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Well lookie here, another secret stealth hotel is set to open in New York City, bringing holiday and hospitality cheer to the E. 39th Street Murray Hill nabe this December.
The Williams Club, a 20th century mansion once a private clubhouse for Williams College alumni, was bought by Shlomo Bakhash of The Kash Group who tapped Warner Hospitality to manage it (they're behind the Hard Rock Hotels.) Now the building is being converted into an extended stay hotel. And they've decided to give it the most original name ever--The William! Well, why not? In fact, why start yet another NYC hotel project?
It's quite simple, really. The investors wanted to spread their wings and the climate seems to be the right time.
“Being the curious individuals we are, we walked up the stairs and knocked on the door,” Mr. Najbicz, executive vice president of hotel operations, told The Commercial Observer.
The 1920's property is being brought to 2013 standards thanks to an $11 million investment by Shlomo Bakhash of the Kash Group, who's had a hand in smartening up residential and commercial properties, but this is his first foray into the hospitality biz. The plan? Use design company Edwin Zawadzki and Mason Wickham of In Situ Design, Lilian Bakhash of Lilian B Interiors, and artist William Engel to put in 33 rooms across five floors. Meanwhile, two restaurants and a pub named Peacock and the Shakespeare that will be under the tutelage of English chef Robert Aikens and owner Jason Hicks of the Jones Wood Foundry. Their agenda is to have at least one be a British-style resto replicating the Jones Wood Foundry fashion.