NEW YORK—Hospitality is in a New York state of mind. With hotel debuts in art districts, tourist hubs and historic landmarks, here’s a closer look at the openings in the city that never sleeps:
Renaissance Brand Debuts in Chelsea
Renaissance New York Chelsea Hotel has opened in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood. Rising 39 floors at 430-ft. high, the brand’s first hotel in Chelsea has one of the highest rooftop pools in the city. The property has 341 guestrooms, 7,326 sq. ft. of flexible event space and an Italian restaurant set to open in early spring.
Located on the former site of the Antiques Garage flea market, the hotel pays homage to the site’s history and the area’s antique shops with a theatrical design concept by architecture and interior design firm Stonehill Taylor. In addition, Indiewalls was tapped to curate the hotel’s collection of artwork and Trellage-Ferrill Studio fabricated custom pieces for the property.
Selina Moves into New York City with Art in Mind
Selina has opened its first U.S. property, Selina Chelsea, in New York City’s historic art district. Embodying the Latin American roots of the brand combined with the artistic spirit of the neighborhood, Selina Chelsea is a newly designed property with 61 guestrooms with High Line and art district views and a curated experiential art program for guests and locals.
The property has food and beverage options, an all-season rooftop terrace, an outdoor garden area and basement entertainment space. The property displays art pieces exclusively from Latinx artists in partnership with the Aperture Foundation, Proxyco and Subject Art. The art program also advances the visibility of Latinx artists by giving guests the opportunity to purchase in-room artwork.
Radisson Expands with Times Square Opening
Radisson has opened Radisson Hotel New York Times Square. The newly constructed hotel is close to Madison Square Garden and Penn Station. The hotel has 320 guestrooms, a fitness center and business center and a 12-person boardroom.
The hotel also has a seasonal rooftop cocktail bar with views of the Empire State Building and the Hudson Yards development, including The Edge observation deck and the Hudson River.
Luxe Life Hotel New York Opens in Midtown Landmark
Luxe Life Hotel New York—Luxe Hotels’ first branded property in New York City—is open in Manhattan’s NoMad neighborhood. It is a 98-room boutique hotel housed in the former headquarters of Life magazine.
From its Prohibition-era bar to art from local artists, the hotel pays homage to the artists, writers and creative staff who lived and worked in the building. The property has a signature restaurant, The Marilyn, and a speakeasy-style bar will open in the hotel’s basement this summer.