‘Redford Hotel’ Replaces the 6-Year-Old Comfort Inn on Ludlow Street
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The six-year-old Comfort Inn on Ludlow Street is dead. Long live the Comfort Inn. In its place is much the same – a nearly identical lodge called the Redford Hotel.
Branded canopy and illuminated signage boasts the updated identity.
News of its conversion – which transpired last week – is about six months coming. We knew a changing of the guard was underway last spring, when intel suggested Soho House as the buyer of the eleven-story property for $16 million.
In fact, there is a contract of sale on city record indicating that Nader Ohebshalom was poised to take over. Here’s a name you might recognize. He currently co-owns both the Orchard Street Hotel around the corner and the Gatsby on East Houston. This is a guy who is known for buying up rent-stabilized buildings and allegedly harassing/booting longtime residents (i.e. rent stabilized). Not really living up to his last name, which is Hebrew for “love peace.”
The Comfort Inn opened at 136 Ludlow back in May 2010. It replaced an older walkup that housed YU Laundromat, torn down back in 2007.