Five Years Later, ‘The Allen Hotel’ is Anointed
Neighbors, meet the latest lodge to invade the Lower East Side. The Allen Hotel, located at the southeast corner of Broome Street.
Until now, its identity had been quite literally masked behind a tarp. Not too long ago, the covering was removed to reveal the lettering above the entrance.
To say that the Allen Hotel is “new” is somewhat of a misnomer. This development is five years in the making – first announced back in 2012 – and still isn’t technically complete. Most of the heavy-duty construction materials have since disappeared, but there is still plenty of work to be done.
No word just yet on opening date, or when reservations launch. Only a nebulous “coming soon” message on its website.
As previously reported, the boutique hotel occupies seven floors and boasts 45 keys across 13,155 square-feet. There are also balconies facing the always-bustling (and ear-shattering) Allen Street, and a rooftop bar in tow. Indeed, an “accessory roof bar” is mentioned in the permits on file with the Department of Buildings.
The Allen Hotel project first came to light in September 2012; a year later, 263-265 Broome Street was razed. The project was funded by Sun Sun Property Investement and designed by SM Tan Architect.