Gansevoort Guru Plans Rooftop Pool for Frat-iron District

Achenbaum has his eye on the Flatiron.
Achenbaum has his eye on the Flatiron. Photo: Patrick McMullan

In an interview with BlackBook, Michael Achenbaum of the Hotel Gansevoort talks about his projects in Toronto, Chicago, Miami, blah blah blah — oh wait, there’s this: “We’re also in construction at 29th and Park, so we’ll be in business in 2010 — a big hotel with a special pool area. Our signature element is a rooftop pool and bar. The rooms are huge! We’re doing a small bar with the One Group for a high-end lounge.” The One Group, of course, is the team behind STK, Tenjune, One, and Kiss & Fly — their Website says they’re also planning a New York counterpart to their celeby L.A. lounge Coco de Ville. 230 Fifth’s Frat-iron rooftop monopoly may soon be toast.

Power Players: Michael Achenbaum, Haute Hotelier [Blackbook]