It's got the glow...

New hotel brings a splash of colour to NYC's 29th Street

by James 31 October 2011
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    This new 18-storey boutique hotel, consisting of 249 keys, is located at the corner of Park Avenue South and 29th Street. The hotel’s base consists of honed and polished dark granite, framing sections of three-storey glass curtain wall. Above the third floor, the facades are bronze-coloured metal panels and floor-to-ceiling windows. The corner of the building features a 150-foot-tall glass column containing colour-changing LED's.

    While the materials are contemporary, the colour of the façade blends with its neighbourhood during the daytime. At night, the corner glass column brings a touch of colour and excitement to the neighbourhood. The lobby of the hotel is a dramatic three-storey space with a herringbone black and white granite floor, oversized plum-coloured chandeliers & fireplace and Venetian plaster walls. The ground floor also consists of a 10,000 sq ft glass-fronted restaurant, bar, and retail space. The third floor houses 3,500 sq ft of pre-function and ballroom spaces, as well as a spa, fitness room, sauna and hair salon.

    The typical hotel floors have generously proportioned guestrooms and corner suites, many with balconies, four-post beds, and comfortable seating and work areas, accented with pops of color such as the fuchsia drapery. The guestrooms’ spa-like bathrooms include glass tile walls, a trough sink, and separate glass enclosed shower and soaking tub. The hotel’s duplexed Presidential Suite includes a two-storey high living room with glass curtain wall, a covered outdoor terrace overlooking Park Avenue, a master bedroom suite on the upper level, and the flexibility to connect to two additional bedrooms from the main living space.

    Sensual artwork is integrated throughout the hotel on walls and tabletops. The top three floors of the building, open to the public, contain bars, the Red Room and Blue Room hospitality suites, a heated indoor-outdoor pool and roof decks with unobstructed views of the Empire State Building. This new urban resort promises an uptown experience with a downtown vibe, while elevating the public rooftop to new heights.

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