The first two Cambria Suites hotels in Manhattan, both designed by Gene Kaufman Architect, P.C. (GKA), are underway in two of the city’s most popular neighborhoods – Chelsea and Midtown. Choice Hotels International, Inc which owns the Cambria Suites brand is making a major investment in the city, demonstrating the continued strength of the tourism and hospitality industries and the continued demand for new hotels.
"With occupancy rates at exceptional levels and demand for Manhattan hotel rooms expected to continue to grow each year over the next 5 years, brands like Cambria Suites are making wise investments in the city," said Gene Kaufman, founder of GKA. “For a brand that is making its New York City debut, we have focused on creating a fresh, transparent design that is meant to feel light, airy and welcoming to guests.”
The midtown Manhattan location at 30 West 46th Street is just west of Fifth Avenue and only two blocks from Times Square. The hotel will offer 196 suites and a host of amenities including state-of-the-art technology, a fitness center, meeting rooms and a restaurant and bar. The hotel is slated to open in the winter of 2014.
The Cambria Suites-Chelsea is situated on West 28th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues in Chelsea’s Flower District. The 18-story hotel which will combine brick and glass façade details will welcome guests with a striking cantilevered metal panel canopy. It will include 135 suites and will feature two courtyards and a roof terrace as well as a fitness center and a restaurant and bar. The opening is expected in the spring of 2014.
About Gene Kaufman Architect
Gene Kaufman Architect (GKA), has built a sterling reputation in the real estate and private development arenas for high-caliber and high-impact designs that are both innovative and highly-efficient. For more than 25 years, GKA has cultivated strong, collaborative relationships with some of the most active developers in real estate, helping them realize substantial bottom-line results through thoughtful design. GKA is the most prolific hotel architect in the history of New York City having completed over two dozen new Manhattan hotels over the last 10 years. GKA also specializes in urban developments, notably multi-family residential and adaptive reuse projects as well as new residential, commercial, educational and institutional buildings. Corollary areas of expertise include zoning, land use changes, variances, urban planning and historic restoration. In 2011, GKA joined forces with celebrated modernist master Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects, forming Gwathmey Siegel Kaufman & Associates. GKA and GSKA work collaboratively to extend their reach and provide a full spectrum of architectural services to clients.