Comfort Inn Opening ‘Convenient’ LES Outpost at 154 Madison Street

Posted on: December 5th, 2013 at 5:49 am by
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Plenty of hotel chatter to report on these days. Many long-stalled projects are now coming back to life, while others are still plugging away. Like the nearly-completed lodge at 154 Madison Street, which is already a year into construction and officially part of the streetscape. This won’t be a trendy boutique hotel, though.

Turns out that 154 Madison will soon become the fourth Comfort Inn to grace the 10002 zip code. According to their website, we can expect an opening date sometime in the spring of 2014 (i.e. post-March). What’s funny here is the teaser page for this particluar location. Much like its three-year-old sister over on Ludlow, this here hotel is touted for its “convenient” proximity (4 miles away) to the United Nations. Yep.

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Chinatown architect Jung Wor Chin – known for some of the uglier buildings in the neighborhood – is behind the new Comfort Inn.

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Hurricane Sandy leveled the plywood at 154 Madison, Oct. 2012

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