Cooper Carry, the internationally recognized design firm, has been awarded a 200-room, 140,000-square-foot hotel project located on the Hudson River in Hoboken. The project will include the reorganization and reconfiguration of aspects of the current Hoboken post office — located at River and First Streets — in order to accommodate the new hotel.
Philadelphia-based KMS Development Partners is developing the 20-story hotel under an agreement with the United States Postal Service. The project is currently in schematic design, but preliminary plans call for the hotel to be located behind the current post office. Postal activity on the site will continue.
“As one of the few remaining waterfront sites in Hoboken, this project represents a strategic opportunity to enhance and anchor the southern end of the riverfront promenade,” said Ben Wauford, principal and director of Cooper Carry’s New York office. “This hotel offers the chance to add energy to the Hoboken skyline and create a strategic hospitality destination. We have an enlightened development team that is going to deliver a huge success for everyone.”
Loading spaces will be relocated along First Street, giving the hotel frontage along Frank Sinatra Drive. Additionally, guests will have easy access to restaurants and shops along the Esplanade and Pier Park.
Cooper Carry’s hospitality group has created hotels both nationally and internationally for several major brands, including Marriott, Hyatt, Hilton, Starwood and Intercontinental, as well as many boutique developers and operators of hotels and spas. The company is also actively involved in two hotel projects in Staten Island and East Harlem.
About Cooper Carry
Cooper Carry provides architecture, planning, landscape architecture, interior design, and environmental graphic design services. Founded in 1960, the firm specializes in the design of corporate, education, government, hospitality, mixed-use, office, residential, retail, science + technology, and transit projects. The firm has designed projects in 45 states and globally in the Caribbean, Middle East, Asia, Africa and Central America. Engaging a fundamental design philosophy centered on the concept that environments should connect people to people and people to place, the firm promotes the philosophy of “connective architecture”. Designers understand the local market and the specific cultural and physical contexts in which the building will serve those who interact with it while conceiving memorable spaces, inside and out. Listening to the client and gaining a deep understanding of the market and site prior to commencing design, Cooper Carry balances passionate creativity with client service. They expand vision and add value to every project and its community. For more information visit coopercarry.com.