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If you managed to snag yourself a date for Valentine's evening, here's a brand new bar to take (and impress) them. Opening on February 14th, Bar 54 at the newly opened Hyatt Times Square is Manhattan's highest rooftop lounge, rising 54 floors above street level and offering spectacular views of Lower Manhattan, from the Chrysler Building to the World Trade Center, and even the Times Square ball. We're already thinking New Year's Eve reservations.
Designed by SPAN Architecture, Bar 54 is a 122-seat indoor/outdoor lounge serving specialty cocktails, fine wines and a selection of small plates. Outside, colorful lounge seating is warmed by cozy outdoor fireplaces while the inside section features a variegated wood ‘trunk' and laser cut ceiling panels.
Since Hyatt Hotels snapped up The Peabody Orlando last summer (not long after the ducks at the Peabody Little Rock made their final march) we've been worried about what would become of the Peabody ducks that called the hotel home. Now it seems they might be heading north.
The story that is sending everyone to the office water cooler--it was announced that entrepreneur/hotelier Andre Balazs will NOT be developing a hotel in the world-famous architectural icon that is the TWA Flight Center at JFK. Previous negotiations between the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and Andre Balazs Properties have fallen through, and we have little more information than that. Design-savvy Balazs was to develop a Standard Hotel beneath the lightweight concrete “wings” of the former TWA building, designed over 50 years ago by Finnish American architect Eero Saarinen.
The re-development of the TWA Flight Center was also to incorporate a conference center, retail, and of course, a flying museum. This is an unquestionably daunting task for any developer, especially given that the project involves an international airport. Again, little is being said about the status of this project going forward.
Keep reading to see who we think should operate a hotel inside the historic terminal instead!
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Last time we checked in on Fortuna Realty Group and Hotelier Matthew Moinian's Hudson Square property, it was still going by the name Soho Hotel. Now comes a new name (reflected in an updated exterior rendering above), new website, and new details on what will be Hotel Hugo.
The 20-story hotel, designed by Beverly Hills-based architect Marcello Pozzi, will feature 122 guest rooms, including two top floor suites; a ground floor Italian restaurant by Sean Largotta of Crown Group Hospitality, and a rooftop cocktail lounge with 360 degree views of the New York City skyline.
The hotel's design juxtaposes raw industrial elements with modern finishes including high gloss imported Italian walnut paneling, chrome fixtures and exposed concrete. The entrance features a 17-foot glass façade leading into the main lobby with floor to ceiling travertine walls and blue marble flooring. Vertical gardens are positioned throughout the hotel’s ground floor; from a horticultural structure behind the check-in desk to indoor foliage in the restaurant, which will also feature floor to ceiling windows that open to the sidewalk for both indoor and outdoor dining.
We've just about had it with winter and these freezing temperatures ... just about. Believe it or not, there is actually one hotel promotion that has us almost hoping for a zero degree day -- well, there's the possibility of free cocktails involved.
The Bar at Clement, which opened at The Peninsula New York last fall, is debuting a new Warm Winter Cocktail menu in which the temperature outside will determine the winter drink prices. For every degree below 25 posted by Accuweather, the price will drop a dollar: if the weather is 15 degrees, the cocktail will be $15 and so on. Still sound too pricey? Here's the best part: if the temperature reaches zero degrees, cocktails are free! (only the ones on the Winter Warmer menu, mind). And, even better, bar guests will receive complimentary petit fours to accompany their zero-dollar drink. There's no catch like having to buy something else, and, no, the price doesn't go up when the temperature does -- that would just be rude.
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When we checked in on Ian Schrager's hotel project at 215 Chrystie Street in the LES last month, we noted that the project was rumored to be a new Public hotel. Turns out those rumors were true as Page Six is reporting that Schrager has just confirmed that it will, in fact, become New York's first Public Hotel. Even though it seemed like forever and a day that we had to wait for the announcement, it actually lines up pretty nicely with Schrager's initial expansion plan (the locations have changed though.).
