Wednesday September 18th, 2013 - 10:47AM
NEW YORK—Opening this fall in the Manhattan, WestHouse, a new boutique hotel, offers interiors that pay homage to the property's historical location dating back to the 1920s. Design firm Jeffrey Beers International (JBI) conceived the overall design for WestHouse, located near Central Park and Carnegie Hall.
WestHouse, a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, will offer 172 guestrooms including 18 suites. The 1,500-sq.-ft. Presidential Suite offers dual views of Central Park and Times Square. Each room is complete with custom-made furnishings and fittings and even an ambient scent specifically created by 12.29 for WestHouse.
The Den and The Terrace were designed to convey a high-end residential experience. The Den, located on lobby level, will provide all hotel guests with alcoholic beverages, non-alcoholic refreshments, Barista crafted coffees and international culinary offerings. Located on the 23rd floor, and featuring floor-to-ceiling glass windows showcasing skyline views, The Terrace is a lounge with separate dining areas where guests can enjoy hors d'oeuvres or evening canapés.
JBI took their cues from the original building, dating back to 1927, and drew inspiration from the 1920s with design details influenced by Art Deco. The color palette used in the lobby, reception and Den is a blend of heather grey, cobalt blue, navy blue, amber and bronze. The WestHouse guestrooms and suites offer a tone-on-tone palette, using dark woods in the entry. All guestrooms will feature Wi-Fi, marble-top desks with beveled make-up mirrors ideal for dining or working, and an in-room pantry.
"We are honored to partner with WestHouse New York to create a brand new type of hotel experience designed for the sophisticated traveler in New York City," stated Jeffrey Beers, founder of Jeffrey Beers International. "JBI conceived WestHouse as a boutique hotel that feels like a well-appointed home. It was designed as a timeless homage to the past and incorporates a rich selection of dark woods, textured marbles and bold graphics to create interiors that are modern and contemporary."
Inspired by the WestHouse logo that features a crest and a key, JBI designed a display of antique keys set on the wall behind the reception desk.