Public Hotel Spells Itself with Towering Announcement in Lights; Opening is this Summer
Ian Schrager’s Public Hotel on Chrystie Street has been standing tall since April 2016. That’s when the shadow-casting condo-hotel topped out at 28 stories. Now, a year later, debut is still several months from happening. But the, ahem, public rollout just began.
Team Schrager is now spelling itself with lights. Earlier this week, a six-story network of bulbs was installed down the north-facing exposure, which spells “Public” with one letter per floor. They really want you to get excited about this place.
Meanwhile, we’re told that bookings for the 370-room Public Hotel will commence on April 4, but that a proper opening won’t happen until “early summer.”
As previously reported, the self-described “tough luxe” development – acquired by prolific hotelier Schrager in 2012 for $50 million – boasts eleven ultra-pricey “one of a kind” condos atop the lodge.
Jean Georges Vongeritchen is in charge of the food and beverage component for the out-of-context hotel. The ground floor restaurant-coffee shop-bar will be accompanied by another ten other complementary venues within the 28-story development. Community Board 3 heard the proposal in April 2016, and granted approval.
215 Chrystie Street is the first Public-branded hotel for New York City proper.
[h/t Cecil Scheib]