The world’s largest hotel chain will soon hold the title of having the world’s tallest modular hotel when the “AC Hotel New York NoMad” opens next year. This hotel will be different than well, any other hotel ever built. It wont take years to build, it will only take 90 days according to Marriott International.
“In North America, the construction process hasn’t changed significantly in 150 years and it’s ripe for innovation,” Eric Jacobs, Marriott International’s chief development officer of North American select and extended stay-brands, said in a statement. “The world’s tallest modular hotel, in one of the world’s greatest destinations, will act as a game-changing symbol to ignite even greater interest in modular among the real estate and lending industries.”
The property’s 168 rooms will be prefabricated in a factory in Poland. It will be complete with painted walls, flooring, beds, sheets, pillows, and even bath products. The finished modules will be shipped to New York where they will be trucked in during the night so it does not disturb traffic. The lobby and restaurant will be built with normal construction methods, but the rooftop bar will be built prefab, just like the rooms. The property will be located on 30th Street and 6th Avenue. Construction will begin in the fall and is expected to take ONLY three months!
I was literally out of my seat and dancing out of excitement when I heard of this amazing news. I can’t wait to watch the hotel rooms being put into place. Modular construction is not new in New York City, but it is still not the norm. Brands like Pod and CitizenM used this construction design in their properties that are located in Manhattan(CitizenM) and Brooklyn(Pod).
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