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Freehand Hotel NYC

Owner: 23 Lexington Associates LLC

Project Size: 19 stories, 400+ Room Hotel, 190,000 SF

Architect: IBI Group - Gruzen-Samton | Roman and Williams Buildings and Interiors

Completion:  Opened December 2017

  • Interior and exterior renovation of the historic The George Washington Hotel in New York City's Gramercy Park District which opened in 1928. 

  • Conversion of 600 existing rooms to spacious new guest rooms with full HVAC system upgrade and elevator modernization

  • New hotel amenities spaces: Studio Restaurant and Kitchen / Bar / Guest Lounge, historic George Washington Bar, Game Room, Hotel Shoppe, Reception, Back of House service areas and kitchens

  • Careful incorporation of new infrastructure into existing systems while maintaining utilities and services for the remaining Single Room Occupant Apartments located throughout the building

  • Renovation and repairs of interior historic woodwork, ornamental plaster, and travertine floor on Main level and Mezzanine level

  • Structural reinforcement to existing masonry sand steel structure

  • Exterior Local Law 11 masonry repairs, brick replacement, cast stone repairs

  • New custom storefront system installed in existing masonry openings on ground floor

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