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The Hyatt Union Square is Rising But It Needs a Coat or Two of Glamour

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July 25, 2011 at 1:35 PM | by | Comments (0)

While Hyatt 48Lex is experiencing some delays, work is progressing nicely downtown at the forthcoming Hyatt Union Square which is set to open later this year. (Of course, we think 2012 might be more likely.)

Anyhoo, a tipster sent us this snapshot of the hotel's exterior which is looking true to the renderings although without the hydroponic bamboo garden that Curbed reported the hotel will feature above its limestone base when completed.

Yet is it kind of boring? Way back when commenter Andrew Calvo said it looked like the new prototype for Summerfield Suites, Hyatt's budgety extended-stay brand And the tipster who sent in this photo was harsher saying, "it's really ugly."

Now we're not one to judge a hotel by its exterior (ok, sometimes we do do that) so we'll give this Hyatt a little more time to get some work finished. In the end, it really is about what's inside that counts. So far all we know is that there are to be 175 rooms and a rooftop lounge.

And we're still not sure what type of Hyatt it will be--a Grand, a Regency or a just a plain old Hyatt. We just hope it's got a better name than Hyatt 48Lex. Anyone with the scoop, let us know!

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