The opening of the Casa Capriani was recently celebrated at a ribbon cutting event in Lower Manhattan, and this marked the completion of the extensive renovations and restoration of the historic Battery Maritime Building, which was built in 1909 as a grand ferry terminal and later designated as a New York City Landmark in 1967.
The ribbon cutting event of the of Casa Capriani building had in attendance several elected officials, including members of the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), the developers of the project which include Cipriani, Midtown Equities, and Centaur Properties, as well as other community partners.
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The renovated historic Beaux-Arts structure was renamed Casa Capriani and now includes a newly refurbished event space, a hotel, spa and wellness center, including restaurants, lounges, and bars. The event space occupies about 30,000 square feet on the second floor of the historic Great Hall and it is intended for both private and public events. Based on the agreement reached between the developers and the NYCEDC, the Great Hall spaces on the second floor are expected to have designated public hours.
Casa Capriani also features a luxury 47-key boutique hotel on the third and fourth floors of the building, which are designed to provide hotel guests sweeping views of the New York Harbor. The fitness center and a spa are also available on these floors. While the fifth floor comprises a club with restaurants and lounges en-suite, which offers guests panoramic views of the Brooklyn Bridge, Governors Island and the Statue of Liberty.
Casa Capriani to bring 200 part time and150 full time jobs
Rachel Loeb, the NYCEDC President described the transformation of the Battery Maritime Building into the new Casa Capriani building, as a symbol of recovery for New York. Loeb expressed his gratitude to the elected officials for their support, and also commended the development team for moving ahead with the project despite the setbacks they faced during the Covid pandemic, which included delays and higher costs. He also said that NYCEDC was excited to present the city with this beautiful development, which is expected to create up to 200 part time jobs and 150 full time jobs.
Other companies involved in the Casa Capriani building project include Marvel Architects, who served as the architects for the project and Thierry W. Despont Ltd., who handled the design, reconstruction and restoration of the historic landmark. The Capriani family, Centaur Properties, and Midtown Equities were the development team that spearheaded the redevelopment project.