Shen Milsom Wilke provided the acoustical consulting for this project beginning with a site survey to assess the noise impact of motor vehicle traffic on Varick Street (a main route to the Holland Tunnel) on the proposed pool deck and the condominium/guest suites. Other issues were the separation between guestrooms floor-to-floor and on the same floor and separation of the guest rooms from the third floor ballroom and meeting rooms and from the double height ground floor restaurant. An additional concern was the noise of the emergency generator to neighboring residential properties under New York City’s strict noise control law.
The building will feature a spa, a high-end restaurant and over 12,000 square feet of conference and banquet facilities. As a hotel condominium, dwelling units within the building will be privately owned, but no unit may "be occupied by the same person for more than 29 days in any 36-day period, or for more than 120 days a year." When not occupied by the owner, an empty unit may be rented out as a hotel suite.