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The Hyatt Times Square New York’s Sleek Design Creates An Urban Oasis For Guests

July 20, 2013 Hotel News No Comments Email Email

The Hyatt Times Square New York is a showcase of inventive urban design. The hotel’s glass exterior was conceived by SLCE Architects, a leading firm in urban architecture.

The mirror-like 54-story tower adds a dramatic flourish to the theater district, literally reflecting the vibrancy and excitement of the city.

The lobby and public spaces, designed by SPAN Architecture, create a serene oasis that soothes, even as it stimulates and inspires. “The design explores the dichotomy between the serene respite of the hotel and its vibrant urban setting by reinterpreting references from nature in urban forms to create the sense of an urban oasis,” says Peter Pelsinski, partner, SPAN Architecture.

Entering the hotel, a wave-like undulation of bronze and walnut draws the eye to the reception and concierge area.  Curling across the ceiling out to the exterior entry court, the wave creates a visual connection between the street and lobby as well as the adjacent restaurant and bar, encouraging interaction.

This urban reimagining of nature is especially evident in the rooftop lounge, which is encircled by the lights of Times Square. A variegated wood ‘trunk’ encompasses the lounge core, while ceiling panels, laser cut with a foliated pattern, create a metal canopy of leaves. The mirror-polished stainless ceiling panels also extend natural light into the space and at night, reflect the twinkling visage below. The expansive river-to-river views are counterbalanced by cozy fireplaces, indoors and out.

The dramatic, nature-urban interplay continues in the airy, state-of-the-art fitness center and 4,200 square foot spa, the area’s only hotel spa. The creative vibe that permeates the Hyatt Times Square also sets the scene for dazzling weddings, business meetings and other group gatherings with 2,400 square feet of private meeting and banquet space that spills out onto a 1,400 square foot outdoor terrace.

For its guest rooms and restaurant, the hotel tapped the expertise of George Wong Design to create spaces that help guests simultaneously feel at home and a part of New York life. Each floor has just eleven rooms so the hotel has a residential ambiance. Upon entry, guests will be greeted with a contemporary and sophisticated refuge that has a sleek residential vibe. Each of the 487 guestrooms feels more like a private apartment with an eclectic collection of pop, minimalist and conceptual artwork that are themed around New York City. Neutral, light-toned fabrics and warm woods serve as the backdrop to the pop of color in the lounge chair by the window. Designed by a local New York City artist, the chair’s fabric utilizes vivid colors and shapes in a grid-and-tile structure to capture the city’s energy.

For the hotel restaurant, Wong designed its trendy diner as a fashionable eatery for hotel guests, Broadway show-goers and the area’s posh apartment dwellers to see and be seen. Located at street level, this hip diner combines the energy of Broadway with the playfulness of modern art. Shiny metals are paired with a colorful striped wall-covering and warm neutral colored banquettes.  Red diner stools flank the left side of the bar and white hexagonal tiles cover the floor. The lighting changes the mood of the entire restaurant depending on the time of day. With brighter lights during daytime, guests will appreciate the array of colors on the walls while enjoying a milkshake. Dimmed amber lighting in the evening will create the perfect setting for an authentic Manhattan dining experience.

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