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This Marriott is poised to take over the title as the world’s tallest modular hotel

Danny Forster & Architecture designed the building.

May 13, 2019 |
Rendering of completed hotel

All images courtesy Danny Forster & Architecture.

Carrying the brand of Marriott International, a new 26-story, 360-foot-tall tower will become the largest modular hotel in the world upon completion.

The hotel, designed by Danny Forster & Architecture, will be built over a 90-day period and topped with a modular roof and modular rooftop bar. All 168 guest rooms will be prefabricated and pre-furnished. The rooms will arrive at the site, 842 Sixth Avenue, fully constructed with finished painted walls, beds, sheets, pillows, flooring, and toiletries. The building’s public areas, such as the restaurant and lobby, will be built using traditional methods.


AN example of one of the modular guest rooms

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This hotel takes every advantage of off-site manufacturing, as you might expect. But it does so in a way that defies expectation,” says Danny Forster, Principal, Danny Forster & Architecture, in a release. “We wanted to demonstrate that modular building can do more than just harness the efficiencies of the factory. It can produce a graceful and iconic tower. And yes, it can do so at the rate of an entire floor a day.”

The $65 million hotel is slated to open in late 2020 as the AC Hotel New York NoMad.

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