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.