Rinaldi Group is quickly approaching completion of the 300-key citizenM Bowery Hotel, with big modular savings coming in the form of faster delivery time
The use of modular construction continues to pick up steam in the U.S. hotel sector, and citizenM Bowery Hotel in Manhattan is among the latest evidence of the trend. With the Rinaldi Group aboard as general contractor, Brack Capital Real Estate and hotel chain citizenM Hotel just topped off the 300-key lodging destination, which will be the largest modular hotel in New York City.
The 100,000-sq.-ft. citizenM was designed by Stephen B. Jacobs Group, originally as a conventional, poured-in-place concrete structure. The developer decided to pursue modular efficiencies.
Pre-engineered units produced in a factory in Poland are delivered to the site for assembly. “For the Bowery project, modular construction has allowed for a significant reduction in the number of trips for delivery of materials through the congested streets of Manhattan, reducing construction time by several months,” Susan Furbay vice president for business development with HVS, noted in a recent report by the hospitality consulting services firm.
Marriott International is also among hotel companies expanding modular construction in North America.
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