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ULI Prize for Beekman Hotel

April 6, 2017

The Beekman Hotel and Residences won the 2017 “Excellence in Hotel Development” award from the Urban Land Institute New York.

Built in 1881-1883, the Beekman stood vacant for nearly 20 years overlooking New York City Hall. GFI Development Company turned the Beekman into a Thompson hotel while building a new, 51-story residential tower next door — for a total of 287 hotel rooms and 67 luxury condos.

The first floor space at the Beekman is home to Tom Colicchio’s critically-acclaimed restaurant Fowler & Wells, as well as Augustine by famed New York restauranteur Keith McNally.

“As one of New York’s first high-rises, the building transformed Lower Manhattan more than a century ago, and — just months after opening — we’re already seeing The Beekman Hotel and Residences positively affecting the fabric of the city,” said Steven Hurwitz, president of GFI Development Company.

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