WhyHotel, a hospitality platform and operator, in partnership with building owner The Rudin Family, this week announced the launch of its first property in New York City: Front & Wall Street. Blurring the lines of home and hospitality by housing both long term residents and nightly stay guests in fully furnished accommodations, WhyHotel will begin welcoming guests on November 1st, 2021.
The building features just over 200 units and amenities such as a 7th floor terrace with outdoor grill and kitchen, fitness center with a spin studio, guest laundry room with ping pong and pool tables and community kitchens.
“New York City is a market that we’ve had our eyes on for a long time now,” said Jason Fudin, CEO and Co-founder of WhyHotel in a press release. “Our partnership with the Rudin Family is an exciting opportunity to reinvigorate a building that is incredibly well designed to bring together hospitality and home in a way we expect to become commonplace in the U.S. over time. The Rudin Family, as they have often been in real estate, is at the cutting edge of this trend. I can’t think of a better place than the heart of FiDi, where people come from around the globe, to launch this product.”
As living and travel patterns continue to change due to the pandemic, and especially in markets like New York City, the ways, reasons and durations of travel and leasing are also changing. With offices and leisure activities continuing to reopen, there is a clear need for a solution that spans both hospitality and home in this market.
“As a company that owns and manages more than four million square feet of residences across New York City, we are constantly striving to enhance the tenant experience and evaluate new ways to provide our residents with best-in-class services and amenities in the city’s top neighborhoods,” said Ray Houseknecht, Senior Vice President and Head of Multifamily at Rudin Management Company, the operating arm of Rudin Family holdings. “This partnership with WhyHotel at 110 Wall Street will allow us to offer prospective renters a flexible and convenient short term or extended-stay housing option in the heart of the Financial District.”