The Z New York Hotel in Long Island City aims to celebrate the city and its up-and-coming borough with a warm, eclectic design that embraces travel and being yourself. The design by Andre Escobar, in collaboration with Zilberman and Managing Director Jon Eklund, combines disparate materials into an inviting and stimulating environment.
|Z Hotel Lobby// (c) 2011 Z Hotel New York|
In the lobby an original installation by Serrett Metalworks greets travelers from the main wall: a train departure board featuring the destinations of which travelers dream. Repurposed vintage luggage composes the check-in desk, which is backed by a mural depicting the City Hall subway station.
The downstairs “Z Hotel Lounge” combines burled walnut floors, glazed brick and large second-story windows with rustic-chic pieces from Restoration Hardware. A bi-level bar topped with black Caesar stone and chandeliers complete the space.
Guest rooms feature murals depicting iconic New York experiences: Billie Holiday singing, the Rockettes and a ride in a taxi. The over-bed wall sconces by Brooklyn’s Ecostruct mix contemporary filament bulbs with classic Mason jars. Finally, floor-to-ceiling windows offer views of the Manhattan skyline.
The hotel also boasts a rooftop restaurant overlooking Manhattan across the river. The roof has twin aviator-style bars by Serrett Metalworks, furniture by Design Within Reach, and a pizza oven. In late summer, the hotel plans to open a second restaurant: an “asphalt beach” beer garden on the second story.
The Z Hotel New York opens July 2011.