Hotel developer Sam Chang has just broken ground on his second hotel on West 39th Street between Eighth and Ninth avenues. YIMBY has the first look at the building at 350 West 39th Street, which will be designed by Gene Kaufman.
In June, YIMBY reported that major changes are ahead for the Waldorf Astoria New York hotel. Thanks to a move on Tuesday, there are unlikely to be too many changes that mar its historic design. The Landmarks Preservation Commission voted to calendar portions of the Art Deco skyscraper’s interior.
SIR Chelsea LLC, a joint venture of hoteliers Richard Born, Ira Drukier, and Sean MacPherson, has closed for $250 million on the purchase of the 12-story, 58-unit mixed-use building known as Hotel Chelsea, at 222 West 23rd Street, in Chelsea. The new owners plan to redevelop the property into a boutique hotel and condominium units, The Real Deal reported. BD Hotels will serve as the developer and hotel manager. Completion is expected by 2018. The property is an individual landmark and has gone through years of redevelopment attempts.
An anonymous Great Neck, N.Y.-based LLC has filed applications for an eight-story, mixed-use building at 802 Flushing Avenue, in eastern Bushwick. The project will measure 17,702 square feet and include 4,357 square feet of medical offices on the ground and second floors. The third through eighth floors will host a 45-key hotel. The rooms should average a budget-sized 228 square feet apiece. Haworth, N.J.-based T.F. Cusanelli & Filletti Architects is the architect of record.
Construction is now five stories above street level on the 29-story, 399-key Courtyard hotel under development at 461 West 34th Street, located on the corner of Tenth Avenue in Hudson Yards. The latest photo of the structure was posted to the YIMBY Forums. The most recent building applications indicate the project will encompass 218,640 square feet and rise 312 feet to its roof, not including the bulkhead.