The Chelsea Hotel In NYC Is Finally Reopening After 11 Years Of Construction

After an 11-year-long hiatus, the Chelsea Hotel in New York City is finally reopening its doors. Per The Real Deal, several different owners of this legendary hotel attempted to reopen previously on several occasions but ultimately did not succeed. The current hotel managers, who are Ira Drunkier, Richard Born, and Sean MacPherson, purchased this historical hotel back in 2016 for around $250 million. Upon buying, this hotel was already under construction, which originally began in 2011. Therefore, the Chelsea Hotel hasn't booked a guest room in well over a decade.

In 2018, construction came to a halt after a few tenants claimed harassment against the construction company. The city then issued a stop-work order on the near decade-long renovation. However, in 2021, after two and a half years and a lengthy investigation, the lawsuit was withdrawn. The hotel owners then filed a lawsuit against the city for the money that was lost during the delay in construction. The renovation then promptly resumed shortly after. Finally, after many owners and a few more lawsuits, the Chelsea Hotel is finally reopening its doors and accepting guests.

Construction is still in progress

Sitting at 222 West 23rd Street, there are a ton of new renovations and makeovers to look forward to at the Chelsea Hotel. At 12-stories high, the new and improved hotel will feature 155 renovated guest rooms, per theĀ New York Post. While widely known for its own features in itself, this hotel has been home to many famous actors and musicians. Pop icon Madonna lived there in the early 1980s and returned for a short time in 1992 to shoot photos for one of her books. Other legendary figures include writer Mark Twain and Andy Warhol.

Reservations are currently being accepted for guest rooms on only two floors. However, renovations are still underway, which must be considered before booking. To compensate for the noise, the Chelsea Hotel claimed on their website that they are willing to offer rooms at discounted rates to those that are willing to deal with the construction. They are hoping to fully reopen at maximum capacity sometime in September, and more details will emerge closer to this time.