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GKA breaks ground for new Marriott

Marriott Springhill rendering

Gene Kaufman Architect (GKA) is set to break ground on Marriott SpringHill at 223 West

46th St. near Times Square. The hotel, which replaces a former parking lot is being developed through a partnership with Sam Chang, one of GKA’s largest clients.

The 21-story property — which, with air rights, is expected to be at least 26 stories high — will be 70,000 s/f with 200 rooms, a garden level fitness center and first-floor restaurant with outdoor seating in the rear yard.

As part of the design process, the hotel brand asked GKA to push aesthetic boundaries and create a new look for an established brand for this particular hotel which features a number of design-forward elements.

Gene Kaufman, GKA founder and principal, commented, “This hotel is just one of our recent contributions to Midtown Manhattan, which is home to many GKA-designed hotels and draws an increasing number of visitors each year.

“With NYC tourism showing no signs of stopping, it’s incumbent upon us as a city to provide ample mid-priced hotels for a variety of visitors who want to experience New York.”

Since the late 90s, Kaufman has designed over 50 hotels, often with Chang’s McSam Hotel Group as the developer.

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