Renaissance New York Chelsea Hotel opensChristian Fernsby ▼ | February 11, 2020
Renaissance New York Chelsea Hotel officially opens its doors as one of the tallest properties in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood.
Hotel in America Rising an impressive 39 floors on 430 feet high
Located on the former site of the iconic Antiques Garage flea market, the hotel pays homage to the site’s history and the area’s charming antique shops with a theatrical design concept by architecture and interior design firm Stonehill Taylor.
Drawing inspiration from the surrounding neighborhood, spaces within the hotel aim to surprise and delight guests with unexpected moments, each thoughtfully designed to tell a story.
The hotel’s top floor exterior features a sleek, modern glass facade, while the entrance embodies the look and feel of an English manor.
Behind a stone walled arcade entry lays a private, open air courtyard studded with lush foliage and seating for guests to lounge.
Earth tones dominate the color palette of the 341 guest rooms and suites.
Interiors are outfitted with wood paneled printed wallcoverings and unexpected playful touches include gnome desk lamps and rabbit coat hooks.
Guest bathrooms evoke a quaint garden shed with concrete sinks, porcelain tiles and mirrors etched with silhouettes of wildflowers.
Suites on the fourth and 36th floors are distinguished by their 14 foot high ceilings.
Chef Fabrizio Facchini brings a bold twist on authentic Italian cuisine in the hotel’s restaurant, Cotto, set to open in the early spring.
With 10 foot high, floor to ceiling windows, the airy restaurant will feature an indoor family style dining room and lounge as well as a 14 seat bar surrounded by a framed picture collection of vintage oddities.
The hotel boasts 7,326 square feet of flexible event space, including Somewhere Nowhere.
The 2,170 square foot Cardinal Ballroom, drenched in natural light, features floor to ceiling windows that open out to Juliet balconies with city views. ■