A 20-story hotel will be constructed in the Blissville section of Long Island City near a film studio, according to plans filed with the Department of Buildings (DOB).
Express Hotel, located at 52-09 31st Pl., will hold 200 rooms in a 101,410-square-foot space. Hotel rooms will be located on floors three through 19, and seven to 14 rooms will be placed on each floor. The hotel is situated in a manufacturing district, with several auto repair and construction equipment shops dotting the area.
Silvercup Studios East, home of shows such as NBC’s “Person of Interest,” “Elementary” and USA’s “White Collar,” is just a two-minute walk away.
The project will tower over other buildings in the area ― it will be 210 feet high ― and will feature amenities such as a roof deck, gym and conference rooms. ARC Architecture and Design, the architect firm responsible for the design, is a Queens-based firm located in Forest Hills. Developer Delwar Hussain of Queens Plaza South LLC is based in Syosset, Long Island.
According to a recent New York Times article, the cheapest hotel prices outside of Manhattan can be found in Queens, specifically around Long Island City. The average price for a one-night stay at a hotel in Queens is $154.
New York Yimby first reported the story.