Construction Begins on the Newest Lower East Side Hotel at 263 Broome Street

Posted on: December 30th, 2013 at 6:13 am by

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The newest boutique hotel south of Delancey

The five-story tenement at 263 Broome Street is gone, eradicated from the block last May; same deal for its neighbor at 265 Broome. Until earlier this month, this corner plot at Allen remained an inactive sandlot. Then came the pile driver and the biggest backhoe we’ve ever seen, all in preparation for another boutique hotel that this neighborhood really doesn’t need. Bottom line, excavation work has commenced.

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It was September 2012 when news first broke that these two properties would fall in favor of a new hotel funded by Sun Sun Property Investement and designed by SM Tan Architect. Zoning documents approved over the summer reveal some slightly-altered dimensions, though. The inn will indeed occupy seven floors and boast 45 keys. Yet, the roof and elevator machine room up the total height to 129 feet high.

Below is the official rendering of the new lodge, currently affixed to the perimeter plywood. Plenty of balcony space, it seems. Entrance will be on the Broome Street front.

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It’s also worth pointing out that this hotel sits around the corner from the Blue Moon, and just up the street from the new Howard Johnson, Comfort Inn, and Marriott Fairfield Inn.

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