Construction is complete and occupancy has begun at 140 West 28th Street, a 46-story dual-branded Marriott Hotel tower in Chelsea. Designed by Gene Kaufman Architect and developed by Sam Chang of the McSam Hotel Group, the 470-foot-tall tower offers 173,000 square feet and 531 rooms split between a 284-room Springhill Suites and a 247-room Townplace Suites. Omnibuild served as the general contractor for the project, which is located between Sixth and Seventh Avenues in the Flower District of Midtown, Manhattan.
As of our last update in October, all finishes have been completed and sidewalk barriers have been removed. The entrance along West 28th Street is protected by a high ceiling with a set of skylights that allow visitors to gaze up at the hotel tower. Through revolving doors is the main hall, decorated in bold colorful patterns.
A glass and metal canopy overlooks the sidewalks.
The photo below is taken one block north along West 29th Street.
The building can be spotted from a considerable distance and is distinguished by its simple rectangular massing and symmetrical grid of windows on the north and south facades. The three upper levels are clad in much darker paneling, and the tower is capped by a mechanical partition surmounted by two wooden water towers. Guests facing south will have views of Lower Manhattan, while those facing north can see the Empire State Building and the rest of the Midtown skyline.
The pet-friendly hotel includes a 232-square-foot meeting room, on-site laundry facilities, and a fitness center. 140 West 28th Street is located near a number of subways, including the local 1 train west to the 28 Street station along Seventh Avenue, as well as the local R and W trains to the 28 station Street a little further east at the intersection with Broadway.
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