Star-Studded Evening Marks the Grand Opening of Iconic JW Marriott Essex House

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    On Tuesday 30th April 2013, JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts celebrated the grand opening of JW Marriott Essex House New York. In partnership with Christie’s, JW Marriott unveiled four specially commissioned works by emerging artists including Mat Larkin, Jack Shannon, Julian Wellisz, and Lindsay Keys, each inspired by the unmistakable Essex House sign illuminating the New York City skyline since the 1930’s. The exhibition of these original works will be on display in the lobby through October. The installation will be the first in a series of art exhibitions at JW Marriott Essex House celebrating the work of emerging artists. As part of its global partnership with Christie’s, JW Marriott properties worldwide host public exhibitions and previews of major Christie’s auctions featuring original, rare, archived or indigenous art.

    A theatrical floral arrangement depicting the iconic Essex House sign as imagined by Jane Packer, one of the world’s foremost artistic floral company’s with outposts in New York, London and Tokyo, anchored the heart of the bustling lobby. JW Marriott Essex House and Jane Packer will now offer a ‘Botanical Beauty School’ experience, an extraordinary getaway combining luxurious overnight accommodations, a customized course at Jane Packer Flower School, and Art of Aroma cocktails featuring seasonal, edible blooms.

    With a coveted address on Central Park South and an inimitable Art Deco sign atop the 40-story hotel, the 509-room JW Marriott Essex House first opened in 1931 and has hosted a wide range of dignitaries and celebrities alike over the years. Today, the hotel features world-class amenities including a full-service spa and fitness center, a fine-dining restaurant and well-appointed meeting and event spaces. The 509 guestrooms offer stylish furnishings that celebrate the property’s rich history while offering guests all the comforts of a high-end hotel.

    Offering commanding views of Central Park, the Essex House recently underwent a comprehensive $90 million renovation in 2007 and is among the most luxurious and recognized hotels in Manhattan.

    Daniel Fountain / 04.05.2013

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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