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Chelsea Hotels From L to R: Virgin Hotel, Moxy Hotel Chelsea, 132 West 28th Street,Marriott Renaissance Hotel
As the once dominant Chelsea flower shops have been uprooted from the Flower District, new hotels are springing up like wildflowers in their place. In the past few years, the neighborhood bordering Chelsea and NoMad has established itself as the epicenter of chic hotels with the super stylish hotels NoMad and the Ace Hotel as the top royalty. But every day, more and more hotel developers are following their lead.

In addition to the hotel industry, an emerging technology hub, dubbed “Silicon Alley,” is also flourishing in this neighborhood between Fifth and Seventh Avenues between 23rd and 30th Streets.

Here are 12 new hotel developments in the works:

Name: Marriott’s TownePlace Suites and the Springhill Suites

Address: 140 West 28th Street

Floors / Room Count: 45 floors, 522 rooms

Architect: Gene Kaufman

Developer: Sam Chang’s McSam Hotel Group

Opening Date:End of 2019

140-West-28th-Street-03 140 West 28th Street (Rendering via Gene Kaufman Architect); Foundation as of early February
Two Marriott hotels, TownePlace Suites and the Springhill Suites, will occupy the new building under constructed at 140 West 28th street. The prolific hospitality architect, Gene Kaufman’s new 45-story, 522-key hotel will stand 419-feet tall with 178,000 square feet. The hotels will have a public arcade, fitness center, meeting rooms, dining room, and two separate lobbies. It will be one of the tallest buildings in Chelsea thanks to the air rights that came along with the property.

Address: 292 Fifth Avenue

Floors / Room Count: 20 floors / 150 rooms

Architect: Gene Kaufman

Developer: McSam Hotel Group

292-Fifth-Avenue-034 Axonometric drawing via DOB; Foundation underway as of January 2018
Continuing to build his hotel dynasty, Sam Chang closed on 292 Fifth Avenue in March 2017 for $42.4 million. Chang plans to build a 20-story, four-and-a-half star hotel with 150 rooms and 16 residences on the top floors. The building will total just over 78,000 square feet. Chang will use the architect Gene Kaufman again on this project.

Address: 250 Fifth Avenue

Floors / Room Count: 23 floors / 141 rooms

Architect: Platt Byard Dovell White Architects LLP

Developer: Empire Management

 
 
 
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Developer Empire Management is building a 23-story, 141 room hotel designed by Platt Byard Dovell White Architects LLP. The building will combine an adaptive reuse of the existing 6-story structure and a ground-up development of a 23-story tower totaling over 130,000 square feet.

According to PBDW, although the initial Landmark Commission reviews were deemed not favorable, they “uncovered a 1911 New York Times article describing a proposal for a ‘tall loft building’ on the site. By an extraordinary coincidence, our own offices were in a nearby ‘tall loft building’ built in 1913.” PBDW was able to successfully convince the Landmarks Commission that a tall building was possible and that their design was appropriate to the historic district.

The ground and second floors of the hotel will include a café-restaurant. A full 125-150 seat restaurant with a bar and an open terrace is planned for the roof of the existing building and there will be an event space with terraces overlooking Madison Square Park and lower Manhattan on the top floor of the 23-story tower.

Address: 132 West 28th Street

Floors / Room Count: 32 floors / 203 rooms

Architect: Peter Poon

Developer: Frank Ng

Opening Date: 2020

132 West 28th Street 132 West 28th Street zoning diagram via DOB
132 West 28th Street Demolition beginning on 132 West 28th Street (CityRealty)
Two blocks from the Ace Hotel and on the same block as the two new Marriott hotels, New Jersey-based importer-exporter, Frank Ng originally filed an application to build a 32-story hotel at 132 West 28th Street with JWC Architects. Now Peter Poon, the architect renovating the LaGuardia Ibis hotel, is now the architect on record for this project.

The proposal states the hotel will have 203 rooms over 125,000 square feet and rise 326 feet high. According to Real Estate Weekly, “extended-stay units are likely in the works.” On the ground floor, there will be a lounge and bar. The second floor will have a fitness center and outdoor terrace. There will be a conference room on the third floor and a club on the 30th. Ng bought the building for $14.07 million in 2007.

Name: The Moxy Hotel

Address: 105-109 West 28th Street

Floors / Room Count: 35 floors / 343 rooms

Architect: Stonehill Taylor

Developer: Lightstone Group

Opening Date: End of 2018

 
 
 
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In a partnership with Marriott International, the Lightstone Group is building another millennial magnet Moxy Hotel at 105-109 West 28th Street (the Times Square Moxy opened last year and more NYC Moxys are in the works).

The proposal includes a 35-story building with 343 guest rooms. It will have meeting rooms, grab and go market, two rear yard terraces and a sky lounge with a retractable roof.

According to the architect’s press release, Stonehill Taylor "was inspired by the surrounding floral district, the facade is corten steel and glass. The entrance to the hotel will be through the loading berth, which will feature a variety of planters.” It is expected to open in 2018.

