Hyatt and Lexin Capital announced the debut of Hyatt House New York/Chelsea, a 150-room extended-stay hotel situated at the center of Chelsea's historic Flower District. The 30-story new-build property is the first Hyatt House hotel to open in New York City. The hotel provides the comforts of home with contemporary touches including floor-to-ceiling windows, loft-like guestrooms, custom furniture pieces, apartment-style kitchen suites, abundant outdoor space, and sweeping views of the city's skyline. The hotel is perfect for travelers on a quick New York City getaway or business trip, as well as those looking for a premium extended-stay experience.
"We are thrilled to open our doors, inviting travelers from around the world to experience the first-ever Hyatt House hotel in New York City," says Metin Negrin, founder and president of Lexin Capital. "Our urban interpretation of the Hyatt House brand will meet the needs of today's sophisticated traveler. We went to great strides to create a hotel that is comfortable, intuitive and welcoming."
"We are proud to serve as the operator for the Hyatt House brand's first New York City property," said Ben Seidel, president and CEO of Real Hospitality Group. "This dynamic hotel aligns itself seamlessly with the vibrancy of Chelsea. The location, within close proximity to historic landmarks like the Empire State Building, transportation hubs of Grand Central Terminal and Penn Station, and attractions like Madison Square Garden, makes the hotel an ideal location for travelers coming to Manhattan for business or pleasure."
Nestled at the corner of 6th Avenue and 28th Street, Hyatt House New York/Chelsea was designed by Nobutaka Ashihara Architect PC. The hotel showcases a strong, vertical expression complemented by clean lines and a glossy, slender facade standing 30 stories high. The exterior design is inspired by the many vertical structures in Manhattan. A soft limestone color contrasted with light blue tinted glass achieve a sense of harmony, creating a striking blue look to the exterior.
Ranging from 270 square feet to 510 square feet, the hotel's 150 spacious guestrooms feature studio and one-bedroom configurations, with 74 rooms featuring kitchenettes complete with stainless steel appliances. All rooms are furnished with a refrigerator and a microwave oven. Guests can also enjoy comfortable furnishings, plush couches, 43-inch or larger flat panel televisions and dedicated workspaces. The beautiful floor-to-ceiling windows found in every guestroom allow for natural light to pour in, providing striking views of Manhattan's skyline. Select one-bedroom suites feature private balconies. An understated color palate consisting of chocolate soft gray and ivory hues, are complemented with floral artwork throughout all guestrooms, evoking themes of Chelsea's Flower District.
Communal washers and dryers, as well as 60 connecting units for families and groups, are also available for those on an extended stay, further providing the comforts of home. The property's 18 one-bedroom suites feature their own in-room washer/dryer units as well as pull-out sofa beds in separate living room areas in select rooms.
A standout design element of Hyatt House New York/Chelsea is its 30th floor open-air rooftop recreational area featuring striking views of Manhattan including the Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, One World Trade Center, and the Statue of Liberty. The 800-square-foot area is for guests to lounge and take in the city's sights; it may also be rented for private events of up to 50 people. The 30th floor also features a 24-hour indoor fitness center.
Numerous food and beverage options are on the hotel's second floor at the H BAR, a centralized gathering space that offers guests the complimentary Morning Spread featuring the brand's signature build-your-own Omelet Bar and assorted Breakfast Breads + Bowls Bar with steel-cut oatmeal, fresh fruit and more, along with vegetarian and gluten free options. In the evenings, the H BAR transforms into an intimate setting with delicious home-cooked comforts as well as creative cocktails, beer and wine. The H BAR can also be rented out for mid-day events and functions. The 1,400 square foot lounge space located on the hotel's second floor features city views and can accommodate groups up to 75 people.
The 24-hour H MARKET, which is located on the ground floor, is accessible for everyday items including gourmet groceries, fresh salads, snacks, and sandwiches, in addition to "ready meals." With the hotel's Very Important Resident (VIR) program, House Hosts provide complimentary grocery shopping service and stock kitchens with preferred items for extended-stay guests. The ground floor will feature 2Beans, a high-end chocolate and espresso shop, expected to open this month.
In early summer 2017, the hotel will debut a 1,300-square-foot outdoor space on its 11th floor. This space will provide guests and locals alike an intimate spot above bustling 6th Avenue featuring light bites as well as a lengthy cocktail, wine and beer list. This space can also be booked for semi-private events.
The 2017 rates at Hyatt House New York/Chelsea start at $329 per night and go up to $2,900 per night during peak season.
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