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New York Minute

Posted by on October 23, 2013 in Projects

The fall in New York is always busy with openings, but this year seems exceptionally busy for some reason, especially on the hotels front. Here are just a few:

There’s the $140 million transformation of the New York Palace, recently acquired by Northwood Investors, which seamlessly honors its famed past while incorporating contemporary touches thanks to the stellar lineup of interior designers: BBG-BBGM (the Metropolitan suite, two of the triplex suites, Champagne and Jewel, meeting rooms on levels four and five, master-planning of hotel’s public spaces, the 50th Street entrance, repaved courtyard, as well as re-imagining two previously unused spaces of the north Villard Mansion: the new street-facing bar, Tavern on 51, and the Rarities lounge); BAMO (guestrooms, VIP Towers rooms and suites, and the Towers lobby); Champalimaud (reception area and lobby, as well as a new bar, Trouble’s Trust, and the new lobby lounge); and Jeffrey Beers (restaurants, including two by chef Michel Richard: Pomme Palais and Villard Michel Richard). Look out for future coverage of this awesome collaboration in an upcoming issue of HD.


The lobby lounge by Champalimaud.



A Tower suite by BAMO.


Metropolitan suite by BBGM.

Stonehill & Taylor has been making its mark in the city: first with the Refinery (complete with a fabulous rooftop bar); and most recently art-filled Novotel New York Times Square and the NYLO on the Upper West Side, which has a cozy, inviting lobby, complete with a sunken bar.


NYLO’s lobby lounge.

And I stopped by the new Viceroy Hotel on 57th Street when it opened just about two weeks ago for a one-on-one tour with CEO Bill Walshe, where I got an insider’s look at the tailored, vintage New York-inspired interiors by Roman and Williams (guestrooms have a glamorous ocean liner feel with heady city views). More to come in our December issue.

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Viceroy’s deluxe guestroom.


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