KMS to develop 17-story, 270-room Hilton in Hoboken

Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla announced Tuesday that a 17-story, 270-room Hilton Hotel is coming to the waterfront.

The hotel, which will be developed by KMS Development Partners, will be located in the parking lot behind the Sinatra Post Office. It will be a block from the Hoboken Terminal.

“We will be delivering to the residents of the city of Hoboken a world-class, full-service Hilton Hotel right here on our waterfront,” Bhalla said at the announcement. “With all that, we’re still keeping a project that’s in line with the character and charm of our city.

The hotel will be a scaled-down version of the 24-story hotel approved by the city council last April.

Bhalla, who ran against that version before taking office Jan. 1, said the latest model fits Hoboken.

“This project will bring a world-class hotel to the city of Hoboken for the benefit of residents and visitors alike,” Bhalla said in a statement. “When I ran for mayor, I promised any hotel would be consistent with the height and scale of Hoboken’s south waterfront, and with the character and charm of our community.

“I’m very pleased that KMS agrees, and I look forward to working with the city council to move this project forward.”

Jason Freeman, Bhalla’s deputy chief of staff, told NJ Advance Media that a timeline for construction will develop after the Hoboken City Council votes on the plan April 4.

The Hilton will be Hoboken’s second hotel, both of which are located on the waterfront.

The W Hoboken, a 27-story building that has 225 rooms and 40 residences, opened in 2009.

The Sinatra Post Office, which was built in 1931, will also be repaired as part of the development.