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The New Marriott In Manhattan Is The World’s Tallest Modular Hotel

Sunday, November 24, 2019, 12:44 Hrs  [IST]
HBI Staff | Mumbai

According to the Forbes, The USD65 million, 168-room, 26-story AC Hotel New York NoMad (842 Sixth Avenue) will be the world’s tallest modular hotel. Currently under construction, the hotel’s design features prefabricated hotel room units that arrive (fully complete) at the hotel site before being lifted into place by crane, one by one. Each steel module contains one fully outfitted guest room – pre-painted, decorated and outfitted with beds, bedding, flooring, even toiletries. The hotel’s roof and rooftop bar are also concepted using modular construction, while the hotel’s public areas, such as the restaurant and lobby will be constructed using traditional methods.


Marriott partnered with renowned architecture firm, Danny Forster & Architecture, to create an innovative concept that employs the efficiencies of modular construction without sacrificing the aesthetics expected in modern hospitality design. "This hotel takes every advantage of off-site manufacturing...but it does so in a way that defies expectation,” says architect Danny Forster. “We wanted to demonstrate that modular building can do more than just harness the efficiencies of the factory,” Forster states. “It can produce a graceful and iconic tower. And yes, it can do so at the rate of an entire floor a day."

The modular rooms are constructed in a factory in Poland, brought to New York via cargo ship, then loaded onto flatbed trucks, hauled across the Brooklyn Bridge, and finally lifted into place by crane, one by one.

Construction of the hotel is led by Skystone, a New York City-based contractor that specializes in modular projects using emerging tech solutions, concept to completion: Autodesk’s  AutoCAD and Revit for design, Assemble for pre-construction, and BIM 360 for construction management. According to Marcus O’Brien, Director of AutoCAD Product Management, emerging technology has allowed modular construction take off because “buildings are built better and nearly 25 percent faster, and workers are able to work more efficiently in a controlled environment on the front end, rather than work harder on the back end.”

AC Hotels are among Marriott International’s most design-forward brands, and the company is enthusiastic for this project to showcase the possibilities of modular construction in the hospitality space. A press statement from Marriott notes that the AC New York NoMad “marks a turning point for industry confidence in prefabrication.” The company’s interest in modular construction dates back to 2014, when they began researching modular construction methods to offset construction times, which according to company resources, have increased by as much as 50 percent since 2011. In addition to shorter build times, the company has found that modular construction has additional benefits, such as reduced curbsite waste and noise disruption, while resulting in an end product that is higher quality due to the factory-level precision used to create each guest room module.

“In North America, the construction process hasn’t changed significantly in 150 years and it’s ripe for innovation,” said Eric Jacobs, Marriott International, Chief Development Officer, North America, Select and Extended Stay Brands. “The world’s tallest modular hotel in one of the world’s greatest destinations will act as a game-changing symbol to ignite even greater interest in modular among the real estate and lending industries.”

The AC Hotel New York NoMad will mark Marriott’s 32nd modular hotel, with no signs of slowing down. The company also recently launched modular versions of some of its well-established brands: Courtyard by Marriott, Fairfield by Marriott, SpringHill Suites by Marriott and TownePlace Suites by Marriott.

 
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