NEW YORK—Lexin Capital and Real Hospitality Group anticipate the fall opening of Hyatt House New York/Chelsea, a 150-room extended-stay hotel situated in Chelsea’s Flower District. The 30-story property will be the first Hyatt House hotel here.
The property will be within walking distance to the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), Macy’s flagship store, Madison Square Garden and numerous Chelsea art galleries and restaurants. Additionally, the hotel will be central to a variety of tourist attractions, including the Empire State Building, Times Square, Bryant Park, Chelsea Market, High Line Park and the Theater District.
Located at the corner of 6th Ave. and 28th St., the hotel will be an entirely new building and is being designed by Nobutaka Ashihara Architect PC, whose previous projects include Hotel 48LEX and Courtyard New York Manhattan/Central Park. The hotel will showcase a strong, vertical expression complemented by clean lines and a glossy, slender facade standing 30 stories high, according to the company.
Guestrooms will feature bathrooms with glass walk-in showers offering KennetMD bath products. Many rooms will also include plush couches, 43-in. or larger flat panel televisions and dedicated workspaces. Seventy-four of the rooms will be furnished with kitchenettes containing stainless steel appliances. All rooms will be furnished with a refrigerator and a microwave oven. Communal washers and dryers, as well as 60 connecting units for families and groups, will also be available for those on an extended-stay. The floor-to-ceiling windows will allow for natural light to fill into each guestroom, providing views of Manhattan’s skyline. A color palette consisting of chocolate soft gray and ivory hues will be complemented with floral artwork that evoke themes of Chelsea’s Flower District.
The hotel’s lobby will have a dedicated House Host who will welcome guests and expedite arrivals. The ground floor will house 2Beans, a high-end chocolate and espresso shop.
An indoor rooftop fitness center and an outdoor recreational area with gym equipment from Life Fitness will be located on the 30th floor with views of Manhattan, including the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, One World Trade Center and the Statue of Liberty.
“The inspiration behind the hotel’s exterior design is derived from the many vertical structures in Manhattan, but instead of uniform widths of masonry and glass columns, we wanted to use natural random widths like various sized trees in a park. We picked the soft limestone color and contrasted with a light blue tinted glass to achieve a sense of harmony as if one is at the beach looking out to the sea or blue sky,” said Founder and President Metin Negrin of Lexin Capital. “Hyatt House New York/Chelsea will be an exemplary urban adaptation of the Hyatt House brand—we carefully considered the demands of the sophisticated traveler and the needs of international guests.”
Numerous food and beverage options will be on the hotel’s second floor at the H BAR, a centralized gathering space at the hotel that will offer guests the complimentary Morning Spread. The 24-hour H MARKET, which will be located on the ground floor, will be accessible for everyday items including gourmet groceries, fresh salads, snacks, and sandwiches, in addition to “ready meals.” House Hosts will also provide complimentary grocery shopping service and stock kitchens with preferred items for extended-stay guests.