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  • Room with a view: Inside Margaritaville Resort Times Square

    Terrace from hotel, overlooking New York
    730 565 Hamish Kilburn
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    Room with a view: Inside Margaritaville Resort Times Square

    In the heart of New York, shining brightly in one of Manhattan’s famed tourism hotspots, Margaritaville Resort Times Square is a contemporary hotel designed for both locals and travellers alike. Hotel Designs takes a look inside…

    Terrace from hotel, overlooking New York

    Located at 560 Seventh Avenue, New York City’s new Margaritaville Resort Times Square —complete with an outdoor pool— cuts a striking silhouette in the city’s skyline.

    The 32-storey, 234-key hotel, designed by leading architecture and interior design firm Stonehill Taylor with interiors by The McBride Company, boasts several food and beverage concepts, including a rooftop bar and retail space on the ground and below-grade floors that extend underground for 30 feet.

    Asynagogue will also be housed within the building to replace the worship space that was formerly on-site within the previous building belonging to the Parsons School of Design. This storied site was originally owned by the synagogue for the Garment District. On the ground floor is an entrance to the double-height synagogue occupying two floors of the building’s cellar.

    The building’s façade is covered in a glass curtain wall with a setback on the southern elevation to allow for the pool terrace. The entrance, which is marked by a marquee, leads to a retail space on the first floor, and elevators that take you to the hotel lobby on the fifth floor, where Joe Merchant Coffee and Provisions offers coffee, grab-and-go quick bites, and merchandise.

    Rooftop pool in New York

    Image credit: Chris Snipes Photography

    The lobby is outfitted with a fireplace on the adjacent outdoor terrace, which houses the License to Chill Bar, and a set of stairs leads downstairs to the pool on the fourth floor, as well as the indoor/outdoor Land Shark Bar & Grill. The second and third floors are occupied by the Margaritaville Restaurant, which is accessible by an escalator on the ground floor.The guestrooms sit above these main public spaces, through floor 28, with mechanical functions on floors 29and 30.The 5 o’Clock Somewhere Bar spans the top two floors, floor 31 and 32, with terraces that offer striking views of Times Square.

    > Since you’re here, why not read a roundtable that Stonehill Taylor participated in, on raising the floor in lifestyle design?

    Main image credit: Chris Leary Photography

    Hamish Kilburn / 27.09.2021

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