Lower East Side Holiday Inn at 150 Delancey Capped

Posted on: November 3rd, 2011 at 6:41 am by

While starchitect Gene Kaufman remains mired in the “renovation” shitshow up at the Chelsea Hotel, another of his projects is quietly progressing here on the Lower East Side. Specifically his new 57,593 square-foot Holiday Inn at 150 Delancey, which was capped last month (what, no American flag for this baby?).  The facade is now receiving some ample attention, with new masonry work clearly visible behind the black netting.

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No public renderings are available just yet, but apparently the eight-story facade will boast red brick with green and blue inserts.

As we’ve previously reported, this new full-service Holiday Inn, a joint venture with the McSam Group, will offer 132 guest rooms alongside unneeded neighborhood amenities like a restaurant/bar.

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Kaufman told NYInc:

“The Lower East Side has always been a destination for New York City visitors. With the addition of new cultural attractions along with shops, restaurants and live music venues, the area continues its metamorphosis and this hotel is a great addition and amenity for tourists and community residents.”

That’s nice and all, but how many hotels does this neighborhood really need? Especially given that many are still struggling (i.e. Allen Street Hotel, Hotel Ludlow). Nevertheless, the Holiday Inn is slated to open its door in March 2012, more than three years after the development was first revealed.

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