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Cambria Suites
Cambria Suites. Lower-Manhattan The unique interiors were created by GKA’s interiors team, known for creating sleek, contemporary decors that bring the city into the hotel in stylish and eye-catching ways. GKA achieved this by choosing materials that recall Chelsea’s industrial past, and by creating a unifying floral design concept, realized in different media in the wall hangings and wall coverings found throughout the hotel, that alludes to the surrounding Chelsea Flower District. . . A new look for Cambria To announce its entry into the New York market – the premier hospitality market in the country – and to set the tone for all future U.S. locations, Cambria sought a design concept that would add a sense of urban chic and luxury to the identity of its highest-end brand. GKA rose to the occasion, designing a loft-like lobby that is as sophisticated as it is welcoming. The reception, lounge/bar and dining areas flow easily into one another, the open space interrupted only by carefully placed groupings of contemporary, custom-upholstered couches and sectional pieces (byMunrod) and streamlined lounge chairs (Nios, by Arcadia). Enhancing the loft-like ambiance and recalling Chelsea’s manufacturing past are contrasting areas of concrete and raw-wood planked flooring, concrete wall finishes (by Get Real Surfaces, as are the concrete floors), fragmented mirror mosaics (by Mixed-Up Mosaics) and bronze-tinted glass. The striking yet unobtrusive overhead light fixtures (by Eureka and Marset) are reminiscent of, but more elegant than, the kind of industrial lighting that might have once been found in Chelsea factories (the table and floor lamps are by Vibia and Artemide, respectively). Contrasting nicely with the lobby’s warm tones are the jewel-like colors of the arresting oversize floral wall hangings, handmade by local artist Liora Manne using a needle-punch process. The images of giant flowers in full bloom, replicated in the photo collages (printed by Koroseal) that line the hallways and the framed artwork in the suites, erupt with intense, bold color, reminding guests of the surrounding Chelsea Flower District.