Is the Hotel Across from the Chelsea Market Ever Going to Happen?
We've not said much about the new hotel currently underway at 414 West 15th Street, across the street from the Chelsea Market, because the project itself has been fairly hush-hush -- and seems to be taking a while to get moving.
Architecture and design firm Stonehill & Taylor, at their website, are calling it only the Greenwich Village Hotel and state that the project was "created in partnership with one of the world’s most renowned hotel operators, (and) the details of the project are confidential". Oooh.
Even so, it's been a while since anyone has mentioned the project, so we went down to the West Village to take a peek. What we found (basically a big hole in the ground) didn't look too encouraging for a hotel that's been in development for a couple of years.
Meanwhile, Stonehill & Taylor have a few renderings up at their website (top and below), which have us really curious about that green panel. They say that it will be a "25-story boutique 5-star hotel (which) will have an enormous impact on the hospitality world when it opens, because of its unique concept and site as well as those involved in its conception." Such a tease!
Stonehill & Tayor are currently at work on another two NYC projects: one as part of the redevelopment project of Willets Point, Queens; the other is the second New York Firmdale Hotel at 20 West 56th Street.
Construction Photo: HotelChatter; Renderings: Stonehill & Taylor