Hotel Gansevoort
Manhattan, NYC
2004
Client
Gansevoort Hotel Group, LLC
Services

Architectural Design

Interior Design


Project Size
108,600 gsf
Image Credits

David Joseph Photography

Michael Kleinman Photography

This hotel is a freestanding building of striking zinc-colored metal panels, glass-sheathed Juliet balconies and projecting bay windows that enliven the modern exterior while forming the focal point of guest room interiors. Lighting plays an important role in all areas of the hotel, from lobby ceiling lights which move up and down to create moods that vary with the time of day, to computer-controlled lights behind the glass walls of the mezzanine which effect choreographed color change, to colored-glass bathroom doors illuminated from within. Designed to complement the area's stylish restaurants and boutiques, the hotel's ground floor entrance on cobble-stoned Ninth Avenue features internally illuminated glass columns and a 14-foot high revolving door. The glass columns, with their ever-changing colors, create the illusion that the building is supported by light. Recalling the canopies of early 20th century meat-packing buildings, the hotel's canopy wraps around the corner of Ninth Avenue and 13th Street.

The Hotel Gansevoort has 187 guest rooms, including 20 corner suites. All guestrooms have nine-foot ceilings and feature bay windows that lend themselves to inspired interior room configurations and include seating areas within the curve of the window. One-third of the guest rooms have balconies and two corner suites on each floor have a living room and bedroom, with an available adjoining guest room. The Hotel Gansevoort's rooftop design features a contemporary roof garden and hospitality suite with soaring 20-foot ceilings offering breathtaking city views in three directions. A 45-foot, year-round outdoor swimming pool with underwater music anchors the roof's other side.

Awards
Best of 2004 Awards, Award of Merit: Hospitality. New York Construction, 2003
Building Award for Excellence in Design and Construction. Queens and Bronx Building Association, 2003
Design Award of Special Recognition. Society of American Registered Architects, 2003
Press
New York, NY: The Apple Today. Metropolitan Home. May-June 2000
Insider: New York Hotels. Travel + Leisure. June, 2000
Preservationists: Hotel Is In Proposed District. The Villager. August 14th, 2002
Wholl Get the Shaft in the Market?. The Villager. August 21st, 2002
Top Design Firms. New York Construction News. October, 2002
MetroLine. Real Estate New York. Nov-Dec 2002
Travel: Coming Soon. New York. December 16th, 2002
Levine and WSA Mgmt. Top Out $60m Hotel Project. New York Real Estate Journal. May 27th, 2003
The New York List. House and Garden. June, 2003
Meatpacking District: An Architectural Hotbed. The Architects Newspaper. November 10th, 2003
The Glass Stampede. New York Magazine . September 15th, 2008