Ismael Leyva to design Fortuna’s new Midtown Hotel

40-story, 300-key hotel yet to be named, will total 162,000 sf

Morris Moinian
From left: Morris Moinian and Ismael Leyva

Morris Moinian’s Fortuna Realty Group has selected Ismael Leyva Architects to design its new Midtown hotel at 1150 Sixth Avenue.

The 40-story, 300-key hotel, which has yet to be named, will total 162,000 square feet and include penthouse and lower-tower suites with “expansive” rear terraces, Fortuna announced Monday.

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The project, located between West 44th and West 45th Streets, will also feature a rooftop bar with 360-degree views and garden terraces. The ground level will house a lounge, bar and “marquee” restaurant while the second floor will include a ballroom.

Moinian purchased the site of the former Pan American Magazine Building for $39 million in 2011. The developer opened the 122-key Hotel Hugo in Hudson Square last year. – Rey Mashayekhi