On the QT, Andre Balazs Checks Out of Midtown Hotel

Hunkier-than-thou hotelier Andre Balazs has closed on the sale of Hotel QT for a handsome $82 million.

The deal appeared in public records today, though Crain’s New York apparently broke the news, with nary a splash, last week.

The buyer is Room Mate Hotels, which owns hotels with cutesy names like Lola and Oscar in Spanish cities like Madrid, Valencia, and Salamanca, and has a Waldorf Towers in Miami Beach.

It’s unclear whether Hotel QT — which, at 125 West 45th Street, already has a precious name — will get a similarly cutesty moniker. Might we suggest something that evokes New York, like, say, Donny? Or Herschel?

 

 

 

On the QT, Andre Balazs Checks Out of Midtown Hotel