Firmdale’s Crosby Street Hotel Set to Seek LEED Gold in SoHo

Developed by UK-based Firmdale, another green New York City hotel project is set to seek a LEED rating from USGBC, this time on Crosby Street in SoHo.

The Crosby Street Hotel has been registered with USGBC since early April, but details about the project- which will seek a Gold rating under LEED for New Construction- have been hard to come by. Still, the hotel should open by the close of 2008, and given gbNYC’s recent attention to the hospitality industry, it deserves mention before the close of the year.

The hotel is being developed by UK-based Firmdale Hotels, well-known for a portfolio of high end hotel properties in London that includes the five star Haymarket and Charlotte Street Hotels. The eight-story, 75-room property- the company’s first foray into New York- is set to rise on Crosby Street in SoHo in what was a parking lot between Prince and Spring Streets.

Stonehill & Taylor Associates (which supervised the condominium conversion of the Plaza Hotel in Midtown) is involved with the project in collaboration with Firmdale co-founder Kit Kemp, who will design the hotel’s interiors as she has for each of its properties in London. A Firmdale spokesperson told Design Week magazine that green features at the hotel will include efficient HVAC systems, locally-sourced building materials, wall-to-ceiling windows, and a roof garden.

Other details remain murky, and renderings aren’t presently available, but we’ll be sure to track the Crosby Street Hotel as construction progresses and more of its sustainable elements are revealed during the course of 2008.

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