Marriott has opened the latest property under its Renaissance Hotel brand in New York.
The 341-room Renaissance New York Chelsea Hotel is housed within a 39-storey building on the site of the city’s former Antiques Garage flea market, at 112 West 25th Street.
The hotel features “one of the highest rooftop pools in the city”, as well as Italian restaurant Cotto, and a 2,170 square foot ballroom which opens out onto Juliet balconies.
Marriott said that architect and interior design firm Stonehill Taylor had created “an escape that plays on the contrasting dichotomy of the hotel’s industrial, antique and floral market surroundings to create the illusion of walking through a secret garden”.
“The hotel’s top-floor exterior features a sleek, modern glass facade, while the entrance embodies the look and feel of an English manor,” continued the press release, adding that “Behind a stone-walled arcade entry lays a private, open-air courtyard studded with lush foliage and seating for guests to lounge”.
In-room design features include “wood-panelled printed wallcoverings and unexpected playful touches include gnome desk lamps and rabbit coat hooks”, while bathrooms “evoke a quaint garden shed with concrete sinks, porcelain tiles and mirrors etched with silhouettes of wildflowers”.
The top two floors of the property comprise a bi-level lounge and pool, which will open “in the coming months” under the venue branding of Somewhere Nowhere.
Renaissance New York Chelsea Hotel joins existing Renaissance properties in the Big Apple including the Renaissance New York Midtown Hotel, and Renaissance New York Times Square Hotel.
The brand is also set to open further NYC properties in Flushing and Harlem in the next two years.
Commenting on the news George Fleck, vice president of global brand marketing and management, Renaissance Hotels, said:
“Renaissance New York Chelsea Hotel encourages guests to discover this iconic location with a sense of reimagined curiosity.
“This new hotel, coupled with our significant growth and renovation strategy in North America, further reinforces our brand’s global commitment to ensuring that guests experience the DNA of the neighbourhood through our dramatic design and engaging guest experiences – ultimately leaving with a new appreciation of the destination.”