Construction is nearing completion on Tru by Hilton, a five-story hotel at 529 President Street in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Designed by Raymond Chan Architects and developed by RJ Hospitality LLC, the 60-foot-tall structure will span 31,100 square feet and yield 101 guest rooms, a 9,100-square-foot cellar level, and 6,269 square feet of parking space for 21 vehicles. President St. LLC is the general contractor for the property, which is located on an interior rectangular parcel between 3rd and 4th Avenues.
The Landmarks Preservation Commission has unanimously approved additional alterations to The Waldorf Astoria‘s grand ballroom, the latest phase of the historic hotel’s years-long residential conversion. Led by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) for Dajia US, the building’s current owner, the project will help restore the ballroom to its heralded Art Deco conditions that have since been designated a New York City landmark.
Façade installation has reached the halfway mark of 450 Eleventh Avenue, a 51-story hotel skyscraper in Hudson Yards. Designed by DSM Design Group and developed by Marx Development Group, the 642-foot-tall structure will house a 379-room Aloft hotel along with amenities including a business center, a ballroom, and a fourth-floor restaurant with a bar and outdoor terrace. Atria Builders is the general contractor for the project, which is located at the corner of West 37th Street and Eleventh Avenue, directly across from the Jacob K. Javits Center.
The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) has approved a major renovation project at the historic Martinique New York Hotel at 1260 Broadway in the Koreatown section of Midtown, Manhattan. Led by Building Studio Architects and Burnett Equities, current owner of the hotel, the scope of work includes the installation of marquee signage, modern light fixtures, restoration of the building’s existing windows to historic conditions, and new entryways for retail tenants.
Site preparations are underway at 711 Seventh Avenue, the site of an upcoming 32-story hotel in Times Square. Designed by Gene Kaufman Architect and developed in a joint venture between Flintlock Construction and Atlas Hospitality, the 343-foot-tall structure will yield 400 rooms under IHG Hotel & Resorts’ voco brand. Capital Industries was the demolition contractor for the three low-rise former occupants of the property, which has been combined into an L-shaped parcel with frontage along Seventh Avenue and West 48th Street.