NYLO Breaks Ground in Rhode Island...Finally
It's been a long time coming but NYLO Hotels has finally broken ground on their Warwick, RI location, about two years after first announcing its plans.
Similar to its Plano, Tex. counterpart, the 164-room NYLO Providence will be located in a mixed-use development area called Pontiac Mills.
The community once was home to a bustling textile mill dating back to the mid 1800's with handsome redbrick buildings and mill tower dedicated by Abraham Lincoln. When completed, the revitalized, master planned Pontiac Mills will house an eclectic mix of restaurants, residences, businesses and boutiques.
The five-story NYLO hotel will complement the development's existing historic architectural design. Conveying the charm of boutique lodgings, NYLO Warwick will be a fit in Pontiac Mills with the hotel's striking redbrick-and-glass construction and residential loft accommodations.
When the place opens sometime in 2008, it will have a lobby/bar hybrid called The Loft which is designed to be the "heartbeat" of each NYLO hotel. Inside the Loft will be a 24-hour, three-meal restaurant, fashionable bar and lounge, a business center, WiFi, a game room, library and a boutique shop. That's a whole lotta stuff to cram in there.
Aside from The Loft, NYLO has planned to have Project Runway contestant Daniel Vosovic design the hotel uniforms, which we already knew. But what we learn is that guests will have the opportunity to buy his collection of sweaters, skirts, pants, shirts, ties, belts, bags and more. Guests can also buy pieces of the furniture that they like in NYLO--duplicates of course. You can't just take them from the room.
NYLO will also have an Allergy-Friendly floor in each of its hotels for hard-core allergy sufferers who can take comfort in the medical-grade air purifier and hypoallergenic bedding. All NYLO hotels will also be 100 percent smoke-free.
Lastly, as we heard before, NYLO will showcase artwork from local artists in each of its hotel. Right now, if you are an artist looking to have your work displayed, you can send samples of your work to Michael Mueller (firstname.lastname@example.org). NYLO is looking for painters, photographers and musicians.
So far this hotel sounds good, aside from the fact that you have to go to Plano, Tex. or Rhode Island to stay there.
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