Restoration Hardware is looking to open a hotel in the Meatpacking District.
The upscale furniture company is opening a new store at Aurora Capital Associates and William Gottlieb Real Estate’s 9-19 Ninth Avenue — the former home of iconic brasserie Pastis — and is planning to open a boutique hotel right around the corner at Delshah Capital’s 55 Gansevoort Street, according to Crain’s.
Plans include a 14-key project and a restaurant on the ground floor of the Meatpacking District location, which tallies 25,000 square feet.
“Given what’s happening with the High Line and the Whitney Museum and the major office tenants going there, that neighborhood is gaining a lot of credibility,” Jeffrey Davis, the head of JLL’s hotels and hospitality group in the city, told the website. “There’s a lot of demand that bodes well for hospitality.” [Crain’s] — Claire Moses