Marriott has opened its second Le Méridien property in New York, with the unveiling of a 165-room hotel on Fifth Avenue.
The 21-storey property – which also features 17 apartment-style residences for longer stays – is located between West 30th and West 31st streets.
Designed by Gene Kaufman Architect with interiors by Paul Vega and Vennie Lau of New Jersey-based design studio VLDG, the hotel “pays homage to the neighbourhood that was dominated by the textile mercantile trade in the 20th century”.
Design elements feature “bold geometric patterns, contrasting colours and textured fabrics”, with curated artwork including “a luminous acrylic wall sculpture, a textile column that merges units of colour and patchwork to create a patterned field, and a scale map printed on wood acoustic walls”.
Guest rooms feature custom murals depicting a map of Manhattan, as well as Malin and Goetz bath products, 4K smart TVs, and “an elevated desk inspired by higher surfaces used by creative individuals”.
Le Méridien Hub lobby space offers coffee and cocktails at Latitude / Longitude Bar, while all-day dining restaurant Allora served regional Italian dishes, and other facilities include a fitness centre with Life Fitness equipment.
Le Méridien New York, Fifth Avenue joins the existing Le Méridien New York, Central Park. The brand now counts over 110 properties worldwide, including the recently opened Le Royal Meridien Doha.
Commenting on the news Jennifer Connell, global brand leader, Le Méridien Hotels and Resorts and vice president, distinctive premium brands, Marriott International, said:
“Le Méridien has always inspired travellers to explore the world in style and savour the good life through the lens of its European spirit, and what better city to continue this legacy than in Manhattan, with our second hotel in the destination.
“As we continue to celebrate the brand’s momentous 50th anniversary this year, we’re delighted to expand on our global footprint and bring a distinct stay experience and chic signature programmes to creative-minded travellers visiting New York City.”