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See the 289-Room Hotel Replacing Western Beef on Steinway Street

By Jeanmarie Evelly | January 27, 2017 2:15pm | Updated on January 30, 2017 8:29am
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The 5-story "dual branded" hotel will include both Homewood Suites and Hampton Inn rooms.
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LONG ISLAND CITY — Construction will start later this year on a 289-room hotel planned for the corner of Steinway Street and Northern Boulevard, on the site of the now-shuttered Western Beef supermarket, according to the developer.

JMH Development and Mettle Property Group will build the five-story project at 36-20 Steinway St., in what will be a "dual branded" hotel featuring a Homewood Suites on one side and a Hampton Inn on the other, according to a press release.

Both brands are owned by Hilton but cater to different customers: Homewood Suites is more upscale while Hampton Inn is described as a "mid-priced hotel" geared toward a more budget-conscious traveler, the developers said.

The building will have 187 Hampton Inn rooms and 102 Homewood Suites rooms, as well as a private roof deck, lobby bar and a fitness center.

The ground floor will also have 18,000 square feet of retail space, though the tenants have not been confirmed yet, according to a spokeswoman for the developers.

Construction is slated to start at the end of this year, and the hotel is expected to open in 2018.