Flooded in Yellow, ‘The Allen Hotel’ Debuts After 5 Years of Construction
The Allen Hotel, not to be confused with the stalled-out nightmare a few blocks north, just opened yesterday. Hence the streaming flags, bunting, illuminated signage, and gaudy lighting scheme. Seriously, the southeast corner of Allen and Broome Streets is flooded with yellow.
The seven-story boutique lodge at 88 Allen boasts 41 rooms, each fashioned with cherry wood floors, hand-carved furnishings, and marble showers. Rates are priced to match, starting at $225 per night (on weekends) for the basic king bed room, and topping out at $400 for the deluxe penthouse suite.
Other hotel amenities include a cafe, as well as a spa that offers a nail bar, steam room, and cedar wood sauna.
To say that the Allen Hotel is “new,” though, is somewhat of a misnomer. This development is five years in the making, first announced back in 2012. The project came to light in September 2012; a year later, 263-265 Broome Street was razed. The project was funded by Sun Sun Property Investement and designed by SM Tan Architect.