New York, NY OTO Development
This new three-star, limited service hotel has just opened to an already full house. It is the second of three new hotels we have undertaken for OTO Development as part of its expansion into New York City.
OTO had identified a site on the west side of Midtown close to the Port Authority Bus Terminal and Times Square subway station. Their main question to us was how many rooms could be put on this site if it were as-of right. We had to overlay the brand’s (Hilton/Hampton Inn) room size standards.
The site had an FAR of 12, and our initial calculations came in at 242 rooms over 24 stories. OTO then purchased additional zoning area, and we reconfigured the floor plans and layouts to reach their target of 300 rooms over 25 stories.
Renderings: OMI LLC