Embassy Suites by Hilton Tops Out First Hotel in Midtown Manhattan
Brand Continues to Expand Portfolio in Urban Locations with New York City Property
June 08, 2016 // Franchising.com // NEW YORK and MCLEAN, Va – Embassy Suites by Hilton, a global brand of upscale, all-suite hotels from Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT), announced today the “topping out” of Embassy Suites New York – Midtown Manhattan. The topping out is a milestone in the development process and signifies the project has reached its maximum height and the structural framework is complete. Co-developed by Hidrock Properties and The Buccini/Pollin Group, the 310-suite, 40-story hotel is the only Embassy Suites in New York City.
“This property demonstrates the demand for suite-style hotels in downtown areas and the flexibility that Embassy Suites’ Design Option III concept offers owners wanting to add an All Suites brand to their portfolios,” said Bill Duncan, global head, All Suites and Embassy Suites. “Centrally located and beautifully designed, this property will be the hotel of choice for business and leisure travelers seeking an upscale, All Suites hotel option in New York City.”
The topping out was celebrated on June 6 with a private reception at a neighboring restaurant, with representatives from Hilton Worldwide, Hidrock Properties, The Buccini/Pollin Group, AIG and Bank of the Ozarks. A ceremonial flag was dropped from the building as part of the event, and guests had the opportunity to take a hard hat tour of the new hotel afterwards.
Located at 60 West 37th Street in Midtown Manhattan, the property features Embassy Suites’ latest design concept, Design Option III, which decreases the amount of land needed while increasing efficiencies in the development process. This concept allows for a variety of suite-styles to meet guest and developer needs, including side-by-side, shotgun and one-room suites, as well as a modern, open-air atrium designed for socialization and comfort.
"We are honored to work together with Hilton Worldwide to create a true flagship for the Embassy Suites by Hilton brand in the world's financial and tourism capital,” said David B. Pollin, Co-Founder and Co-President of The Buccini/Pollin Group. “We know that the highly differentiated Embassy Suites by Hilton brand uniquely attracts visitors from every travel segment, resulting in exceptional performance in all parts of the cycle."
This hotel is also part of the growing portfolio of urban hotels from Hilton Worldwide’s All Suites category, which includes Embassy Suites by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton and Home2 Suites by Hilton. Demonstrating the adaptability of this category for downtown core areas, the three All Suites brands will open 22 urban properties by the end of 2017.
The hotel’s construction began in September 2014, and it is scheduled to open in early 2017. Designed by Peter Poon Architects, the hotel will feature a lobby bar, a third floor café with adjoining roof deck, a fourth floor amenity space and an adjacent three-level parking garage with access on 36th Street. The hotel's north side façade is inspired by the Garment District, and it will replicate woven fabric utilizing a combination of colored spandrel glass and metal.
“This momentous occasion marks the culmination of years of planning, design and hard work from the hundreds of people involved in this project,” said Jack Hidary, chairman of Hidrock Properties. “We are thrilled with the ongoing progress of this hotel, and look forward to having guests experience Embassy Suites’ unique upscale, All Suites offering in the heart of Manhattan.”
The hotel will also offer all of Embassy Suites’ signature amenities, including free made-to-order breakfast each morning, a complimentary two-hour Evening Reception* with drinks and snacks, and suites with a separate living area, formal sleeping area, and a bar fitted with a microwave and refrigerator. For more information on Embassy Suites New York – Midtown Manhattan, please visit www.embassysuites.com. For development queries, please visit www.hiltonworldwide.com/development.
About Hidrock Properties
Hidrock Properties is a private real estate development firm. Based in Manhattan, the company ventures include hotel, office, residential and retail properties throughout the New York area. For more information, please visit www.hidrock.com.
About The Buccini/Pollin Group
The Buccini/Pollin Group, Inc. (Buccini/Pollin) is a privately held, integrated real estate acquisition, development and management company with offices in Washington DC, Wilmington Delaware, Philadelphia, and Baltimore. Buccini/Pollin has developed and acquired hotel, office, residential, retail, and parking properties in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States.
On behalf of its principals, investors and financial partners, Buccini/Pollin has acquired or developed real estate assets having a value in excess of $4.0 billion, including over 30 hotels, 6 million square feet of office and retail space, 10 major residential communities, and multiple entertainment venues, including PPL Park, home of the Philadelphia Union Major League Soccer team.
The principals of Buccini/Pollin, along with PM Hotel Group (hotel operating company), BPG Real Estate Services, LLC (office property management and leasing), ResideBPG (residential property management and leasing), and BPGS Construction, LLC (construction management), oversee all aspects of project acquisition, finance, development, construction, leasing, operations, and disposition for its portfolio properties. For more information, please visit www.bpgroup.net.
About Embassy Suites by Hilton
Embassy Suites by Hilton, one of Hilton Worldwide’s 13 market-leading brands, is dedicated to delivering what matters most to travelers. The full service, upscale brand offers two-room suites, free made-to-order breakfast and a nightly two-hour reception with complimentary drinks and snacks. Both leisure and business travelers looking for a relaxed, yet sophisticated experience will feel right at home with brand-standard amenities like inviting atriums and complimentary 24-hour business and fitness centers. Embassy Suites by Hilton has 229 hotels with more than 45 in the pipeline. Hilton HHonors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels receive instant benefits, including an exclusive discount that can’t be found anywhere else, free standard Wi-Fi and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key (selected locations) available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton HHonors app. For more information, or to book a stay, visit www.embassysuites.com. Social media users may connect with Embassy Suites by Hilton at facebook.com/embassysuiteshotels, twitter.com/EmbassySuites or instagram.com/EmbassySuites. For the latest news, media may visit the Global Media Center at news.embassysuites.com.
*Service of alcohol subject to state and local laws. Must be of legal drinking age.
About Hilton Worldwide
Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, comprising more than 4,660 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties with nearly 765,000 rooms in 102 countries and territories. For 96 years, Hilton Worldwide has been dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences. The company's portfolio of 13 world-class global brands includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio - A Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton HHonors®. Hilton HHonors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to benefits including preferred pricing, free standard Wi-Fi, as well as digital amenities that are available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton HHonors app, where HHonors members can check-in, choose their room, and access their room using a Digital Key. Visit news.hiltonworldwide.com for more information and connect with Hilton Worldwide on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, LinkedIn, and Instagram.
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