- Completed: 2016
- Size: 27,990 sf
- Keys: 88
Located in the Nomad District of Midtown Manhattan, the 10-story hotel was built in 1905 and landmarked in 2013. It was originally designed by architect Frederick C. Bowne in the Beaux-Arts style possessed by some of New York City’s most beautiful and beloved building, and has continuously operated as a hotel for over 110 years.
Crown lead the project team on the full gut renovation of 88 rooms, facade restoration, new lobby and restaurant, as well as building infrastructure and vertical transportation upgrades. As the architect of record, Crown advised the client on code compliance and created the overall strategy for approval with the Department of Buildings and Landmarks Preservation Commission, which was no small feat as the building needed to maintain many of its non-compliant grandfathered conditions to function. Crown handled every aspect through construction document and construction administration, with the design being a collaborative effort with Asfour Guzy Architects.