215 Chrystie St.
But, wait, that's not all. Page Six also reports that plans are already afoot for a second Public Hotel in NYC, located on "the far West Side."
Is this Schrager's new MO? Developing his brands two by two? It was just back in November, after all, that we reported that he was bringing two Edition Hotels to New York City within a year of each other. And what does this mean for London, where an Edition just opened?
But not like we have any complaints. Like the man says: Size doesn't matter.
[Photo: Karen Gardiner for HotelChatter]
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We were perhaps a little hasty yesterday when we declared Gene Kaufman king of the NYC hotel design scene. He has some stiff company from another unflagging architect: Peter Poon
Poon's latest project is a 313-room, 21-story hotel at 132 West 27th Street on the site of what is currently a Chelsea parking garage, almost exactly two blocks up from Lam Group's Antique's Garage conversion. Poon is already at work on the Hyatt Place Times Square on 41st Street, as well as the Hotel Bowery and another Chinatown hotel at 75 East Broadway, and a Fairfield Inn at South Street Seaport. His website is also listing a "Sharma Hotel" in the Garment District, which we're not sure of details on. There's no stopping these two men.
[Photo: Karen Gardiner for HotelChatter]
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Both of the new hotels will be located in the increasingly hotel-ified Garment District. The first will be a 240-room, 22-story property on the site of what is now a parking lot at 326 West 37th Street, between Eighth and Ninth avenues (photo above). The second, within spitting distance at 333 West 38th Street, will rise 21 stories and have 79 rooms (h/t New York YIMBY.)
These are both just around the corner from another Kaufman project at 585 Eighth Avenue and just minutes from three more Kaufmans-in-development at 125 West 28th Street and 30 West 46th Street (both by Cambria Suites), and 125 West 28th Street. And that's just Midtown.
Scrolling through the in-room television programming at The Quin the other day, something caught our eye. Not the $12 gourmet peanuts on the list of provisions, nor the in-room menu of luxury items from the lobby's Bergdorf Goodman Vitrine, but something a little less grandiose. A charming tale of a girl and her new friend, as told by her dog, Peppermint, "a fun-loving, fast-talking teacup Yorkie".
Remember Cafe Marlton, which was due to open at The Marlton last fall? Well, it finally opened last week and it's now going by the fancier sounding name, Margaux.
Tucked into the rear of the hotel, occupying a light-filled space behind the lobby bar, the 98-seat Parisian-inspired cafe will be keeping long hours, opening from 7 a.m - midnight, and serving a daily changing menu of Californian, French and Mediterranean-inspired dishes. The kitchen is overseen by chefs Michael Reardon (formerly of Shutters on the Beach, Santa Monica, and Tra Vigne in Napa) and Jeremy Blutstein of Tremont, Eataly, and The Crow’s Nest in Montauk and dinner selections include the Farmer's Board of red-quinoa tabouli, beets and avocado hummus ($19) and the Dayboat Cod with sea bean ($24).
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Now that you've had a peek at what's inside the new Courtyard by Marriott and Residence Inn Central Park (aka the tallest hotel in North America), here's a snappy little video from EarthCam who worked with G Holdings to document the construction process with an HD megapixel webcam.
The video squeezes several years of construction work into a little under a minute, depicting the hotel rise 68 stories above the streets of New York City and blossom into the shiny new glass-fronted beauty that opened for business just last Tuesday.
Flushing, Queens' lively hotel scene is looking forward to welcoming a new Starwood Dual-Hotel next year, but options in this part of New York will grow sooner than that when new property, The Parc Hotel opens next month.
The 96-room hotel will be located on College Point Boulevard, under three miles from La Guardia airport, a little over a mile from Citi Field, and close to some of New York's best Chinese restaurants. The hotel will feature modern design, a rooftop bar, fitness center, and, later down the line, a restaurant.