W Hotel, peppered with self-consciously ‘cool’ design-y touches, some of which grated a bit. With two stunning design elements: the undulating, glowing ceiling in the lobby and the built-in furniture in the guestrooms.
According to Gray Shealy, Director of Global Brand Design for W Hotels, this hotel’s design, or “narrative,” is “inspired by the ‘ripple effect’ of energy and light manifested in striking, curvilinear forms.” This effect is “meant to inspire and reinvigorate energy into New York’s Financial District. These forward-looking forms, including the undulating lamella ceiling in the living room and the curves within the guestroom millwork, are all expressive of this concept, and use LED lighting technology to inspire a transformative mood in the property for our guests.”
Passionate and provocative, the iconic W New York offers a soulful sanctuary within the city – close to museums, Times Square, Broadway and the business district. No matter what inspires you, W New York indulges your passion.
A space more intimate, futuristic, and also, cleverly, hid the ductwork overhead. The guestrooms echo the public spaces, with curvy built-ins that make efficient use of the tight floor plan and also create plenty of storage, and, in some cases, morph into headboards.
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