Hidrock Properties and The Buccini/Pollin Group have topped out their 310-suite, 40-story Embassy Suites hotel in midtown.
The topping out was celebrated by representatives from Hilton Worldwide, Hidrock, The Buccini/Pollin Group, AIG and Bank of the Ozarks.
A ceremonial flag was dropped from the building as part of the event, and guests had the opportunity to take a hard hat tour of the new hotel afterwards.
Located at 60 West 37th Street, the property features Embassy Suites’ latest design concept, Design Option III, which decreases the amount of land needed while increasing efficiencies in the development process.
This concept allows for a variety of suite-styles to meet guest and developer needs, including side-by-side, shotgun and one-room suites, as well as a modern, open-air atrium designed for socialization and comfort.
“This property demonstrates the demand for suite-style hotels in downtown areas and the flexibility that Embassy Suites’ Design Option III concept offers owners wanting to add an All Suites brand to their portfolios,” said Bill Duncan, global head, All Suites and Embassy Suites.
“Centrally located and beautifully designed, this property will be the hotel of choice for business and leisure travelers seeking an upscale, All Suites hotel option in New York City.”
The hotel is also part of the growing portfolio of urban hotels from Hilton Worldwide’s All Suites category, which includes Embassy Suites by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton and Home2 Suites by Hilton. The three brands will open 22 urban properties by the end of 2017.
The New York hotel’s construction began in September 2014, and it is scheduled to open in early 2017.
Designed by Peter Poon Architects, the hotel will feature a lobby bar, a third floor café with adjoining roof deck, amenity space and three-level parking garage.
“This momentous occasion marks the culmination of years of planning, design and hard work from the hundreds of people involved in this project,” said Jack Hidary, chairman of Hidrock Properties.
“We are thrilled with the ongoing progress of this hotel, and look forward to having guests experience Embassy Suites’ unique upscale, All Suites offering in the heart of Manhattan.”