Tag: NYLO HotelsView All Tags
With the weather (at last) warming up, New York City hotels are uncovering their rooftop bars and al fresco drinking spots. One of the newest on the scene is LOCL View, the 16th-floor terrace bar at NYLO Hotel NYC, which opens this evening.
In an area not greatly known for its rooftop bars, the new bar will offer views of the Natural History Museum, Central Park and Hudson River, and is open to the public daily from 5-9pm, serving wine, beer and a rotating weekly cocktail (starting with Sangria) -- accompanied by live acoustic guitar.
Meanwhile, the ground-level LOCL Bar are opening up their large glass garage door to offer outdoor seating at their sidewalk cafe. LOCL offers a seasonal cocktail menu and live music several nights a week.
[Photo: NYLO NYC]
Not too long ago it was slim pickings on the (good) hotel front for those wanting to lay their head somewhere close to the Lincoln Center, Columbia University and Central Park. That's somewhat changing nowadays, though; here's a pick of the best of the (Upper) West (Side).
1. Empire Hotel
The Empire's iconic glowing neon sign beckons from the rooftops of the Upper West Side and the 12th-floor rooftop from which it balances is the scene of many a swanky party -- especially around the time of Fashion Week. The hotel's 420 guestrooms are small, though, with doorless showers -- just try to not make a mess.
November rates start at $309.
Things are moving along at NYLO Hotel NYC, but perhaps not quickly enough to meet its anticipated Labor Day opening date.
We last checked in on NYLO Hotel back in May when we chatted with Michael Suomi of Stonehill + Taylor, the architecture and interior design firm responsible for the hotel, and learned of an expected June/July opening date. Well, June and July have been and gone, so we thought we'd better check in on the 285-room Roaring 20's/Jazz Age themed hotel and see what's up.
NYLO NYC isn't even open yet, and already we're being blindsided with reports of a second NYLO hotel opening in New York, this time 40 minutes north of Manhattan, in the Rockland County village of Nyack.
Considered Nyack's first loft-style boutique hotel, NYLO Nyack will be walking distance from the Hudson River, making it an ideal spot for those exploring the scenic region via boat, bike*, or car. In fact, NYLO diehards might even consider a NYLO-hopping expedition, starting off in Manhattan, heading north up to Nyack, and ending up (after a substantial 3-hour car journey) at NYLO's original East Coast property, NYLO Warwick.
The hotel will have 132 rooms, as well as a full-service restaurant, bar, lounge with an outdoor patio, pool, fitness center, and library. Interestingly, the hotel will also have its own music studio flanked by a live radio broadcasting booth. This makes us wonder if the hotel is planning to start its own NYLO radio station, or could this just be a space rented out to another local station? Hmm…
Hotel Openings / NYLO Hotels / Manhattan Hotels / Hotel Design / Stonehill and Taylor / Michael Suomi / → All Tags
Back in March we got a preview of the upcoming NYLO Hotel on Manhattan's Upper West Side which will open inside the existing On the Ave Hotel. Today, we learn the hotel is nearly finished with a June/July opening on the horizon but there's also a way to stay in one of the NYLO rooms as early as tomorrow night.
We chatted up Michael Suomi of Stonehill + Taylor, the architecture and interior design firm responsible for the NYLO Hotel (and the man behind the awesome Hyatt House chair) to get more detes on just what to expect from NYLO's first-ever New York City hotel.
Suomi and his team at S+T were responsible for doing not just the guestrooms at the hotel but also the public spaces including the new LOCL lobby bar which we've already shown you here. But doing the first NYC hotel for a brand whose name actually means "New York Loft", yet who have only opened hotels in suburban Texas and Rhode Island, meant the design had to be something the brand has never done before. "It's sort of like meeting your maker," Suomi said.
Hotel Design / Manhattan Hotels / NYLO Hotels / Hotel Openings / Hotel Hype / Hotel Bars / Hotel Lobbies / Hotel Restaurants / → All Tags
Earlier this month, we included NYLO New York on our list of 5 Manhattan Hotel Openings In 2013. And it's pretty obvious why: the Stonehill & Taylor-designed guest rooms, with their navy color scheme, local artwork and Hudson river views, are pretty easy on the eyes.
But this week, the hotel leaked some more deets on the public spaces: namely, LOCL Bar, featuring a rectangular zinc bar surrounded by a piano lounge, library, and sidewalk cafe. The latter will be accessible through a large glass garage door (keep in mind that this building dates back to the 1900s, when it was known as the upscale Wellsmore apartment building).
Honoring that history, the hotel has chosen to keep an original fireplace in the library, as well as importing an ornate 1920s French elevator system for the lobby.
Exterior of the new High Line Hotel, opening May 1
The Quin (mid-June 2013): Just two blocks from Central Park, future guests at The Quin will certainly benefit from its awesome location (Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, MoMA, and Bergdorf Goodman are all within walking distance, too). But there's more to it than that—the 205 guest rooms will be super luxe, with Swedish-made DUX by Duxiana beds, Sferra Venetian linens, and Fresh toiletries in every bathroom (the Quin will be the first hotel in NYC to offer such an amenity). Rates from $599/night.
