Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) is pleased to announce that the third location of Swingers: The Crazy Golf Club will open in the new Virgin Hotel located at 1227 Broadway in the trendy NoMad neighborhood of Manhattan. NKF’s Adam Weinblatt and Mitchell Friedel represented the landlord, Lam Group, which owns the Virgin Hotel. JLL’s Amy Zhen represented the tenant, Swingers. Swingers will occupy the 22,000 SF basement of the hotel, slated for completion in 2019.
Swingers, a London-based venture, is known for their blend of large-scale indoor golf courses, innovative curating of street food offerings, and original cocktails set in an English 1920s themed space. Their location in NoMad is strategic, as the neighborhood is quickly becoming one of the most desirable and vibrant areas in in New York City, filled with boutique shops, trend-making restaurants, and close in proximity to exclusive sightseeing for visitors. It is blocks away from the Empire State Building, Madison Square Garden, with easy access to Rockefeller Center and Times Square.
“We are thrilled to be a part of Swingers’ American expansion. It blends seamlessly with the ongoing transformation that’s taking place in NoMad, Manhattan’s trendiest neighborhood,” said Weinblatt.
Swingers’ first two locations are in London, respectively located in the Financial District and Oxford Circus. The Swingers concept, developed by the Institute of Competitive Socialising (ICS), playfully combines mini golf with a rotating assortment of street food, served by well-known local restaurateurs, and cocktails, which can be delivered to players by caddies on the course, all packaged within a theatrical, immersive environment. Inquiries on remaining retail space at the property may be directed to Adam Weinblatt.
About Lam Group
The Lam Group is a privately-held, comprehensive real estate investment firm that acquires, develops, owns, and operates various hotel, residential, office, and mixed-use properties primarily in the New York City area. With over 30 years of real estate investment experience, the firm has acquired and developed more than 40 properties. Led by John Lam, who understands that opportunities are made, not found, the Lam Group has built its reputation by transforming over 3 million square feet of underutilized properties into highly desirable assets. Since 1997, the Lam Group has been expanding its real estate investment into the hospitality sector. Now, with over 25 hotels developed from the ground up, 13 in its current portfolio, and 4 in progress, the Lam Group is recognized as a premier developer of branded hotel properties in New York City.
About Newmark Knight Frank
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