Construction Update: The CitizenM Hotel

CitizenM HotelCitizenM Hotel, photo from Dave Allen

The CitizenM Hotel at 218 West 50th Street is almost ready to open, per the latest submitted photos from YIMBY readers Dave & Ava. The only thing the development appears to be missing from its renderings is the bright billboard that surrounds the upper floors, but with the ‘I <3 CM’ signage only recently going up, that may still be in the works.

Regardless, at 22 floors, the building is a fairly innocuous addition to Midtown, and completely unnoticeable on the New York skyline. The hotel will certainly serve its purpose too, offering relatively low-cost but chic travel lodging.

CitizenM‘s Times Square outpost will be the chain’s first in the U.S., as they have previously kept to European markets. The Midtown edition will soon be followed by another New York expansion, though the city’s second CitizenM Hotel will be located on the Lower East Side.

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