Restaurant Row Hotel
Berg + Moss is the Architect of Record for the Riu Plaza Hotels, a four building complex located in Hell’s Kitchen and bordering the Times Square District on historic Restaurant Row. Under the lead design team of Riu Hotels & Resorts, Berg+ Moss was retained as executive architect for the department of buildings filings, code and zoning approvals. The site required a ‘Cure’ housing approval for previous tenant harassment issues from previous owners. This was accomplished as a seven story subsidized apartment building for the Housing & Preservation Development Department. The hotel consists of two independent hotels totaling 647 rooms. Hotel New York, twenty-six stories, is comprised of 497 guest rooms and Hotel Times Square, twenty-nine stories, is an executive luxury hotel with 150 guest rooms. Each hotel tower offers views of Times Square, the Hudson River and Central Park in the distance. The hotel’s amenity spaces such as public restaurants/cafes, guest lounges/computer access, a health club, and conference facilities are on the ground floor and cellar.