August 8, 2019 – New York City is seeing various hotels open their doors for the first time in 2019, from major chains to boutique hotels. No matter what your taste, there are going to be interesting accommodations from new brands such as Equinox to the trendy Moxy brand by Marriott. Here’s a quick look at four recent hotels openings in the City.
Equinox Hotel – Opened June 2019
Equinox Hotels opened its first Equinox Hotel in Hudson Yards, New York, For over twenty-five years, Equinox has pushed the boundaries of the health and fitness landscape across the U.S., Canada and London. As the unquestioned leader in luxury lifestyle, Equinox has architected the ‘fitness as lifestyle’ movement, with the launch of Equinox Hotels
The design of their debut location in New York City’s Hudson Yards transcends hospitality and elevates the art and science of fitness. From the moment you arrive, and throughout your stay, you’ll be immersed in a world of infinite possibilities, including access to a membership-based co-working community space located within the building. With interior spaces by David Rockwell/Rockwell Group and exterior spaces by Ken Smith Workshop and Rockwell Group and building design by David Childs/SOM, the property, with its arrival, features 212 rooms, including 48 suites, as well as a Joyce Wang-designed Equinox Fitness Club and Spa. The hotel features a restaurant and bar by Restaurateur Stephen Starr featuring an 8,000 square-foot outdoor terrace with views over Manhattan and the Hudson River.
Hotel Hendricks – Opened July 2019
An urban oasis in the heart of New York’s storied Garment District, the hotel is located at 25 W 38th Street, conveniently situated just steps away from Herald Square, Bryant Park, and Fifth Avenue. The 176-room property features eclectic interiors by LA-based designer Marcello Pozzi, a Latin-inspired restaurant, Paloma at Hotel Hendricks, helmed by acclaimed Chef PJ Calapa, and two rooftop bar concepts.
Set against a backdrop of concrete and exposed ceilings, the hotel’s design features a number of signature elements that can be found throughout the property, including copper appointments, mahogany wood, live cherry blossoms and various animal prints. The juxtaposition of these embellishments set against an industrial backdrop exudes opulence while maintaining a modern feel.
Serving flavorful pan-Latin cuisine and tropical libations, Chef PJ Calapa’s newest restaurant, Paloma will be spread throughout the entire Hotel Hendricks lobby. At Paloma, Calapa is focusing on the bold flavors he grew up with in the border town of Brownsville, Texas: the menu pulls inspiration from a mix of Mexican, Argentinian, and Peruvian flavor profiles with dishes and cocktails intended to share.
Hotel Indigo Williamsburg-Opening August 2019
Williamsburg provides amazing access to a dazzling intersection of irresistible nightlife, chic boutiques, award-winning restaurants and a buzzing art scene. Among the industrial warehouses and bohemian boutiques of Williamsburg is the ultra-contemporary architecture and sleek interior design of Hotel Indigo® Williamsburg – Brooklyn. There’s truly nothing else like it in the borough. Their modern design is enhanced with a stunning pool that’s complete with an open-air sun deck and a fully stocked poolside bar and grill.
Guests will take in the spectacular views of Brooklyn and the historic Manhattan skyline just across the East River. For a memorable dining experience, enjoy a meal at our chef-driven restaurant. Craft cocktails from our extensive beverage menu are served up in our beloved laid-back atmosphere that is the epitome of all things good in Williamsburg.
Moxy East Village – Opening Fall 2019
Moxy East Village is the third Moxy hotel developed by Lightstone (following Moxy Times Square and Moxy Chelsea). It’s located at 112 East 11 St., south of Union Square and across from Webster Hall. In a nod to the hotel’s vibrant, ever-transforming neighbourhood, Moxy’s design concept is based on urban archaeology that references the East Village’s past, present and future. Conceived as a vertical timeline, each floor reveals a different layer in Lower Manhattan’s history, creating a sense of discovery for guests. The 286 key micro-room, macro-amenity hotel is designed by Rockwell Group and will offer smartly designed bedrooms, technology savvy amenities, community based social programming, rooftop fitness, co-working spaces, and four new eating and drinking concepts by TAO Group, including a rooftop bar, underground lounge, and a French Mediterranean restaurant by chef Jason Hall.