Archer New York Opens in Manhattan
Tuesday May 27th, 2014 - 9:58AM CP
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NEW YORK—The 180-room, 22-story Archer New York, a new-build boutique hotel, has opened in Manhattan’s Garment District.
Manhattan-based Glen and Company's Glen Coben led the architectural design of the property, its restaurant and the rooftop bar on the 22nd floor.
The design was inspired by the hotel’s neighborhood with industrial elements like exposed brick and steel and butcher-block tiled flooring. The dress sculpture on the patio by Thea Lanzisero encompasses the Garment District-inspired design. David Burke fabrick, the property’s restaurant, continues this theme with a collage of colorful fabrics hanging, high ceilings and restored wood from a 1770s barn.
The guestrooms were designed with a quartet of design palettes from Coben, and guests do not know which of the four room designs they will stay in. Elements such as custom drapery, the bed’s headboard, ottoman, throw pillow and blanket are different in the four designs. Corner accommodations on the upper floors, called the Archer rooms, will have additional differences such as wood floors and an exposed brick wall at the head of the bed. Archer’s Den has a tufted sectional sofa, walk-in shower and Archer’s favorite books and finds to further differentiate it from the other rooms. Guestrooms feature a platform bed with drawers underneath, a tufted-leather ottoman that doubles as a table and a 42-in. flat-panel TV.
The property features a custom-designed and curated furniture collection, an art collection and a house deck of playing cards that features more than 50 tips of courtesy. If a member of the hotel staff sees a guest displaying one of these tips, they could receive a “Class Act” card, worth $10, that can be used in the property’s lobby bar, restaurant or rooftop bar. The cards also play into a loyalty program of sorts from Archer; guests receive a “Destination Joker” when they check in, which are also worth $10. Guests can collect these cards to make an “Archer Flush,” which earns the guest a free night at an Archer property of the guest’s choosing.
The art, curated by Manhattan-based art advisor Deborah Goodman Davis, feature sculptures, digital art, quilts and traditional pieces. Many of the hotel’s elements are locally sourced, such as lights made in Brooklyn, millwork hailing from Queens and custom upholstered furniture from Westchester.
Amenities include Burke in the Box in-room dining, an on-site fitness room, Frette towels and bathrobes, Malin+Goetz bath amenities, a Nespresso and stocked minibar, a lobby business center and complimentary WiFi and newspapers.
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