Other decor features in the public spaces will include: carved wood paneling, Chesterfield-style sofas, and a red lacquer reception desk designed to look like an apothecary's chest of drawers. As we type this, we're suddenly being reminded of the 1920s industrial theme at the upcoming Refinery Hotel. But that makes sense, since the interiors at both The Refinery and NYLO are being designed by the same firm, Stonehill & Taylor.
Both hotels are also housed in century-old Manhattan buildings oozing with history, so, to add character, and preserve authenticity, it's natural that both hotels wanted to highlight things like concrete floors, exposed ceiling beams and lots of wood and metal. However, one thing that NYLO has going for it is its location: unlike the bulk of boutique hotels in NYC, which tend to open in either midtown, lower Manhattan, or Brooklyn, this is one of the first we've heard of that's opening on the Upper West Side.
As for LOCL Bar, expect a full menu of beer, wine, coffee, tea, and signature cocktails like the "Broadway Martini" (vodka, St. Germain, white cranberry). There's even talk of live music being performed at LOCL, and we hope that's true. How can they possibly hope to pull off the "Jazz Era" design theme without some actual jazz?
[Photos: NYLO Hotel]