45-story Hyatt Place Hotel finally completed in Chelsea, NewYork

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The 510-unit Hyatt Place Hotel in New York which broke ground in 2019, was finally completed recently and is set to begin operations. The hotel was developed through the partnership between the Omnibuild Construction management firm and the Magna Hospitality Group. While the building designs were handled by  Gene Kaufman Architects.

Located at 140 West 24th Street in Chelsea, the Hyatt Place Hotel in New York provides several amenities which include free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and guest rooms; 24-hour food offerings from the Breakfast Bar and The Market; a bar offering assorted beverages, wines and cocktails, which also makes use of retractable enclosure system for year-round use; and a 24-hour fitness center, with high quality cardio equipment and LCD touchscreens. 

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The Hyatt Place Hotel in New York also offers guests a scenic view of the City through its sky view rooms, ranging from floors 20 to 45. Additionally, guests can have easy access to some of New York City’s best attractions, which are just within a walking distance such as, the Empire State Building, Chelsea Market, The Highline, Hudson Yard, Madison Square, and so much more.

Rising up to 45-stories, the Hyatt Place hotel is one of the tallest buildings in the neighborhood and also holds the record of being the largest hotel to be built in New York City in 2021. This is a unique high-rise building, as it is the first of its kind in the city, to make use of a Gamma Stone’s lightweight yet monolithic panelized rain screen stone system.  The building design features a thin limestone rain screen facade system which was produced in Italy and shipped down to New York City one piece at a time.

The principal and COO of Omnibuild, John Mingione described the development of the stone façade panel system used for the Hyatt Place Hotel, as a global effort. Mingione described the production process, stating that the stone was quarried and cut in Portugal, before it was dispatched via trucks to Rome, during the  pandemic; where it was sawed down and bonded, before finally arriving at New York.