Construction is wrapping up on 150 West 48th Street, a 38-story triple-brand Hilton hotel tower in Times Square. Designed by Gene Kaufman Architect and developed by Sam Chang of McSam Hotel Group, the 418-foot-tall, 320,000-square-foot structure will yield 1,046 hotel rooms across a Hampton Inn, a Home 2 Suites, and a Motto Hotel, Hilton’s newest brand of micro-hotels. McSam Hotel Group purchased the Midtown, Manhattan site from Rockefeller Group in early 2019 at a cost of $140 million and received a $250 million loan before construction broke ground in 2020. Omnibuild is in charge of erecting the tower, which is located by the corner of West 48th Street and Seventh Avenue.
Since our last update in September, work has largely concluded on the brick and glass façade of the main northern elevation, and gray paneling has been installed over the blank concrete faces on the eastern and western sides of the tower.
Omnibuild constructed the tower at a dramatic pace, notably without the use of a construction crane. The primary areas awaiting completion are the mechanical bulkheads on top of the edifice, which are currently surrounded by metal scaffolding and black netting, the top of the back southern wall, which will likely hold a rooftop space, and the ground floor and podium, which have yet to be enclosed.
The Hilton property will contain two ground-floor lobbies; ten elevators with six for the Hampton Inn, two for the Home 2 Suites, and four for the Motto Hotel; a five-part storefront on the first level; and amenities including a restaurant and cafe, a lounge, a rooftop bar, and two gyms.
It was last reported that 150 West 48th Street is slated for completion by fall 2022.