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The empty lot is the future home of a 33-story hotel, which will have 260 rooms. The specific name of the hotel is still undisclosed, although SDG has brought in Thompson Hotels as a partner on the project.
Construction is finally moving along at 11 East 31st Street, which will soon be a 33-story and 260-room boutique hotel. Simon Development Group and Cube Capital are building the project, while Gwathmey Siegel Kaufman is the architect of record. The plan is a definite departure from the Emerald City-inspired design initially planned several years ago.
Per on-site signage, completion is expected in the spring of 2016, and the project’s working name is Cuisie 31. After a long wait, excavation seems to have begun, so it does appear things are finally moving forward.