Real estate mogul Joseph Chetrit will pay more than $190 million to buy Times Square’s Hotel Carter.
Chetrit signed a contract last month to buy the 600-room Hotel Carter, also known as the dirtiest hotel in the country, the Wall Street Journal reported. The hotel first opened in the 1930s as the Hotel Dixie. Code violations and a homicide have given the Carter a bad name over the years.
What Chetrit will do with the hotel is still unknown. But hotel experts told the Wall Street Journal that the property needs at least $125 million for safety and infrastructure upgrades.
A company controlled by the heirs of Vietnamese businessman Tran Dinh Truong is selling the building.