Refinery (May 1): When we first learned last June that a 197-room hotel was set to open inside a former 1920s hat factory (complete with sewing machine-inspired desks and a Prohibition-era cocktails served in teacups), we had a sense this would one to look forward to. Now, just weeks away from the official opening, we can't wait to get inside and inspect the industrial chic decor (12' ceilings, distressed hardwood floors, mosaic tiled bathrooms, custom-made steel and leather headboards). Not to mention that 3,500 sq ft rooftop bar!. Rates from $399/night.
High Line Hotel (May 2013): Hot off the presses, this new 60-room hotel was only announced last week—so far, we like what we hear. The hotel is housed in a gorgeous red brick building in Chelsea (directly across the street from the High Line, hence the name), and boasts its own private cloistered gardens. Interestingly, the High Line Hotel will be attached to the still-functioning General Theological Seminary, whose campus was designed after Oxford and Cambridge Universities. Coffee lovers will also dig this place too: the lobby will house the first-ever east coast outpost of Intelligentsia Coffee. Rates still unconfirmed.
Two more after the jump!
We’ve been giving you doses of news about the new NYLO Hotel scheduled to debut on New York’s Upper West Side (77th and Broadway to be exact) this summer. Well today, we’ve been given the chance to show HotelChatter fans a few shots of the rooms.
You can read all about NYLO's back story here, but the fast and furious version is this is the first New York outpost of the chain (the other four hotels are scattered around Texas and Warwick, Rhode Island). It'll replace the existing On The Ave Hotel (which will remain open during renos) and it’s immediate competition will be the Hotel Belleclaire we recently uncovered as an UWS hidden gem.
The hotel’s “Roaring 20’s and Jazz era” theme is being designed by Stonehill & Taylor, the powerhouse firm behind the city’s NoMad, The Ace and Crosby Street hotels--so in short, NYLO is expected to be one nifty property.
We've been hearing for a while about a potential NYLO hotel opening in NYC. Which would be completely fitting, considering the brand is named after, you guessed it, New York.
Last we heard, NYLO Manhattan was slated for a downtown location, near South Street Seaport—which would have made for interesting competition with other FiDi hotels like Andaz Wall St, Gild Hall and Conrad New York.
But as it turns out, NYLO New York will actually be making itself at home on the Upper West Side. According to CP Executive, the brand has decided to take over a previously-existing property by the name of On the Ave Hotel, which has 282 rooms and is housed in a historic century-old building on Broadway.
Hotel News Briefs / Waldorf Astoria Hotels / NYLO Hotels / Dallas Hotels / JW Marriott Hotels / Videos / Schoolhouse Hotels / → All Tags
There's even more hotel news flying around this week and we don't have time to give each and every story the love and attention it may deserve, so you will have to settle for some news briefs.
· It's Ok to Be a Geek at This Hotel: There's a new hotel coming to Minneapolis and it's going after geeks. The Commons Hotel will open on 10.11.12 and according to this press release the vibe is "industrial schoolhouse chic." Whatever that means! There will also be a Geek Chic suite and nerdy stay and play experiences and amenities such as alchemist mixology lessons, Book Butlers, Sudoku sleep-ins and a scholarly shopping shuttle for museum shop hopping. More brainiac diversions to the nearby University of Minnesota campus are also planned and even sports fanatics will find ways to indulge at the new hotel. The website is up and running here but rezzies won't begin for another few weeks.
· The Waldorf-Astoria in Panama Gets an Official Name: We already knew that Hilton was taking its luxe Waldorf Astoria brand to Panama but today they let us know that the 248-room hotel will officially go by the name Waldorf Astoria Panama. We like it. Simple and easy to remember. The hotel will open on January 1, 2013 with rates starting at just $219 a night.
It took more than a year after much of the hotel was damaged during massive floods but finally, after extensive renovations, the NYLO Hotel in Warwick, Rhode Island will be open once again this Monday. Business Week reports:
Susan Shaw, the new general manager, said the 163-room hotel will open with between 35 and 40 employees, down from 60 at the time of the flood. It will add employees and should reach full capacity by early next year, she said. It will look much like it did before it closed. The restaurant will offer a new menu and have what Shaw described as a more "mellow" feel.
Heading to Warwick and want to give the NYLO some much-needed love? Glass king loft rooms start at $149 a night on Monday and yes, that includes free WiFi. Oh and a cute little toy!
It's been a long time since we've heard some expansion news from NYLO Hotels so we were uber-excited to hear that the company is finally opening up another new location. However, we're slightly bummed it's in the Dallas-Forth Worth area...again. (There's already NYLO Plano and NYLO Las Colinas).
Nevertheless, it's definitely their most exciting property yet.
The NYLO Dallas South Side will open just three blocks from the Dallas Convention Center and adjacent to the upcoming 1,000-room Omni Dallas Convention Center Hotel (the developer of this NYLO is also developing the Omni.)
The hotel will have five stories with a total of 76 rooms, a destination roof top bar and pool, a lobby bar and restaurant and fingers crossed, a LEED Silver Certification (helped along by NYLO's "Everything Green" eco-friendly practices policy.)