Hotel

55 Wythe Avenue

Opening Imminent for 23-Story, 183-Key William Vale Hotel at 55 Wythe Avenue, Williamsburg

Things are moving along swiftly at a new hotel in Brooklyn. Construction is complete on the 23-story, 250-foot-tall mixed-use building — which YIMBY has been chronicling the construction of since its superstructure began to rise in early 2015 — at 55 Wythe Avenue, located between North 12th and 13th streets in northern Williamsburg. The 183-key boutique hotel, dubbed The William Vale, is expected to open later this month, Curbed NY reported. The hotel rooms will be located on the 11th through 21st floors. The 248,000-square-foot structure boasts 19,257 square feet of ground-floor retail and restaurant space, followed by 35,678 square feet of medical office space on the fifth through ninth floors. The complex will be accommodated by a 210-car parking garage, a pedestrian plaza, a slew of amenities on the second through fourth floors, a restaurant on the 22nd and 23rd floors, and a 15,000-square-foot roof terrace. Zelig Weiss and Riverside Developers co-developed the project, and Aldo Liberis served as the design architect. The Nassau Avenue stop on the G train is seven blocks away.


Completion Near for Aloft Long Island City at 27-45 Jackson Avenue, Future Tallest Hotel in Queens

Construction is wrapping up on the Aloft Hotel at 27-45 Jackson Avenue, in Long Island City’s Court Square district. According to Starwood Hotels, the 176-room property, officially called the “Aloft Long Island City – Manhattan View,” is set to open on October 27. At that point, the 18-story, 186-foot-tall high-rise should become the tallest all-hotel building in Queens. Though the 31-story slab of the nearby 29-11 Queens Plaza North, which opened its doors just recently, stands a good deal taller, the Marriott Courtyard within occupies only the tower’s lower half, with the residences at Aurora LIC sitting above. By YIMBY’s count, Aloft Hotel’s lofty pinnacle rises higher than that of any other hotel in the borough.

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143 Fulton Street

Foundation Work Underway for 30-Story, 298-Key Hotel Project at 143 Fulton Street, Financial District

Foundation work is now beginning on the 30-story, 298-key hotel under development at 143 Fulton Street, in the Financial District. Progress on construction can be seen thanks to a photo posted to the forums. The latest building permits indicate the 364-foot-tall tower will encompass 128,690 square feet. It will contain retail space on the ground and second floors, followed by a restaurant on the third, and the hotel component on the fifth through 29th floors. Guest amenities include a fitness center and storage for 11 bikes. It’s not currently known who the hotel operator will be. YIMBY revealed a rendering of the project, being designed by SLCE Architects, back in March. Tribeca Associates is the developer and completion is expected in 2018.


185 Bowery

19-Story, 300-Key CitizenM Hotel Tops Out At 185-191 Bowery, Lower East Side

Since it was only a single story above street level in January, it appears the structural core of the 19-story, 300-key CitizenM Hotel has topped out at 185-191 Bowery, located near the corner of Delancey Street on the Lower East Side. The rest of the building, currently three stories in height, is slowly rising around the core, as seen in an update by Bowery Boogie. The latest building permits indicate the hotel will stand 224 feet above street level and encompass 99,433 square feet. Its rooms should average 265 square feet apiece and guest amenities will include a fitness center, storage for eight bikes, a lounge & bar in the cellar, a café on the ground floor, and a lounge & bar with a roof terrace on the 19th floor. A 3,383-square-foot public plaza will run along Bowery. Rinaldi Group is the developer and Stephen B. Jacobs Group is behind the design. Completion is expected later this year.


350 West 40th Street

35-Story, 612-Key DoubleTree Hotel Rises to 17th Floor at 350 West 40th Street, Garment District

Work is now underway on the 17th floor of the 35-story, 612-key DoubleTree by Hilton hotel under development at 350 West 40th Street, in the Garment District of Midtown. The developer — Sam Chang’s Great Neck, N.Y.-based McSam Hotel Group — also secured a $215 million mortgage to refinance existing debt and fund construction, Commercial Observer reported. The latest building permits, which YIMBY first reported on in early 2014, indicate the 328-foot-tall project will measure 199,664 square feet. The hotel rooms should average a budget-sized 290 square feet apiece. Guest amenities include a fitness center, storage for 18 bikes, a restaurant on the ground floor, and a rooftop lounge & bar. Gene Kaufman’s SoHo-based architectural firm is behind the design. Completion is expected later this year.


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