Construction is wrapping up on the Virgin Hotel, a 38-story tower at 1225 Broadway in NoMad. Designed by Stantec and developed by Lam Group, the 476-foot-tall, 300,000-square-foot structure will yield 460 hotel rooms managed by Sir Richard Branson of Virgin Group. Flintlock Construction Systems, LLC is the general contractor for the building, which is bound by Broadway, West 29th Street, and West 30th Street.
Since our last update in June, almost all of the remaining gaps in the glass curtain wall have been filled in and podium work is drawing to a close.
We can now see glass railings and practically all the floor-to-ceiling glass units installed on the podium section. The wraparound sidewalk scaffolding and construction fencing and barriers should finally be removed before the end of the year. as well as seeing the iconic red logo placed somewhere close to street level.
Photographs of the western elevation show the reflective metal panels running the height of the building and surrounding a protruding glass volume that will likely be part of the amenity offerings. These upper levels will provide guests with panoramic vistas of the Midtown and Lower Manhattan skylines, as well as direct views of the nearby Empire State Building.
The same façade system is also repeated on the opposite eastern side.
Few details about the interiors have been revealed, though it’s been reported that the Virgin Hotel would boast an outdoor swimming pool with lounge areas, 90,000 square feet of retail space, and an underground 22,000-square-foot golf store called “Swingers: A Crazy Golf Club.”
No finalized completion date for 1225 Broadway has been announced, however YIMBY predicts the property to open sometime in early 2022.