The EVEN Hotel in Brooklyn, NY – the latest IHG hotel designed by Gene Kaufman Architect – opened this month. The 13-storey, 202-room hotel has been developed by CBCS Equities and Barone Management.
The steel structure has a modern and contextual design. An accentuated corner treatment at the intersection of Nevins and Schermerhorn streets, location of the hotel’s entrance, softens the impact of the 83,000 s/f hotel’s massing. Large glass storefronts further enliven the street-level experience and a large interior courtyard utilising the natural historic brick of the adjoining building creates an open, airy centerpiece that leads directly into the dining area.
“The opening of the EVEN Hotel Brooklyn and the Holiday Inn Brooklyn Nevins Station, another major project which we designed for IHGand which started welcoming visitors in April, leave no doubt that Downtown Brooklyn has arrived,” said Gene Kaufman, founder and principal of Gene Kaufman Architecture. “This is an exciting time to be in hospitality design and to be creating new premium locations for these IHG brands.”
The latest location of the health-conscious EVEN brand features a host of amenities. Guests can reach the two-level, 1,300 s/f fitness center, open 24/7, from the lobby via a feature staircase with a greenwall (the studio is also accessible by elevator). Other health-focused amenities include in-room “fitness zones” with cork flooring and personal exercise equipment, and myriad healthy food and beverage options like the made-to-order smoothies and Grab ‘n’ Go meals available in the ground floor Cork & Kale Market and Bar.
The new hotel is within walking distance of some of the area’s most popular attractions. These include the Barclay’s Center sports arena, the Brooklyn Academy of Music cultural center, the historic Brooklyn Heights neighborhood, and Brooklyn Navy Yard, and a mix of shopping, dining, entertainment and sightseeing venues. With the Atlantic Avenue-Pacific Street subway station, nearby, visitors have access to Manhattan, other parts of the borough, and the rest of the city.
The hotel’s interiors are by HVS Design and Andrew Myers Interior Design, with landscape design by Ambius.