Gene Kaufman-Designed NYC Hotel Tops Out

The $10 million property will feature 79 guestrooms across 21 stories totaling 34,000 square feet. Optima Real Estate is the project’s developer.

New York City skyline
New York City skyline

Optima Real Estate has topped off its newest hotel in the Midtown West area of Manhattan. Gene Kaufman Architect designed the $10 million property. 

Located at 333 West 38th St., between Eighth and Ninth Avenues, the 79-key hotel comprises 34,000 square feet across 21 stories. Guests will have access to a rooftop deck, breakfast rooms and a fitness center. Design features include four rooms per floor, private and quiet spaces, natural light and views of the city. 

“The development of this 25-foot site in a neighborhood once regarded as having no development potential shows how quickly it has become a premium hospitality location,” said Gene Kaufman, founder & principal of Gene Kaufman Architect, in prepared remarks. “This formerly industrial area is now being embraced architecturally with elegant facades and deluxe interiors. With this project, we are not only capitalizing on this new situation—we are also increasing the project’s potential so it can continue to benefit from the neighborhood’s rising fortunes.”

Last summer, McSam Hotel Group broke ground on another Gene Kaufman-designed hotel in Manhattan, totaling 146,000 square feet.

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