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Boutique Hotel in Lower Manhattan


 


HAKS is the architect of record, working with an array of expert consulting engineers, the property owner, developer, hotel operator and hotel interior designers to transform a circa 1910 building into a beacon for guests and the Lower East Side community.

The project involves the renovation of a 10-story building on the Bowery on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. The addition of three floors will transform the existing building into a new micro hotel with 200 guestrooms.   By removing a narrow three-story walk-up building to its south, a courtyard oasis will be created at the ground floor, enabling entry to the hotel and restaurant from the Bowery. At the rear of the building, the hotel lobby can also be entered from Freeman Alley. The site location is adjacent to a new museum. The $65 million renovation will include amenities such as a lobby, a 130-seat restaurant, roof-top bar and fitness center, as well as top-floor guestrooms with balconies offering iconic city views.

The site is a slender lot reaching from the Bowery to Freeman Alley of approximately 8,300 square feet; the demolition and addition will provide a nearly 70,000-gross-square-foot hotel. The transformation will require integrating new elevators, stairs, HVAC, fire protection, fire safety and security systems, as well as voice and data systems in a creative environment that has a recognized hotel brand presence, with a level of service that guests expect.