Name: The Virgin Hotel

Address: 1227 Broadway

Floors / Room Count: 39 floors / 465 rooms

Architect: VOA Associates

Developer: Lam Group

Opening Date: 2018

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The Lam Group’s, VOA Associates designed Virgin hotel is located on Broadway between West 29th and West 30th Streets. The 500,000 square foot hotel will be 39 stories with 465 “new concept rooms” that will include large suites and two double-height “rockstar” suites. There will be 90,000 square feet of retail on the ground floor. The hotel will also include a sky lobby club room with a private roof deck and pool as well as a sky club room on the top two floors.

Name: Marriott Renaissance Hotel

Address: 112 West 25th Street

Floors / Room Count: 40 floors / 330 rooms

Architect: Nobutaka Ashihara w/ interior designers Stonehill & Taylor

Developer: Lam Generation

Opening Date: 2018

 
 
 
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Replacing a garage that replaced a Chelsea flea market, developer Lam Generation will build a new Marriott Renaissance 450 foot tower with 140,000 square feet. With the help of some unused neighboring development rights, the building will be one of the tallest in the area. Stonehill Taylor (architecture firm from the previously aforementioned Moxy Hotel) is designing the interior, while architect Nobutaka Ashihara is designing the building.

According to Stonehill Taylor’s site, the interior design was “inspired by the unique history of its locale in Manhattan’s Garment District and Flea Market row” and “plays with anachronisms, intriguing pairings of old and new, bound together by a lush, unexpected garden experience independent of the bustling movements of the city.”

Address: 57 West 24th Street

Floors / Room Count: 19 stories / 77 rooms

Architect: Sung Ho Shin

Developer: Jin Sup An

Opening Date: Unknown

Jim Sup An, the developer of 36 Hudson Hotel, is building a 19-story hotel where the gay bar XES Lounge once stood (XES touted it’s outdoor smoking patio that had free “Gay’s Papaya” hot dogs every Sunday).

The building will stand 179-feet tall structure with 19,850 square feet. The hotel’s only amenities will be a lobby and lounge. Architect Sung Ho Shin is on record to as the architect.

Address: 140-146 West 24th Street

Floors / Room Count: 45 floors / 508 rooms

Architect: Gene Kaufman

Developer: McSam Hotel Group

Opening Date: Unknown

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The developer/architect duo is at it again. In addition to developing the Marriott’s TownePlace Suites and the Springhill Suites hotels and 292 Fifth Avenue (both mentioned above), developer Sam Chang, of McSam Hotel Group, and architect Gene Kaufman, will design and build a 45-floor, 508 room hotel at 140-146 West 24th Street. The hotel will be a 172,640 square foot building on the lot that used to house the private music venue, the Red Door, until it closed in 2015.

Address: 842 Sixth Avenue

Floors / Room Count: 25 floors / 168 rooms

Architect: AESI Professional Architecture

Developer: Anonymous LLC

Opening Date: Unknown

An anonymous LLC filed permits to build a 25-story hotel at 842 Sixth Avenue, between 29th and 30th streets. The hotel will stand 315-foot tall with 77,900 square feet. Reported indoor amenities will include a reading lounge, boardroom, fitness center, and break room in the cellar. Outdoor amenities will include a lounge and two bars on the third and fourth floors. AESI Architecture is listed as the architect.

Address: 113-117 West 24th Street

Floors / Room Count: 38 floors / 360 rooms

Architect: Stonehill & Taylor

Developer: Lam Generation

Opening Date: Unknown

After nearly two years of negotiations on 117 West 24th Street, the deal between Sharif El-Gamal (the developer behind the residential condominium at 45 Park Place and the Jean Nouvel-designed Islamic museum at 49-51 Park Place) and Lam Generation fell through. In February 2018, Lam Generation filed plans with the city to develop the hotel itself. It will rise next to the Renaissance Hotel (see above).

Address: 876 Sixth Avenue

Floors / Room Count: 15 floors / 37 rooms

Architect: Bricolage Designs

Developer: Pinky Realty

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Building permits were filed in 2015 to build a new 15-story hotel with 37 rooms and retail on the first and second floors. The listed developer is Raizada Vaid of Pinky Realty and the architect of record is Bricolage Designs. There has been no progress at the site since the filing.

Name: The Ritz-Carlton New York (Madison Park)

Address: 1185 Broadway

Floors / Room Count: 40 floors / 250 rooms

Architect: Rafael Vinoly Architects

Developer: Paul Kanavos of Flag Luxury Properties

1185-Broadway Rendering of 1185 Broadway (via EB-5 Capital)
Paul Kanavos of Flag Luxury Properties is planning to build a 40-story mixed-use hotel tower at the corner of West 28th Street and Broadway in NoMad. Designed by Rafael Vinoly Architects with 250 hotel suites, 8 residential condominiums and approximately 3,400 square feet of ground-floor retail space. The hotel will be managed by the Ritz-Carlton Hotel. The low-rise retail building and parking garage at the site have been demolished and permits were recently partially approved.
Contributing Writer Michelle Colman Michelle writes children's books and also writes articles about architecture, design and real estate. Those two passions came together in Michelle's first children's book, "Urban Babies Wear Black." Michelle has a Master's degree in Sociology from the University of Minnesota and a Master's degree in the Cities Program from the London School of Economics.
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