Considering that the other hotels that dare reach similar heights are the Mandarin Oriental New York at the Time Warner Center and Trump International Hotel & Tower New York, the new building will at least give budget-conscious guests the chance to sleep in the sky. But will we get a grossly overpriced rooftop cocktail lounge if this is a Marriott? (Probably.)
According to Curbed, the project being developed by Harry Gross and designed by architect Nobutaka Ashihara will start with a six-story glass block housing shops, restaurants and hotel lobbies. The Courtyard Inn will rise above that for 14 floors, with the rest of the building being the 30-story Residence Inn.
Curbed has documents that say the 'Marriott Central Park' building, as it's being called, will be completed by 2011, but can that really be possible?
The race for skyline supremacy begins!
[Photo: via Curbed ]