Have you ever wondered how an upscale hotel design happens? This week Zeftron nylon and our mill partner PacifiCrest had the opportunity to co-sponsor an educational tour of luxury hotels in New York City.
The Interiors & Sources designer-led NYC Hotel Bus Tour provided a small group of accomplished designers the opportunity to take in some of the city’s newest and most decadent hotels while learning about the design from the firms who created the space.
We began our Manhattan luxury outing at the Lighting by Gregory display space. It was an impressive view of the “Trends in Hospitality Lighting.” The breakfast there was amazing and it was a great way to get to know some of the reps from firms we’ve worked with in-person.
Next we visited The Refinery, and were treated to a behind the scenes look at the rooftop bar presented by Stephanie Liu with Stonehill & Taylor. She spoke about embracing the industrial and raw esthetic.
There is a rustic greenhouse feel to the space. Lush greenery & the sound of water bring the outdoors in to guests.
The Refinery guest rooms, entry and lobby juxtaposed that rustic feel perfectly. These spaces are sophisticated, classic and clean.
After our walkthrough of the Refinery, we were treated to lunch and a presentation at Novotel located in the heart of Manhattan, by Sara Duffy with Stonehill & Taylor. The electric feel of Times Square flows right into the lobby of this modern hotel! From the lighting to the art, every detail was an exciting new discovery.
Our next stop was Archer New York, presented by Glen Coben of Glen & Co. The lobby evokes industrial elegance inspired by the 1940’s Garment District with exposed brick and steel, dotted with Chesterfield-style sofas and menswear inspired fabrics.
Guest rooms featured wood floors, exposed brick headboard walls and floor-to-ceiling windows.
The entire tour inspired and enlightened our team. We love seeing beautiful spaces and hearing about the designer’s process. A few topics that stood out to us were: how designers are able to optimize the footage of small guest rooms, identify the lasting trends in the design of luxury hotel properties, the creation of public spaces that create a sense of “separate togetherness,” and creating a cohesive aesthetic through fabric lighting and art.
As a co-sponsor, we were just as inspired by the presentations and magnificent hotels we visited as the designers. It was truly a fun and educational day! Thank you to our friends at Interiors & Sources for putting on such a great event, and to the designers who attended for all the great feedback. We look forward to working with you all very soon.
If you would like more information about Zeftron, contact Zeftron Business Leader Tim Blount at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 706-532-2984.