A new 25-story AC Hotel by Marriott is planned for booming NoMad (North of Madison Square Park) at 842 Sixth Avenue. Judging from plans submitted to the city and images from the architect’s website, the building may become the world’s largest modular hotel, taking the crown away from the 19-story citizenM Bowery, which is set to open later this year.
Renderings of the forthcoming tower depict a slick design courtesy of the award-winning architect and television host Danny Forster of Danny Forster & Architecture. Best known as the host of the “Build it Bigger” series on the Science Channel, Forster was also tapped to design the AC Hudson Yards Hotel, renderings for which we revealed last year.
UPDATE 8.2.2018: New renderings and details of the world’s future tallest modular hotel have debuted on Danny Forster & Architecture’s website, confirming the 168-room AC Hotel by Marriott will rise at 842 Sixth Avenue in NoMad. Per the architects, “high-quality consistency marries inventive architectural expression, with a sophisticated balcony strategy that puts to rest the stigma of the cheap pre-fab double-wide,” and certainly, the design doesn’t look like the boxy modular builds we’re used to. The 315-foot-tall hotel will incorporate limestone, bronze, and aluminum panels into its facade.
The site of the forthcoming AC NoMad Hotel is between West 30th and 29th Streets a few blocks south of Macy’s and Herald Square. A marble-clad, 7-story structure on-site is currently being demolished. The lot is directly adjacent to The NOMA
, a newly-built FX Fowle-designed condo, directly west of an under construction Virgin Hotel at 1225 Broadway, and across from the Eventi Hotel/Beatrice rentals
, which opened in 2011.