While the well-established and world-renowned Marriott Hotel chain seems to be having problems and delay after delay in opening its first Bronx hotel in the East Bronx, developers are taking advantage of the transportation rich neighborhoods of Melrose and Mott Haven.
Welcome2TheBronx has just learned from our friends over at YIMBY that plans have been filed for a 75 room luxury hotel at 335 Grand Concourse and East 140th Street.
First the Opera House Hotel opened over a year ago in Melrose and now the Umbrella Hotel, also in Melrose is slated to open any day.
Comfort Inn is already rising at 135th and 3rd Ave as the steel beams are being driven into the ground. Plans have been filed and ground has been broken for a 12 story hotel on Exterior Street and E 146th Street making Melrose and Mott Haven the epicenter of new lodging in The Bronx.
All of these hotels, whether opened, planned, or under construction are 1 or 2 stops from Manhattan and even walking distance into culturally rich Harlem and El Barrio not to mention being surrounded by a neighborhood that is bursting at the seams with the arts.
All in close proximity to these lodging sites are places like the Bronx Art Space, the many artist galleries of Port Morris and Mott Haven, Longwood Gallery of the Arts, The Bronx Documentary Center, Pregones Theatre, Hostos Community College, Yankee Stadium, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, and the historic Andrew Freedman Home which in recent years has become a major hub of cultural activity.
And let’s not forget the recently purchased Bronx General Post Office which we’re waiting to hear from YoungWoo & Associates as to what their plans for the landmark building and landmarked lobby are.
335 Grand Concourse, the Comfort Inn, and 500 Exterior Street are all made possible die to the rezoning of the Lower Concourse back in 2009 of which the first residential development is slated to open shortly.
The South Bronx may have burned and was burning but now it’s leading the borough in construction and is the home of the borough’s first luxury boutique hotels.
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