Six Senses to Open North American Flagship in New York

NEW YORK—HFZ Capital Group, a real estate development and investment company, has revealed that Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas will open its flagship North American hotel here at HFZ’s mixed-use development project currently under construction at 76 11th Ave., near the city’s High Line park.

The project, named The Eleventh and slated to open in 2019, features two towers between the High Line and Hudson River designed by architecture firm, BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group). 

The building design draws inspiration from the city’s classic Modernist structures and cultural institutions, while skewing traditional skyscraper geometry with rotating forms that maximize views from both towers. The stone and metal facades will add a dynamic yet harmonious twist to the West Chelsea neighborhood that has become known for its contemporary architecture, according to the company.

The punched window openings are a nod to the past, a reference to the historic industrial buildings of the neighborhood and nearby Meatpacking District. The towers will be the tallest buildings in West Chelsea at approximately 300- and 400-ft. tall, creating 360-degree expansive vistas of the High Line, Hudson River and downtown and midtown Manhattan skylines, according to the company.

In addition, The Eleventh will offer a new residential development, with hotel and spa services, as well as views from every home planned for its approximately 240 residences spread throughout the two towers.

“When we acquired the last major downtown development site in 2015, we had a blank slate to create a new neighborhood on one of the world’s most valuable and desired pieces of land. We immediately began seeking collaborators that would meet our vision and enhance it,” said HFZ Capital Group Chairman and Founder Ziel Feldman. “It’s an urban location, yet our site is flanked by the greenery of the High Line and the calm of the Hudson River. Six Senses operates some of the most beautiful eco-conscious resorts in the world and we knew they were the right partner to explore that connection to nature and create something unique to New York City.” 

The development project will be a signature addition to the Six Senses collection, joining resort properties in Thailand, Maldives, Oman and Portugal, to name a few. Six Senses currently operates 10 resorts and 28 spas.

Pegasus Capital Advisors L.P., the New York-based private equity fund that acquired Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas in 2012, is also a partner in the development project with HFZ. “We’ve long admired HFZ’s portfolio of properties and they are the perfect partner to bring the Six Senses DNA to a thriving metropolis,” said Craig Cogut, chairman and president of Pegasus.

Six Senses New York will be located within the East Tower of The Eleventh and feature 137 keys and a large spa, with condominium residences above. The West Tower, the taller of the two, will be entirely dedicated to condominium residences.