Jan. 27, 2017 By Hannah Wulkan
The site of the old Western Beef supermarket will be redeveloped into a dual-branded hotel, announced developer JMH Development.
Under an agreement between JMH and Hilton Hotels, part of the hotel will open under the upscale Homewood Suites brand, and the other part will open under the mid-priced Hampton Inn brand, both owned by Hilton.
The hotel, to be located at 36-20 Steinway, is expected to open in 2018.
The hotel will have a total of 289 rooms. Less than half, or 102 of the rooms, will be under the Homewood Suites umbrella, which offers rooms with attached living areas.
The other 187 rooms will be part of the Hampton Inn brand, which offers fairly standard hotel rooms.
The new hotel will also have a roof deck, a bar in the lobby, a fitness center and meeting rooms.
There will also be 18,000 square feet of retail space at the hotel, though the developer has not yet announced what will fill it.
The Western Beef closed last fall to make way for the hotel.