After a day of combing through BDNY for the latest boutique hospitality trends, I took off to the streets of New York to see some fabulous spaces in person. Even though you can see these properties online, I find you get a much better feeling for the spaces when you see them yourself. My mission? To check out the new Park Hyatt, The Quin and 1 Hotel Central Park.
Park Hyatt New York
With elegant finishes and a ballroom with views of Central Park, this property offers stunning state-of-the-art rooms with sophistication and elegance. Designed by world-renowned, Pritzker Prize-winning architect Christian de Portzamparc, Park Hyatt New York delivers style and sophistication in every detail with beautifully articulated spaces that are functional and fashionable.
A quintessential luxury boutique hotel, The Quin debuted on November 11th, 2013, and is located at the intersection of art, music and fashion near Central Park, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall and Fifth Avenue couture. The Quin offers a melding of modern luxury with its rich artistic heritage. The building was constructed at the peak of the Arts and Crafts movement. Renowned architecture and interior design firm, Perkins Eastman, transposed the site into a contemporary masterpiece. With a rotating collection of art, each stay is a different visual experience. It looks like a fabulous boutique experience and I want to stay there!
1 Hotels – Central Park
1 Hotels offers a unique experience to guests. You’ll find open spaces bathed in natural light, food made with the freshest organic ingredients and recycled or reclaimed wood and materials throughout the property. 1 Hotels has an eco-friendly platform that is similar to our own thoughts and visions at Interface Hospitality. 1 Hotels states, “Most ideas start from an observation. Ours was a simple one: the world around us is beautiful and we want to do our best to keep it that way.” They are focused on minimizing their environmental footprint and they support organizations that care about sustainability, the environment and local communities.
Following nature’s model, 1 Hotels is vested in the belief that we find nature intertwined into everything we touch, see, smell and taste. They have worked hard to bring the outside in with natural light, living plants and fresh scents. Like in nature, everything at 1 Hotels works together and introduces a new way to experience luxury living. The use of natural textures, building materials from nature and an abundance of natural light grants a seamless transition between indoor and outdoor spaces.
My time visiting boutique hotels while attending BDNY was filled with visual variety and experiences to feed my artistic spirit. I encourage everyone to embark on a New York boutique experience.