Ritz-Carlton Hotel and Residences Completes Construction at 1185 Broadway in NoMad, Manhattan

The Ritz Carlton at 1185 Broadway. Designed by Rafael Vinoly.

Exterior work is complete on the Ritz-Carlton Hotel and Residences, a 45-story skyscraper at 1185 Broadway in NoMad. Designed by Rafael Vinoly and developed by MarriottRitz Carlton Hotels, and Flag Luxury Properties, the 580-foot-tall reinforced concrete tower will yield 250 guest rooms spread across 150,000 square feet and 16 one- and two-bedroom penthouse residences on the upper levels. Lendlease is the general contractor for the project, which is located at the corner of Broadway and West 28th Street. The Erin Boisson Aries team at Christie’s International Real Estate is handling the sales of the penthouses.

At the time of our last update in December, a number of finishing touches were still underway on the podium and crown, with orange netting covering various sections as work progressed. Glass railings now line the outdoor podium space, the windows and paneling on the top floors and mechanical bulkhead are finished, and the sidewalk scaffolding has been removed from the site.

1185 Broadway. Photo by Michael Young

1185 Broadway. Photo by Michael Young

1185 Broadway. Photo by Michael Young

1185 Broadway. Photo by Michael Young

Some landscaping has been completed around the main entrance along West 28th Street, and a minor amount of work on the stone pavement is still concluding behind the temporary metal fencing.

1185 Broadway. Photo by Michael Young

1185 Broadway. Photo by Michael Young

1185 Broadway. Photo by Michael Young

1185 Broadway. Photo by Michael Young

1185 Broadway. Photo by Michael Young

1185 Broadway. Photo by Michael Young

1185 Broadway. Photo by Michael Young

1185 Broadway. Photo by Michael Young

The skyscraper and its bold horizontal lines make it architecturally distinguishable and clearly visible from further south by the pedestrian plazas surrounding the Flatiron Building and Madison Square Park.

1185 Broadway. Photo by Michael Young

Guests and residents will soon enter through the main lobby doors beneath an extensive sidewalk canopy, adjacent to the motor courtyard. Ritz-Carlton signage should also be going up soon.

1185 Broadway. Photo by Michael Young

YIMBY last reported that Michelin-starred Chef José Andrés will operate his Zaytinya and Bazaar restaurants within the Ritz-Carlton, along with the highly anticipated rooftop bar housed on the 43rd floor that will come with two outdoor terraces that will provide panoramic vistas of the Empire State Building and Lower Manhattan. Andrés is also curating an in-residence dining menu and all food and beverages will be provided by ThinkFoodGroup.

Other features include a 6,800-square-foot spa and wellness center, a Club Lounge, multiple event spaces spanning 11,000 square feet with a 3,500-square-foot grand ballroom with 17-foot-high ceilings, and business and a la carte guest and owner services. A full list of services can be found on the Ritz-Carlton’s main website. Below are additional renderings showing the residential interiors.

The exterior in the daytime.

The exterior at dusk.

The entrance from the motor courtyard.

The main lobby.

A restaurant.

A bar.

The rooftop bar.

Renderings below depict a typical penthouse living room featuring 10-foot-high ceilings and wide rectangular windows with approximately 12-foot mullion-free panes framing the views of the city. These units are located between floors 40 through 42 with four units per floor.

A living room.

A living room.

The Poliform kitchens are crafted with honed white quartzite counters and backsplashes, custom-designed cabinetry with integrated lighting throughout, Miele appliances including speed and steam ovens, an induction stove, and dual-zone wine storage.

A kitchen.

A master bedroom.

The master bathrooms are lined with Italian Bardiglio Nuvolato marble, a custom-designed terrazzo double sink, an extra large Duravit soaking tub with Dornbracht fixtures, and a separate water closet and rain shower.

A master bathroom.

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel and Residences should open in the coming weeks.

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10 Comments on "Ritz-Carlton Hotel and Residences Completes Construction at 1185 Broadway in NoMad, Manhattan"

  1. David in Bushwick | March 25, 2022 at 8:13 am | Reply

    The projecting horizontal bands between floors are a nice touch, but I wonder if those ledges will become pigeon central.

  2. I really like this building. Yes, one might say it’s a bit awkward in some areas, but I think it has the sleek and sophisticated look that the building should have, of course being a Ritz-Carlton. It’s a solid addition.

  3. Crisp and contemporary.

  4. Why didn’t they build it up to the lot line, and leave the neighboring building on the left with exposed wall (with one lonely AC unit hanging out the window 🤣)?! 🤔

    • Because they suck. Textbook “design in a vacuum”. How this site planning even got off the sketchpad is beyind me. Regardless of the tower portion and the quality materials, I think this building is a failure based solely on how dreadfully ham handed the base is. Complete disregard for good urban form at the part that counts the most.

  5. Always an admirer on Vinoly’s work, I am nevertheless disappointed in the buildings windowless northern elevation. Understanding it is a lot line, I wonder if the project tried to procure the development rights to sites just to the north. It does not look like the building at 29/BDWY is going anywhere. Does YIMBY have any info otherwise? Regardless, this is a tremendous upgrade to the neighborhood. Exciting to see it nearing completion/opening.

  6. What a disaster
    Lobby and lower Floors are a glass block and the whole building is so out of context
    It’s disgusting

  7. Meh. Not a great neighborhood.

  8. very un-ritzy design with the lower levels

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