HB ON THE SCENE: Embassy Suites Tops Out First Hotel in Manhattan

NEW YORK—Embassy Suites New York – Midtown Manhattan topped out on June 6 as the project reached its maximum height and the structural framework is complete. Co-developed by Hidrock Properties and The Buccini/Pollin Group, the 310-suite, 40-story hotel is the only Embassy Suites in New York City.

“This property demonstrates the demand for suite-style hotels in downtown areas and the flexibility that Embassy Suites’ Design Option III concept offers owners wanting to add an All Suites brand to their portfolios,” said Bill Duncan, global head, All Suites and Embassy Suites.

Located at 60 West 37th St. in Midtown Manhattan, the property features Embassy Suites’ latest design concept, Design Option III, which decreases the amount of land needed while increasing efficiencies in the development process, according to the company. This concept allows for a variety of suite styles, including side-by-side, shotgun and one-room suites, as well as a modern, open-air atrium.

The hotel’s construction began in September 2014, and it is scheduled to open in early 2017. Designed by Peter Poon Architects, the hotel will feature a lobby bar, third floor cafe with adjoining roof deck, fourth floor amenity space and an adjacent three-level parking garage with access on 36th St. The hotel’s north side facade is inspired by the Garment District, and it will replicate woven fabric utilizing a combination of colored spandrel glass and metal.

“This momentous occasion marks the culmination of years of planning, design and hard work from the hundreds of people involved in this project,” said Jack Hidary, chairman of Hidrock Properties.