Bronx Hotel Boom Gains Steam

Published on December 08, 2014, 6:46 am
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The hotel boom in South Bronx is showing no signs of slowing down.

A Queens-based developer hoping to enter the hotelier hotspot has filed plans with the city to construct a nine-story hotel with 94 rooms on East 147th Street in east Mott Haven.

“It’s too early to talk about,” said co-owner Srinivasan Kulandai. “We just filed the applications.”

Two lots involved in the proposed project currently contain a two-story home and brick garage building.

Demolition permits were filed with the city Department of Buildings last month to tear down the structures near the corner of Timpson Place.

If given the green light, the hotel would join a host of inns in the bustling area.

A 12-story hotel is already under construction on Exterior St. and E. 146th St., and a Comfort Inn is beginning to rise on 135th St. and Third Ave.

In September, plans for a 75-room luxury hotel on the Grand Concourse near 140th Street were filed with the city.

And in Pelham Bay, a 125-room Residence Inn by Marriott at the Hutchinson Metro Center is scheduled to open in early 2015.


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