 1 train at the 23rd Street station on Seventh Avenue.
YIMBY was told that the Hyatt Place Hotel will open in mid-October.