Sam Chang


16 East 39th Street

22-Story, 162-Key Hotel Filed At 16 East 39th Street, Midtown South

Sam Chang’s Great Neck-based McSam Hotel Group has filed applications for a 22-story, 162-key hotel at 16 East 39th Street, in Midtown South, located a few blocks from Bryant Park and Grand Central Terminal. The building would measure 73,073 square feet in its entirety, and 66,328 square feet would be used for hotel operations. The hotel rooms would each measure an average of around 400 square feet and a lounge would be located on the top floor. SoHo-based Gene Kaufman is the architect of record. The existing 12-story, thru-block office building was subdivided into separate tax lots in October, so we’re guessing only the the 39th Street half of the building is going to be demolished, along with an adjacent three-story townhouse at 14 East 39th Street. According to The Real Deal, the properties are currently owned by ClearRock Properties and Juster Properties.




334 West 36th Street

Façade Being Preserved At 334 West 36th Street, Site Of 28-Story, 566-Key Hotel, Garment District

Prolific hotel developer Sam Chang has revised plans for a proposed hotel development at 334 West 36th Street, in the Garment District. Previous plans called for the demolition of the existing six-story Christ Church, but now the structure and its façade are being incorporated into the new development. According to The New York Times, the hotel will stand 28 stories, and DOB permits now show 566 hotel rooms. This is an increase from earlier applications, which called for 20 stories and 406 rooms.


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