Manhattan-based real estate development and investment company HFZ Capital Group and Bangkok-based operator Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas will open its flagship North American urban hotel at HFZ's full block mixed-use development project currently under construction at 76 11th Avenue along New York City's High Line park.
The overall project, named The Eleventh and slated to open in 2019, will have two towers between the High Line and Hudson River designed by architecture firm BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group).
Six Senses New York will be located within the East Tower of The Eleventh and will have 137 keys and a spa, with condominium residences above. The West Tower, the taller of the two, will be entirely dedicated to condominium residences.
The architecture will draw inspiration from New York City's Modernist structures and cultural institutions, while skewing traditional skyscraper geometry with rotating forms that maximize views from both towers. The stone and metal facades are expected to add a twist to a West Chelsea neighborhood. The punched window openings, meanwhile, will be a nod to the past, a reference to the historic industrial buildings of the neighborhood and nearby Meatpacking District. The towers will be the tallest buildings in West Chelsea at approximately 300 feet and 400 feet tall, creating 360-degree vistas of the High Line, Hudson River and downtown and midtown Manhattan skylines.
The Eleventh will also have approximately 240 residences, spread throughout the two towers. Additionally, it will partner with Friends of the High Line for a public open-air pedestrian promenade on the site that will run adjacent to the High Line.
Six Senses currently operates 10 resorts and 28 spas. This property will join properties in Thailand, Maldives, Oman and Portugal.