Big Reveal: Sam Chang’s Holiday Inn on Delancey

Posted on: March 20th, 2012 at 6:09 am by

Over three years ago, the low-rise buildings at the corner of Delancey and Suffolk Streets were razed for a project that’s now nearing completion. Slow and steady doesn’t always win the race.

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Construction workers are finally unwrapping the Lower East Side gift that few in the neighborhood desire – Sam Chang’s full-service Holiday Inn at 150 Delancey. Indeed, the interlocking network of scaffolding and netting is being dismantled as we speak, slowly revealing the checkerboard facade of the upper levels.

As we’ve previously reported, this 57,593 square-foot Holiday Inn, a joint venture between Gene Kaufman and the McSam Group, will offer 132 guest rooms alongside unneeded neighborhood amenities like more nightlife. Speaking of which, Community Board 3 approved liquor privileges to the hotel for their proposed ground-level restaurant.

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Delancey and Suffolk, 2008

What do you think of the new Holiday Inn hotel?

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