W New York Union Square - New York, NY
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 40° 44.195 W 073° 59.314
18T E 585401 N 4510007
Quick Description: A large hotel near Union Square.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 6/25/2020 11:18:18 AM
Waymark Code: WM12P97
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
Views: 2

Long Description:
Taken from Wikipedia, "The W New York Union Square is a 270-room, 21-story boutique hotel operated by W Hotels at the northeast corner of Park Avenue South and 17th Street, across from Union Square in Manhattan, New York. Originally known as the Germania Life Insurance Company Building, it was designed by Albert D'Oench and Joseph W. Yost and built in 1911 in the Beaux-Arts style.

The W New York Union Square building was initially the headquarters of the Germania Life Insurance Company. In 1917, when the company became the Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, the building was renamed the Guardian Life Insurance Company Building. A four-story annex to the east was designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and was completed in 1961. Guardian Life moved its offices out of the building in 1999, and the W New York Union Square opened the following year.

The main building, part of the hotel, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2001, and was designated a city landmark by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission in 1988. The Guardian Life annex, not part of the current hotel, was designated as a city landmark in 2007."
Name of the Hotel: W New York Union Square

50 Union Square East

Number of Rooms: 270

Height in floors: 21

Hotel Rating: 4 stars

Hotel since: 1/1/1999

Date Building was built: 1/1/1911

First use of building:

Historic Hotel (Historic Building, National Monument or similar): yes

Urban Hotel (located in a village or town): yes

Mountains Nearby (less than 25 Kms / 15 Mil): no

Beachs Nearby (less than 25 Kms / 15 Mil): yes

Historic Place nearby (Unesco or National monument/site less than 25 Kms / 15 Mil): yes

Major Pilgrimage Place Nearby (less than 25 Kms / 15 Mil. Consider any religion).: no

Hotel website (if available): Not listed

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