This quirky hotel in New York is sure to make a lot of heads turn. The very industrial design has a futuristic vibe and looks absolutely stupendous. The feature that stands out the most are the porthole windows on the facade of the building, which remind you a little bit of the children’s game called Connect Four. The entire building along with the exteriors and interiors are designed by an American firm called Handel architects.
This is an 184,000 SF boutique hotel of 12 stories that has 316 guestrooms. Juliet balconies have been created at the circular openings for the guests rooms. There is ample of lounging space like two restaurants, retail space of the ground level, event zone and also a gym. Its rooftop and VIP lounges are marvelous. Take a dip in the outdoor pool or loll about the pool bar. Located in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City, this structure is rightly dubbed as the Dream Downtown Hotel.
The light effect employed inside is tantalizing. The hotel has been made such that light bounces off its surfaces smoothly. When light rays hit the facade, the circular windows appear like bubbles and stainless steel elements disintegrate. The tiles reflect the light from the sun, moon and sky. Hand blown glass globes that dangle from the ceiling illuminate the interiors with what looks like a magical cloud like lighting. There are about two hundred such globes located in the Marble Lane restaurant and lobby.
The building has many marvelous details that will leave you completely enthralled. The space on the inside flows freely and looks quite striking. The orthogonal patterns fold at the corner and continue into the slope. The porthole windows, that hold a sloping exterior of steel tiles, create am ambiance of controlled chaos. The smaller of the two blocks has an overlapping layer of perforated metal.