The GEM Hotel Union Square Is Expected To Open in Late 2012
From sometime in 2011
It's been a while since we heard of any activity from Gem Hotels but as we were scrolling through an NYC Hotel Development report, we noticed that there's plans for a new hotel in Greenwich Village from Gemini Real Estate Advisors, the same folks who run the three GEM Hotels in NYC.
Called The Jade Hotel Greenwich Village, the hotel will open on 54 W. 13th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues with 114 rooms. A projected opening date is listed for late 2012. As it turns out this is definitely the GEM Hotel Union Square, although the Greenwich Village nabe destination has us slightly perplexed.
Nevertheless, as we reported nearly two years ago, prolific hotel architect Gene Kaufman is behind the design. But it's nothing special. Just another skinny red brick building that will rise about 18 stories. As with all GEMs, we can expect small rooms but with thoughtful amenities (coffee makers, bottles of water, Gilchrist & Soames toiletries) and free WiFi.
Even though the hotel is preliminarily being called The Jade in the development report, we think it's definitely going to be a GEM.
Any jewelers out there got the scoop on the four Cs of the place? Then please do educate us!
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