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.
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Scaffolding continues to be dismantled from 291 Livingston Street, revealing the dark façade of the 22-story hotel tower in Downtown Brooklyn. Designed by Gene Kaufman Architect and developed by Aview Equities and Hello Living, the 189-foot-tall structure will yield 100 hotel rooms and a ground-floor beer garden. The property is located between Nevins Street to the east, Grove Place to the north, and Hanover Place to the west, and was formerly occupied by a two-story commercial structure that was demolished in 2017.
Façade work is rapidly progressing on the recently topped-out 150 West 48th Street, a 418-foot-tall, 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 320,000-square-foot structure will yield 1,046 hotel rooms with 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 for $140 million, and also received a $250 loan before construction broke ground last year. Omnibuild is in charge of erecting the tower, which is located by the corner of West 48th Street and Seventh Avenue.
Work is wrapping up on 305 West 48th Street, a 27-story hotel in the Midtown, Manhattan neighborhood of Hell’s Kitchen. Designed by Gene Kaufman Architects and developed by Bright Management with Rockwell Group as the interior designer, 303-foot-tall tower will yield 73,000 square feet, with 211 guest rooms spread across 59,000 square feet. The site is located at the corner of West 48th Street and Eighth Avenue, a short walk from Times Square and the Theater District. Joy Construction is the general contractor for the building.
Façade installation is progressing on 223 West 46th Street, a 20-story Marriott SpringHill hotel in Times Square. Designed by Gene Kaufman Architects and developed by McSam Hotel Group, the project will yield 70,000 square feet and 200 guest rooms. The property is located between Seventh and Eighth Avenues and is a short walk from the pedestrian plazas and retail stores that line Times Square’s iconic intersection of Broadway and Seventh Avenue. Zhong Wang Construction Services Inc. is the general contractor.