Sam Chang

Excavation Underway for Gene Kaufman’s 974-Room Hotel at 150 West 48th Street, in Midtown

Excavation has begun at 150 West 48th Street in Midtown, site of 974-room hotel designed by Gene Kaufman Architect. The 330-foot-tall, 34-story project is being developed by Sam Chang of McSam Hotel Group, who purchased the lot for $140 million from Rockefeller Group in early 2019 and secured a $250 million construction loan. Rooms will occupy a total of 300,216 square feet, for an average of 308 square feet apiece.

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150 West 48th Street in Midtown, Manhattan

Permits Filed for 150 West 48th Street in Midtown

Permits have been filed for a 34-story hotel building at 150 West 48th Street in Midtown, Manhattan. Located between Sixth Avenue and Seventh Avenue, the lot is steps from the 47-50 Streets Rockefeller Center subway station, serviced by the B, D, F, and M trains and the 49th Street station, serviced by the N, R, and W trains. Hotel developer Sam Chang of McSam Hotel Group is listed as the owner behind the applications, after paying $140 million to purchase the property earlier this year.

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