Construction is nearing completion on the Le Meridien Hotel, a 21-story mixed-use tower at 292 Fifth Avenue in NoMad. The 187-key hotel rises 21 stories tall on a plot between West 30th and West 31st Streets, and is designed by Gene Kaufman Architect and developed by McSam Hotel Group, which purchased the site for approximately $42.4 million in March 2017.
Exterior work is nearing completion on the 476-foot-tall Virgin Hotel at 1225 Broadway in NoMad. Designed by Stantec and developed by Lam Group, the 38-story tower will yield 300,000 square feet and 460 hotel rooms managed by Sir Richard Branson of Virgin Group. The property is located between West 29th Street and West 30th Street and will be the first Virgin Hotel establishment in New York City.
Façade work is getting closer to completion on the NoMad Ritz Carlton, a 580-foot-tall hotel skyscraper at 1185 Broadway. Designed by Rafael Vinoly and developed by Marriott, Ritz Carlton Hotels, and Flag Luxury Properties, the 40-story tower will yield 250 guest rooms across 150,000 square feet at the corner of Broadway and West 28th Street.
Work is fully complete on Snøhetta‘s 18-story, 224-room Graduate Hotel at 22 North Loop Road and the adjacent four-story Verizon Tech Executive Education Center on Roosevelt Island. Stonehill Taylor worked alongside Snøhetta for the Graduate Hotel, serving as the architect of record. The Graduate Hotel and the Verizon Tech Center properties are the final pieces of the Skidmore, Owings & Merrill-designed Cornell Tech master plan, which was developed by Hudson Companies, Related Companies, and Brookfield and rises south of the Queensboro Bridge’s central span. Architectural Precast Innovations (API) was the concrete partner on the two buildings.
Construction has topped out on 456 Greenwich Street, a 110-foot-tall, eight-story hotel building in Tribeca. Developed by Caspi Development and designed by Stephen B. Jacobs Group with Martin Brudnizki Design Studio as the interior designer, the 94,000-square-foot structure will yield 96 guest rooms operated by Groupe Lucien Barrière of the Hôtel Barrière Le Fouquet’s Paris. The site is bound by Greenwich Street to the east, Desbrosses Street to the south, and Washington Street to the west. More than three years passed from groundbreaking to topping out due to numerous delays stemming from legal disputes and financial issues, though it appears that the project is finally back on track.