hilton garden inn
206 e 52
new york, NY
Friendly, modern hotel in Midtown Manhattan, NY; minutes from fantastic shopping, dining and entertainment. Near NYC attractions including Radio City Music Hall, Times Square, the Chrysler Building and the Theater District. From the beginning we focused on bringing some “garden” elements into the property – a big proponent of the project grow concept which was being rolled out a few years ago. There is a certain balance we tried to achieve- to create a warm, business casual environment, which still felt at home in an urban setting.
In the lobby we brought in materials – limestone mosaic on either sides of the lobby (wall finish behind the reception desk and the fireplace accent wall). Deep green glass sits in front of the limestone mosaic wall. Classic HGI graphics holds ground behind the walnut reception desk, a limestone counter, matching the mosaic limestone behind.
Large walnut clad wood columns are anchored with a blackened steel base. On the longest wall of the lobby, housing the (2) elevators, we created overscaled walnut door frames to accentuate the height of the lobby. Between the powerful frames, the wall is fully upholstered with Xorel wall panels, with an organic embroidered detailing to add further interest.