46-Story Dual-Brand Marriott Opens at 140 West 28th Street in Chelsea, Manhattan

140 West 28th Street. Photo by Michael Young

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.

140 West 28th Street. Photo by Michael Young

A glass and metal canopy hangs over the sidewalks.

140 West 28th Street. Photo by Michael Young

The photograph below is taken one street to the north along West 29th Street.

140 West 28th Street. Photo by Michael Young

140 West 28th Street. Photo by Michael Young

140 West 28th Street. Photo by Michael Young

140 West 28th Street. Photo by Michael Young

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.

140 West 28th Street. Photo by Michael Young

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.

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13 Comments on "46-Story Dual-Brand Marriott Opens at 140 West 28th Street in Chelsea, Manhattan"

  1. David : Sent From Heaven. | January 23, 2022 at 8:18 am | Reply

    Beautiful on grid of windows, the property developed views with one direction to construct. Stop at the structure and looked up, high vertical for shining its color: Thanks to Michael Young.

  2. I actually really like the base. The large canopy covering the entrance is a pretty neat concept. The rest, however, is just plain miserable, in typical fashion.

  3. 530 rooms during the age of Covid..
    Covert to condo room apartments.
    Would sell out with the right prices.
    Unless tourism picks up this will lack cash flow .

  4. Dismal GK crapola as usual. This and the Hilton from yesterday’s post are grotesque in the scale of their architectural incompetence. I don’t buy that lower-cost buildings need to be this ugly.

  5. I don’t know what expresses the design intent best: the ridiculous and amaturish decoration of the lobby surfaces: floor to elevator wall to ceiling to desk or, the line up of pathetic plants against the glass in the wind-tunnel in front of the front doors. “neat” Thomas? not neat, not tidy, not well conceived and in the middle of the plant district, that space could be the most lush atria seducing every guest to take a plant to their room or back to Saginaw!!

  6. The mechanicals at the top look poorly planned

  7. Ross from nowhere | January 23, 2022 at 11:58 am | Reply

    With this building setback do you think the two buildings on either side could open up their walls with windows?

  8. Can we please get together and run these two men out of our city? Is there a legal precedent? 😂😩🤦🏻‍♂️

  9. The entry court and front signage speak to me. They say: You’ve missed your flight so you might as well stay the night at the airport hotel.

  10. Can it get any more banal?

  11. Thank god Marriott added their name in Guantanamo black letters twice on the signage of this abomination. It’s basically a three bay loading dock for a facade. Cheap. Crap. Killing New York City. It’s shocking the city allowed this to be built. And how does Marriott’s design team allow this mess to be built. I feel insulted when I look at this building.

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