The New York EDITION, now open

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    HotelDesigns recently published an article on The New York EDITION in April this year, but upon receipt of more images, it’s worth another mention to highlight what has been done with the interiors of the iconic “clocktower” building in Madison Square Park, New York.“Luxury has a new address,” says Arne Sorenson CEO of Marriott International. “With the opening of our first EDITION hotel in New York City and the loving restoration of the century old Clocktower building, we have ushered in a new era of timeless hospitality.”

    The interiors have been embraced, retained and restored where possible; of note, the dark wood on the walls and the floors on the second floor. However, to give the hotel that downtown New York feel, there are modern interpretations of elements that can be found in the grand mansions of Millionaire’s Row – such as the sculptural spiral staircase leading up to the second floor, and the 30ft-long hand forged blackened steel fireplace.

    Continuing this subtle play of modern and period drama, the restaurant on the second floor combines three intimate dining rooms, a parlour and a library – separate spaces but seamlessly designed to form a whole.

    An oasis from the outside world, the 273 guest rooms at The New York EDITION look out over Manhattan through the original windows fitted in the 1920s. Each room has a classic, extra-long and deep floating white oak desk, inspired by Jean-Michel Frank, and a bed with a dark walnut headboard and a custom-built walnut platform with bespoke walnut nightstands.

    Images are credited to Nikolas Koenig

    Daniel Fountain / 15.06.2015

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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