A collaboration between Anda Andrei—former design director for Ian Schrager, current iStar creative director and BDNY 2016 conference panelist—and Stonehill & Taylor transformed a former Salvation Army building on the Jersey Shore into this boutique beachfront hotel, with unique rooftop spaces and whimsical notes throughout, including 49 disco balls just inside the hotel’s entrance.
This Martin Brudnizki-designed Thompson Hotel in Lower Manhattan’s historic Temple Court Building boasts an uncovered and restored 9-story atrium and pyramidal skylight, Victorian cast-iron railings, bespoke and vintage furnishings, and restaurants by Tom Colicchio and Keith McNally. Brudnizki Design Studio’s Gian Gaglione will discuss the project in BDNY’s panel discussion “New in New York” on Sunday, Nov. 13.
Slated for a November opening, the newest addition to 1 Hotels’ portfolio of eco-friendly, luxury lifestyle properties is a new build on Brooklyn’s riverfront park, with fabulous views of the East River and Manhattan skyline. Live plants, reclaimed materials and hemp-blend mattresses bring nature into the space, while headboards inspired by shipping crates reinforce the industrial Brooklyn vibe. Hear from parent company SH Group’s svp and head of design, Kemper Hyers, in BDNY’s “Up-and-Coming Hoteliers” session on Monday, Nov. 14.
For this remake of the Martha Washington Hotel in Manhattan’s NoMad district, renowned photographer and Redbury creative director Matthew Rolston drew inspiration from the adjacent Tin Pan Alley, a center for music publishing in the 1920s. Vintage music imagery, gramophones and Bohemian-inspired accents lend a warm, counter-culture feel to the sbe collection property, profiled in the May 2016 issue of Boutique Design.
Mallorca, Spain-based Riu Hotels & Resorts entered the New York market this year with the July opening of its 649-key Riu Plaza New York Times Square, a 29-story new build with interiors by Proyectos Hoteleros SL. The contemporary design layers a playful palette of purple, magenta and red over bright white, and adorns guest rooms with photographic murals of the NYC skyline.
The new Concrete-designed Urby residential concept on Staten Island’s North Shore waterfront is a self-described “total rethink of modern housing” aimed at contemporary urban renters. The compact but smartly designed apartments deliver value, while actively programmed communal spaces—a kitchen with an in-residence chef, a gym, a pool, an attended urban farm, a welcoming café at each entrance—spur daily interaction and connection with neighbors.