The blocks just south of Penn Station in Chelsea are getting yet another hotel designed by Gene Kaufman. Plans were filed yesterday for a 40-story hotel at 144 West 28th Street, between Sixth and Seventh avenues.
The 403-foot-tall development would host 528 rooms and 145,763 square feet of commercial space. After a lobby, dining area and kitchen on the ground floor, each of the upper stories would have nine to 12 rooms. The cellars would host amenity spaces, including a gym, meeting room, offices, break room, and another kitchen.
Gene Kaufman, who has possibly designed more hotels in New York City than any other architect, will once again take the reigns on this project.
Barone Management is the developer. They picked up the property, a parking lot, for a whopping $60 million earlier this month. The Hudson Square-based firm is also working on a Dream Hotel in Long Island City, a 100-key hotel in Tribeca, and another Tribeca hotel on Washington Street.
This area still retains its old manufacturing zoning, which allows industrial and commercial uses, but not residential ones.
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