New renderings have been released showcasing a design change for the Xadia Hotel, a 42-story hotel tower currently rising at 57 West 39th Street in Midtown, Manhattan. Designed by Marin Architects and developed by Wei Hong Hu under the H Hotel LLC, the 475-foot-tall structure will yield 173 guest rooms and amenities including a restaurant, an arcade, and a rooftop bar. City Cross Construction Corp. is the general contractor for the property, which is located on a narrow interior plot between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, one block south of Bryant Park.
The design has undergone multiple refinements since the tower began its ascent in early 2020. The initial design featured a striking domed cap above the cantilever, but was later toned down to a flowing, angled pinnacle. The latest renderings show the tower culminating in a flat parapet with minimal ornamentation around the crown.
A glass-roofed courtyard with outdoor seating and paneled walls leads to the main lobby.
Here we see the lobby interior.
The crown is composed of gray paneling and metal grilles arranged in a series of columns with cutout corners. The crown and underside of the cantilever are shown illuminated in the dusk renderings.
Interior renderings created by DHT Design depict the guest rooms and bathrooms, which will be finished with marble walls and flooring.
“When we were approached to design the Xadia Hotel, we saw it as an exciting opportunity to combine our expertise in hospitality design with our firm’s knowledge of New York City’s zoning laws,” said Walter Marin, founder and senior principal at Marin Architects. “We are proud to be bringing a new design destination to the city and to be an important part of this era of reimagination in Midtown.”
Additional floors have been added to the tower since our last update in December, when work had recently resumed after a second pause in construction. Recent photos show the latest stories braced with wooden formwork as the concrete settles, and diagonal steel trusses erected within the levels directly above the cantilever. Beginning at the 18th floor, the columns at the two northern corners transition from square to cylindrical. Façade installation has yet to begin.
The nearest subways from the site are the B, D, F, M, and 7 trains at the 42nd Street-Bryant Park station to the north.
It was last reported from Marin Architects that 57 West 39th Street would complete construction around mid-2025.