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It's been close to a year since hot hotelier Ian Schrager lay down $50 million to purchase a community garden at 215 Chrystie Street on Manhattan's Lower East Side. To the casual observer, not much has happened since then, but the Bowery Boogie last week reported that the Schrager had some unpleasant business with the neighbors to tie up first.
Sperone Westwater Gallery, which, as the Bowery boogie cheekily points out, is itself a relative newcomer to the area and "contributor to expedited change in the vicinity", opposed the development on the grounds that the development would negatively affect the character of the neighborhood. The gallery, in a complaint filed in January, said that the Board of Standards and Appeals failed to properly assess the environmental impact of such a large construction, and that the height of the building would hurt the gallery's property by blocking out sunlight.
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Back in September when we first heard that Rodrigo Nino of New York real-estate company, Prodigy Network was planning to crowdfund a hotel, we knew very little of what to expect beyond its description on the company's website as "an innovative micro-living glass tower, one block away from the World Trade Center."
Late last week Curbed tipped us off to some new renderings that bring the project out of the extended-stay hotel category mehs and into the fancy design hotel category yays.
Less than a month since we heard news of a new boutique hotel opening in Bushwick, we hear that another new hotel is in the works for the Bushwick/Williamsburg border. We get the feeling there's lots more to come.
The latest development is a 100-room hotel at 280 Meeker Avenue and 646 Lorimer Street, which will also feature an indoor/outdoor food and beverage space, ground floor retail, and a 10-unit residential building.
The site is three blocks from the Lorimer stop on the L train, and less than a mile from other hotel developments at 175 Broadway (next to the historic Williamsburgh Savings Bank) and 93 Wythe Avenue, which we think might be a Hoxton Hotel. Our friends at Curbed also recently reported news of a 14-stroy hotel hybrid coming to 500 Metropolitan Avenue, which is just a five-minute walk, or 2-minute fixie bike ride, away.
[Photo: Google Street View]
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While checking on the opening date for the upcoming New York Edition at the website, we were pretty floored to read that there will, in fact, be two Editions coming to New York.
Now that Soho House have made their move on the hot Chicago hotel scene (as well as that of Mumbai, Barcelona, Toronto and Istanbul ... and a new club on New York's Lower East Side), rumor has it they may be turning their attention back home -- to a new London location.
The Evening Standard reports that Soho House hotelier Nick Jones is negotiating with property developer Stanhope for a boutique hotel and club with a rooftop swimming pool at the site of what used to be the BBC Centre in West London -- Stanhope bought the site for £200 million when the BBC moved the location of their headquarters in March this year.
Developer Morris Moinian's Fortuna Realty Group's future 170-room luxury boutique hotel with spa, rooftop bar and lounge was one of our recent Garment District hotel developments to watch, but they've hit a snag. The Havana NY restaurant, which currently occupies one of the buildings the group plans to turn in the new hotel, are allegedly refusing to vacate the premises. According a report in The Real Deal the group are now suing the restaurant's owner in the New York State Supreme Court, claiming that the delay in development has cost Fortuna more than $10 million.
After years of red tape, a new development at the site of Harlem's old Victoria Theater on 125th Street finally got the go-ahead earlier this year. Danforth Development Partners and Exact Capital have enlisted Aufgang & Subotovsky architects to design a major mixed-use project that will include a cultural arts center, retail space, 229 apartment units, and a 210-room Cambria Suites hotel.
Construction was said to be starting around now, but when we stopped by the other day it was difficult to gauge what, if anything, was going on behind that facade. The complex certainly will see a lot of work before it rises to its slated 26 stories -- completion date is penciled in for June 2016.
While there is an indie band named The Bushwick Hotel and a soon to reopen Bushwick community arts center called Market Hotel, there's not a whole lot of actual hotels in the rapidly gentrifying Bushwick area in Brooklyn. Inevitably, that's set to change.
Last week Madison Realty Capital announced the closure of a loan to finance a 23,719 square-foot, 60-room boutique hotel at 19 Bogart Street in Bushwick. Plans for the property also include four commercial units for ground-floor retail opportunities.
Joshua Zegen, Co-Founder and Managing Member of MRC, made the announcement saying:
"Bushwick is today what Williamsburg was 10 years ago – a destination for New York's creative class that continues to increase in popularity ... Given the limited competition we expect the project to succeed."
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When a floating Titanic-themed three-bedroom hotel opened in Liverpool earlier this year, people complained that the idea was in poor taste. With that misstep still fresh in Liverpudlian minds, Signature Living had better tread carefully in their new project to develop the old White Star Line headquarters into a hotel.
Albion House, the 19th-century building that was the home of the White Star Line in 1912 when the shipping line's Titanic sank, has stood empty for decades but was recently acquired by the development company. Signature Living began work this month and (optimistically) hope to have the first part of the 350-room hotel and apartment building named The Titanic open by April.
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InterContinental Hotels Group have just announced they are continuing their expansion into downtown Brooklyn, with the development of a new Holiday Inn at Nevins Street Station, just a few minutes walk from the recently (officially) open, Hotel Indigo Brooklyn, and close to the Barclay's Center and Brooklyn Academy of Music.
The hotel, owned by K.K. Mehta and his son Sanjeev Mehta, broke ground last week and construction is expected to be completed by the end of 2014, with an anticipated opening in early 2015.The hotel will have 246 rooms spread over 15 floors with more than 3,000 square feet of meeting space, and (in keeping with the brand's relaunch) what the company describes as "an emphasis on arrival and welcome services, guestroom and guest bath comfort, and a redesigned logo and signage.
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Andy Murray may have lost his US Open trophy but he's still got the fighting spirit required for his new hotelier career -- he's only gone and nicked someone else's chef for his own hotel!
Darin Campbell, who is currently executive head chef at the Hotel du Vin - One Devonshire Gardens, Glasgow, will start work at Murray's Cromlix House (the newest member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World) in January. The hotel won't open until April, but Campbell will be working on the menu for the restaurant to be run by Michelin-starred chef Albert Roux.
We've often thought of Governors Island as a bit of an oddity, what with its summer weekends only access and Jazz Age Lawn Party, but might it soon become New York's next hot hotel destination?
As part of the 172-acre island's transformation to a year-round destination, a new park and public spaces are being designed and proposals for the revitalization of 40 historic buildings are being considered. DNAInfo reported from a presentation of the new renderings to Community Board 1 last week that some of those proposals indicate a possible spa, hotel or conference center.