Square Mile Acquires $31.8M Mezzanine Loan on Hotel Development in Manhattan

by Amy Works

NEW YORK CITY — Square Mile Capital Management has acquired a $31.8 million mezzanine loan in face value for financing the development of Moxy Hotel, located at 105-109 W. 28th St. in the Chelsea/NoMad neighborhood of Manhattan. A subsidiary of Marriott International, which originated the mezzanine debt in December 2016, was the seller. The completed property will consist of a 37-story building with 349 guest rooms and will be flagged under Marriott’s Moxy brand. The hotel will feature a ground-floor market restaurant, lobby bar, lounge and a rooftop sky bar with panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline. Designed by Stonehill Taylor, the hotel is slated to open this year.

The Lightstone Group purchased the site in July 2014 and broke ground in April 2016. Bank of the Ozarks and a subsidiary of Marriott International provided $101.8 million in construction financing, including the mezzanine debt. Lightstone is an experienced hotel owner and developer, with two other Moxy projects under development in Manhattan.

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