Exterior work is making steady progress on the topped-out Gene Kaufman-designed hotel at 305 West 48th Street in Hell’s Kitchen. Located between Eighth and Ninth Avenues, the 303-foot-tall, 27-story tower will contain 211 hotel rooms to help sate the booming demand for lodging in the tourism-heavy Times Square area. Bright Management is listed as the developer and Rockwell Group is in charge of designing the building’s interiors and amenity spaces.
Construction has passed the podium levels at 30 West 39th Street, a 300-room hotel in Midtown. Designed by Peter Poon Architects and developed by Fortuna Realty, the reinforced concrete structure will eventually top out at 27 stories and stand 323 feet high. Leeding Builders Group, LLC is the general contractor for the 133,500-square-foot-project.
The Margaritaville Resort at 560 Seventh Avenue in Times Square has climbed to the pinnacle. Work on the curtain wall has also moved along quickly and is nearing the upper floors of the reinforced concrete superstructure. Designed by Stonehill & Taylor Architects and developed by Sharif El-Gamal of Soho Properties along with MHP Real Estate Services, the nearly $300 million project will help fulfill the booming demand for hotel space as tourism to New York City and areas like Times Square continues to rise. The 29-story tower is located at the corner of Seventh avenue and West 40th Street and will contain 234 rooms.
The Hard Rock Hotel is now above street level at 159 West 48th Street in Times Square. The 225,000-square-foot, 445-room hotel is designed by Berg + Moss Architects and is being developed by Extell and Hard Rock International.
YIMBY last did an article on 338 West 39th Street back in August 2015. Sam Chang, a well-known hotelier in New York City, purchased the 50-foot-wide site for $22,500,000, though permits list Brarone Management as the developer behind the address. Stephen B. Jacobs Group is the designer of the 25-story hotel part of Pestana Hotels, a Portugal-base company. The site is located in Midtown, Manhattan between Eight and Ninth Avenues near a number of other hotel chains that have popped up in the past several years.