Design Change: 461 West 34th Street, 29-Story Marriott Courtyard Hotel

461 West 34th Street461 West 34th Street, images from Marx Development Group

On one block in Hell’s Kitchen, two hotel projects are currently under construction. While 444 Tenth Avenue has already been revealed, specifics had still been missing for 461 West 34th Street, where several renderings for different designs had been floating around.

But now, we have the first renderings of the (hopefully) final design for the project, which is being developed by Atria Builders and Marx Development Group. Permits list the architect of record as DSM Design Group, and the building will stand 312 feet and 29 stories tall, totaling 399 rooms.

461 West 34th Street

461 West 34th Street, equipment on-site

While a total scope of almost 200,000 square feet is substantial, in the Hudson Yards, it is quite small. Across the street, the Hudson Yards towers are under construction, and even the retail podium of the office giants will rise nearly halfway to the new Marriott’s roof.

That still leaves the hotel with a soon-to-be prime location, directly across the street from New York City’s first Neiman Marcus and one block removed from the 34th Street stop on the 7-train. And around the corner, another developer has also taken advantage of location as well.

444 Tenth Avenue

444 Tenth Avenue

On the southeast corner of 35th Street and 10th Avenue, YYY Development is building 444 Tenth Avenue, a future 17-story and 151-room hotel designed by Aufgang Architects. Work on that project is already above ground level, and completion is expected in December of 2015.

444 Tenth Avenue

444 Tenth Avenue

As for 461 West 34th Street, excavation is apparently about to begin, per all the equipment that has recently appeared on-site. No specific completion date has been announced, but a 2016 estimate would be reasonable, and the project received a $60 million bridge loan in September.

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