Manhattan Set For A New Ritz Carlton

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Marriott International has partnered with the hospitality development giant, Flag Luxury Group to hoist the Ritz-y Hotel’s flag in the NoMad neighborhood, Manhattan, Midtown South to be precise. Dubbed the Ritz-Carlton New York NoMad, the establishment benefited from a $315 million construction financing deal in the summer season of 2018 and commenced the construction work a few months thereafter.

A recent tour to the construction site located at 1185 Broadway towards the West 28th Street’s corner presented evidence that the new Ritz-y Hotel tower (about 150,000 square feet) will be the tallest in the hood at 38-floors.

Upon completion, the project will be second in Ritz-Carlton’s speedy move to take the hotel industry in Manhattan by storm. The other key construction projects undertaken by the hotelier include the Ritz-Carlton Central Park and the Ritz-Carlton Downtown which is currently being rebranded.

The Flag Luxury Group under the leadership of Paul Kanavos took the bold, yet calculated move to invest over $0.5 billion in the project which is expected to have 16 branded residences, a spa and fitness center, a rooftop bar, and about 250 hotel rooms. Kanavos bought the site in 2015 alongside another adjacent lot at a cost of $100 million. However, the corner lot was cleared for constriction in 2016 but the development operations kicked off in 2018. It is expected that the tower will become fully functional in 2021.

Diverse Designers

The new project was designed by the Uruguayan-born award-winning architect Rafael Vinoly while the interior designs were advanced by Yabu Pushelberg. In essence, the architect decided to simplify the design by removing a series of vegetated planters that were originally supposed to sit below the windows. The real estate developer is also foreseeing the development of three other projects in the Manhattan area: the Three Waterline Square, the 277 Fifth Avenue and the 125 Greenwich Street.

Manhattan is Staying Robust

Many are noting that there is an exodus out of New York City but the data proves otherwise. One can merely walk around and see that the city is coming back to life and embracing more people. The city might have been asleep for a year and a half but as more people obtain the necessary medications and indulge in preventative procedures, one can find that New York City and other areas of New York will continue to thrive.

This new commercial space that will serve as another third space in the city will be a fantastic addition to the many hotels and living spaces that are already within the region. It is likely to be a great success as more people continue their trips to New York for business and for pleasure or leisure.

Everyone is looking forward to putting the past year with its many restrictions and issues behind them as they look for the best future ahead. Indeed, new construction like this, especially for a high-touch building like a hotel is fantastic to see.

Conclusively, NoMad is slowly, yet steadily evolving into one of the highly coveted neighborhoods in Manhattan, thanks to the high-class bars and restaurants under construction. Designers have vowed to present the hood with sophisticated structures that are complemented with the award-winning Ritz Carlton service.

Everything You Need To Know About The JFK Airport

Everyone loves to hear about the great state of New York but it is necessary for them to think about the logistics that are present within the state. You can’t really get from other places to New York City unless you are thinking about the most efficient way, through flights.

Thankfully, New York City has a wide variety of technical experts and engineers who have built one of the best airports in the world. Of course, this infrastructure building took place in the past but it provides significant value for many.

But what is this airport? It is JFK airport, one of the best airports in the world today. Many people move through this airport each year and you are likely to be one of them.

Here is what you must know about JFK airport and how it can provide fantastic value for you and those in your group as well!

Get the Facts Right on JFK

Let’s get the historical facts right first: John F. Kennedy (JFK) airport’s location is in Queens, Jamaica and not Manhattan, now you know. However, there wasn’t enough space to accommodate an airport in the Jamaican island considering the population of this jurisdiction.

Comparatively, the first airport in New York City was also situated in Queens but also suffered the adversities of overcrowding. This shows why measures were taken to construct the New York International Airport in 1948 that was later called the JFK. In essence, the new name came in honor of the death of President John F. Kennedy. The JFK Airport later evolved to the stature of the megahub we see today.

Why is JFK Important?

The JFK airport is distinguished as one of the busiest international airports across the globe. In its position as an aviation megahub, JFK handles the highest number of international passengers than any other airports in the US. To date, JFK serves over 60 million passengers yearly. In essence, the JFK airport is a city in itself with over 90 airlines in and out and about 35,000 people earning their living as employees.

What you should know if you are passing through JFK

The JFK airport harbors eight operational terminals with over 150 gates. In essence, this international hub has one of the most exemplary architectural designs with buildings being arranged around the parking spots.


In particular, all the eight terminals at JFK are interconnected via a functional train system you don’t need to worry about moving between terminals. What’s more, the train system makes a perfect connection between the airport and the downtown New York area. It will only take you between 30 and 40 minutes to travel to Central Manhattan which is located about 20 kilometers from the airport.

JFK has also attained the stature of one of the most important freight hubs in the world, servicing most of the cargo transiting between the United States and the rest of the world. In fact, about 25% of the international goods moving to and from the United States transit through JFK.

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