Hampton Inn in Chelsea
Chelsea, New York This deep, narrow lot posed a challenge for high-rise hotel development. A typical hotel room floor with eight carefully configured rooms was developed and shepherded through the Hilton waiver process. The 20-story building with 150 rooms features a garden entry forecourt and glass rear dining pavilion. The special iron-spot ”black” brick, a GKA signature material, frames figural areas of French gray glazed blocks arranged in a symmetrical, but informal, archetypal configuration.