Hotel Belleclaire Staying in Good Hands

November 21, 2011 in Real Estate News | Comments (0)

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Certainly, landmark locations in New York are precious to the history of the State, as they tell a story of times gone by. The current Hotel Belleclaire owned by Shimmie Horn, located at 250 West 11th Street on the Upper West Side is one such landmark.

Originally completed in 1903, this landmark hotel was created as a 10 story, 121,000 square foot building and was designed by Emery Roth. The original design had the building as an apartment hotel which was intended to offer temporary and permanent dwellings. It included a restaurant service, but no kitchens in each individual unit. It was designed in the Art Nouveau-Secessionist style and was designated by the city as a landmark in 1987.
Preserving the one hundred year old traditional of this landmark, hotel operator and owner Shimmie Horn has recently guaranteed the continuation of the hotel for another 40 years. Last month, Shimmie Horn renewed his lease of the property, signing a 40 year renewal with property owner Lophijo Realty. The new lease is good until June of 2051 and offers Shimmie Horn the option to purchase the historic building anytime between 2026 and 2051, should he desire to do so.

Today, the Hotel Belleclaire with Shimmie Horn includes a 242 room hotel that has preserved the look and regal feel of the original location.

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