Meridian Capital Arranges $88M in Pre-Development Financing for Hotel Project in Hudson Yards
NEW YORK CITY — Meridian Capital Group has arranged $88 million in pre-development financing for a Marriott-branded hotel to be located at 450 Eleventh Ave. in the Hudson Yards neighborhood of Manhattan. Meridian secured financing on behalf of the borrower, Marx Development Group, through lender Mack Real Estate Credit Strategies. The two-year loan will serve to recapitalize the project and cover pre-development costs for the hotel. MDG is also raising $66 million in EB-5 funds through the Manhattan Regional Center for the hotel’s construction. Once completed, the 42-story hotel will span 235,000 square feet and contain 441 rooms. The property will also include a business center, lounge, restaurant and outdoor meeting space. The hotel is slated for completion in late 2019. Hudson Yards is a $20 billion large-scale redevelopment program on Manhattan’s far west side that will include a 28-acre mixed-use development.