A new 63-room boutique hotel is slated for construction between Houston and Prince Streets across from the New Museum of Contemporary Art at 250 Bowery. The tower is tentatively scheduled to open in early 2009 after renderings were revealed close to three years ago. Designed and developed by Peter Moore Associates, the hotel will feature a number of green design elements ranging from a green roof and geothermal heating and cooling system to efficient plumbing systems and various renewable and recycled construction materials. The project is expected to seek a LEED Platinum rating.
The Bowery hotel would join another planned green downtown boutique- the stalled Greenhouse 26, designed by Arpad Baksa. The 20,000-square-foot space at 132 West 26th Street in Chelsea will seek a LEED Gold rating if it indeed eventually opens; after anticipating an early 2008 opening, the project has completely disappeared off the local green radar screen. Nevertheless, a white paper that Baksa prepared in support of the project anticipated cost savings of $83.00 per room annually over a conventional hotel. We’ll follow up with more details as both of these projects move forward.
- Bowery to Get Green Boutique Hotel (Hotel Chatter)
- Whatever Happened to Greenhouse 26? (Hotel Chatter)