Construction is complete and occupancy has begun at 140 West 28th Street, a 46-story dual-brand Marriott Hotel tower in Chelsea. Designed by Gene Kaufman Architect and developed by Sam Chang of the McSam Hotel Group, the 470-foot-tall tower yields 173,000 square feet and 531 guest rooms split between a 284-room Springhill Suites and a 247-room Townplace Suites. Omnibuild served as the general contractor for the project, which is located between Sixth and Seventh Avenues in the Flower District of Midtown, Manhattan.
Since our last update in October, the all finishing touches have concluded and the sidewalk barriers have been removed. The entryway along West 28th Street is protected by a high ceiling with a set of skylights that enable visitors to look up at the hotel tower. Through revolving doors is the main lobby, which is decorated with bold colorful patterns.
A glass and metal canopy hangs over the sidewalks.
The photograph below is taken one street to the north along West 29th Street.
The building can be spotted from a considerable distance and is distinguished with its simple rectangular massing and symmetrical grid of windows on the northern and southern elevations. The top three levels are clad in much darker paneling, and the tower is capped with a mechanical bulkhead topped with two wooden water towers. Guests looking south will get views of Lower Manhattan, while those facing north can see the Empire State Building and the rest of the Midtown skyline.
The pet-friendly hotel includes a 232-square-foot meeting room, on-site laundry facilities, and a fitness center. 140 West 28th Street is located near a number of subways including the local 1 train to the west at the 28 Street Station along Seventh Avenue, as well as the local R and W trains at the 28 Street Station a little further to the east at the intersection with Broadway.